Community Collaboration

Café Sunflower is a community partnership of Sunflower Bakery with the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes and Jewish Federation of Greater Washington as well as the beneficiary of the expertise, skill, financial and moral support of many individuals from throughout Montgomery County and the D.C. area.

The Café’s vision is to expand the range of employment training and opportunities for young adults with learning differences while preparing them with transferable and marketable skills. Training focuses on customer service, barista skills, and front-of-house operations.

Café staff benefit from:

  • gaining transferable and marketable skills
  • preparing for competitive employment
  • realizing their potential and enhancing self-worth

Customers benefit from:

  • an inclusive and welcoming space
  • a kosher café and bakery venue
  • fostering relationships within and among communities
Steve Rakitt and Ron Halber
Sunflower Bakery