Bedtime getting in the way of your Shabbat? Kitchen Playground (formerly Moms + Dads) is a group of mothers and fathers with kids five and under, coming together to build community and grow Jewishly. 

Feel free to come before services, hang out with other Kitchen parents and families, and get some shabbat in before your kids turn into pumpkins. Don’t forget to bring food for your early diners. Together we'll support, eat, and maybe tap into some Jew-ified parental wisdom that goes way beyond the healing powers of good matzah ball soup. 

Also? We have a lot of great programming coming your way this spring. Check it all out:

Taste of Freedom School (for 4s and 5s)

Saturday, May 4th @ 11:30am
Following Shabbat Morning Music (starting at 10:30), stick around with your 4- and 5- year olds for a Taste of Freedom School. Freedom School is The Kitchen's Shabbat morning learning program for families with children in Kindergarten - 7th grade - and if you have a child in Pre-K, TK or Kindergarten, we'd love to have you enroll this fall. 

Joel, Katie, and a current parent will be on hand to talk to YOU, the parents, about Freedom School - while Merav Berger, the amazing K/1 Freedom School teacher will dazzle your children with a taste of a Freedom School class. Please RSVP to Joel and also let him know if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

Kitchen Escape

May 17-19
You haven't had a Shabbat like this: 36 hours of Kitchen and Kitchen Playground community, outside, by the ocean, singing, learning, games, eating, family, celebrating, togetherness. We are really focusing the programming to be KP family friendly and forward - you don't want to miss:

  • Plentiful family time + outdoors time

  • KP family Shabbat: singing with Kitchen rabbis, celebrating, art, and, of course, plenty of challah

  • KP family Shabbat activities: Family ecology scavenger hunt + Shabbat beach games

  • Adult-only learning + child-only learning/play

  • All meals provided + all the snacks you can imagine

  • Late-night KP family childcare co-op 

  • The Kitchen's World Famous Talent Show

It's going to be a magical, memorable weekend with old and new KP and Kitchen friends. Let Joel know if you have any questions - your family can sign up now!

Shabbat Morning Family Music

Next session: Saturday, June 8 - 10:30am

Gather with Kitchen Playground kids (~0-6 years old) and their grown-ups once a month on Shabbat morning for a free monthly family music experience with Kiki Lipsett. Kiki is a musician, teacher, Jewish educator, and all-around warm presence. She will be leading a meaningful and fun 45-minute session that incorporates stories, lively and easy to learn songs, rhymes, and movement. Every session, we’ll meet at the Friends School and start at 10:30am - and hope you’ll hang around for Shabbat lunch (starts ~12:00)! Upcoming Shabbat Morning Family Music dates for the year:

**In partnership with Jewish Baby Network and PJ Library


Early Bird Shabbat

It’s a joy to gather on the first Fridays of every month at 5:00pm for  community, singing & dinner. Be sure to sign up for these upcoming dates:

And every Shabbat PM, Mimi Greisman leads Camp Kitchen starting at 6:15pm. 

Save the Date: Kitchen Playground Camping Trip

August 2-4
Join other Kitchen Playground families for a Shabbat in the wilderness at Portola Redwood State Park in the San Mateo Mountains. We'll cook, eat, play, learn, hike and build community together. Registration will open in late Spring - if your family is interested and/or you would like to help plan this KP Shabbaton, please let Joel know. 

Baby/Young Toddler Meet-Up

We are hoping to start a regular Kitchen Playground meet-up for kids 0-2, and any adult that wants to come along and hang out with them. If you are interested in being part of this group (or working with Joel to get this off the ground) e-mail Family Educator Joeland let him know!

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Check out The Kitchen calendar for upcoming dates.  Our next event: Shabbat Morning Family Music with Kiki Lipsett. Saturday, May 4th at 10:30am at the SF Friends School. Come for the singing and movement, stay for A Taste of Freedom School at 11:30, followed by the community kiddush lunch!

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