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 fall. Check it all out:

Early Bird Shabbat PM + Hanukkah

Just as we do every month, we’ll gather the first Friday of December for community, singing, Hanukkah candle lighting, Shabbat blessing & dinner. Don't forget your Chanukkiah (menorah) to light the sixth night candles. We will have plenty of candles and matches to go around.

Join us at the Friends School on Friday, December 7th at 5pm to bring in Shabbat and celebrate Hanukkah Hanukkah together. Make sure you get your dinner tickets ahead of time!

And when davening starts at 6:15pm, Mimi Greisman will be running Camp Kitchen!

Shabbat Morning Family Music

Next session: Saturday, December 15th - 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:

  • December 15

  • January 5*

  • February 9

  • March 9*

  • April 13*

  • May 11*

  • June 8

*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. 

KP Havdallah

Save the date: Saturday, January 26th @ 4:30pm

Come in your PJs to say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to the week! We’ll have playtime, singing, and Havdallah as a Playground community, before enjoying a seudat shlishit (Shabbat third meal - aka dinner). Hosted at a KP Family home in the Mission. RSVP here.

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!

More? Click here for our facebook page.

Kids love The Kitchen.  Check out Mendel rockin' Lecha Dodi.



Check out The Kitchen calendar for upcoming dates.  In general, Kitchen Playground meets the 1st Friday night of the month with a few Saturday mornings throughout the year! We have a Family Hanukkah Party on December 2nd and a Hanukkah Early Bird Shabbat on December 7th!

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