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:
Getting Ready for Purim
Saturday, March 2nd @ 10:30am
They say - when the month of Adar arrives, joy increases. And that’s because Purim is just around the corner! Join Kitchen Playground, PJ Library and master storyteller Sharon Elswitt as we get ready to celebrate the amazingly joyful, wild, crazy holiday of Purim. We’ll hear the Purim story and create something magical to bring to our celebration (which this year is March 20th). This free program will excite you and your child and get you ready for the holiday. And then stick around for kiddush lunch!
Shabbat Morning Family Music
Next session: Saturday, February 23rd - 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:
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.
Saturday, April 27th @ 11:00am
Shabbat is a time for gathering, learning, and exploring new worlds. Come on Shabbat for an experiential, engaging morning of magical Shabbat stories, told by Sharon Elswitt. Sharon is an author, folklorist, librarian, and master storyteller, who has been sharing Jewish legends, tales, myths, and adventures with young children for over 25 years. This free program will enchant littles and their grown-ups alike. Come for the stories and stick around for lunch!
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 Music with Kiki Lipsett. Saturday, February 23 at 10:30am at the SF Friends School. Come for the musical experience and stay for lunch!