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:

Shabbat Morning Family Music

First session: Saturday, October 27th - 10:30am

Gather with Kitchen Playground kids (~0-6 years old) and their grown-ups once a month on Shabbat morning! Starting October 27th, we’ll be hosting 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)! Shabbat Morning Family Music dates for the year:

  • October 27

  • November 3

  • December 15

  • January 5

  • February 9

  • March 9

  • April 13

  • May 11

  • June 8

Playground @ the CJM

Sunday, November 11th - 10:00am-12:00pm

We’re going to the Contemporary Jewish Museum! We'll take a young-child-friendly tour of their Jewish textile exhibit, do an awesome art project learning about Joseph and his coat, and then have a BYO picnic lunch (or get deli to-go from the Wise Sons cafe at the CJM) at Yerba Buena gardens. This free program is best for kids ages 3-5, but any 0-2 or 6+ sibling can join too!

  • Tour @ 10:00

  • Art program @ 10:45

  • Picnic lunch @ 11:30

Please sign up here by November 5th.

Early Bird Shabbat

It’s a joy to gather on the first Fridays of every month at 5:00pm for  community, singing & dinner. Upcoming dates:

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


It’s not too early to start planning Hanukkah! We've got two family programs in the works:

  • Sunday Dec 2nd- Kitchen Playground family candle lighting, dinner, fun @ 5pm

  • Friday, December 7th- Early Bird Shabbat, dinner, and Kitchen Playground Hanukkah Party @ 5pm

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). Location TBD.

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!

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