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:

Shabbat Morning Family Music

Next session: Saturday, April 13th - 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:

  • April 13

  • May 4**

  • 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. 

Shabbat Storytelling

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!

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.  Our next event: Shabbat Morning Family Music with Kiki Lipsett. Saturday, April 13th at 10:30am at the SF Friends School. Come for the singing and movement, stay for the community kiddush lunch!

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