Kehillat Ma'arav

1715 21st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 / (310) 829-0566

The Garden of Eatin’: KM’s Open House Weekend

August 25, 2022 - August 28, 2022, All Day

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Join us as we open our doors to the community!

Thursday, August 25

3:30pm – Lil’ Hands Challah Bake

Hands-on challah making and storytelling catered to kids 5 and under.

6:30pm – All Ages Challah Bake

Braid challah as a community and swap stories as we prepare for the arrival of Shabbat.


Friday, August 26

4:30pm – Fun-Size Shabbat

Music and ruach with singer Kira Rappaport, perfect for fun-size humans age 5 and under. Siblings welcome!

5:30pm – Community Dinner & Kabbalat Shabbat

An early bird sip of wine, appetizers, and dinner, followed by our Kabbalat Shabbat service with the KM Choir & Band.


Saturday, August 27

10:00am – Shabbat Morning

Join us in song and in psalm, followed by a New York style kiddush luncheon.


Sunday, August 28

2:00pm – 4:00pm – A Taste of the High Holidays

Preparations and reflections with a delicious twist! Sample various types of honey | Attend a live bee-keeping demo | Make your own high-end silk challah cover | Pull up a seat at the Rabbi’s table for holiday insights and good humor | Indulge in baked goods and specialty cocktails (and mocktails!)


Come on in! All events are free of charge and open to the entire community.