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Yedidim means “friends” in Hebrew, and if you’re looking for new friends to help you through the joyful mess of raising Jewish children in New Hampshire, then this is the group for you!  Together we have formed a young family group for families of all types:  Jewish, interfaith, not originally born Jewish - all are welcome at Yedidim.  If you have children between the ages of newly minted and eight years old, please join us! Given the exciting programming we have planned for the coming year, there will be plenty of opportunities to volunteer or host an event!  You can reach Jessie Mocle, Yedidim Director, with any questions or comments:

Yedidim is Going to the Theater! "Little Mermaid" by the The Palace Professional Theatre for Children

Very exciting news:  Yedidim is going to the Theater! The Palace Professional Theatre for Children (PPT4C) productions are designed specifically for young children and their families. Our Summer Children’s Series has a variety of well-known and loved stories that include music, dancing, audience participation, and more! Best of all, your children get an opportunity to meet the characters at the end of every show! Shows are performed by professional actors and last between 45 minutes to an hour.  Yedidim has a section reserved with discounted tickets, and we're waiting for you!  Don't forget to bring a picnic lunch - weather permitting, we'll be picnicking together at Bronstein Park a short walk away.  REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY, JULY 19, SO REGISTER NOW for The Little Mermaid!

Wednesday, July 31, 9:30 am

The Palace  Theatre,  80 Hanover St, Manchester, NH 03101

Shabbat in The Park

Join Yedidim for a Shabbat evening at Benson Park!  Enjoy a kid-friendly, interactive service and outdoor fun and games. Bring a blanket and a dairy or Pareve picnic dinner; yummy dessert will be provided! We'll meet near the Gazebo at 5:30.  Can't wait to see you!

Friday, July 19, 5:30 pm

Benson Park Gazebo, 19 Kimball Hill Rd, Hudson, NH 03051

Register here for July 19!

Register here for August 9!

Camp YD

Yedidim at Temple Beth Abraham is launching something new and exciting! Welcome to Camp YD, a fun and educational cooperative summer camp!  We’re made up of a lovely group of parents who gather around the state to enjoy a variety of amazing summer activities with our kids, ages 0-8. Some of the wonderful activities awaiting you include:

  • Chuckster’s Mini Golf, Ice Cream and Picnic
  • Madah Madness (Science Madness) with Morah Jessie: Summer Science Experiments and Picnic lunch
  • Seacoast Science Center in Odiorne Point State Park and Picnic Lunch
  • Machane Ivrit (Hebrew Camp) with Morah Jessie: Hebrew Fun and Games, and Picnic Lunch
  • Nature Bingo, Nature Art and Picnic Lunch at Mine Falls Park
  • Wason Pond Park Swimming and Picnic Lunch

This is just a taste of what we have: the summer schedule includes a full slate of diverse activities, so you can pick and choose which ones work best for you and your kids!

Register for Camp YD

Yedidim Family Sunday School
Join us for your child’s first Hebrew School experience at the Yedidim Family Sunday School.  Aimed at kids 2-3 years old and their caregivers, this innovative monthly program is caregiver facilitated with planning support and guidance from subject matter experts and certified teachers.  We will create a fun and engaging environment where students will learn about Jewish holidays, Hebrew language, and Jewish values through age appropriate activities, games and songs.  Yedidim Family Sunday School takes place monthly on Sunday mornings from 10AM - 12PM, Philip Porter Religious School.  

Build a Shabbat Workshop
Your kids will love this creative monthly approach to celebrating Shabbat!  Each month, join us for a Shabbat-related project, kid-approved dinner and short, joyful, song-filled, kid-friendly Friday night service.  Your kids will receive their own Build a Shabbat Workshop apron to use for the duration of the workshop series, as well as a commemorative pin upon completion of each project.  If your child attends all six workshops, they will earn a certificate of achievement and a special gift! Build memories with your child, and enjoy using the special crafts they create at your own Shabbat table at home afterward!

Potluck Popup Havdalah
Interested in an easy, low key way to celebrate the spirit of Shabbat? Potluck Popup Havdalah delivers a complete service in a box, containing everything you need to celebrate the departure of Shabbat.  If you’d like to host a Potluck Popup Havdalah in your home, Yedidim families will bring the kid-friendly dairy or pareve food and dessert, and we’ll all experience the gentle fellowship of saying goodbye to Shabbat. This month’s host address will be sent to you after you register.

MNO - Moms’ Night Out!
Do you feel guilty that your toddler is watching yet another Daniel Tiger episode while you change your infant’s 17th diaper of the morning? Come out and commiserate with other moms!  Events to include paint your own pottery, group retail therapy at the Merrimack outlets, and watching a real movie at the real theatre with no kid hands in your popcorn.

DNO - Dads’ Night Out!
Get out of the house and have fun, Dads!  Take a hike with other fathers, without having to carry the child with the boo-boo foot two miles in the staggering heat.  Get your lucky Pats jersey ready, and chill with dad dudes at Boston Billiard Club.  Have a game night with friends who also appreciate not having to fish legos out of the baby’s mouth every time your back is turned.

Wed, July 17 2019 14 Tammuz 5779