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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, Family Engagement and Yedidim Director, with any questions or comments:

Yedidim Family Sunday School
Join us for your child’s first Hebrew School experience at the Yedidim Family Sunday School.  Aimed at kids 2-4 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 twice-monthly on Sunday mornings from 10AM - 12PM, Philip Porter Religious School.  

September 22 - Yedidim and Sunday School Apple Picking


Build a Shabbat Workshop

Your kids will love this fun approach to celebrating Shabbat!  Join us for a short, joyful, and interactive Friday night service, and delicious kid-approved dinner.  Build wonderful Shabbat memories with your child at the Yedidim Build-a-Shabbat!

September 20


Potluck Popup Havdalah

Interested in an easy, family-friendly, low-key way to celebrate the spirit of Shabbat? Then Potluck Popup Havdalah is for you! Whether you attend one, or host a Potluck Popup Havdalah in your home, Yedidim families will bring the kid-friendly dairy or pareve food and dessert, and together we’ll experience the gentle fellowship of saying goodbye to Shabbat. Now open to families with children aged 9-13!

September 14


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, September 18 2019 18 Elul 5779