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Yedida is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Coordinates: 31°48′44.21″N 35°6′16.7″E / 31.8122806°N 35.104639°E / 31.8122806; 35.104639Coordinates: 31°48′44.21″N 35°6′16.7″E / 31.8122806°N 35.104639°E / 31.8122806; 35.104639
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Founded 1964
Population (2015)[1] 214

Yedida (Hebrew: יְדִידָה‎, lit. Friend) is a special education institute and village in central Israel. Located between Abu Ghosh and Ma'ale HaHamisha, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 214.[1]


The village was established in 1964 and was named after Jedidah, the mother of Josiah. It consists of a boarding school for people at the age of 17-50.


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.