Diller Teen Fellows


What is the Diller Teen Fellows Program?

The Diller Teen Fellows Program is Miami’s premiere leadership development program for a select group of 20 Jewish teens in grades 10 and 11. Now operating in 32 communities in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Argentina, England and Israel, the Diller Program works to develop future generations of active, effective leaders with strong Jewish identities. Our Diller Teen Fellows are driven by our four guiding pillars:


Participants are challenged to be able to define their strengths, challenges, and personal leadership goals. We then provide the tools, feedback, and mentoring they need to experiment, collaborate and learn from their experiences. The result? A meaningful experience they can apply to real-world challenges.


Judaism & Jewish Identity
The Diller Teen Fellows program is based on the belief that true leadership stems from a strong sense of self and an appreciation for others. In a pluralistic program, participants have the opportunity to examine and reflect on their sense of Jewish identity in order to understand how their history, traditions and values motivate them to act in the world.

Participants gain a new perspective on Israel, informed by direct and authentic connections to the land, the country, its history, and its people. These connections are establish with the Diller Teen Fellows in Yerucham, Miami’s partnership city. Peak experiences of the program include a peer-exchange in Miami and Israel. Additionally, the three-week summer seminar in Israel brings together all participants to appreciate their diversity and experience the vibrancy and complex reality of modern Israel.

Tikkun Olam (Community Service and Social Action Projects)
The impact of tikkun olam, “repairing the world,” is central to the Diller Teen Fellows.  In an effort to put leadership into action, participants receive grant-funding to create and lead tikkun olam projects close to their heart.

To get a better understanding of the program, check out the video below


  • 20 students will be accepted in a competitive process
  • Students must be going into their Sophomore or Junior year in high school
  • Students will be selected for their leadership capacity
  • Students should review the basic requirements of the program to ensure that their schedule will allow them to participate in all of the activities during the 12-month program:

               - Monthly Sunday Workshops
               - 3 Shabbatonim (weekend retreats)
               - A ten-day peer-to-peer exchange and hosting the Yerucham Diller cohort in Miami
               - A three-week Summer Seminar in Israel



The cost of the entire program is $3,600.

Teens must live or attend school in Dade county in order to be eligible.

Do you know a teen who would be a great candidate for this program? If so, please contact Shoshana Brownstein, Miami Diller Teen Fellows Coordinator!

Contact Information:
If you have a question you can call: 305-576-4030 Ext. 119/ Shoshana Brownstein at shoshanabrownstein@caje-miami.org


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Diller Teen Fellow.

You will be contacted after you submit your online application.


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Learn more about the Diller Program

Diller Brochure

Diller Teen 2017/2018 Calendar

Other Communities with Diller Teen Fellows and partners include:

  • San Francisco/Upper Galilee
  • Baltimore/Ashkelon
  • Greater MetroWest, NJ/Rishon Lezion
  • Los Angeles/Tel Aviv
  • Bosto/Haifa
  • Pittsburgh/Karmiel, Misgav
  • Toronto/Eilat, Eilot
  • Chicago/Kiryat Gat-Lachish-Shafir
  • Johannesburg/Beit Shemesh, Mateh Yehuda
  • Melbourne/Golan Heights
  • Capetown/Shoham
  • Buenos Aires/Hof Hasharon
  • Brooklyn/Herzliya
  • London-Tiberius
The Diller Teen Fellows program is generously funded by the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the San Francisco Federation's Jewish Community Endowment Fund.

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