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CAJE: IMPACTING JEWISH EDUCATION
AUGUST 2014 COMMUNITY REPORT

The Center for Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE) has reinvented itself, providing new leadership to the Greater Miami Jewish community in the area of Jewish education and identity building..

This report tells the story of the impact we are making in raising the quality and the reach of Jewish education today. We continue to move forward in the five key markets CAJE addresses: early childhood education, day school education, congregational education, teen education and engagement, and adult learning and growth.

Please enjoy learning about the difference we are making. We appreciate your partnership as we join together to strengthen Jewish learning in Miami.


   
   
 
 
 


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MELTON SCHOOL HONORS DIRECTOR
By CAJE MIAMI
May 31, 2012

Rabbi Efrat Zarren-Zohar has served as director for the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning for 15 years.   The school, a social franchise that forms an international network of community-based schools offering adults the opportunity to acquire Jewish literacy a program of the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education, is recognizing Zarren-Zohar with a new international Melton course named in her honor in which students and alumni chose the topic and sponsor it.


 
CAJE SUPPORTS MIAMI JEWISH SCHOOLS IN INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO THE CLASSROOM
By CAJE MIAMI
May 14, 2012

IEngage Workshop and EdJewCon Conference Expose Schools to the Latest Thinking on Upgrading Teaching so Students Can Achieve 21st Century Success.


 

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PRESS RELEASE
By CAJE MIAMI
April 18, 2012

New International Adult Jewish Curriculum to be named in
Honor of Rabbi Efrat Zarren-Zohar, CAJE's Director of Adult
Learning and Regional Director on the National staff of the
Florence Melton Adult Mini-School.

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OVERVIEW OF CAJE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
CAJE Miami

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CAJE - ITS PRIORITIES AND PROGRAMS
CAJE Miami
Our name, the Central Agency for the Advancement of Jewish Education, conveys who we are. We are central. We are the focal point of Jewish education. Advancement.

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A YEAR MARKED BY NEW INITIATIVES AND REVITALIZATION
CAJE MIAMI
From exciting new programs to re-energized core initiatives, this year CAJE advanced its mission to engage more of our community in quality Jewish learning than ever before. 

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CAJE PRESIDENT AND CEO, DR. CHAIM Y. BOTWINICK PUBLISHES A NEW BOOK, THINK EXCELLENCE: HARNESSING YOUR POWER TO SUCCEED BEYOND GREATNESS
By CAJE MIAMI

Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick, President and CEO of the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education published a new book, entitled Think Excellence: Harnessing Your Power to Succeed Beyond Greatness.

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PJ AT SCHOOL AT SEVEN EARLY CHILDHOODS PROGRAMS
By CAJE MIAMI

We all know that the power of reading Jewish stories can spark meaningful Jewish conversations at home. That spark is about to be ignited beyond the home to the classroom, on the playground and back home again, thanks to an innovative new program, PJ Goes to School.

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JEWISH JOURNAL RELATING PRINCIPLES TO JEWISH VALUES
By Sergio Carmona Florida Jewish Journal
In his book "Think Excellence — Harnessing Your Power to Succeed Beyond Greatness," Chaim Botwinick, Ed.D, discusses nine power principles that can lead to an understanding and an appreciation of one's full potential while also striving for greater heights

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NATE Kallah: Transforming Your School into a Learning Community
September 2011 | By Mimi Klimberg, Director of Advancement and Institutional Advancement at the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education
This coming March at the NATE Kallah in San Antonio Texas, Learning Forward Lea Arnau, Senior Consultant, and Julie Lambert and Valerie Mitrani, Co-Directors of Educational Services for the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education in Miami, will introduce a fundamentally different approach to teacher professional development.

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The Leader in Me’ WMass day schools to emphasize life skills for success
August 23, 2011 | Posted by Stacey Dresneron in Feature Stories, WMass News
While attending a Jewish day school convention over a year ago, Diane Troderman, local philanthropist and chair of JESNA, Jewish Education Service of North America, serendipitously learned about “The Leader in Me” program. The day schools in Western Massachusetts will be the only Jewish day schools outside the Miami area to institute "The Leader in Me" program. An educational program based on the principles of Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” “The Leader in Me” was designed to develop essential life skills and characteristics students need to survive in the 21st century.

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Chaim Botwinick: Lives, breathes Jewish education
April 21, 2010 | By Sergio Carmona, Staff Writer, Sun Sentinel
Chaim Botwinick, Ed.D, the president chief executive officer of the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education-Miami, has been involved in community Jewish education for 28 years.

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Developing Leaders
August 17, 2010 | By David A. Schwartz, Staff Writer, Sun Sentinel
With the start of classes this week, the Donna Klein Jewish Academy in West Boca Raton will become the first K-12 Jewish day school in the United States to implement a student leadership program. The program will combine Jewish text and values with principles espoused in leadership expert and educator Steven R. Covey's critically acclaimed books.

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The Leader In Me: New Leadership Program Empowers Students and Transforms Schools.
Fall 2011 | By Mimi Klimberg, Julie Lambert, and Valerie Mitrani
Mrs. Herman, the fourth grade science teacher asks her students, “How do you want to approach this experiment?” Ella, 9, raises her hand, “We need to begin with the end in mind. Based on our goal, we can plan all the steps we need to take to get there, as well as decide which resources to use.”

David, 8, and brother, Joseph, 7, vie for the same to basketball, grabbing it simultaneously. For most, this encounter would spark an all-too-familiar brotherly squabble. Instead, the two begin to speak calmly, listening to each other and negotiating an agreeable solution.
David opens, “We both want to play with this basketball. Let’s switch off; you can go first.” Joseph responds, “I’ll take five minutes; then it’s your turn. That’s what I call a win-win!”

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