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Strengthening Our Educational Frameworks

Jul 12, 2024

Strengthening Our Educational Frameworks

This past month, Carly Orshan, CAJE’s Director of Teen Engagement and Education, was privileged to join a group of exceptional national educators on a trip to Israel. Here is the second part of her reflections. At CAJE we are continually seeking ways to enhance our educational frameworks and support Miami youth in their connection to Israel and their Jewish identity.
Bearing Witness & Finding Resilience Part One

Jul 5, 2024

Bearing Witness & Finding Resilience Part One

This past month, Carly Orshan, CAJE’s Director of Teen Engagement and Education, was privileged to join a group of exceptional national educators on a trip to Israel organized by The Jewish Education Project (TJEP) and The iCenter, in collaboration with The Jewish Agency. This trip, known as Mishlachot Areyvut, stood to bear witness to the events of October 7th and its aftermath.
CAJE Professionals Walk the Walk

Jun 28, 2024

CAJE Professionals Walk the Walk

One of the cornerstones of CAJE’s philosophy is the importance of professional development in Jewish education. Every school year, CAJE through its staff invests deeply in professional development opportunities for educators in the Jewish early childhood centers, day schools, and congregational programs across Miami-Dade. But investment in professional development doesn’t stop at our work with others.
Honoring Excellence

Jun 21, 2024

Honoring Excellence

On June 6, Igor Shteyrenberg, the Executive Director of the Miami Jewish Film Festival, was presented with the Rabbi Solomon Schiff Jewish Communal Professional of Excellence Award by JPro Miami. This award recognizes a mid-career Jewish communal professional who has made an exceptional contribution to the field and community. In the 12 years since Igor Shteyrenberg took the helm of the Miami Jewish Film Festival, his transformative leadership has been nothing short of extraordinary. Under Igor’s guidance, the Miami Jewish Film Festival has evolved into a world-class Jewish cultural event.
South Florida Jewish Day School Robotics Festival: Growing, Building, Innovating!

Jun 14, 2024

South Florida Jewish Day School Robotics Festival: Growing, Building, Innovating!

On May 10th, 215 students from 13 schools gathered at Scheck Hillel Community School to compete in various challenges and showcase what they’ve learned throughout the year at CAJE’s 7th Annual South Florida Jewish Day School Robotics Festival.
Welcome to Dr. Bella Tendler Krieger!

Jun 7, 2024

Welcome to Dr. Bella Tendler Krieger!

In her new role at CAJE, Bella is eager to unite her business acumen and love of learning to develop high-level educational opportunities throughout Miami-Dade. She believes that our region is one of the most culturally diverse, creative, and yet underdeveloped adult Jewish learning communities in the United States, and that the time is ripe for actualizing our potential.
On A March to Change the World

May 31, 2024

On A March to Change the World

We invite you to watch a video from two outstanding students who recently returned from the transformational journey to Poland on CAJE’s Leo Martin March of the Living. Joining the over 2,500 Miami alumni of the program, these students embarked on a profound experience that deeply shaped their perspectives.
Transforming Jewish Education Through Learning Walks

May 24, 2024

Transforming Jewish Education Through Learning Walks

CAJE partners with the educational organization BetterLesson to provide teacher and leader coaching to implement Flexible Instructional Models, which offer students the opportunity to engage in exploration, inquiry, and self-assessment while discovering meaningful connections in their learning. This one-to-one support benefits teachers and students in individual classrooms, but how does a school look at the big picture within the whole school? Enter Better Lesson’s professional development and training methodology called ‘Learning Walks.’
Transformative Journeys: the Leo Martin March of the Living

May 17, 2024

Transformative Journeys: the Leo Martin March of the Living

This reflection from a Miami March of the Living (MOTL) participant encapsulates the profound impact of the program on the 12th graders from Miami-Dade who recently returned from their transformative journey through Poland… this annual pilgrimage has left an indelible mark on young minds, enhancing their connection to their Jewish roots and commitment to global Jewish advocacy and Israel.
The Power of Visiting Israel: Delegations of Responsibility

May 10, 2024

The Power of Visiting Israel: Delegations of Responsibility

Last month, The Jewish Education Project - in collaboration with the iCenter and The Jewish Agency - hosted a nationwide trip to Israel for Jewish educators.Appropriately called Mishlachot Areyvut / Delegations of Responsibility, the objective of this trip was twofold: to bear witness to the atrocities of October 7th and its aftermath, and to begin discussions about the future of Jewish education in a post-October 7th world.