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The Diller Effect: Becoming a Leader in Just a Few Years

May 20, 2022

The Diller Effect: Becoming a Leader in Just a Few Years

“My definition of leadership prioritizes kindness and empathy. I believe that the best leaders are people who act as mentors and are able to help develop new leaders and the growth of others. - Ceci Edelberg
Marchers Participate in Yom HaShoah

May 13, 2022

Marchers Participate in Yom HaShoah

As we were looking at the reflection of the water and the giant, forty foot-high outstretched sculpture of a tattooed arm and hand reaching skyward at Federation’s Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach, the New World School of the Arts violinists began to play the Schindler’s List Theme, originally performed by Itzhak Perlman.
Antisemitism Today: A Page Out of an Age-Old Playbook

May 6, 2022

Antisemitism Today: A Page Out of an Age-Old Playbook

Join Dr. Robert Watson on Wednesday, May 11 at 7PM for a program of meaningful insight into the rise of Antisemitism today and the long history of hate that has followed the Jewish people throughout history. He will address the rise of micro-aggressions on college campuses and will include resources for how to engage in dialogue to combat the vitriol and hatred.
Day Schools Celebrate Federation Week

Apr 29, 2022

Day Schools Celebrate Federation Week

"Kol Yisrael Arevim Ze La Zeh – All of Israel is Responsible for One Another" You’ve probably heard this saying before, maybe even learned it as a song in school. But what does it really mean when we say that all Jews are responsible for one another? It means that all Jews have made this unspoken commitment to something larger than ourselves.
Diller Teen Fellows Enjoy a World of Experiences

Apr 21, 2022

Diller Teen Fellows Enjoy a World of Experiences

This year’s Jewish Communities Mifgash (Encounter) was one for the books, bringing another unforgettable experience to the Fellows. Each year, the Mifgash provides the Diller Teen Fellows the opportunity to discover, learn about and connect with their peers, Jewish communities and cultures in our partner community of Yerucham (Israel) and around the globe.
Telling Stories: The Impact of the MJFF

Apr 15, 2022

Telling Stories: The Impact of the MJFF

Telling Stories is at the heart of Pesach (Passover). We read from a book (more like a script) called a Haggadah (literally: telling) in which we reenact a distant dramatic experience (the Exodus from Egypt) by performing ritual activities in an orderly manner at a seder (literally: order) so as to remember the past and to link it to the present. Telling stories is also the essential purpose of cinema.
Preventing Post-Bar/Bar Mitzvah Drop Out

Apr 8, 2022

Preventing Post-Bar/Bar Mitzvah Drop Out

CAJE has another great program for teens: IsraelNow! Created in Chicago, IsraelNow is an immersive travel experience for eighth graders who are not enrolled in a Jewish day school. It has a proven record of success in getting teens to fall in love with Israel and then become active participants in community programs upon their return.
Jewish Education Needs a Marshall Plan

Apr 1, 2022

Jewish Education Needs a Marshall Plan

How can we build a Marshall Plan for Jewish education writ large so that we do not destroy the one factor that has enabled our people to thrive in Diaspora life over centuries of difficulties and joys?
If You Dream It, It Will Come…

Mar 25, 2022

If You Dream It, It Will Come…

The Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz z”l Teacher Initiative Awards are grants provided to exceptional Jewish day school teachers to implement new and creative classroom initiatives. Funded by the Eleanor M. and Herbert D. Katz Foundation and administered by the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), a subsidiary agency of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Katz Teacher Initiative Awards are now in their 7th year.
Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht (Man Plans, God Laughs)

Mar 18, 2022

Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht (Man Plans, God Laughs)

Each year, Miami’s March of the Living works tirelessly to provide valuable educational content for each participant. The March is not only a two-week immersive travel experience; it is a six-month program that takes time, dedication, qualified professionals, and resources to achieve.