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CAJE Launches New Day School Mental Health Network

Nov 26, 2021

CAJE Launches New Day School Mental Health Network

After nearly two years in which their lives were upended, students are finally beginning to return to some normalcy this school year. Yet, the effects of learning online, the anxiety of missing major life milestones, and the isolation from peers and extended family have all taken their toll.
We’re Back! Diller’s In-Person Shabbaton

Nov 19, 2021

We’re Back! Diller’s In-Person Shabbaton

Miami’s Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 9 experienced their first Jewish Identity Shabbaton last weekend where they were able to reflect upon who they are and begin the process of becoming a strong, cohesive group.
What We Have Learned: Words From Our Hearts

Nov 12, 2021

What We Have Learned: Words From Our Hearts

This week, as the “virtual curtain” fell on our final Torahtron performance, the co-creators of Words From Our Hearts: A Prayer Exploration for Early Childhood, Evelyn Goldfinger and Joy Schandler, had an opportunity to reflect on what they learned throughout the yearlong program.
Jewish Educator: a Career or a Calling?

Nov 5, 2021

Jewish Educator: a Career or a Calling?

As the authors from Rosov Consulting described in a white paper published by CASJE in 2020 “Beginning with the work of Bellah and his colleagues, in their landmark study Habits of the Heart, sociologists have distinguished people’s relationships to their work as jobs, careers and callings.”
CAJE Tackles Teacher Recruitment Crisis

Oct 29, 2021

CAJE Tackles Teacher Recruitment Crisis

Our Jewish community, and others around North America, are experiencing a crisis in teacher recruitment and retention. To education veterans and Jewish communal professionals, this is, of course, nothing new. What is new is that this summer the first systematic effort in more than 10 years to collect data about the Jewish education workforce was published based on a four-part research study led by Rosov Consulting and the Greenberg Team.
Why Our Jewish Schools Teach Robotics

Oct 22, 2021

Why Our Jewish Schools Teach Robotics

After having to halt its programming due to COVID, CAJE’s Miami Jewish Day School Robotics Program is back. We received an overwhelming amount of emails and phone calls from various schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties asking us to try to restart it this year.
Spotlight on Adult Learning Faculty

Oct 15, 2021

Spotlight on Adult Learning Faculty

Our Melton & More faculty shape the lives of our learners by creating powerful spaces for inquiry, discovery and connection. They design courses using centuries old sacred texts and teachings and transform them into relevant wisdom that serves as inspiration to help navigate our modern world. We encourage you to get to know them and join them for a powerful experience of Jewish learning.
Dear Evan Hansen: Can You Help Us Talk with Teenagers?

Oct 8, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen: Can You Help Us Talk with Teenagers?

Want to help a teenager but not sure how or where to begin? Are you concerned about a young person and not sure what to say? One of the important messages that Dear Evan Hansen teaches us is we need to have more and better conversations with our teens.
"Retreating" to Advance Our Work

Oct 1, 2021

"Retreating" to Advance Our Work

The word “retreat” has several meanings. One, of course, refers to withdrawing from a difficult, dangerous or disagreeable situation. However, in professional and private life, we often refer to “retreat” in two other ways: “a place of privacy or safety” and “a period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, study, or instruction under a director.”
With a New Year Comes New Beginnings

Sep 24, 2021

With a New Year Comes New Beginnings

After a meaningful evaluation process, the International Diller Teen Fellows program and the Helen Diller Family Foundation have a new look that reflects the spirit of the participants from all over the World. With the fresh new look comes Miami’s Cohort 9 (2021-22), which kicked off with their first workshop last Sunday.