Diller Teen Fellows Enjoy a World of Experiences
Posted on 04/21/2022 @ 08:00 AM
Miami’s Diller Teen Fellows recently went on a journey around the world, exploring Jewish communities far and wide!
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.
Though the Fellows from Yerucham were unable to visit Miami this year, our cohort was still able to have a transporting and transformative experience. Embracing “Amazing-Race”-style activities, Fellows competed in teams as they traveled around Epcot at Walt Disney World to answer questions about global Jewish populations throughout history and discover causes of potential impact (tikkun olam) and had a blast tackling Space, the Seas and attractions around the World Showcase.
The Fellows heard messages from Jews from other Diller communities, explored culture and art from all over the globe in amazing galleries, and took in the Garden and Flower Show. With so much to see and do, the Fellows were able to take advantage of an amazing backdrop, not so far from home, to learn a great deal about the Jewish impact on the world. From the introduction of fish’n’chips in the UK to understanding Jewish perspectives on life in space beyond our Earth, the Fellows accomplished much in a very short time.
Miami Diller Teen Fellows is an immersive leadership program that empowers teens from across the globe to become leaders of tikkun olam and provides them with the tools to become a force of change throughout their lifetime. The Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education, together with the support of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is dedicated to the continuous building and strengthening of Jewish learning across the spectrum of Jewish education: early childhood programs, congregational religious schools, day schools, teens and adult education.
Applications for Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 10 are now open through May 31, 2022. Visit dillermiami.org for eligibility information and to learn more.