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Open the Door to OpenDor Media & Unpacked for Educators

Jul 8, 2022

Open the Door to OpenDor Media & Unpacked for Educators

Do you worry about young people keeping in touch with their Judaism at college? Teen Department Associate, Aviva Edrich, who graduated college a year ago, talks about her struggle to keep in touch with her Jewish identity while on campus, and how OpenDor Media is here to help!
If you will it, it is no dream...

Jul 1, 2022

If you will it, it is no dream...

The culmination of the Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 9 program year is about to happen as the Fellows depart for the Israel Summer Seminar this Sunday, July 3rd! For three weeks, Diller Teen Fellows will be immersed in the thematic narrative guiding their trip: “If you will it, it is no dream. Change-makers and history shakers."
Braiding Together Long-Lasting Connections

Jun 24, 2022

Braiding Together Long-Lasting Connections

Our very first IsraelNow-Miami cohort got together for a reunion and evening of memorable activities... IsraelNow is an immersive travel experience for 8th graders that 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.
CAJE Creates First-in-Nation Process to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

Jun 17, 2022

CAJE Creates First-in-Nation Process to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

In the coming school year, every (funded) Jewish day school in Miami-Dade County have agreed to put up placards or signs in private areas within their middle and high schools that lists a dedicated phone number that teens can call or text for anonymous and confidential assistance.
Ades Foundation Seeks to Enhance Quality of Jewish Day School Education

Jun 10, 2022

Ades Foundation Seeks to Enhance Quality of Jewish Day School Education

The best complement I think I’ve ever heard about a teacher was when one of their students said: “It doesn’t matter to me what she’s teaching -- the biology of worms, the history of clouds, or the phone book -- I would still take her class, because I know that she would make it completely fascinating.”
Miami Jewish Day School Robotics Festival: Back with a Bang!

Jun 3, 2022

Miami Jewish Day School Robotics Festival: Back with a Bang!

After a two-year hiatus, CAJE has brought back its 4th Annual Miami Jewish Day School Robotics Festival! In mid-May, 150 students from 8 schools gathered at Scheck Hillel Community School to compete in various challenges and showcase what they’ve learned throughout the year.
Investing in Our Congregational Education Teachers

May 27, 2022

Investing in Our Congregational Education Teachers

If you’ve been reading our previous articles this year, you are well aware of the Jewish teacher shortage, both in the day school and early childhood education sectors. The same is true in the congregational education (CE) sector, commonly known as religious school, Hebrew school, Sunday school, among other names.
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.