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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.

Jan 29, 2021

Diller Teens Finally Meet In-Person and Outside!

Miami’s Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 8 had a breakthrough moment this past Shabbat. Although they have been participating in the Diller program since September, this past Shabbat was the first time the group was able to gather in person, rather than on Zoom. Teens went through screening protocols, were physically distanced, masked, and outside to create a safe environment for all.

Nov 20, 2020

Diller Teen Fellows: Building Jewish Identities, Empowering Teens & Developing Leaders

The 8th Cohort of the Miami Diller Teen Fellows (a select leadership development program for 10th and 11th graders) kicked off their year with three workshops and a virtual Shabbat experience. Each teen's contributions to the group were so inspiring!

Sep 18, 2020


Though different from our usual setting, the Fellows highlighted their accomplishments, offered blessings and L’Chaims to the group, shared memories of their time together, reflected on the support system Diller cultivated during the pandemic, and identified their plans to develop impact projects that they will be implementing as alumni of the Diller program.

Jul 12, 2020

Chair Spotlight Series: Dr. Sherrie Lewis-Thomas, Chair of the Diller Teen Fellows Program

Dr. Sherrie Lewis-Thomas grew up predominantly in Jacksonville, Florida, where she lived in a much smaller Jewish community than South Florida, and even experienced some prejudice among her peers. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. At UF, she was able to have an inclusive experience with a Jewish community that inspired her to become more involved.

May 1, 2020

Teens Connecting During Quarantine

By successfully using platforms such as Zoom and enginuity, CAJE and Diller leadership have strategically built programs and opportunities for Diller Fellows and Alumni to move beyond the traditional in-person ways we used to connect.