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May 3, 2024

The Best People-to-People Program for American/Israeli Teens

Just before Passover, CAJE’s Diller Teen Fellows held a weeklong cultural exchange with their counterparts, the Diller Teens from our partnership community of Yerucham, Israel. While our Miami Fellows attended school during the day, the Yerucham Fellows explored Miami, gaining insights into how Judaism is expressed in the Diaspora. They visited synagogues across Miami and engaged in dynamic conversations with Rabbis and other clergy members.

Mar 8, 2024

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Recently, Diller Miami Cohort 11 spent the weekend learning and growing as leaders and Jews during their “Leadership Shabbaton,” which the Fellows planned almost entirely by themselves. Diller Fellows are all in 10th or 11th grade and commit to a year-long exploration of leadership skills, Jewish values, tikkun olam, and connection to Israel. The weekend included pluralistic Shabbat experiences, team building, and text study.

Dec 15, 2023

Diller Teens Share Their Light

This past weekend, our CAJE Miami Diller Teen Fellows participated in their opening Jewish Identity Shabbaton where they engaged in activities designed to guide them in exploring the different aspects of their Judaism and bond as a group. Diller Teen Fellows is Miami’s premier leadership development program for a select group of 20 Jewish teens entering grades 10 and 11.

Nov 3, 2023

Diller Teen Fellows Graduation & Welcoming Cohort 11

Over a month ago, an extraordinary event took place that brought together the past and the future of Jewish leadership -- the graduation of Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 10 and the exciting kickoff of Diller Cohort 11. These young leaders, handpicked for their dedication and passion, represent a dynamic force for positive change in the Jewish community, guided by the timeless values and teachings of Judaism.

Aug 25, 2023

Diller Teen Fellows Summer Seminar in Israel

Miami’s Diller Teen Fellows concluded their inspiring and life-changing program with a three-week trip to Israel, joining hundreds of Jewish teens from 32 communities in seven countries. Immersed in the rich history and culture of our Jewish homeland, this emotional and powerful journey marked the culmination of their year-long programming.

May 12, 2023

Diller Applications Are Open!

Diller Teen Fellows is a pluralistic and immersive leadership program that invites a select group of 20 Jewish teens in Miami to step up, lead their communities, and repair the world along with Diller Fellows from around the world.

Mar 10, 2023

The Diller “Recipe” for Leadership

How do you make leaders? Everyone wishes they had the recipe. Well, the Diller Teen Fellows program has been making leaders for 10 years here in Miami, and many more nationally and internationally, so they obviously have a good recipe!

Nov 11, 2022

Diller Miami Overcomes Pew Study Stats

Miami’s Diller Teen Fellows experienced Jewish Identity Shabbaton last weekend where they engaged in activities designed to help them reflect upon their own Jewish identities and come together as a group.

Sep 23, 2022

One Door Closes, Another One Opens

It’s been an incredible year together! We are so proud of the Cohort 9 Fellows and have enjoyed facilitating their development into dynamic, proud, and passionate young Jewish leaders. Thank you to Lindsay Spiegelman, our outgoing Diller Coordinator, for her leadership.

Aug 12, 2022

Diller Teen Fellows: Leadership Training for Jewish 10th-11th Graders

Our Miami Diller Teen Fellows recently culminated their program in an incredibly moving, three-week trip to Israel where they learned about its great leaders and change-makers.

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."

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

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.

Mar 11, 2022

Building Teen Leaders in the 21st Century

Recently, Diller Miami Cohort 9 spent the weekend learning and growing as leaders and Jews in a “Leadership Shabbaton.” This gathering was planned almost entirely by the Fellows themselves. They had the opportunity to work in committees to plan the programming that would make up the weekend, including pluralistic and creative Shabbat programs, team building, and more.

Dec 17, 2021

Diller Teens: Spreading the Light!

The Cohort 9 Diller Teen Fellows embraced the spirit of Hanukkah at their “Spreading the Light” volunteering event. Joining Diller communities from around the world, the Miami Diller teens studied about Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), one of the core values of the Diller Teen Fellows program.

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.

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.