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Sep 29, 2023

Students at the Center

“Keeping Students at the Center” is the driving philosophy of CAJE’s Day School Professional Development (PD) work (unlike the cartoon above). When it comes to creating PD, we know that one size does NOT fit all, which is why CAJE leverages resources to offer both community-wide and one-to-one support.

Sep 22, 2023

The Power of Collaboration: JECPN

Any type of success can be connected to the ability and willingness to work as a team… especially among networks of professionals who are all working towards the same overarching goals. The power of collaboration and connection was palpable at the Jewish Early Childhood Professional Network’s (JECPN) kick-off meeting!

Sep 8, 2023

CAJE Robotics Program Training

Teachers from 13 schools gathered for training that featured, for the very first time, our brand new Israel mat entitled “Israel: Land of Innovation,” geared towards students who are being introduced to robotics for the first time and/or grades 3-5.

Aug 18, 2023

Appreciating Elul

It’s that time of year again -- the end of a year full of happy times, milestones, and mistakes. Or is it the beginning of a new year? One filled with endless possibilities and untapped potential. Depending on how you look at it, it’s both. For anyone who plays a role in Jewish education, it’s most definitely the beginning.

Aug 4, 2023

Spotlight on Chava Mann CAJE Board & Day School Committee Member

"Being a Jew doesn’t end with school. We need to keep searching for sources to educate ourselves and our children, through Torah values and a solid Jewish identity.”

Jul 14, 2023

CAJE’s Mental Health Network Strengthens Our Community

CAJE-Miami helps connect network education leaders implement programs and initiatives on behalf of the entire school community. One example is CAJE’s Day School Mental Health Network, a group of 17 school counselors and psychologists convened monthly by Audrey Maman Bensoussan, CAJE’s Associate Director for School Markets.

Jul 7, 2023

Why Not You?!?

The way we at CAJE see it, our entire community has a responsibility to address the teacher shortage crises! All of us must be thinking about both the immediate needs of our schools and the long-term strategies necessary to cultivate a new generation of Jewish educators.

Jun 23, 2023

Welcome Yehudis Smith!

We are thrilled to announce that on July 1st Yehudis Smith will be starting as CAJE’s Director of Early Childhood and Congregational Education. Yehudis will conduct a listening tour throughout Miami-Dade in the upcoming months -- please tell her Bruchah Ha’Ba’ah / Welcome to our community!

Jun 9, 2023

It’s Not Goodbye, It’s L’Hitra’ot!

This week we held a retirement -- from full-time work -- party for our beloved colleague, Joy Schandler, CAJE’s Director of Early Childhood and Congregational Education for the past 8 years. We wish Joy well on a life with a little bit less “full-time” stress and look forward to seeing her as she consults in the community…

May 19, 2023

Israel: Land of Innovation

On May 10th, 165 students from nine schools gathered at Scheck Hillel Community School during CAJE’s 6th Annual South Florida Jewish Day School Robotics Festival to compete in various challenges and showcase what they’ve learned throughout the year.

Apr 28, 2023

The JRS Experience in Israel: More than a Trip, a Journey!

A primary goal of Israel education is to help the learner develop their own relationship to Israel. One part of the professional development for our Jewish Resource Specialists (JRSs) has been for them to hone their skills as Israel educators and embrace the concept of Israel as an integral part of the yearlong curriculum...

Mar 31, 2023

Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh La Zeh: The People of Israel Are Responsible for One Another

Many people who support Federation only know of one or two aspect of the work it does, or think it only sends money to Israel, forgetting the amazing work it sustains in Jewish communities around the world and of course, here at home.

Mar 24, 2023

Rethinking Education: CAJE & MindCET

Entrepreneurs are agents of change who are able to move quickly, identify gaps and opportunities, offer solutions, test them and refine them - all while operating in real time. CAJE realized that technology-based entrepreneurship has much to offer the world of education.

Feb 24, 2023

Leadership for Learning: Strengthening Miami Jewish Day Schools & Looking Ahead

This week CAJE had the opportunity to present our work to the joint Federation/CAJE Day School Committee composed of representatives from all of our funded schools as well as community leaders deeply invested in day school education.

Feb 10, 2023

CAJE Recognized Nationally

Rabbi Efrat Zarren-Zohar was chosen by Prizmah and the JEIC/ Mayberg Foundation to be one of only 25 people nationally representing all facets of the Teacher Recruitment & Retention issue as part of a group working on improving the Pipeline of Jewish Day School Educators.

Jan 6, 2023

Help Wanted!

In today’s job market, it feels like it’s much more difficult to find the right person for an open position and so we at CAJE are asking for your help. At the end of this fiscal year, Joy Schandler, our beloved and highly respected Early Childhood and Congregational Education Director, is retiring and CAJE is seeking her replacement.

Dec 23, 2022

Communication Toolbox Seminar

Imagine you are the Director of a school for Early Childhood Education. In the course of any given day, you must have important and sometimes delicate conversations... Above all, the one skill that all educators must have in their education strategies “tool box” is clear communication...

Dec 16, 2022

Adult Learning is Good for your Health: Give it a Spin!

Did you know, adult learning is not only “chicken soup for your soul,” it’s also good for your physical and mental health?!?

Dec 9, 2022

Hebrew, Our People’s Language

This year, CAJE has launched the CAJE-Hebrew at the Center Hebrew Initiative to strengthen Hebrew language instruction in Miami’s Jewish day schools.

Dec 2, 2022

CAJE Creates Language for First-in-Nation Placard to Address Our Youth Mental Health Crisis

On November 28, a broad range of community organizations and Jewish denominations met for the BeWell - Youth Mental Health Convening gathering...