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Apr 5, 2021

The March of the Living: Zooming with Survivors

In these strange times, CAJE is challenged to accomplish its goals even under difficult circumstances. One of those challenges is to help elderly Holocaust Survivors, who often are not well-versed in today’s technology, share their testimony with students via Zoom! As the Miami March of the Living (MOTL) embraces the educational changes we are faced with due to the pandemic, so do our beloved Survivors, who are still trying to make sure that future generations continue to be their voice.

Feb 5, 2021

Like Our Incredible Survivors, the ‘March’ Persists Despite the Obstacles

These powerful words were one of the important ‘take-aways’ from the first session of Miami’s Leo Martin March of the Living 2021 this past Sunday. While we might not be able to travel to Poland and Israel this year, nevertheless, high school seniors from across Miami gathered virtually to learn about life before the War as well as explore their Jewish Identities, which they discovered were just as complex, interesting and diverse as the Jews growing up decades ago in far off lands. They also learned from local Holocaust Survivor, Anita Karl.

Oct 30, 2020

Comedy for a Cause Surpassed Expectations

Last night, CAJE’s Comedy for a Cause event to raise funds to support Miami’s Leo Martin March of the Living program surpassed our own expectations with 400+ attendees.

Oct 23, 2020

Comedy for a Cause -- Added Bonus!

In addition to Miami’s own Dave Barry, CAJE is lucky to also have “comedians’ comedian” Alan Zweibel (Saturday Night Live, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, 700 Sundays) appearing with Dave and offering his own laughs at the event.

Oct 16, 2020

Young People Think Holocaust Education is Important

...almost two-thirds of millennials and Gen Zers do not know that six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, and almost half do not know the name of any concentration camp.A survey released earlier this month found that 80% of millennial respondents believe it is important to continue teaching about the Holocaust.

Oct 2, 2020

Why The March of the Living Program Is More Urgently Needed Than Ever Before

A new survey has found that critical gaps exist in what younger generations know about the Holocaust, calling into question the effectiveness of current Holocaust education and how it can be used to grow awareness of modern anti-Semitism and hatred…

Sep 4, 2020

Mojdeh Khagan Danial, Miami's Leo Martin March of the Living Strategic Plan Chair & Comedy for a Cause Honoree

I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, during the Shah’s reign. We observed Judaism at home and went to the synagogue on the High Holy Days. I had absolutely no formal Jewish education in Iran, and of course, never advertised my Jewish faith.

Jun 17, 2020

Spotlight: Lynn Elovic, Chair of the Leo Martin March of the Living

Originally from Venezuela, Lynn attended an American school with no religious education but grew up in a proudly Jewish Sephardic family that originated in Egypt. After graduating college, she met her husband and got married, then had three children and moved to South Florida.

May 22, 2020

Carly Orshan: Helping Teens Grow and Thrive in the World

Dr. David Bryfman, CEO of The Jewish Education Project of New York, chose our very own Carly Orshan, CAJE’s Director of the Teen Department, as one of the first interviews for his new podcast with Jewish education visionaries and practitioners called Adapting: The Future of Jewish Education, which explores the big questions, challenges, and successes that define Jewish education.

May 22, 2020

Contacting March of the Living Alumni

This past fall, after concluding our Strategic Plan for the Leo Martin March of the Living under the leadership of Moj Danial, Laura Koffsky and Tara Solomiany, CAJE immediately dove into developing one of the key Strategic Recommendations: Launching a New Alumni Engagement Initiative.