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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.

Aug 5, 2022

Open the Door to Unpacked for Educators

"While in college, I was terrified that someone would ask me a question about [the Israeli-Palestinian conflict] or that someone would tell me that my perspective was wrong and I wouldn’t be able to find the facts to back up my opinion." - Aviva Edrich, CAJE Teen Department Associate

Jul 29, 2022

Jewish Unpacked!

Are you interested in relevant, thought-provoking Jewish content with a fresh perspective on what’s happening today that will engage you, your friends, children and grandchildren alike? OpenDor Media is here to help!

Jul 22, 2022

TikTok for Teens... and You!

For teens, what’s on TikTok and Instagram about Judaism and Israel? When Aviva Edrich asked her parents questions about Judaism or or anything that popped into her mind... Their response would always be, “Why don’t you look it up?”

Jul 15, 2022

Encountering BDS on Campus? Here is One Strategy to Use

If a young person you know encounters BDS and anti-Semitism on campus, Unpacked for Educators is here to help. They are a leading creator of Jewish film content since 2009.

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!

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."

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.

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

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.

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.

Apr 8, 2022

Preventing Post-Bar/Bar Mitzvah Drop Out

CAJE has another great program for teens: IsraelNow! Created in Chicago, IsraelNow is an immersive travel experience for eighth graders who are not enrolled in a Jewish day school. It 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.

Mar 18, 2022

Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht (Man Plans, God Laughs)

Each year, Miami’s March of the Living works tirelessly to provide valuable educational content for each participant. The March is not only a two-week immersive travel experience; it is a six-month program that takes time, dedication, qualified professionals, and resources to achieve.

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.

Feb 25, 2022

Kavanah Coaching: Take Two

How can CAJE help Jewish professionals working with teens be more effective mentors, better able to help our children navigate this increasingly complex and stressful world supported by Jewish wisdom?

Feb 4, 2022

The March of the Living: On the Road Again!

High school seniors from all across Miami gathered virtually for their first educational session, during which Marchers learned, listened, and connected with each other in preparation for traveling to Poland this Spring.

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.

Oct 8, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen: Can You Help Us Talk with Teenagers?

Want to help a teenager but not sure how or where to begin? Are you concerned about a young person and not sure what to say? One of the important messages that Dear Evan Hansen teaches us is we need to have more and better conversations with our teens.

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.