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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.

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.

Jan 22, 2021

CAJE Impacts Thousands of Miami Teens

Several times a year, CAJE’s Youth Professional Network (YPN), made up of representatives from different Jewish Youth Serving Organizations (YSOs), comes together to share ideas and best practices from the field.

Jul 27, 2020

CAJE Chair Spotlight Series: Shelley Niceley Groff, Chair of the Teen Department Committee

Shelley Niceley Groff has always identified as strongly Jewish. Born and raised in Miami, Shelley was not connected to a synagogue or other Jewish organization early on and saw herself as “unaffiliated and unengaged” when she was younger. Even though she did not regularly attend organized Jewish gatherings, she celebrated some holidays and spent a few summers attending a congregational day camp. There, she developed a love for the Hebrew language and Jewish songs.

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.

Apr 20, 2020

#NEVERMEANSNEVER

Join to commemorate Yom HaShoah. Access this impactful ceremony through the MOTL website at motl.org/live, on Facebook at facebook.com/motlorg, as well as on Jewish Broadcasting Service at jbstv.org/watch-live.

Nov 17, 2017

Diller Cohort 6 Takes Off

What started as a weekend with a group of teenagers who barely knew each other, ended as a weekend in which Cohort 6 of the Diller Teen Fellows felt bonded, part of the Diller community, and excited for what the rest of their Fellowship year has in store.