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May 17, 2024

Transformative Journeys: the Leo Martin March of the Living

This reflection from a Miami March of the Living (MOTL) participant encapsulates the profound impact of the program on the 12th graders from Miami-Dade who recently returned from their transformative journey through Poland… this annual pilgrimage has left an indelible mark on young minds, enhancing their connection to their Jewish roots and commitment to global Jewish advocacy and Israel.

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.

Apr 26, 2024

A Journey of Remembrance and Unity: March of the Living 2024

On May 1, 2024, a group of motivated teens from Miami-Dade, along with exceptional volunteers and two remarkable Holocaust survivors, Allan Hall and Laszlo Selly, are preparing to participate in the global March of the Living. This important event honors the memory of those lost in the Holocaust and celebrates the resilience and vibrancy of Jewish life. It’s a powerful expression of unity, bringing together participants from around the world to share in this moment of collective remembrance.

Apr 12, 2024

ISRAELNOW Ignites 8th Graders' Jewish Journey

How can an experience in California in just five days achieve the goals of helping 8th graders explore their Jewish identity, deepen their connection to Israel, and build relationships with Jewish peers from across the country? IsraelNow has proven it's possible! One major objective of IsraelNow is to nurture and maintain a long-lasting connection and commitment to Jewish life among our community’s youth.

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.

Feb 23, 2024

IsraelNow: Educating Teens How to Handle Antisemitism

Originating in Chicago, IsraelNow offers a transformative and enriching experience for Jewish 8th graders in Miami-Dade public schools or non-Jewish private schools over Spring Break. It serves as an immersive and guided journey, imparting knowledge about both themselves and their heritage. The primary goals for the program include developing Ahavat Yisrael, a connection to the land, state, and people of Israel, strengthening the teen Jewish peer social networks, and building their Jewish self-confidence.

Feb 2, 2024

Past, Present & Future: Miami’s March of the Living Journey

Miami’s Leo Martin March of the Living is at the heart of CAJE’s enduring commitment to Jewish education and has served as a beacon of learning for Miami Jewish teens since 1988. Throughout the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, the March has remained dedicated to educating high school students.

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.

Oct 13, 2023

CAJE Responds to the Crisis

In the midst of what is transpiring in our homeland of Israel, CAJE’s many departments are working diligently to help our schools and constituencies with resources to help support Israel, find comfort, talk with children and students, and take action.

Oct 9, 2023

CAJE Miami Responds to the Crisis in Israel

In the midst of what is transpiring in our homeland of Israel, CAJE’s many departments are working diligently to help our schools and constituencies with resources to help support Israel, find comfort, talk with children and students, and take action.

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.

Jul 28, 2023

Spotlight on Anita Givner: March of the Living Committee Chair

"My journey with CAJE and Miami’s Leo Martin March of the Living began after joining the MOTL committee under the leadership of Morrie Siegel. As I delved deeper into the program and its mission, my oldest child was about to participate in the March and I eagerly joined as a staff member to support their experience. "

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.

May 5, 2023

𝗧𝗲𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗣𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝘀 𝗝𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵!

This past Sunday, 64 students in 12th grade from throughout Miami-Dade returned from a transformational journey to Poland and Israel on the March of the Living. Miami’s Leo Martin March of the Living program shaped many of the participant's worldviews, perceptions and connection to their Judaism and Israel.

Apr 21, 2023

A Pivotal Program for a Pivotal Moment!

You’ve just been told you are an adult according to Judaism, but honestly, you know that you aren’t an adult, because you’re still in middle school. That’s why 8th grade is such an important time to ensure Jewish teens build a long-lasting connection to their heritage.

Apr 13, 2023

The March Is Finally Travelling!

The Mission of the Miami March of the Living is to educate the next generation of leaders to strengthen their Jewish identity, remember the Holocaust, act as witnesses, and respond to intolerance and antisemitism, ensuring a strong Jewish future in America, Israel, and around the world.

Mar 17, 2023

Our Journey to Israel Strengthens Our Future - IsraelNow -

IsraelNow is a transformative and rewarding experience for Jewish 8th graders in Miami-Dade public schools or non-Jewish private schools. It’s an immersive and guided journey that teaches them as much about themselves as it does about their heritage.

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!

Feb 17, 2023

The Miami March: Teens Encountering Their History

One of the main tenants of the Miami March of the Living is to educate participants -- the next generation of leaders-- to remember the Holocaust, act as witnesses, and respond to intolerance and antisemitism through education.