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Feb 3, 2023

Learning Through Experience with IsraelNow

CAJE recently hosted a workshop for teens from across Miami for an immersive day of experiential learning before they travel together this March on Miami’s IsraelNow program.

Jan 20, 2023

CAJE Completes Another Successful Cohort

The goal of the Kavanah Coaching Workshops is for Jewish professionals who work with teens to acquire the tools they need to guide teens toward finding meaning, joy, and relevance in their lives.

Nov 18, 2022

On the Frontlines Against Antisemitism

Antisemitism is on the rise and can never be ignored. We remain firm in our belief that the best way to combat these troubling trends is through education. CAJE and Federation partner with OpenDor Media to bring their content to our Jewish schools, our community, and to you, to learn from and to share with others.

Nov 11, 2022

Diller Miami Overcomes Pew Study Stats

Miami’s Diller Teen Fellows experienced Jewish Identity Shabbaton last weekend where they engaged in activities designed to help them reflect upon their own Jewish identities and come together as a group.

Nov 4, 2022

CAJE: Fighting Antisemitism Through Education

It’s no secret that antisemitism is on the rise, both nationally and worldwide. As Yair Rosenberg recently wrote in his blog Deep Shtetl, “Every single year since the FBI began recording hate-crime statistics, Jews have been the target of more anti-religious attacks in the U.S. than all other religious groups combined.”

Oct 28, 2022

The 35th Anniversary of The March

In 1988, a few brave students, led by former CAJE Executive Director Gene Greenzweig, CAJE staff, and many volunteers, set out for Poland (behind the Iron Curtain at the time!) and then Israel. With its success, a life-changing experience was born.

Oct 7, 2022

FALL IN! for Kavanah Coaching

Kavanah Coaching Workshops teach our teen professionals the specific skills of coaching and applying Jewish knowledge to life issues, which is often what these professionals are called upon to do, but don’t actually have any training to do.

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.