Teaching Israel for Tomorrow Educators Conference


November 6, 2016 - Community educators came together for an afternoon of in-depth conversations, resources and ideas for how to teach our students about Israel past,

present & future.


January 26, 2017 - With Lauren Belfer, author of "And After the Fire" at Conversations with Jewish Women Writers our thought-provoking book and author series providing an intimate opportunity to have conversation with writers.

Conversations with Jewish Women Writers - January


March 1 & 2, 2017 -With author of "The Imperial Wife", Irina Reyn  at Conversations with Jewish Women Writers our engrossing book and author series providing women in our community an intimate opportunity to have conversation with writers.

Conversations with Jewish Women Writers - March


February 3, 2017 - Early Childhood educators from our community spent a day together learning about how create inspiring Jewish learning experiences for our youngest learners.

Planting the Seeds for

Teaching with Intention

May 4, 2017 – CJE’s annual meeting was a great gathering of our community supporters, and an opportunity to spotlight remarkable teachers and schools. We are also so proud to have performed a mitzvah by donating our fresh produce centerpieces to Quantum House.​

2017 Annual Meeting

May 21, 2017 – A wonderful and meaningful Sunday morning for the families, students, and teachers of our J.N. Somers Yad Hebrew School for children with special needs.

2017 J.N. Somers Yad Hebrew School Commencement


June 6 - 8, 2017 – Teachers from our community came together to explore how to welcome and engage interfaith families in our institutions.

2017 Summer Institute for Educators

Joy-Anne Parker Bat Mitzvah


March 12, 2017 - Students and parents of the J.N.Somers Yad Hebrew School celebrate fellow student Joy-Anne Parker becoming a Bat Mitzvah

October 22, 2017 – CJE’s inaugural Day of Awareness brought together educators, families and community leaders to learn how to create a more inclusive community for children with disabilities and their families. ​

2017 Day of Awareness:

Educating and Supporting Students with Disabilities​


The Lorraine and Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. A copy of the official registration (CH-15737) and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800) 435-7352, within the state, or by visiting www.800HelpFla.com.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.​