Adapting: Helping Teens Grow and Thrive in the World with Carly Orshan

The Jewish Education Project
April 28, 2020

Carly Orshan gives David a glimpse into her work as Director of the Teen Department at the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education in Miami and how programming has shifted – and will continue to evolve – based on the needs of teens and our current climate.

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Carly Orshan

Carly Orshan is the Director of the Teen Department at the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education in Miami, FL. At CAJE, Carly serves the Jewish community by creating professional development opportunities to help aspiring youth professionals build their leadership capacity, develop best practices, and work in partnership toward mutual goals. She has created a Jewish Life Coaching program for professionals in the field after receiving a prestigious Covenant Grant to develop the project. Carly also oversees the Miami March of the Living and Diller Teen Fellows - two of CAJE’s signature teen programs.

A native of Miami, Carly earned her BA in English, Cum Laude, with a minor in Education from the University of Florida, a Master of Arts from FIU and is completing her PhD in Curriculum Instruction and Evaluation at Barry University. She has a background in formal education as an adjunct faculty member at Barry University and Miami Dade College. Additionally, Carly is versed in teaching informal, experiential learning, having served as a group leader at Oliver-Pyatt Centers in spirituality, yoga, and creativity. She is a registered certified Yoga Instructor and Mindfulness educator for adults and kids.

Carly is passionate about connecting people to the truest aspects of themselves through a Jewish lens. In creating these experiences, Carly hopes to inspire meaningful opportunities that are relevant to teens and adults.



  • Teen Engagement