Mission and History

The mission of CAJE is making Jewish life sacred through learning.  CAJE shall identify and endeavor to fill Jewish educational needs in the community, and shall provide centralized programs and services that individual institutions could not realize as effectively.

As an advocate for Jewish education in all its diverse forms, CAJE shall support and promote lifelong Jewish learning.  CAJE shall provide assistance to the entire Jewish community, with sensitivity to differing ideologies and bias towards none.  CAJE shall also serve as a bridge to non-Jewish educational institutions, promoting understanding and multicultural appreciation.


For almost 40 years, CAJE has supported preschoolers, teens, adults, and seniors in the Colorado community, regardless of affiliation or observance level. Today, CAJE continues its variety of innovative and dynamic Jewish programming including:

Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Jewish ECE centers build Jewish identity, and quality child development programs for our youngest learners change children’s lives. Often, the first Jewish institutions to touch a child are Jewish ECE centers, and they are vital venues to instill Jewish experiences, traditions and values in young children and their families.

In partnership with Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (AJF), Rose Community Foundation, and Denver/Boulder Jewish Early Childhood Education centers, CAJE is engaged in an intensive change process to improve and enhance Jewish Early Childhood Education in Colorado.

Teen Engagement
CAJE Service Learning & Leadership builds the community leaders of tomorrow.

Israel Study Tour (IST)
Since 1972, IST has sent more than 2,100 students to Israel. One of the premiere Israel Study Tours in the U.S., IST is a community program sponsored by CAJE, the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, The Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council and area synagogues. Unlike most teen trips to Israel, CAJE IST is one of the few trips that have as much focus on the pre- and post-trip experiences as it does during the weeks in Israel.

Interfaith/Unaffiliated Connections

Adult Education

The Adult Education wing has been a staple of CAJE since its inception.  In 1999 the Melton Florence Adult School of Jewish Education was brought into the organization to further enhance the quality of our adult education classes. To this day the Adult Education department continues to work toward the tenet of the agency to provide world class education to the Colorado Jewish Community.

The Colorado Agency for Jewish Education is in a Strategic Alliance with JEWISHcolorado.  This innovative agreement saves community dollars and creates financial efficiency while allowing each organization to remain an independent 501 (c)(3) and retain its respective board, leadership, organization name and all related branding.


CAJE is a beneficiary of the Rose Community Foundation and its endowment project LiveOn.