Jewish Communal Leadership Program

Prepared for Challenge, Poised for Change

The University of Michigan's Jewish Communal Leadership Program (JCLP) offers a distinctive educational opportunity for emerging leaders committed to helping Jewish communities meet 21st-century challenges while also addressing broader social concerns.

The JCLP is a five-semester program conducted over 20 consecutive months:

 

Apply

JCLP is accepting applications for Fall 2015. View the JCLP PDF detailing funding, program requirements, and how to apply.

Contact Andrea Siegel (ansiegel@umich.edu) for more details.

JCLP students Sarah McEwan and Max Glick with Mira Sussman at JCLP 2013 Community Welcome Breakfast

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Emily Zussman

    Emily Zussman

    Emily Zussman grew up in Huntington Woods, MI, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Sociology and minors in Judaic Studies and Community Action and Social Change.  She studied abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.  Emily’s formative Jewish experiences stem from an extensive background as a camper and later counselor and supervisor at Tamarack Camps.  Her desire to pass along valuable Jewish experiences to the next generation also guided her to staff two UM Hillel Birthright trips.  Her passion for these experiential educational models led to her being chosen to attend the Jewish Federation of North America's General Assembly and the Jewish Educators Assembly Conference.  Through JCLP, Emily hopes to learn how to further combine her passion for social justice work with her love of Judaism and the Jewish community.

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JCLP Events

  1. An Open Door: Holocaust Rescue in the Philippines »

    November 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    An Open Door: Holocaust Rescue in the Philippines

    The remarkable story of how President Quezon and Jewish networks created a haven for 1,300 Holocaust refugees, a number exceeding Schindler's List.

    The film, "An Open Door: Holocaust Rescue in the Philippines" will be shown and a discussion with Professor Sharon Delmendo of St. John Fisher College will follow.

    The Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the School of Social Work (CASC and JCLP), and The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies are co-sponsoring.

    Food will be provided.

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  2. JCLP Annual Community Welcome Breakfast »

    September 5, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:30am

    Please join us in welcoming our students to the Jewish Communal Leadership Program (JCLP)! Questions? Contact Andrea Siegel: ansiegel@umich.edu.

    RSVP here »

  3. JCLP 2014 Graduation »

    May 2, 2014 - 3:00pm

    Please Join in Celebrating the 2014 Graduates of the University of Michigan Jewish Communal Leadership Program

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