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

  • Jess Alper

    Jess Alper

    Jess Alper is an avid rock climber, a fledgling bicycle mechanic, and an endlessly curious Jew. After graduating cum laude from Kalamazoo College, she fled the Midwest to join Americorps in Southern California. Prior to JCLP, Jess spent four years in San Francisco managing health care service programs for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and teaching teens about gender and identity issues in a pluralistic Jewish education program. Jess also facilitated youth retreats with the Jewish Federation and helped lead its month-long youth tour of Israel last summer. Jess was honored with the Elaine Bachrach Teaching Excellence Award as well as the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum's LINK fellowship. As the global Jewish community strives to respond to a changing world, Jess is excited to work with JCLP to explore the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.  While in JCLP, she pursued a dual-degree program and graduated with both the MSW and MPH degrees.  Jess currently works in California for Kaiser Permanente in OB/GYN and health communications.

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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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