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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:


How To Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2016. Please check back in early September for application materials for Fall 2017. 

Contact Paige Walker ( for more details or any questions.

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Annie Shapiro

    Annie Shapiro

    Annie Shapiro comes to JCLP from the Twin Cities by way of Washington, DC. She received a B.A. in International Affairs and History from the George Washington University. Following graduation, she worked in DC on international HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment for the government, focusing specifically on the impact of HIV on women and girls and gender and sexual minorities. Annie is passionate about working to create a more equitable health system in the U.S. She is currently pursuing a dual MPH/MSW degree at the University of Michigan. Through JCLP, Annie hopes to learn more about the intersection between Jewish values and social justice and how different Jewish organizations view their role in making the world better.

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