Contact Information

School of Social Work
Office of Student Services
1080 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

Phone: (734) 936-0961

Dr. Karla Goldman
Director, Jewish Communal Leadership Program

Dr. Andrea Siegel
Program Manager, Jewish Communal Leadership Program

Erin Zimmer
Assistant Director for Student Services

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:



JCLP is accepting applications for Fall 2014.  View the JCLP PDF detailing funding, program requirements, and how to apply.

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

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Joshua Kanter

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Alumni

    Joshua Kanter

    Joshua Kanter is from Huntington Woods, Michigan and a graduate of Michigan State University, where he majored in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy with specializations in Jewish Studies and Peace and Justice Studies. Josh's JCLP experience included work with Bend the Arc, staffing the Detroit Community Leadership Initiative, and with the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor. Josh also helped in creating the "What Is Jewish Detroit?" 2012 JCLP Communal Conversation. Josh is now pursuing his commitment to Jewish community and the city of Detroit through his new role as with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

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JCLP Events

  1. 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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