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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

  • Mayan Herman

    Mayan Herman

    Mayan was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She attended the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BSW. Mayan also minored in Spanish, which she expanded while studying abroad in Seville, Spain. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, Mayan was a child welfare caseworker with the Department of Human Services in Pennsylvania, where she valued the diversity of cultural backgrounds in the families she served. Mayan comes to JCLP hoping to deepen her skills with youth in clinical work, as well as learn more about agency organizational capacities. In the future, Mayan hopes to work with children in foster care, survivors of domestic violence, and survivors of human trafficking. Mayan currently interns at Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Washtenaw County in the Clinical and Community Services department. At JFS, Mayan provides therapy, assists community members by making referrals and addressing their needs in times of crisis, and runs a social skills group with young girls at the Hebrew Day School. Additionally, through her fieldwork, Mayan will develop clinical skills to aid her in becoming a licensed mental health clinician.

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