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 2015. View the JCLP PDF detailing funding, program requirements, and how to apply.

Contact Andrea Siegel ( for more details.

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

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Ilana (Schuman-Stoler) Harrow

    Ilana (Schuman-Stoler) Harrow

    Ilana (Schuman-Stoler) Harrow grew up in Chicago and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a degree in social welfare. Ilana was a camper and counselor at Habonim Dror Camp Tavor in Three Rivers, Michigan, for which she has also been active as a member of its volunteer board and as a staff trainer. She was a co-founder of the Chicago Moishe House, where she lived for two years, building an engaged community of young Jewish adults through vibrant public programs and service projects. While a student in the Jewish Communal Leadership Program, Ilana interned at the Jewish Council for Urban Affairs in Chicago and spearheaded "What Is Jewish Detroit," JCLP's 2012 Communal Conversation. She is now working for the Chicago Public Schools Office of Student Health and Wellness, in the Vision Program, which provides comprehensive eye exams and glasses to students throughout the Chicago school district.

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JCLP Events

  1. JCLP 2015 Graduation »

    May 1, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Please join us as our second-year students graduate from JCLP. The 2015 guest speaker is Or Mars, Director of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship / Davidson Scholars Program.

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