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Jewish Communal Leadership Program

Prepared for Challenge, Poised for Change

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

  • Liz Kohn

    Liz Kohn
    • Practice Method
      Community Organization
    • Minor Practice Method
      Interpersonal Practice
    • Practice Area
      Community and Social Systems

    Liz Kohn is the Colorado Development Manager with Share Our Strength, a national organization working to end child hunger in America by connecting kids with effective nutrition programs. She raises funds to support Colorado programming and coordinates special events to help build broader awareness of the organization. Before she returned home to Colorado, Liz spent three years working for the Fair Food Network in Ann Arbor, MI. She served in many different capacities, completing her work there as Director of Partnership Development. While a JCLP student, Liz worked with Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County and on environmental and food justice issues with Hazon in New York City. She was also part of the team that created "What Is Jewish Detroit?" JCLP's 2012 Communal Conversation.

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