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

  • Molly Dehrey

    Molly Dehrey

    Molly Dehrey grew up in the Los Angeles area, attending Jewish day schools. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she majored in Hebrew and Human Development and Family studies with a concentration in psychology, and spent a semester at Tel Aviv University. Molly was a counselor at Camp Ramah in California for three summers and for the Ramah Israel Seminar. Fluent in Hebrew, Molly spent a year in Israel volunteering at the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma in Jerusalem, which treats victims of trauma from all religious and ethnic backgrounds. She also worked for the Jewish Agency's B'yachad program, Masa's Building Future Leadership Conference, the March of the Living's Los Angeles Delegation, and, back in Los Angeles, with the Bureau of Jewish Education on a community service program for teenagers. Upon completion of the program, Molly began working at Jewish Child and Family Services as a clinician/community based social worker.

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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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