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:



Application materials for Fall 2016 and information detailing funding, program requirements, and application will be available in early Fall 2015.

Contact Paige Walker ( for more details.

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

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Haviva Rome Greenbaum

    Haviva Rome Greenbaum

    Haviva Rome Greenbaum is from Tarzana, California, where she founded a Bnei Akiva chapter for Jewish youth while in high school. As a college student, she went on to lead informative workshops for teens about the current state of Israel on behalf of Bnei Akiva, following her experiences as a camper, counselor, and staff member for eight years at Camp Moshava in Wisconsin. Haviva majored in Psychology at Touro College, Lander College for Women, and served as a Resident Advisor. Her interest in social work was born primarily from volunteer experiences; at Nofei Yerushalaim Skilled Nursing Facility in Jerusalem she volunteered in the field of at-risk geriatric support, and at the Jewish Community Center Adaptations Program in New York she worked with fifty special needs young adults. Haviva's graduate field placement was at Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Washtenaw County in the Clinical and Community Services department. Through the JCLP Program, Haviva is looking forward to developing innovative and creative programming possibilities across Jewish denominations and multiple forms of Jewish affiliations, as well as pursuing her passion for clinical social work with the counseling and case management services provided at JFS.  She is Co-President of the Organization of Jewish Social Workers at the University of Michigan.

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JCLP Events

  1. JCLP Community Welcome Breakfast »

    September 3, 2015 - 8:00am to 9:30am

    Please join us in welcoming our students to the Jewish Communal Leadership Program (JCLP)! This annual event is a great opportunity to connect incoming and returning JCLP students with community members over breakfast and thoughtful conversation. Questions? Contact Paige Walker:

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