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

  • Aubree Sepler

    Aubree Sepler

    Aubree is a first-year Master's of Social Work student studying Social Policy & Evaluation with a minor in Community Organizing. She recently graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan with a BA in Women’s Studies and Psychology and a minor in the Community Action and Social Change program.  Aubree’s passion for exploring the intersections of gender-based identity and Judaism stemmed from interfaith outreach in extracurricular pursuits. In particular, engaging in dialogue-based work with the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice and the Arab-Jewish Dialogue course at the Program on Intergroup Relations has shaped Aubree's visions for the future of progressive Jewish dialogue. Aubree has worked extensively with different LGBTQ organizations and advisory committees on campus and earned the Ally of the Year award for the 2013-2014 academic year. She is currently the Social Policy & Program Evaluation Intern at Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.  Through JCLP, Aubree hopes to bridge her passions for community growth and creative outreach, and initiate dialogues within various communities about divisive contemporary issues.

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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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