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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:


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

  • Emily Meister

    Emily Meister
    • Practice Method
      Interpersonal Practice
    • Practice Area
      Community and Social Systems

    Emily Meister graduated from JCLP in May 2015 and is preparing to move to Israel where she hopes to continue to work towards interfaith partnerships, emphasizing the responsibility of Jewish individuals to help populations in need. As a JCLP student, her field placement was at Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, where she interned in the Refugee Resettlement Program. She worked with refugees from all over the world in helping them acclimate to life in America. She was Co-President of the Organization of Jewish Social Workers at the University of Michigan and served as a student representative on JCLP's Advisory Committee.

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