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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

Application materials for Fall 2016 are available now here. Application deadlines are December 1, 2015 (early application), February 1, 2016 (priority), and March 1, 2016. For full consideration, please apply by the December 1 deadline. 

Contact Paige Walker ( for more details.

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Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Josh Kanter

    Josh Kanter
    • Practice Method
      Community Organization
    • Practice Area
      Community and Social Systems

    Josh Kanter is a planning executive with the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal Team at UJA-Federation of New York. His work involves funding Jewish education and identity programs locally, as well as in Israel and in the former Soviet Union. He previously served as Community Relations Officer with American Jewish World Service where he fostered strategic partnerships across the Jewish community in effort to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. Before moving to New York, Josh developed and coordinated social justice initiatives to engage young adults at NEXTGen Detroit, a division of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Josh's JCLP experience included work with Bend the Arc, staffing their Detroit Community Leadership Initiative, and serving as a board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor.

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