Contact Information

School of Social Work
Office of Student Services
1080 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

Phone: (734) 936-0961

Dr. Karla Goldman
Director, Jewish Communal Leadership Program

Dr. Andrea Siegel
Program Manager, Jewish Communal Leadership Program

Erin Zimmer
Assistant Director for Student Services

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 2014.  View the JCLP PDF detailing funding, program requirements, and how to apply.

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

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Samantha Cutler

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2014

    Samantha Cutler

    Samantha Cutler is a native of West Bloomfield, Michigan and a recent graduate, majoring in psychology and Judaic Studies, of the University of Michigan. Sammi has had extensive experience working and volunteering in the Jewish community.   Sammi was president of her BBYO chapter, a counselor at Camp Tamarack, and took a lead role in raising over $100,000 for the Community NEXT efforts of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Opportunities to work with the elderly residents at Jewish Senior Life Fleischman Residence, as part of JVS Detroit’s Jewish Occupational Internship (JOIN), and her work with Holocaust survivors as a part of Michigan Hillel’s Conference on the Holocaust, have shaped her professional aspirations.  She joins JCLP with the goal of bringing compassion, insight, and energy to work with Jewish geriatric populations.   Her current field placement is with Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit in the older adult department, and she is Co-President of the Organization of Jewish Social Workers at the University of Michigan.

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JCLP Events

  1. JCLP 2014 Graduation »

    May 2, 2014 - 3:00pm

    Please Join in Celebrating the 2014 Graduates of the University of Michigan Jewish Communal Leadership Program

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