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 2015. View the JCLP PDF detailing funding, program requirements, and how to apply.

Contact Andrea Siegel ( for more details.

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

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Emily White

    Emily White

    Emily White is interested in supporting the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual lives of adolescents. She served as a teacher and mentor for Jewish teens for fourteen years at Oak Park Temple in the metro Chicago area. Emily graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in art, media and design. While a student at the University of Montana, she was co-founder and President of the Hillel. In JCLP, Emily hopes to strengthen her skills for working with teens and to enhance her knowledge of wider issues of leadership and engagement in Jewish education. She also hopes to learn methods of intertwining Jewish history with the Jewish present as a tool for education.  Her graduate field placement was at Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit, where she worked with Mentor Connection serving Oakland County Youth in community and career mentoring.

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JCLP Events

  1. Maggid: Stories of the Present Day Jew »

    March 15, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    The Jewish Communal Leadership Program (JCLP) warmly invites SSW students, staff, and faculty to the annual Communal Conversation. This year's theme is community storytelling, featuring local community members and a nationally-known Jewish slam poet. Food will be served. The event is designed by second-year JCLP MSW students.

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  2. JCLP 2015 Graduation »

    May 1, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Please join us as our second-year students graduate from JCLP. The 2015 guest speaker is Or Mars, Director of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship / Davidson Scholars Program.

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