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

  • Kate Malekoff

    Kate Malekoff

    Kate comes to Ann Arbor and JCLP by way of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Urban Studies and Sociology and then worked as an events coordinator for Carnegie Mellon University. A management student at the School of Social Work, she is interested in a wide variety of issues, including women’s rights, urban refugee resettlement, and elder care. Through JCLP, Kate hopes to further explore how Jewish values influence and motivate the Jewish community's response to social justice issues. Kate's field placement is at Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit, where she primarily works with the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, cancer connection programs, and family case management.

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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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