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:

 

Apply

JCLP is accepting applications for Fall 2015. View the JCLP PDF detailing funding, program requirements, and how to apply.

Contact Andrea Siegel (ansiegel@umich.edu) for more details.

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

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Joshua Kanter

    Joshua Kanter

    Josh Kanter currently serves as the Community Relations Officer with American Jewish World Service. In this role he is fostering strategic partnerships across the Jewish community in effort to advance AJWS’s mission of realizing human rights and ending poverty in the developing world.  Prior to his recent move to New York, Josh was developing and coordinating social justice initiatives to engage young adults at NEXTGen Detroit, a division of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. While in Detroit, Josh co-founded a Repair the World Moishe House and was an active member of the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue.  Josh's JCLP experience included work with Bend the Arc, staffing the Detroit Community Leadership Initiative, and as a board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor. Josh also helped in creating the "What Is Jewish Detroit?" 2012 JCLP Communal Conversation and with building the curriculum for the University of Michigan Hillel’s first Alternative Spring Break in Detroit. Josh is originally from Huntington Woods, Michigan and is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he majored in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy with specializations in Jewish Studies and Peace and Justice Studies.

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JCLP Events

  1. JCLP Annual Community Welcome Breakfast »

    September 5, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:30am

    Please join us in welcoming our students to the Jewish Communal Leadership Program (JCLP)! Questions? Contact Andrea Siegel: ansiegel@umich.edu.

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  2. JCLP 2014 Graduation »

    May 2, 2014 - 3:00pm

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

  3. 360 Degree Education Models in a Non-360 Degree World »

    February 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 7:15pm

    4-5pm, Community Reception "Appetizers and Apps," sponsored by The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Kosher hors d'oeuvres; find out about the latest Jewish education apps for adults and kids with volunteers from U-M Hillel's Jewish Engineering Association.

    5-7:15pm, Panel Topic: "360° Education Models in a Non-360° World"

    Can immersive Jewish settings like camps, day schools and Israel trips guarantee a Jewish future? What do the best of these programs achieve? What are the challenges of translating rich educational experiences into meaningful Jewish lives?

    Panel Moderator: Dr. Deborah Ball (Dean, U-M School of Education)

    Panelists: Rabbi Shira Koch Epstein (Exec. Dir., 14th St. Y in New York City); Dr. Marc Kramer (Exec. Dir. RAVSAK, The Jewish Community Day School Network); Amy Skopp Cooper (Assoc. Dir., Camp Ramah); Rabbi David Gedzelman (Exec. VP, The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life), Rabbi Paul Yedwab (Temple Israel, West Bloomfield), Tilly Shames (Exec. Dir., U-M Hillel)

    Note: the panel will also be webcast online for those who live outside the Metro Detroit area.

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