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

  • Talya Gates-Monasch

    Talya Gates-Monasch

    A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Talya Gates-Monasch graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Psychology with a concentration in Gender and Sexuality and minors in Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Math. Formative experiences for Talya included participation in the Young Judaea Year Course in Israel, a summer as a volunteer with the American Jewish World Service in Ukraine and Hillel leadership, and work with the East Bay Jewish Community Federation of Oakland, California. As a JCLP student, Talya had the opportunity to work with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit and UpStart Bay Area. She completed a joint degree MSW/MPH degree at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. After graduation, Talya was employed at Genesee Health System in Flint, Michigan; she recently left that position in order to move back to California.

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JCLP Events

  1. An Open Door: Holocaust Rescue in the Philippines »

    November 22, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

    An Open Door: Holocaust Rescue in the Philippines

    The remarkable story of how President Quezon and Jewish networks created a haven for 1,300 Holocaust refugees, a number exceeding Schindler's List.

    The film, "An Open Door: Holocaust Rescue in the Philippines" will be shown and a discussion with Professor Sharon Delmendo of St. John Fisher College will follow.

    The Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the School of Social Work (CASC and JCLP), and The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies are co-sponsoring.

    Food will be provided.

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  2. 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:

    RSVP here »

  3. 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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