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

  • Liz Kohn

    Liz Kohn

    Liz Kohn, from Evergreen, Colorado, is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, where she was active in Hillel, participated in hurricane relief work on the Gulf Coast, and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Prior to her enrollment in JCLP Liz spent time volunteering at a homeless shelter in Salamanca, Spain and at a children's hospital in Petach Tikva, Israel. She also worked as a development assistant at the 92nd St. Y in New York City. While a JCLP student, Liz had the opportunity to work with Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County and on environmental and food justice issues with Hazon in New York City. She was also part of the team that created "What Is Jewish Detroit?" JCLP's 2012 Communal Conversation. Liz is pursuing her commitment to a more just and sustainable food system in her current role as Director of Partnership Development with the Fair Food Network in Ann Arbor.

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JCLP Events

  1. 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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