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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:


How To Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2016. Please check back in early September for application materials for Fall 2017. 

Contact Paige Walker ( for more details or any questions.

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Ilana Soumekhian

    Ilana Soumekhian

    From Rockville, Maryland, Ilana Soumekhian completed her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Community Action and Social Change (CASC) from the University of Michigan in May 2016. During her time as an undergraduate, Ilana served as the New Member Educator for her sorority, held various leadership positions with Michigan's Dance Marathon, and volunteered at Cancer Support Community and Mott's Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor. Additionally, she participated in the Barger Leadership Institute Fellows and Michigan Community Scholars programs. Ilana hopes that her interdisciplinary (social work, Jewish Communal Leadership, and Judaic Studies) education will prepare her to work with children in a variety of organizational contexts.

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