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Class of 2013

  1. Rachel Freedman-Doan Rachel Freedman-Doan

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2013

    Rachel Freedman-Doan is an English teacher in Daegu, South Korea. She interned with Hazon in New York City and Congregation Beth Shalom in Oak Park, MI, during her time with JCLP. Prior to her studies with JCLP, Rachel was the Director of Interfaith Action at the Ginsberg Center at the University of Michigan. This work of facilitating campus conversations and service across divides of faith and ideology built upon Rachel's undergraduate experience as an interfaith dialogue coordinator.

  2. Shayna Beth Millman Shayna Beth Millman

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2013

    Shayna Millman is a development associate at the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix in Scottsdale, Arizona. Before moving out west, Shayna woked as the Development Manager at Michigan Hillel in Ann Arbor, MI, the Youth Director at Anshe Emet in Chicago, and the Youth Director at Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah in Wilmette, Illinois. As a JCLP student, Shayna interned with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor and Jewish Child and Family Services in Chicago. As an undergraduate at U-M, Shayna was an inaugural student in the School of Social Work's Community Action and Social Change minor, which she helped to shape as a member of the program's Student Advisory Board. She also worked at Coville Assisted Living Apartments in Oak Park as a Metro Detroit Jewish Occupational Intern Program, where she organized supplemental activities for residents.

  3. Shayna Elizabeth Goodman Shayna Elizabeth Goodman

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2013

    Shayna Elizabeth Goodman is working on her MFA in creative non-fiction at Hunter College where she'll be teaching a class on contemporary literature called "Distinguished Living Writers." She also is working on curriculum development for The School for Creative Judaism focusing specifically on gender roles and Judaism. She previously worked as the Communications, Outreach and Marketing Strategist at May'an in New York City. As a JCLP student, she interned with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs in Washington, DC. After completing JCLP, Shayna received an MA in Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research explored contemporary American-Jewish fiction and its connection to the past in Eastern Europe. She has worked or volunteered for a wide array of Jewish institutions and publications including Habitus: A Diaspora Journal, Hadassah, and YIVO. She has also contributed blog posts concerning feminism and modern Jewish culture to Lilith Magazine and the Jewish Women's Archive blog.

Class of 2012

  1. Ariel PJ Stewart Ariel PJ Stewart

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2012

    Ariel PJ Stewart is a Senior Program Officer at The Covenant Foundation in New York City. As a JCLP student, Ariel worked with Kadima, a Metro Detroit organization focused on services for those with mental illness. She also interned with JVS Detroit, working on career programming with homeless individuals in Detroit. Originally from Oakland, California, Ariel majored in psychology at American University in Washington DC. While in DC, she volunteered for Everybody Wins DC and interned with Leadership Initiatives, where she developed and led complex fundraising and lobbying projects.

  2. Ilana (Schuman-Stoler) Harrow Ilana (Schuman-Stoler) Harrow

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2012

    Ilana Harrow works for the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Office of Student Health and Wellness, as the Oral Health Coordinator. Before that, she worked with CPS in the Vision Program and also served as a program associate with the Ounce of Prevention Fund. She was a co-founder of the Chicago Moishe House, where she lived for two years, building an engaged community of young Jewish adults through vibrant public programs and service projects. While a student in the Jewish Communal Leadership Program, Ilana interned at the Jewish Council for Urban Affairs in Chicago and spearheaded "What Is Jewish Detroit?" JCLP's 2012 Communal Conversation. Ilana most recently has provided MSW supervision to JCLP students completing summer field placements in Chicago. 

  3. Josh Kanter Josh Kanter

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2012

    Josh Kanter is a Manager of Partnerships and Outreach at Reboot, an organization inspired by Jewish ritual and the arts, humor, food, philosophy, and social justice that produces creative projects that spark the interest of young Jews and the larger community. He was previously a planning executive with the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal Team at UJA-Federation of New York and as Community Relations Officer with American Jewish World Service where he fostered strategic partnerships across the Jewish community in effort to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. Before moving to New York, Josh developed and coordinated social justice initiatives to engage young adults at NEXTGen Detroit, a division of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Josh's JCLP experience included work with Bend the Arc, staffing their Detroit Community Leadership Initiative, and serving as a board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor.

  4. Liz (Kohn) Grossi Liz (Kohn) Grossi

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2012

    Liz Grossi is the Lead Communications Coordinator for the City of Fort Collins. Before that she worked as the Colorado Development Manager with Share Our Strength, a national organization working to end child hunger in America by connecting kids with effective nutrition programs. She raised funds to support Colorado programming and coordinates special events to help build broader awareness of the organization. Before she returned home to Colorado, Liz spent three years working for the Fair Food Network in Ann Arbor, MI. She served in many different capacities, completing her work there as Director of Partnership Development. While a JCLP student, Liz worked 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.

  5. Sara Shvartzman Sara Shvartzman

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2012

    Sara Shvartzman works for Kavod Senior Life as the coordinator of Kavod On the Road, organizing programs for Jewish seniors in partnership with varied agencies and synagogues in Denver, CO. Before returning to her home state of Colorado, Sara worked as the Arts and Culture Coordinator for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore. While in JCLP, Sara was an MSW intern with Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit and Hebrew Senior Life in Boston.

  6. Talya (Gates-Monasch) Marcus Talya (Gates-Monasch) Marcus

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2012

    Talya Marcus is a LEAP Management Analyst with the San Mateo County Health System where she focuses on process improvement. A native of the Bay Area, she is enjoying life back home after her time in Michigan and teaching a 5th grade Jewish History class. As a JCLP student, Talya had the opportunity to work with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit and UpStart Bay Area. After graduating from the dual degree program with her MSW and MPH, she worked with the Genesee Health System in Flint, Michigan.

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