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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 now accepting applications for Fall 2017. The online application can be found here. For full consideration, please apply by December 1, 2016. Priority deadline is February 1, 2017 and regular deadline is March 1,2017.

Contact Paige Walker ( for more details or any questions.

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Eli Zucker

    Eli Zucker

    Eli Zucker is from West Bloomfield, Michigan and graduated with his B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Michigan in May 2016. As a student, he co-chaired U-M Hillel's "Resetting the Table", a dialogue-based advocacy group that seeks proactive methods for social-justice in Israel. Since 2014, Eli has worked as a dialogue facilitator with U-M's Program on Intergroup Relations. Additionally, he lived in Israel in Summer 2015 where he worked with Project Harmony and Project Ten. As a Project Harmony intern, Eli created and facilitated athletic activities for Arab and Jewish Israeli children through the Max Rayne Hand-in-Hand School. At Project Ten, a Jewish learning and co-existence based program, he participated in organic farming initiatives, musical theater, and English education. Through JCLP, Eli hopes to forge relationships that illuminate the spectrum of individuality within Judaism. He is most looking forward to learning alongside six other young Jewish leaders for the next two years!

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