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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 (vpwalker@umich.edu) for more details or any questions.

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Aubree Sepler

    Aubree Sepler

    Aubree is a second-year MSW student studying Social Policy & Evaluation and concentrating in communities and social systems. She recently graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan with a BA in Women's Studies and Psychology and a minor in the Community Action and Social Change program. Aubree's passion for the intersection of gender-based identity and Judaism stems from intergroup outreach efforts. In particular, engaging in dialogue work through positions at the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, as a research assistant for the Program on Intergroup Relations' Arab-Jewish Dialogue course, and as a fellow for the Shoulder-to-Shoulder emerging interfaith leaders program, has shaped Aubree's vision for the future of progressive Jewish organizing. Aubree has worked extensively with LGBTQ organizations and campus advisory boards, and has held three separate policy and program evaluation field placements at the local and national level. Through JCLP, Aubree hopes to bridge her passions for creative outreach and community growth.

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Alumnus Josh Kanter

Alumnus Josh Kanter talks about his experience at the U-M School of Social Work and the Jewish Communal Leadership Program.

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