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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

  • Avery Drongowski

    Avery Drongowski

    Avery is a metro-Detroit native with stops along the way in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Illinois. Her interest in social work was sparked during her year in Chicago with AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, where she worked at The ARK, a Jewish social service agency.She is a second year MSW student studying Interpersonal Practice, and is doing field work at Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit, seeing clients individually and in group settings for therapy. During her first year in the program,she was exposed to a variety of treatment modalities, and is looking forward to strengthening her personal theoretical framework that shapes her practice and is most meaningful to her clients during her second year. The Jewish Communal Leadership Program has been critical for Avery in exploring the Jewish communal response to social issues from the perspective of various agencies, and allowed her to consider her future role in that response.

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