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Jewish Communal Leadership Program

Please Join in Celebrating the 2018 Graduates of the University of Michigan Jewish Communal Leadership Program*


Jacob Ehrlich
Erica Golden
Alana Goldstein
Leah Josephson
Essie Shachar-Hill
Ilana Soumekhian
Eli Zucker

Keynote Remarks by Aliza Kline
Executive Director, OneTable

Ceremony and Brunch
Sunday, April 29, 10:00 AM
Educational Conference Center (Room 1840)
School of Social Work, University of Michigan 1080 South University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 25, 2018

*A collaboration of the School of Social Work and the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

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 2018. The online application can be found here. For full consideration, please apply by December 1, 2017. Priority deadline is February 1, 2018 and regular deadline is March 1, 2018.

Contact Paige Walker ( for more details or any questions.

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Emily Meister

    Emily Meister
    • Practice Method:
      Interpersonal Practice
    • Practice Area:
      Community and Social Systems

    Emily Meister is the Development Coordinator at Shalem College, Israel's only liberal arts school in Jerusalem. As a JCLP student, her field placement was at Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, where she interned in the Refugee Resettlement Program. She worked with refugees from all over the world in helping them acclimate to life in America. She was Co-President of the Organization of Jewish Social Workers at the University of Michigan and served as a student representative on JCLP's Advisory Committee.

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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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