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

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Jess Alper

    Jess Alper
    • Practice Method:
      Management of Human Services
    • Practice Area:
      Community and Social Systems

    Jess Alper works in the San Francisco Bay Area in California for Kaiser Permanente in OB/GYN and health communications. While in JCLP, she pursued a dual-degree program and graduated with both a MSW and MPH degree. Prior to her time at U-M, Jess spent four years in San Francisco managing health care service programs for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and teaching teens about gender and identity issues in a pluralistic Jewish education program. She was honored with the Elaine Bachrach Teaching Excellence Award as well as the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum's LINK fellowship.

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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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