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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

  • Kate Malekoff

    Kate Malekoff

    Kate Malekoff comes to Ann Arbor by way of Pittsburgh, where she graduated with a BA in Urban Studies and Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh and later worked for Carnegie Mellon University. Kate's field placement is with Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit, where she works with community outreach and family case management. She is intrigued by the dual privilege and onus an American Jewish identity can bring, and how this intersection plays out in contemporary American issues. Kate is interested in a wide variety of issues, including school discipline, race in America, resettlement, and domestic violence. Kate serves on the board of the Student Rights Project at the University, a project of law and social work students providing non-legal advocacy for low-income students facing expulsion or suspension in Southeast Michigan. She is also a Crisis Counselor with Crisis Text Line.

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