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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 ( for more details or any questions.

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Rachel Wall

    Rachel Wall

    Rachel Wall, originally from Mountain View, CA, comes to JCLP from the Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor where she has held the position of Office Manager since June 2014. She received her BS in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University. Since graduating in May 2011, Rachel has been a Community Life Coordinator with Community Builders in Chicago, Religious School Teacher with Congregation Bet Chaverim in Canton, MI and Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor, and a Daily Living Coach with Intentional Communities of Washtenaw County. She plans to study Management and Community and Social Systems.

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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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