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

Student and Alumni Profiles

  • Daniel Kaplan

    Daniel Kaplan

    Daniel Kaplan, originally from Highland Park, IL, graduated from Whitman College in May 2010 with a BA in Race and Ethnic Studies. Since March 2014, Daniel has worked as a Community Organizer with the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs in Chicago, IL. Daniel is also a 2016 Avodah Justice Fellow, a 2013 Robert Clark Trust Fellow with the American Friends Service Committee, and former Moishe House resident. As a JCLP student, Daniel looks forward to learning about leading Jewish social justice organizations with efficacy, integrity, and rootedness in Jewish history and values. He 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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