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Class of 2016

  1. Alli Rosen Alli Rosen »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2016

    Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Alli Rosen comes to JCLP by way of San Francisco. Alli graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BSW from James Madison University. Following graduation, she completed two years of AmeriCorps National Direct at LIFT-Chicago where she managed a community resource center helping community members achieve economic stability and well-being. Alli worked in food and environmental education with Hazon in the Bay Area, contributing to her dual passions for food justice and health equity across race and place. She is completing her MSW field work at Fair Food Network and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. Through JCLP, Alli hopes to explore how Jews have engaged with social movements throughout history in effort to learn how a group can use positional power and work in solidarity with other communities toward racial and economic justice.

  2. Aubree Sepler Aubree Sepler »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2016

    Aubree is a second-year MSW student studying Social Policy & Evaluation and concentrating in communities and social systems. She recently graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan with a BA in Women's Studies and Psychology and a minor in the Community Action and Social Change program. Aubree's passion for the intersection of gender-based identity and Judaism stems from intergroup outreach efforts. In particular, engaging in dialogue work through positions at the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, as a research assistant for the Program on Intergroup Relations' Arab-Jewish Dialogue course, and as a fellow for the Shoulder-to-Shoulder emerging interfaith leaders program, has shaped Aubree's vision for the future of progressive Jewish organizing. Aubree has worked extensively with LGBTQ organizations and campus advisory boards, and has held three separate policy and program evaluation field placements at the local and national level. Through JCLP, Aubree hopes to bridge her passions for creative outreach and community growth.

  3. Emily Zussman Emily Zussman »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2016

    Emily Zussman grew up in Huntington Woods, MI, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Sociology and minors in Judaic Studies and Community Action and Social Change. She studied abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. Emily's formative Jewish experiences stem from an extensive background as a camper, counselor, and supervisor at Tamarack Camps. Her desire to pass along valuable Jewish experiences to the next generation also guided her to staff two UM Hillel Birthright trips. Emily serves as a Graduate Student Representative on the Michigan Hillel Governing Board. Through JCLP, Emily hopes to bring social work values into her Jewish professional life. She is passionate about building strong Jewish identities and communities. Emily's field placement is at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit primarily working in the NEXTGen department.

  4. Jaime Bean Jaime Bean »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2016

    Jaime grew up in Huntington Woods, MI and graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in Community Action and Social Change (CASC). Jaime's formative Jewish experiences stem from an extensive background as a camper, staff member, and supervisor at Tamarack Camps, a Jewish sleepover camp located in Ortonville, MI. She is currently the Philanthropic Advancement Graduate Intern at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit where she is expanding her skill set and gaining extensive experience with fundraising, development, and program management. Jaime hopes to continue her work in serving the broader Jewish community through the Federation system following graduation.

  5. Kate Malekoff Kate Malekoff »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2016

    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.

  6. Mayan Herman Mayan Herman »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2016

    Mayan was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She attended the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BSW. Mayan also minored in Spanish, which she expanded while studying abroad in Seville, Spain. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, Mayan was a child welfare caseworker with the Department of Human Services in Pennsylvania, where she valued the diversity of cultural backgrounds in the families she served. Mayan comes to JCLP hoping to deepen her skills with youth in clinical work, as well as learn more about agency organizational capacities. In the future, Mayan hopes to work with children in foster care, survivors of domestic violence, and survivors of human trafficking. Mayan currently interns at Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Washtenaw County in the Clinical and Community Services department. At JFS, Mayan provides therapy, assists community members by making referrals and addressing their needs in times of crisis, and runs a social skills group with young girls at the Hebrew Day School. Additionally, through her fieldwork, Mayan will develop clinical skills to aid her in becoming a licensed mental health clinician.

Class of 2015

  1. Emily Meister Emily Meister »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2015

    Emily Meister graduated from JCLP in May 2015 and is preparing to move to Israel where she hopes to continue to work towards interfaith partnerships, emphasizing the responsibility of Jewish individuals to help populations in need. 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.

    • Practice Method: Interpersonal Practice
    • Practice Area: Community and Social Systems
  2. Emily White Emily White »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2015

    Emily White is the Program Director of the Israel Education Center at the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. As a JCLP student, her graduate field placement was with Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit, where she worked with Mentor Connection serving Oakland County Youth in community and career mentoring. Before attending graduate school, Emily served as a teacher and mentor for Jewish teens for fourteen years at Oak Park Temple in the metro Chicago area. In JCLP, Emily strengthened her skills for working with teens and enhanced her knowledge of wider issues of leadership and engagement in Jewish education.

    • Practice Method: Interpersonal Practice
    • Practice Area: Children and Youth in Families and Society
  3. Haviva Rome Greenbaum Haviva Rome Greenbaum »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2015

    Haviva Rome Greenbaum is a Family Case Manager at Jewish Family Services of Metropolitan Detroit. As a JCLP student, her field placement was at Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Washtenaw County in the Clinical and Community Services department. Through the JCLP Program, Haviva developed innovative and creative programming across Jewish denominations and multiple forms of Jewish affiliations, as well as pursued her passion for clinical social work with the counseling and case management services provided at JFS. Originally from Tarzana, CA, her interest in social work was born primarily from volunteer experiences. At Nofei Yerushalaim Skilled Nursing Facility in Jerusalem, she volunteered in the field of at-risk geriatric support; and at the Jewish Community Center Adaptations Program in New York, she worked with special needs young adults.

    • Practice Method: Interpersonal Practice
    • Practice Area: Community and Social Systems
  4. Max Glick Max Glick »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2015

    Max Glick is the Director of Community Engagement at the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor. A Michigan native, Max concentrated on fundraising, leadership development, program management and community outreach as a JCLP student. He also served on JCLP's Advisory Committee as a student representative. Max received his Bachelors in Public Policy and Organizational Communications from Western Michigan University. He has worked with Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) in Detroit as a Job Coach, Michigan Hillel as a Development Intern, and with Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit as a social work intern. Additionally, Max has worked on a number of local, state and national level initiatives including managing a State Representative race.

    • Practice Method: Community Organization
    • Minor Practice Method: Management of Human Services
    • Practice Area: Community and Social Systems
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