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Class of 2014

  1. Samantha Cutler Samantha Cutler »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2014

    Sammi Cutler works in the campus affairs division as a senior development manager at Jewish United Fund / Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. She transitioned to that position from Young Adult Engagement Associate at JUF/JFMC. As a JCLP student, her field placement was with Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit in the older adult department and she served as Co-President of the Organization of Jewish Social Workers on campus. Sammi's undergraduate studies were at the University of Michigan, where she double majored in psychology and Judaic Studies. While in college, she participated in JVS Detroit's Jewish Occupational Internship program (JOIN) and worked with Holocaust survivors through U-M Hillel's Conference on the Holocaust.

  2. Sarah McEwan Sarah McEwan »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2014

    Sarah McEwan is the Transitional Housing Coordinator at Holy Family Shelter in Indianapolis, IN. During her time with JCLP, she helped coordinate the Mitzvah Day efforts at Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor and assisted with the food pantry and resource management at Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County. To further her studies during the summer semester, Sarah traveled to India to work with the Tibetan community in Dharamsala before returning in the fall to a placement at Catholic Social Services as a case manager. She aspires to model cross-cultural sensitivity within the context of faith-based professional work with the goal to "lift the most vulnerable and to serve those with the least."

Class of 2013

  1. Alice Mishkin Alice Mishkin »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2013

    Alice Mishkin is a lecturer for the Intergroup Relations Program at the University of Michigan. She was previously the program coordinator for the Community Action and Social Change undergraduate minor in the University of Michigan School of Social Work. During her time in JCLP, she worked to develop intra-Jewish dialogue programs around Israel, gender and Jewish identity. Alice focused her studies on international community organizing against human rights violations, and Arab and Jewish narratives of oppression and Diaspora. She has worked at the Save Darfur Coalition in Washington, DC, and at American Jewish World Service in New York. Alice spent a year on the Dorot Fellowship, working in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Qalqilya and Nablus for Israeli and Palestinian human rights organizations.

  2. Jess Alper Jess Alper »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2013

    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.

  3. Molly Dehrey Molly Dehrey »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2013

    Molly Dehrey works as a clinician/community based social worker with Jewish Child and Family Services in Chicago, IL. As a JCLP student, she interned with Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit. Before attending U-M, she worked for the Jewish Agency's B'yachad program, Masa's Building Future Leadership Conference, the March of the Living's Los Angeles Delegation, and the Los Angeles Bureau of Jewish Education. Fluent in Hebrew, Molly also spent a year in Israel volunteering at the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma in Jerusalem, which treats victims of trauma from all religious and ethnic backgrounds.

  4. Rachel Freedman-Doan Rachel Freedman-Doan »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2013

    Rachel Freedman-Doan is an English teacher in Daegu, South Korea. She interned with Hazon in New York City and Congregation Beth Shalom in Oak Park, MI, during her time with JCLP. Prior to her studies with JCLP, Rachel was the Director of Interfaith Action at the Ginsberg Center at the University of Michigan. This work of facilitating campus conversations and service across divides of faith and ideology built upon Rachel's undergraduate experience as an interfaith dialogue coordinator.

  5. Shayna Beth Millman Shayna Beth Millman »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2013

    Shayna Beth Millman is the Development Manager at Michigan Hillel in Ann Arbor. Previously, she worked as the Youth Director at Anshe Emet in Chicago and Youth Director at Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah in Wilmette, Illinois, where she managed the award-winning youth department, overseeing four separate programs for kids ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. As a JCLP student, Shayna interned with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor and Jewish Child and Family Services in Chicago. As an undergraduate at U-M, Shayna was an inaugural student in the School of Social Work's Community Action and Social Change minor, which she helped to shape as a member of the program's Student Advisory Board. She also worked at Coville Assisted Living Apartments in Oak Park as a Metro Detroit Jewish Occupational Intern Program, where she organized supplemental activities for residents.

  6. Shayna Elizabeth Goodman Shayna Elizabeth Goodman »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2013

    Shayna Elizabeth Goodman is working on her MFA in creative non-fiction at Hunter College where she'll be teaching a class on contemporary literature called "Distinguished Living Writers." She also is working on curriculum development for The School for Creative Judaism focusing specifically on gender roles and Judaism. She previously worked as the Communications, Outreach and Marketing Strategist at May'an in New York City. As a JCLP student, she interned with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs in Washington, DC. After completing JCLP, Shayna received an MA in Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research explored contemporary American-Jewish fiction and its connection to the past in Eastern Europe. She has worked or volunteered for a wide array of Jewish institutions and publications including Habitus: A Diaspora Journal, Hadassah, and YIVO. She has also contributed blog posts concerning feminism and modern Jewish culture to Lilith Magazine and the Jewish Women's Archive blog.

Class of 2012

  1. Ariel PJ Stewart Ariel PJ Stewart »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2012

    Ariel PJ Stewart is a Senior Program Officer at The Covenant Foundation in New York City. As a JCLP student, Ariel worked with Kadima, a Metro Detroit organization focused on services for those with mental illness. She also interned with JVS Detroit, working on career programming with homeless individuals in Detroit. Originally from Oakland, California, Ariel majored in psychology at American University in Washington DC. While in DC, she volunteered for Everybody Wins DC and interned with Leadership Initiatives, where she developed and led complex fundraising and lobbying projects.

  2. Ilana (Schuman-Stoler) Harrow Ilana (Schuman-Stoler) Harrow »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2012

    Ilana (Schuman-Stoler) Harrow works for the Chicago Public Schools Office of Student Health and Wellness, in the Vision Program, which provides comprehensive eye exams and glasses to students throughout the Chicago school district. She was a co-founder of the Chicago Moishe House, where she lived for two years, building an engaged community of young Jewish adults through vibrant public programs and service projects. While a student in the Jewish Communal Leadership Program, Ilana interned at the Jewish Council for Urban Affairs in Chicago and spearheaded "What Is Jewish Detroit?" JCLP's 2012 Communal Conversation.

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