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JCLP Alumni

Class of 2019

  1. Ali Duhan Ali Duhan

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2019

    Ali Duhan originally from Baltimore, MD, work as a Senior Development Associate at the Baltimore Federation. She came to JCLP from Jackson, MS where she was an Education Fellow with the Institute of Southern Jewish Life. In this role, she traveled throughout the South in order to write and implement Jewish religious school curriculum. Ali graduated from McDaniel College in May 2015 with a BA in Sociology. She is proficient in American Sign Language and spent time working with Deaf students in the Dominican Republic. She also interned at the Baltimore Federation at Jewish Volunteer Connection, where she worked on creating outreach programs for children through programs such as Mitzvah Mission and Camp Tzedek. Through JCLP, she enjoyed learning about the changing landscape of American Judaism. She especially enjoyed attending the General Assembly and spending time with her cohort planning their Communal Conversation. Ali studied Management of Human Services and completed field placements at both the Michigan and National Sections of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW).

  2. Daniel Kaplan Daniel Kaplan

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2019

    Daniel Kaplan, originally from Highland Park, IL, is a Bay Area Community Organizer for Bend the Arc. He graduated from Whitman College in May 2010 with a BA in Race and Ethnic Studies. Before JCLP, he 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 enjoyed learning about leading Jewish social justice organizations with efficacy, integrity, and rootedness in Jewish history and values. One great JCLP memory he has is celebrating Purim in seminar. Daniel says, “We had just finished the communal conversation the previous Sunday, and we felt accomplished and triumphant. We celebrated by playing JCLP Jeopardy together. That was the most I ever laughed in seminar.” He studied Management and completed field placements at Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit and T’ruah: A Rabbinic Call for Human Rights in New York City.

  3. Emily Cloch Emily Cloch

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2019

    Emily Cloch, originally from Deerfield, IL, is a therapist at Third Way Center, a trauma informed residential treatment center for youths ages 16-20. She lives in Denver, Colorado and is excited to be closer to the mountains. Emily is a 2016 graduate of the University of Michigan. She received her BA in Cultural Anthropology and minored in Community Action and Social Change. Prior to starting her master's, Emily was a field instructor with a wilderness therapy program based in Salt Lake City, UT where she led teen groups. During her time in the School of Social Work, Emily worked as an advocate at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at the University of Michigan and a clinical therapy intern at Beit T'Shuvah in Los Angeles. One of Emily's favorite parts of JCLP was working with her cohort to create and facilitate “The Jewish Future is Feminist” event that JCLP hosted earlier this year.

  4. Jordyn Rosenzweig Jordyn Rosenzweig

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2019

    Jordyn Rosenzweig is from West Bloomfield, MI and the school social worker at Doherty Elementary School. She graduated with her BA in Psychology with a Minor in Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan in May 2017. She interned with Jewish Family Services in West Bloomfield, MI during Summer 2016 and volunteered with the Ann Arbor Jewish Community Center during Fall 2015. Jordyn worked as a Camp Counselor during Summer 2014 at Tamarack Camps in Ortinville, MI. During her time at Michigan, she was an active participant with Hillel, Repair the World, Peace Neighborhood, and Wolverine Support Network. As a JCLP student, she studied Interpersonal Practice and completed her School Social Work Certificate. Jordan held field placements at Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County and Doherty Elementary in West Bloomfield. A special JCLP memory for Jordyn is attending the General Assembly in Israel and spending quality time together in Tel Aviv.

  5. Rachel Wall Rachel Wall

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2019

    Rachel Wall, originally from Mountain View, CA, is the Director of Community-Based Services at JARC in Bloomfield Hills, MI, coordinating residential services for adults with developmental disabilities through a Jewish lens. She came to JCLP from the Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor where she held the position of Office Manager for three years. She received her BS in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University. After graduating in June 2011, Rachel worked in a mixed-income affordable housing community on Chicago's South Side, advocated for employment of adults with developmental disabilities, and directed a Hebrew High School program in Ann Arbor. Her field placements have been at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and JARC, an agency with services for adults with disabilities. She studied Management of Human Services with a focus on Community and Social Systems. Through JCLP, Rachel enjoyed learning how to manage organizations in order to make the most positive difference for individuals and their communities and how to build and maintain vibrant Jewish communities.

Class of 2018

  1. Alana Goldstein Alana Goldstein

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2018

    Alana Goldstein is the Community Building Associate at the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. Originally from Deerfield, IL, sShe wasis a recipient of the Federation Executive Recruitment and Education Program (FEREP) scholarship funded through the Jewish Federations of North American Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence for students who are planning careers in the Jewish Federation system. In her time in graduate school, Alana studied Management of Human Services for Communities and Social Systems and has interned at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. As a JCLP student, Alana enjoyed exploring and discussing the intersection of Judaism and social work.

  2. Eli Zucker Eli Zucker

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2018

    Eli Zucker currently lives in Seattle, WashingtonWA where he works as the Director of Men’s Accountability at Seattle Against Slavery. He is from West Bloomfield, Michigan and graduated with his B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Michigan in May 2016. Through JCLP, Eli forged relationships that illuminated the spectrum of individuality within Judaism and enjoyed learning alongside other young Jewish leaders. Eli interned at Detroit Jews for Justice and U-M's Global Scholars Program.

  3. Erica Golden Erica Golden

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2018

    Erica Golden is the first executive director of the groundbreaking Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation Center for Interfaith Families at the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans. She previously was the Youth Engagement Director at Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest, Florida. Originally from Tampa, Erica came to JCLP by way of New Orleans. She received her M.S. in Psychology from Tulane University in May 2016. Erica also earned her B.S. in Psychology and Jewish Studies from Tulane in May 2015. During her time in JCLP, she studied Management with a focus on Children and Youth and interned at the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit. As a JCLP student, Erica was excited to explore the intersection of Judaism and social work while continuing to be an active member of the Jewish community.

  4. Essie Shachar-Hill Essie Shachar-Hill

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2018

    Essie Shachar-Hill is the Midwest Education and Training Manager for Keshet in Chicago and a curricula writer for Moving Traditions. Born in Cambridge, England, they graduated with a B.A. in English and Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan in May 2015. As a member of AVODAH: the Jewish Service Corps in Chicago, Essie worked with "Girls in the Game" as an after school coordinator. As an undergraduate, Essie was involved with U-M Residential Life and also received the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award. Through JCLP, Essie continued to examine how social justice and Judaism interact and inform each other in the field of social work.

  5. Ilana Soumekhian Ilana Soumekhian

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2018

    Ilana Soumekhian lives in Seattle, Washington where she works as a Medical Social Work at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Originally from RockbilleRockville, MD, she completed her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Community Action and Social Change (CASC) from the University of Michigan in May 2016. She interned at the Michigan Medicine's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant along with Von Voightlander Women's Hospital in Inpatient/Outpatient Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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