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Recent JCLP Alumni

Class of 2012

  1. Josh Kanter Josh Kanter »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2012

    Josh Kanter is a Manager of Partnerships and Outreach at Reboot, an organization inspired by Jewish ritual and the arts, humor, food, philosophy, and social justice that produces creative projects that spark the interest of young Jews and the larger community. He was previously a planning executive with the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal Team at UJA-Federation of New York and as Community Relations Officer with American Jewish World Service where he fostered strategic partnerships across the Jewish community in effort to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. Before moving to New York, Josh developed and coordinated social justice initiatives to engage young adults at NEXTGen Detroit, a division of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Josh's JCLP experience included work with Bend the Arc, staffing their Detroit Community Leadership Initiative, and serving as a board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor.

    • Practice Method: Community Organization
    • Practice Area: Community and Social Systems
  2. Liz Kohn Liz Kohn »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2012

    Liz Kohn is the Colorado Development Manager with Share Our Strength, a national organization working to end child hunger in America by connecting kids with effective nutrition programs. She raises funds to support Colorado programming and coordinates special events to help build broader awareness of the organization. Before she returned home to Colorado, Liz spent three years working for the Fair Food Network in Ann Arbor, MI. She served in many different capacities, completing her work there as Director of Partnership Development. While a JCLP student, Liz worked with Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County and on environmental and food justice issues with Hazon in New York City. She was also part of the team that created "What Is Jewish Detroit?" JCLP's 2012 Communal Conversation.

    • Practice Method: Community Organization
    • Minor Practice Method: Interpersonal Practice
    • Practice Area: Community and Social Systems
  3. Sara Shvartzman Sara Shvartzman »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2012

    Sara Shvartzman works for Kavod Senior Life as the coordinator of Kavod On the Road, organizing programs for Jewish seniors in partnership with varied agencies and synagogues in Denver, CO. Before returning to her home state of Colorado, Sara worked as the Arts and Culture Coordinator for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore. While in JCLP, Sara was an MSW intern with Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit and Hebrew Senior Life in Boston.

    • Practice Method: Community Organization
    • Practice Area: Community and Social Systems
  4. Talya Gates-Monasch Talya Gates-Monasch »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2012

    Talya Gates-Monasch is a LEAP Management Analyst with the San Mateo County Health System where she focuses on process improvement. A native of the Bay Area, she is enjoying life back home after her time in Michigan and teaching a 5th grade Jewish History class. As a JCLP student, Talya had the opportunity to work with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit and UpStart Bay Area. After graduating from the dual degree program with her MSW and MPH, she worked with the Genesee Health System in Flint, Michigan.

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