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Class of 2020

  1. Ashley Schnaar Ashley Schnaar »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2020

    Ashley Schnaar hails from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and is a 2018 graduate from Michigan State University, where she received her BASW with a minor in Religious Studies. Throughout her time as an undergraduate student, she completed her field placement at a neighborhood center in Lansing, she served as president of the Jewish Student Union, and she conducted research in disparities and best practices in transgender health. She also was an intern at the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit and a Hebrew Union College Founders Fellow. As a leader at MSU Hillel, Ashley planned numerous events focused on interfaith and multicultural initiatives and intersectional Judaism. Ashley is passionate about social justice and change through community unity and empowerment. She is excited to study the Management of Human Services and Community and Social Systems.

  2. Hannah Berger Hannah Berger »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2020

    Hannah Berger is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2018 with a B.A. in Religious Studies and a minor in Anthropology/Sociology. During her undergraduate experience, she interned at both the American Jewish Archives and at the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education in Cincinnati. Outside of the Jewish world, Hannah has worked domestically at the Cincinnati National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and internationally to conduct research on Okinawan social protest movements. Hannah is deeply passionate about interfaith work. She has experience facilitating the interfaith student leadership program at Kalamazoo College, and wrote her undergraduate thesis on the movement for Roman Catholic Women Priests. She will be studying Management of Human Services and Community and Social Systems.

  3. Lauren Fine Lauren Fine »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2020

    Lauren Fine comes to JCLP by way of Carrboro, North Carolina. After graduating with a B.S. in Communication Studies and a minor in Leadership Studies from Appalachian State University in 2014, Lauren became a Repair the World Fellow in Baltimore. In the fellowship, she did fruit tree education with Baltimore Orchard Project and helped students learn at an afterschool program, Banner Neighborhoods. Lauren has spent the last three years as the Director of Student Leadership at North Carolina Hillel, Chapel Hill where she worked with student leaders to plan programs, engage their peers, and bring vibrant Jewish life to campus. Through JCLP, Lauren is excited to learn more about the Jewish community's role in social justice and discover the field of social work.

  4. Megan Bernard Megan Bernard »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2020

    Megan Bernard is originally from Grand Blanc, Michigan. She graduated with her B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Law, Justice, and Social Change from the University of Michigan in May, 2016. Since graduation, Megan has worked for BBYO as an Associate Regional Director in the greater DC area, working with Jewish teen leaders to strengthen the Jewish future. She was the President of her Jewish sorority at Michigan, Alpha Epsilon Phi, which sparked her interest in Jewish non-profit work. Megan was active in the Union for Reform Judaism as a teen and adult and more specifically their teen leadership camp, URJ Kutz Camp. She worked there for 7 summers, where she had a hand in many different parts of camp; however, her most influential experience was directing Gibush, the full inclusion program for Jewish teens with Autism. She plans to continue non-profit work through the community and social systems concentration with a minor in interpersonal practice to help disadvantaged communities have equal opportunity and access to necessary resources, Jewish or otherwise.

  5. Nora Greenstein Nora Greenstein »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2020

    Nora Greenstein, originally from Washington, DC, graduated from the University of Michigan in May 2015 with a BA in Psychology, and a minor in History. As an undergraduate, Nora was involved in Peace Neighborhood, Hillel, and served as a Research Assistant in the Health, Attitudes, and Influence Lab. Following graduation, Nora moved to Los Angeles to work at the University of Southern California as the Program Manager. Through this role she participated in the Ezra Fellowship, a program through Hillel International working on integrating Jewish education and content into engagement methodology. As a JCLP student, Nora looks forward to exploring the landscape of American Jewish life, and the intersection of Judaism and social justice. She plans to study Management and Community and Social Systems.

  6. Sam Langstein Sam Langstein »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2020

    Sam Langstein, originally from Long Beach, NY, graduated from CUNY Hunter College in 2015 with a BA in Psychology. While in college, Sam worked as a psychology intern and web designer at Yale University's Haskins Laboratories and interned at Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families, a social service organization for at-risk families. Before joining the JCLP, Sam worked for three years at Footsteps, an organization which supports and affirms those transitioning out of the ultra-Orthodox world. Sam originally came to Footsteps as a member of the 2015-2016 cohort of AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps. While serving as an AVODAH Corps member, Sam supported career and education programming. After finishing his year of AVODAH, he continued on at Footsteps and began work on their community engagement and operations teams. Sam plans to study Management of Human Services with a focus on Mental Health and is excited to explore the ways that the Jewish community can better support Jews on the margins.

  7. Sara Weinfeld Sara Weinfeld »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2020

    Sara Weinfeld is from Farmington Hills, MI. She is a 2018 graduate of Michigan State University, where she received her BA in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Health Promotion. During her undergraduate years, she held many leadership positions at MSU Hillel, with a focus on increasing participation and engagement of the campus community. A three year counselor at Tamarack Camps, her Jewish communal involvement included participation as a Jeanette and Oscar Cook Jewish Occupational Intern (JOIN), serving Jewish Senior Life in Oak Park, MI. Her volunteer experiences include working with refugees both in a Greek refugee camp, and in a school in Lansing. Sara plans to study Interpersonal Practice with an emphasis on youth in families and society.

Class of 2019

  1. Ali Duhan Ali Duhan »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2019

    Ali Duhan, originally from Baltimore, MD, comes to JCLP from Jackson, MS where she has spent the past two years as 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. She is excited to learn through JCLP about the changing landscape of American Judaism and the role that small town Jewish life can play in the broader Jewish world. She plans to study Management of Human Services and Community and Social Systems.

  2. Daniel Kaplan Daniel Kaplan »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2019

    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.

  3. Emily Cloch Emily Cloch »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2019

    Emily Cloch, originally from Deerfield, IL, is a 2016 graduate of the University of Michigan. She received her BA in Cultural Anthropology and minored in Community Action and Social Change. Emily was a counselor with a wilderness therapy program based in Salt Lake City, UT where she led teen groups. She is deeply committed to outdoor education and wilderness therapy, having served as a Cabin Counselor and Wilderness Trip Leader with Birch Trail Camp for Girls in Minong, WI during the 2011, 2013, and 2014 summers . As an undergraduate, Emily was a Research Assistant with the Intergroup Relations Ethnicity Research Project. She plans to study Interpersonal Practice with a focus on Children and Youth.

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