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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.

  4. Jordyn Rosenzweig Jordyn Rosenzweig »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2019

    Jordyn Rosenzweig is from West Bloomfield, MI and 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 has been an active participant with Hillel, Repair the World, Peace Neighborhood, and Wolverine Support Network. She plans to study Interpersonal Practice with a focus on Mental Health.

  5. Josh Musicant Josh Musicant »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2019

    Josh Musicant, originally from Toms River, New Jersey, graduated from the University of Michigan in April with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and Women's Studies, where his research investigated previous scholarship on the intersection between feminism and animals. As an undergrad, Josh worked as a Residential Advisor and founded Michigan's chapter of Epsilon Eta, the 2nd professional environmental fraternity in the country. Josh is studying Social Policy and Evaluation and Community and Social Systems where he hopes to gain adequate knowledge and resources to practice constitutional and public defense law. He is excited to enter a community which prioritizes social justice advocacy and intellectual rigor via our explorations of Judaism within the JCLP.

  6. Rachel Wall Rachel Wall »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2019

    Rachel Wall, originally from Mountain View, CA, comes to JCLP from the Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor where she has held the position of Office Manager since June 2014. She received her BS in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University. Since graduating in May 2011, Rachel has been a Community Life Coordinator with Community Builders in Chicago, Religious School Teacher with Congregation Bet Chaverim in Canton, MI and Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor, and a Daily Living Coach with Intentional Communities of Washtenaw County. She plans to study Management and Community and Social Systems.

Class of 2018

  1. Alana Goldstein Alana Goldstein »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2018

    From Chicago, Illinois, Alana Goldstein graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S.W in May 2016. As an undergraduate student, Alana interned with the Champaign County Public Defender's Office, Illini Hillel, and the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. She held the position of Vice President of Philanthropy for the Pi Beta Phi sorority and worked as a camp counselor and on-site social worker at Keshet, an organization for individuals with special needs. She is a recipient of the Federation Executive Recruitment and Education Program (FEREP) scholarship funded through The Jewish Federations of North America Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence for students who are planning careers in Jewish Federations. As a JCLP student, Alana is looking forward to exploring the intersection of her passions for Judaism and social justice intersect and to supporting marginalized individuals within Jewish communities.

  2. Eli Zucker Eli Zucker »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2018

    Eli Zucker is from West Bloomfield, Michigan and graduated with his B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Michigan in May 2016. As a student, he co-chaired U-M Hillel's "Resetting the Table", a dialogue-based advocacy group that seeks proactive methods for social-justice in Israel. Since 2014, Eli has worked as a dialogue facilitator with U-M's Program on Intergroup Relations. Additionally, he lived in Israel in Summer 2015 where he worked with Project Harmony and Project Ten. As a Project Harmony intern, Eli created and facilitated athletic activities for Arab and Jewish Israeli children through the Max Rayne Hand-in-Hand School. At Project Ten, a Jewish learning and co-existence based program, he participated in organic farming initiatives, musical theater, and English education. Through JCLP, Eli hopes to forge relationships that illuminate the spectrum of individuality within Judaism. He is most looking forward to learning alongside six other young Jewish leaders for the next two years!

  3. Erica Golden Erica Golden »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2018

    Originally from Tampa, Florida, Erica Golden 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 is studying Management with a focus on Children and Youth and is an intern at the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit. While in New Orleans, she was an active member of the student executive board of Chabad at Tulane and was the after-school care coordinator for Torah Academy, a local Jewish day school's, preschool division. She also volunteered as a Crisis Counselor with ViaLink/211. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Bernard Kaufman Essay Contest Award for best undergraduate Jewish Studies essay. She also worked in Tulane's Child and Family Lab evaluating the impact of children's exposure to violence on social-emotional development and school readiness. As a JCLP student, Erica is excited to explore the intersection of Judaism and social work and continue to be an active member of the Jewish community.

  4. Essie Shachar-Hill Essie Shachar-Hill »

    Jewish Communal Leadership Program Class of 2018

    Born in Cambridge, England, Essie Shachar-Hill returns to Ann Arbor by way of Chicago, Illinois. After graduating with a B.A. in English and Judaic Studies from the University of Michigan in May 2015, Essie became a member of  AVODAH: the Jewish Service Corps in Chicago and worked with "Girls in the Game" as an after school coordinator. Essie facilitated programs for over 175 girls in Chicago in addition to program recruitment, parent engagement, and volunteer management as well as coached girls ages 7-14 in activities related to leadership, health, and fitness. 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 hopes to continue examining how social justice and Judaism interact and inform each other in the field of social work.

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