X170 Leadership Classes

These 1 credit IU courses are designed to be fun and practical while providing a great way to meet friends and get involved at Hillel. This course is Pass/Fail and may be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 3 credit hours.  A student may only take one X170 course per semester.

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Each section meets once a week. Classes are Pass/Fail and students will be graded on attendance, active participation, and a journal or special class project depending on the course.

The Course is Called Leadership in Jewish Studies or JSTU-X170 (1 cr. each)

Register for one of these 2018 SPRING SEMESTER X170 classes when you sign up for your fall semester classes.

To sign up for any of these 1 Credit Courses go to Onestart, then to student center, then to Register and Drop/Add, click on SPRING 2018, and enter the course number listed below for JSTU-X170

Get 1 hour of IU credit for getting involved at Hillel
Sign up when you register for your classes (or add) at one.iu.edu JSTU-X170

Jewish Cooking, Section #7882
Wednesdays 2-3pm
In Jewish Cooking, students will explore that art of the deliciously crafted meals that your Jewish mother or grandmother once cooked for you. Students will go on a Jewish journey through their taste buds cooking different Jewish foods from Challah to Kugel to foods in the far off homeland of Israel.

Jewish Cooking, Holidays and Modern Life, Section #7883
Mondays 4-5pm
Experience the Jewish holidays through discussion and cooking.  We will discuss questions of the importance of ritual and making Jewish practice and life more contemporary.  We will also look at design thinking and its role in modern day Judaism.

Intro to Guitar through Jewish Music, Section #7884
Tuesdays 2-3pm
This course will focus on beginner guitar fundamentals and serve as an intro to progressive Jewish melodies, which will act as practice tunes as students’ guitar skills progress throughout the class. Students familiar with Jewish camp culture, as well as anyone with an interest in learning guitar through a Jewish lens are encouraged to sign up. 

Israel 101 through Film, Section #7885
Thursdays 2-3pm
This course will explore Israeli history through the lens of various films. We will move through time periods starting with the creation of the Jewish State and continuing to present time. Students will watch and dissect films, discussing various themes and conflicts that have been present throughout Israel’s history. Themes such as Jewish identity, immigration and culture, wars, army life and family will be explored.

Campus Superstar/Event Planning, Section #7886
Time/Day TBA
Be a part of a huge fundraiser for Hillel at IU! Campus Superstar is a state-wide singing competition for any student in Indiana. As part of this class, you will have the opportunity to plan, market, and implement this large venture, and in this 12th year of the competition it is sure to be bigger than ever!

2nd 8 weeks only:
Jews in the Media and Pop Culture – Tuesdays 3-5pm, Section #7787
Come watch, learn, and discuss about how Jews are portrayed in TV shows, movies, and the media. We will explore the image and stereotypes of Jews in the pop culture world and discuss the validity of these portrayals.

2nd 8 weeks only:
Jewish Summer Camp; History and Mystery:  Thursday at 3-5 pm, Section #8485
A survey of the history of Jewish summer camping in America.  Discussions regarding the essential elements of Jewish summer camp programming, administration and philosophy.  Discussion and comparison of Jewish camps in the Reform, Conservative, JCC and other communities.

IU Hillel also offers a special Greek Jewish Leadership class. This class is open only to the emerging leaders and current E-board members of the predominantly Jewish Greek chapters.  This class is 2 credit hours and students receive a grade.

EDUC-U495, Section 14377, Mondays from 6-7:30pm. Build your leadership skills while networking and learning with other leaders in the Jewish Greek community. This class explores some of the challenges facing the Greek community and gives class participants the opportunity to find solutions.  We also explore Jewish values as they relate to Greek life.




President: Contact Rabbi Sue at hillel@indiana.edu