x170 courses at hillel


hillel offers a variety of classes you can take for credit at IU.

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Register for one of these 2020 Spring SEMESTER classes when you sign up for your fall semester classes or afterwards through Drop/Add.

The following courses are listed in the IU Schedule of Classes under JSTU. The Course is Called Leadership in Jewish Studies or JSTU-X170.

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. The courses are 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. students are graded on attendance, active participation, and special class assignments unique to each course.

Spring 2020 Hillel Courses

Jewish Cooking, JSTU X170, course number 5963

Mondays 3-4pm

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 Israel.


Israel 101, JSTU X170, course number 5964

Mondays, 1-2 pm

Explore the complexities of Israeli culture, politics, and history in an interactive and engaging class.


Campus Superstar/Event Planning, JSTU X170, course number 5965

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 16th year of the competition it is sure to be bigger than ever! This year we are celebrating Rabbi Sue’s 30thyear with IU Hillel.


The Magic of

Jewish Summer Camp

JSTU X170, course number 5968

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:30pm

What makes Jewish summer camp unique and important? Join in the discussion.  For those who have experienced summer camp AND for those who will be working in camp this coming summer.


The following course is listed in the IU Schedule of Classes under EDUCATION (EDUC):

IU Hillel offers a special Greek Jewish Leadership class.

This class is 2 credit hours and is not pass/fail. students receive a grade.


Seminar in Leadership Training, Jewish Emerging Leaders, EDUC U495, course number 10327

Mondays 6-7:30pm 

This course is for students in the fraternity / sorority community who identify as emerging Jewish leaders.  This class provides a neutral platform for students to come together and communicate about common issues and problems they face as Jewish leaders and explores Jewish values and ethics as well as Jewish identity as students work to implement solutions.  The class curriculum highlights the overlap between Greek and Jewish values and provides ways for students to weave these values together.  This course also challenges students to build their leadership competencies and skills.