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 2019 Fall 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.

fall 2019 Hillel Courses

Jewish Cooking

Course #6732

Wednesdays 2-3pm

In Jewish Cooking, students will explore that art of the deliciously crafted meals common in the kitchens of Jewish mothers and grandmothers world wide. Students will go on a Jewish journey through their taste buds cooking everything from Challah to Kugel, recipes from the Jewish state of Israel.

Jewish Cooking: Holidays and Modern Life

Course #6733

Mondays 4-5pm

Experience the pallets of the Jewish holidays through the foods associated with them.  This class will examine the importance of ritual and the cross-section of Jewish practice and modern life, and how traditional recipes have been passed down through generations. 

Israel 101

Course #6736

Mondays 1-2 pm

Did you know that 2019 will be an election year in Israel? This Fall, Israel 101 will focus on the relationships between Israeli politics and society. Join in the discussion and learn about one of the most vibrant democratic climates in the world.

2nd 8 weeks only:

Freshman Leadership, course #6735

Thursdays 2-4pm

Engage in intentional leadership training. As the seasons of nature constantly change, so will our classroom settings. Learn your individual role as a team player, and what leadership style best resonates with you while also exploring leadership in Judaism.

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

Course #12446

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.