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 2018 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 2018 Hillel Courses

Jewish Cooking

Course #7362

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

Course #7363

Wednesdays 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.

first 8 weeks

Israel 101  through Film

Course #7364

Mondays 1-3pm

Aug 20Oct 12

This is an eight-week course that will address various aspects of Israeli society through Israeli film.  We will explore major influencers such as the geopolitical conflicts, Jewish immigration, the Holocaust, Arab/Jewish relations, observant Judaism, food and culture and Israeli entrepreneurship.

Second 8 Weeks

Jews in Media and Pop Culture

Course #7365

Tuesdays 3-5pm

Oct 15Dec 14

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.

Intro to Guitar through Jewish Music

Course #7366

Tuesdays 3-5pm

Oct 15Dec 14

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.

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 #14664

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.