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Course Description

Leadership in Jewish Studies (1 cr.)
Hillel Staff
JSTU-X 170

These sections are designed to be practical in nature allowing students from the College and other schools on campus to gain practical leadership experience in the community with a focus on Jewish Studies. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 3 credit hours. A student may only take one X170 per semester.

Each section meets once a week. Students will be graded on attendance, active participation, and a journal that the each student keeps throughout the semester and in which they reflect on their course experiences.


  • Jewish Cooking #7781: Wednesdays 2-3 pm
  • Jewish Cooking #7782: Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • Freshman Leadership #7783: Mondays 4-5 pm
  • Israel 101 #7784: arranged day/time
  • Jews in the Media and Pop Culture #7785 8W1: Tuesday 3-5 pm


Descriptions of each section

Jewish Cooking
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.

Freshman Leadership
Take a look at how your Jewish journey has led you to be a leader through interactive activities. Looking for an easy and fun way to get to know other freshmen on campus? Then this is the course for you!

Israel 101
What is Israelís role in the world? Learn about Israeli life and culture and discuss Israelís relationship with other nations across the globe, technology, advancements and more.

Jews in the Media and Pop Culture - First 8 Weeks
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.