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Course Description

Leadership in Jewish Studies (1 cr.)
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.

Topics/Sections:

FULL SEMESTER SECTIONS

  • Jewish Cooking – 2 sections: Wednesdays at 3pm and Thursdays at 3pm (maximum of 25 per section) #11686; #11687
  • Jewish Medical Ethics: Wednesdays at 1pm #11688
  • Israel Among the Nations – Tuesdays at 4pm #11689
  • Judaism in the 21st Century – Mondays at 2pm #11690
  • Leadership for Upperclassmen - Time/Day TBA #11691
  • Campus Superstar/Event Planning – Time/Day TBA #12377

8W2 SECTIONS

  • Jews in the Media and Pop Culture – Tuesday at 3-5 pm #12933
  • Jewish Summer Camp; History and Mystery:  Thursday at 3-5 pm #17121

Descriptions of each section

Jewish Cooking – 2 sections: Wednesdays at 3pm and Thursdays at 3pm (maximum of 25 per section) #11686; #11687
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 Medical Ethics: Wednesdays at 1pm #11688
Exploration of contemporary ethical issues arising from technological and medical advances.  To encourage thought and conversation about these issues based on Jewish sources and contemporary texts. Some issues that will be explored are reproductive technologies, abortion, organ donation and receipt, genetic screening, euthanasia etc.

Israel Among the Nations – Tuesdays at 4pm #11689
What is Israel’s role in the world? Learn and discuss Israel's relationship with other nations across the globe, technology, advancements and more.

Judaism in the 21st Century – Mondays at 2pm #11690
Exploring what it means to be Jewish today and what it means to be Jewish in America.

Leadership for Upperclassmen - Time/Day TBA #11691
Leadership experiences tailored to you and your affiliations. Please speak to Hillel staff prior to registering.

Campus Superstar/Event Planning – Time/Day TBA #12377
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 week classes:

Jews in the Media and Pop Culture – Tuesday at 3-5 pm #12933
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.

Jewish Summer Camp; History and Mystery:  Thursday at 3-5 pm #17121
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.