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Course Description

Leadership in Jewish Studies (1 cr.)
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. X170 is graded pass/fail and does not count toward the Jewish Studies major, certificate, or minor. 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 (5963)
  • Israel 101 (5964)
  • Campus Superstar/Event Planning (5965)
  • The Magic of Summer Camp (5968)

Descriptions of each section

Jewish Cooking (5963)
Mondays 3-4 pm
In Jewish Cooking, students will explore the art of making traditional Jewish dishes – from challah to kugel to Israeli foods.

Israel 101 (5964)
Mondays 1-2 pm
This course will address the complexities and diversity of Israeli society. The goal of this course is to deepen the student’s understanding of current events in Israel and to explore Israel’s role in the world.

Campus Superstar/Event Planning (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 30th year with IU Hillel.

The Magic of Summer Camp (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 at a camp next summer.