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Course Description

Leadership in Jewish Studies (1 cr.)
JSTU-P 180
Does not count toward Jewish Studies major or certificate


  • Freshman Leadership
  • Greek Life and the Jewish Community
  • Love, Sex & Judaism
  • Leadership for Upperclassmen
  • Community Service and Leadership
  • Storytelling and Torah-telling
  • Learning from Jewish Leaders
  • Business and the Israel Connection

The eight different 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. Graded. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 3 credit hours. A student may only take one P180 per semester.

Each section meets once a week beginning in the 3rd week of the Fall semester. Time of each section is arranged at a meeting of all students early in the Fall semester. 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.

Descriptions of each section

Freshman Leadership #11042:   Work with staff and other students to plan and organize two fall programs, including homecoming float building. Have good ideas for events? Have an artistic side? Looking for an easy and fun way to get to know other freshmen on campus? Then this is the course for you!
Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Greek Life and the Jewish Community #11043: Gain leadership skills through planning programming initiatives in Greek life. A great opportunity to become involved in your house and gain valuable leadership experience in the Greek community.
Monday 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Love, Sex, & Judaism #11044: Sex, relationships, love. How do the media and our communities portray these issues? Does Judaism have anything to say about the topics? Discuss these and other issues affecting college students including interfaith relationships, dating violence, being happy and single, and creating healthy relationships. Use your knowledge from discussions to plan a group final project affecting IU students.
Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Leadership for Upperclassmen #11045: Work with staff and other students to learn leadership skills and implement them by planning and executing programs. Have good ideas for events? Have an artistic side? Looking for an easy and fun way to get to know other leaders on campus? Then this is the course for you!

Community Service and Leadership #11046: Interested in making a difference? This P180 will allow you to be involved in local and national community service/social action activities. From volunteering at the community kitchen or food bank to promoting and collecting items for national initiatives, you will be able to get a taste of volunteer opportunities available. Tie in hands-on volunteering and a better awareness of the Bloomington community with discussions about community activism and Judaism.
Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Learning from Jewish Leaders #11047: Survey great Jewish leaders throughout history and analyze effective leadership in the Jewish community.
Thursdays  11:00 am -12:00 pm

Storytelling and Torah-telling #12170:  Learn story telling techniques and create story-like presentations based on the weekly Torah portion.
Tuesdays 2:00-3:00p.m.

Business and the Israel Connection #13434: The Israel economy encourages and nurtures start-up companies.  Learn marketing, finance, accounting and entrepreneurship skills that will then be utilized to build connections with Israeli start-up companies and nurture a connection with these companies.
T 2:30-3:30 pm