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The Heritage Center is a program of the Jewish Community Center The Heritage Center is an important part of the of Greater Kansas City serving Jewish Community Center. To ensure we can older adults. It is made possible with major funding from the provide the best services to our participants, a Menorah Heritage Foundation nominal membership fee has been established. of Greater Kansas City, of Kansas City and Individuals who currently have a senior single, the United Way of Greater senior couple or lifetime membership of The Kansas City. J automatically qualify for a Heritage Center Office Hours membership without having to pay the $54 annual 8:30am - 4:30pm fee. While membership is not a requirement to Mission participation, members receive many benefits. The mission of the Heritage Center is to positively impact our community by creating Membership Highlights opportunities for healthy aging in a welcoming Jewish environment. • $54 annual fee Accreditation National Institute of Senior Centers • Receive Member-only pricing on Heritage Center programs and services Heritage Center Committee Stephen Feinstein Phil Rubenstein • Attend or enroll in member-only events and Billie Lash Vivian Schlozman Alice Lewinsohn Ann Stern programs Rod Minkin Shari Stimetz Mike Rogovein • Receive early registration for day trips, Bonnie Rosen extended travel and special events The Heritage Center committee is an advisory committee of the • Prime Times delivered to your home Heritage Center. The purpose of the committee is to identify the needs and interests of older adults served by the Heritage Center and to advise The J staff and board members regarding Do you want to be informed matters of concern, priority and of class cancellations or potential innovation. other last minute changes?

Interested in learning more or serving on the committee? Contact Sandra Greason, Director of the Heritage Center For your convenience, the Heritage Center subscribes at (913) 327.8042 to an automated voice message system. Receive a voice message for only the classes you attend. Sign up today. Contact the Heritage Center at (913) 327.8044. Health & Fitness

Water Fit Chair Yoga Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm Tuesdays 9:15am-10:15am Indoor Pool Studio 1 Thursdays 1:00pm-2:00pm Thursdays 9:15am-10:15am Cost: Free (Members Only) Cost: Free This class is low-impact and great for those just Chair Yoga includes stretching poses (asanas), breath getting started on an exercise routine. Participants work (prana yama) and meditation for the purpose of must obtain a Heritage Center membership card available at The J Main Reception Desk. Instructor: promoting flexibility and mobility. Bonnie Pennington Instructor: Robin Jaffe

Beltone Hearing Testing NEW July 13 9:00 am-11:00 am Galleria Cost: Free Beltone Hearing and Audiology sponsors basic hearing aid checks as well as testing. No preregistration required.

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Visiting Nurse Volunteer Opportunities July 12 9:00am-10:30am Heritage Monday July 3 - J Camp Carnival August 9 9:00am-10:30am Center Volunteers needed to help kids with carnival Cost: Free games (outdoors) Blood pressure readings are offered each month and glucose tests will be available in the odd months. The Friday, August 4 - End of Summer J Camp glucose test does require a 12-hour fast. Appointments are not required. Carnival Volunteers needed to help kids with carnival games (outdoors) Cardio Fitness Enjoy Programming with Campers Thursday, July 3 Mondays 10:00am-10:45am - Enjoy the Israeli Scouts-Tzofim Tuesdays 10:00am-10:45am Friendship Caravan Performance Wednesdays 10:00am-10:45am MAC Rm Social Hall 2:30pm Thursdays 10:00am-10:45am Friday, July 28 Fridays 10:00am-10:45am - J Art Camp Exhibit - Visit with artists of J Art Camp. Cost: Free Galleria. This low-impact class focuses on cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. For sign up or for more information, Participants can sit or stand as exercises can be modified for all ages and abilities. contact the camp office at (913) 327-8060. Health & Fitness

The following exercise classes are under the direction of Fitness and Sports at The J. As a benefit to Members of The J, those with a senior single or senior couple membership may attend these classes. All are free of charge to J Members (except Kinesis). Heritage Center Members who have paid the $54 membership fee may participate in these classes through the purchase of an exercise punch card (see prices below). Any questions regarding class time, location, schedule, cancellations or instructors should be directed to the Group Exercise Coordinator at (913) 327.8081. For the latest information on class schedules and cancellations, go to facebook.com/jfitkc. (You don’t need a Facebook account to access this page.) Exercise Punch Card Kinesis Cost: 1 punch 5-punch $21 (Members only) 10-punch $35 (Members only) Instructor: Varies Purchase a 5 or 10-punch card and utilize it for Kinesis has an emphasis on controlled movements the Heritage Center exercise classes listed. Just that help promote muscle strength, balance, flexibility bring your punch card to class and the instructor and cardiovascular fitness. will take care of the rest. Cards may be purchased in the Heritage Center or the Member Experience Desk. A 5-punch card expires after 3 months. Gentle Pilates A 10-punch card expires after 4 months. Cost: 1 punch Instructor: Varies Gentle Pilates is an ordered series of exercises that help Gentle Floor Yoga build flexibility, muscular strength and endurance. Cost: 1 punch All floor work. Instructor: Varies Gentle Floor Yoga classes are designed to open the body, stretch and tone the muscles, increase inner- awareness and also bring a sense of peace within.

One Hour Total Fit Cost: 1 punch Instructor: Christine Van Mol Senior Health Insurance free One Hour Total Fit is a conditioning class working on muscular strength, endurance, balance and flexibility. Counseling for Kansas Mondays 2:00pm-5:00pm T’ai Chi Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm Club Rm 3 Fridays 1:00pm-5:00pm Cost: 1 punch Instructor: Alan Karchmer Meet with a Medicare trained volunteer counselor to learn about Medicare benefits and enrollment processes. Gain freedom from potential falls using basic Volunteers will explain how Medicare works on its own movements to increase balance and flexibility. or with other insurance. Assistance with prescription The class is easy to follow and beginners are not coverage and supplemental insurance is also provided only welcomed, but encouraged. along with programs that may help you lower your Medicare costs. All SHICK volunteers are trained by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services and Qi Gong undergo background checks. Visits with a counselor will Cost: 1 punch be available by appointment only on Monday and Friday afternoon in Club Room 3. Instructor: Vada Mae Eder Qi Gong uses fluid movements for health and stress Call (785) 242.7200 management. to schedule an appointment. 4 Special Events

Movie Matinee – Lion

Monday, July 10 12:45pm Heritage Center Cost: Donations Accepted Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Based on the book “A Long Way Home,” written by Saroo Brierley. Rated PG-13, 2 Hours

Happy Hour - Big Band

Wed., July 19 4:00pm - 5:30pm Heritage Center Cost: Donations Accepted Enjoy drinks, good food and great entertainment. The Don Accurso Orchestra plays Big Band music of the 1930’s through 1940’s. No preregistration required. Donations accepted.

Movie Matinee - Hidden Figures

Monday, August 14 12:45pm Heritage Center Cost: Donations Accepted Three brilliant African-American women at NASA – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. Based on a true story. PG-13, 2 hrs 7min 5 Special Events

Happy Hour - Jazz in the Afternoon Wednesday, 4:00pm- Heritage Center August 16 5:30pm Cost: Donations Accepted This is the last happy hour of the year. Come enjoy drinks, good food and the jazzy musical stylings of the Tom Roberts Duo. The duo plays a variety of instruments as well as bring vocals to their performance. No preregistration required. Donations accepted. 3rd Annual Talent Show

Wednesday, 6:30pm- MAC Rm August 31 8:00pm Cost: $5 Donation Do you like to sing, dance, tell jokes, recite poems or play a musical instrument? We want to showcase your talent at the the third annual Heritage Center talent show. Join us for an evening of talented performances and delicious appetizers. Former DJ and TV actor Jerry Fogel will emcee the event. Jerry is best known for his role in NBC’s The Mothers-in-law. $5 donations accepted at the door. Contact Sandra for more information or to enter your talent. (913) 327.8042, [email protected] Summer Film Festival

Thursdays 12:30pm Board Room Cost: Members Only - Free July 6 - The Black Swan Starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O’Hara.

July 13 - Ox-Bow Incident, Starring Henry Fonda July 20 - I’ll Be Seeing You Starring Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotton, Shirley Temple

July 27 - Spellbound, Starring Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck

Aug 3 - Duel in The Sun Starring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck

Aug 10 - 13 Rue Madeline, Starring James Cagney Aug 17 - Letter From an Unknown Woman Starring Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan 6 Recreation

Pins & Friends Bridge Lessons & Play

Mondays 1:00pm AMF College Lanes Mondays 1:00pm-4:00pm Heritage Center Cost: $5 Cost: Member Free; Non-Member $2 The Heritage Center has partnered with AMF Want to get back in the game but need to refresh College Lanes to offer you an opportunity to do your skills? Each week instructor Bob Kleban teaches some bowling with your friends at an extremely a bridge lesson to help keep your skills sharp. reduced price. For just $5, you will get a lane, your The lesson is followed by open play with other shoes, and 2 games of bowling! AMF College Lanes is students. New players contact the Heritage Center located at 10201 College Blvd. in Overland Park. at (913) 327.8046 for more information. For more information, please call Debra Brown at (913) 327.8046. Preregister by calling (913) 327. 8044. Chess Mahjong Lessons Tuesdays 1:00pm-4:00pm Varies Cost: Free Interested in Mahjong lessons? Mahjong is a game Whether a current player or new to chess, of skill, strategy and calculation with a degree of this club is great to keep your skills fresh. chance as well. It is of Chinese origin, played by four Just as CHESS is a challenging game, its persons with tiles resembling dominoes bearing origin is a difficult puzzle. It has been various designs, which are drawn and discarded until written that the game of CHESS began one player wins with a hand designated on the card/ in India around 600 C.E., then in Persia rules. Leave your name with the Heritage Center around 700 C.E. Whatever its origin, it has always receptionist (913) 327.8044. When there are four or been known as a game of Kings and of battles won more interested participants, we’ll start a new class. and lost. New players of all ages and abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. Drama Heritage Singers Mondays 11:00am-12:00pm Conf Rm A Wednesdays 11:00am-12:00pm Heritage Center Cost: Member Free; Non-Member $3 Cost: Free With over 20 years experience Experience the camaraderie and gain some insight as a drama instructor, Marilyn into the wonderful world of music with Barbara Harrison leads this interactive Katz. Participants sing together while learning about and enjoyable class. old and new music. Walk-ins welcome. Knitting Club NEW

Want to be included in Tuesdays July 11 12:45pm-2:45pm Conf Rm A the next Heritage Center & 25; Aug 8 & 22 Membership Directory? Cost: Free If you have always wanted to learn to knit, here’s your chance! Come relax, schmooze and even learn Stop by the Heritage Center the basics with Lee Daniels. All levels are welcome. reception desk by August 18. Bring something to nosh, a size 8 needle and medium weight yarn. Preregister by calling (913) 327. 8044. 7 Nutrition

Café Don’t feel like cooking? Heritage Center Lunch Program How about keeping a little bit of J Café in your freezer for a quick Reservations/Cancellations and easy meal? J Café is Vaad Call (913) 327.8044 Supervised. The following items are available for sale: Lunch is $6 for individuals 65 and older. Assorted 1/2 doz Cookies (D) $3 Fee for non-members and individuals Blintzes (D) $7 younger than 65 is $8. Cabbage Rolls (M) $7 Soup (M) $4 Service is at Noon. Walk-ins after 10 Mushroom Barley Soup (D) $4 am without prior reservation will be charged $8 and accommodated upon Salmon Patties (D) $5 availability. Alternative entrees of Spaghetti Sauce (M) $4 garden salad, egg salad, gefilte fish or Tuna Casserole (D) $5 tuna salad are available with prior notice by 10 am.

I enjoy the camaraderie I receive by coming here. The Heritage Center provides a chance to build friendships. The activities are getting more and more interesting.

Barbara Koden

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Closed Frittata (D) Salami & Potatoes (M) Mac & Cheese (D) Salmon (D) Independence Day Film-The Black Swan 12:30 Book Club 1pm 7:57pm 10 16th of Tamuz 11 17th of Tamuz 12 18th of Tamuz 13 19th of Tamuz 14 20th of Tamuz

Tuna Salad (D) Taco Salad (D) Hot Dog (M) Blintz (D) Stuffed Pepper (M)

Film-Ox-Bow Incident 12:30 Movie Matinee 12:45pm Knitting Club 12:45pm Nelson Atkins Triop 4pm 8:04pm 17 23rd of Tamuz 18 24th of Tamuz 19 25th of Tamuz 20 26th of Tamuz 21 27th of Tamuz

Spaghetti & Meat Sauce Bagel & Lox (D) Egg Salad (D) Salmon Patty (D) Baked Chicken (M) (M) Film-I’ll Be Seeing You 12:30 Aging Well 11am Happy Hour 4:00pm Learn, Laugh, Love 1pm 8:10pm 24 1st of Av 25 2nd of Av 26 3rd of Av 27 4th of Av 28 5th of Av

Veggie Wrap (D) Pizza (D) Asian Chicken Salad (M) Quiche (D) Cabbage Roll (M)

Knitting Club 12:45pm Film-Spellbound 12:30 8:16pm 31 8th of Av D=Dairy Tuna Casserole (D) M=Meat July

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August Taco Salad (D) Russian Salad (M) Salmon Patty (D) Stuffed Pepper (M) Film-Duel in The Sun 12:30 Book Club 1pm 8:21pm 7 15th of Av 8 16th of Av 9 17th of Av 10 18th of Av 11 19th of Av

Garden Salad (D) Tuna Salad (D) Hot Dog (M) Pasta & Meat Sauce (M) Salmon (D)

Knitting Club 12:45pm Film-Rue Madeline 12:30 8:25pm 14 22nd of Av 15 23rd of Av 16 24th of Av 17 25th of Av 18 26th of Av

Veggie Wrap (D) Quiche (D) Chicken Kabob (M) Tuna Casserole (D) Baked Chicken (M)

Film-TBD 12:30 Movie Matinee 12:45pm Aging Well 11:00am Happy Hour 4pm Learn, Laugh, Love 1pm 8:28pm 21 29th of Av 22 30th of Av 23 1st of Elul 24 2nd of Elul 25 3rd of Elul

Lasagna Roll (D) Blintz (D) Meatball Sub (M) Mac & Cheese (D) Cabbage Roll (M)

Knitting Club 12:45pm 8:30pm 28 6th of Elul 29 7th of Elul 30 8th of Elul 31 9th of Elul D=Dairy Frittata (D) Falafel & Pita (D) Turkey Sandwich (M) Egg Salad (D) M=Meat Talent Show 6:30-8pm

9 Education

Conversation Café Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm Conf Rm A Cost: Member Free; Non-Member $3

Led by Bob Gast, cafés are unique because their intent is to foster inquiry, involving minds and hearts, rather than debate. No registration required.

Hot Topics: Jewish News, Ideas and Culture Thursdays 11:00am-12:00pm Board Room Cost: Member Free; Non-Member $3

This series features a spotlight on the most talked about and meaningful issues of our time. Led by popular facilitator, Bob Gast. No registration required. *Location may vary. Pick up a schedule of locations and cancellations at the Heritage Center or in class from the instructor.

Tech Time: Phone, Computer and Tablet Help Tuesdays 11:00am-12:00pm Skills Lab/HC Cost: Free Thursdays 11:00am-12:00pm Do you need an introduction to Facebook? Are you wondering what Instagram and Snapchat are? Do you need a hand downloading apps onto your phone or tablet? Or are you just needing help navigating your way through the basic setup of your phone? If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Get help with these and many other technological conundrums from Hannah Michelson, J staff member and internet whiz. This course is designed to offer tailored help regarding questions you have surrounding the internet, social media, e-mail, and mobile devices. No device repair is offered. To schedule an appointment, please call (913) 327. 8044. Appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Book Club 1st Thursdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm Conf Rm A Cost: Free July 6 & Aug 3

Books are provided by the Heritage Center through the Johnson County Library. A new title is distributed at each meeting and discussed at the next. Join Kathy Boutros in this interactive offering and enjoy being one of the first to read some of the best books released! For more information please call (913) 327.8046.

Judaic Studies Tuesdays 11:00am-12:00pm Conf Rm A Cost: Free Thursdays 11:00am-12:00pm Conf Rm A Cost: Free

This introductory course for Russian speaking students will explore the many philosophical and methodological questions which emerge from the study of religious thought. Instructor: Svetlana Sorkin

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Aging Well: Advances in Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimers

Tuesday, July 18 11:00am-12:00pm Board Room Cost: Member Free; Non-Member $3

Sharon Lowenstein Poisner’s slide presentation, based on the most current available research, will focus on what’s known and what’s being discussed at this time on Alzheimer’s and other serious dementias. Specific topics will include: (1) hopeful research developments, (2) what is now thought to put some people at greater risk, and (3) how to view often conflicting reports on how to reduce risk. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated. Preregister by calling the Heritage Center, (913) 327.8044.

Aging Well: Super Agers-Who Are They and What Can We Learn From Them Tuesday, August 15 11:00am-12:00pm Board Room Cost: Member Free; Non-Member $3

Sharon Lowenstein Poisner’s slide presentation, based on the most current available research, will focus on “Super Agers,” a recently identified group of seniors whose remarkable memories and cognitive skills set them apart from most of us. Specific topics will include: (1) what defines a “super ager,” (2) what’s the difference between “normal brain aging” and “super brain aging,” and (3) what can we learn from studies of “super-agers? Preregister by calling the Heritage Center, (913) 327.8044.

ESL Tuesdays 9:30am-11:00am Conf Rm A Cost: Free Thursdays 9:30am-11:00am Conf Rm A Cost: Free

This course for Russian speaking students introduces the basic structures and vocabulary of the English language through the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students learn strategies in order to advance their reading, listening and pronunciation skills. Instructor: Svetlana Sorkin

Advanced ESL Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am Club Rm 3 Cost: Free Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am Club Rm 3 Cost: Free

This is an ongoing class for non-native English speakers wishing to improve their conversational fluency and work on accent reduction. Emphasis is on practical listening and speaking skills to facilitate everyday life. The classical method of whole language learning (you learn to think in English) is taught. Instructor: Robin Jaffe

Do you have ideas for a program? Do you have a skill you’d like to share? Tell us about it. Contact Deb Brown at (913) 327.8046 or [email protected].

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Learn, Laugh, Love with Rabbi Shaya Katz (Kollel) NEW Thursday, July 20 1:00pm-2:00pm Board Room Cost: Free

Explore the spiritual significance of aging and how the Torah guides our perspective of aging. Topics of discussion will be: “Who you were, who you are and who you can still be.” Rabbi Shaya recently moved to Kansas City with wife Rikki and their son, Dovi (2), and their daughter, Elka (1 month), from Riverdale, NY. Shaya was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, and went to University for his Ordination, where he also recently completed his degree in Social Work with a certificate in Jewish Communal Service. In his short time, Shaya has enjoyed enriching Jewish life here as part of the Kansas City Community Kollel, and meeting more and more of the community. Preregister with the Heritage Center, (913) 327.8044. Learn, Laugh, Love Building Your Independence Toolkit: How to Stay Independent as You Age NEW Thursday, August 17 1:00pm-2:00pm Board Room Cost: Free

Facilitated by Laura Gilman, JFS Older Adult Care Manager and Heidi Bertoncin, Occupational Therapist. As we age, some things in life become more challenging. This workshop will share resources and strategies to help older adults live safely, with autonomy and dignity. Older adults and their adult children are invited to start the discussion and understand the many options available that can help you more effectively plan for the challenges that may lie ahead. Preregister with the Heritage Center, (913) 327.8044.


Historic Arrow Rock

Sunday, July 23 7:30am-6:00pm Arrow Rock, MO

Cost: Member $55; Non-Member $75 We start the day with a guided tour of Historic Arrow Rock Village followed by lunch at the J. Houston Tavern, which is on the historic registry and dates from the late nineteenth century. Arrow Rock Village has interesting antique shops, and sites of historic significance, such as the George Caleb Bingham Home. After lunch, we’ll enjoy an afternoon performance at the modern air-conditioned Lyceum Theater for a performance of Broadway musical “Mama Mia.” Cost includes transportation, village tour and theater. Lunch is on your own. Space is limited. Preregister by June 14. 12 Leavenworth, KS NEW Buffalo Soldier Monument, Carousel Museum

Sunday, July 9 10:30am-4:00pm Depart from Theatre Entrance Cost: Member $25; Non-Member $50 The Charles Young Buffalo Soldier Monument is a recent addition to Fort Leavenworth’s historic landmarks. As a soldier, diplomat, and civil rights leader, Charles Young overcame stifling inequality to become a leading figure in the years after the Civil War when the United States emerged as a world power. Next we go to the historic Topeka and Santa Fe Depot Diner for lunch. The Depot, built in 1887, served the Santa Fe’s passengers as well as passengers from Kansas City, Leavenworth, and further west. After lunch we will go to the CW Parker Carousel Museum. The museum tells the history of the carousel and of C.W. Parker, who made his fortune designing and building carnival entertainment. Preregister by June 23. Kansas City Gangster tour & Garrozo’s Restaurant NEW

Saturday, Sept. 16 4:00pm-8:00pm Meet at Garrozo’s

Cost: Member $75; Non-Member $120 Kansas City was a favorite spot of the “old timers.” The Gangster Tour puts you hot on the trail of this city’s most notorious Goodfellas. You’ll be immersed in a melodramatic look at mob homes and hangouts, turf wars and infamous crimes like the Union Station Massacre. We’ll have a private 1 1/2 hour bus tour followed by a 4 course meal. Meet at Garrozo’s downtown location, 526 Harrison St. Kansas City, Mo 64106. Registration for members opens July 3. Registration for non-members opens July 24th. Preregister by August 14.

Nelson Atkins NEW Real to Surreal: 19th & 20th Century European Art in the New Block Galleries

Thursday, July 13 4:00pm-8:30pm Kansas City, MO

Cost: Member $10; Non-Member $20 Gather at the Heritage Center and travel by van to the Nelson where we will enjoy a guided tour featuring the new Bloch Galleries. The Bloch Galleries opend in 2015 and features 29 masterpieces from 19th century impressionists such as Gauguin, Cezanne and Monet. After the tour, we will head to Jack Stack BBQ on the Plaza for dinner (Dinner on your own). Space is limited to 15. Preregister by July 7. Member registration opens June 11. Non-Member registration opens July 3. 13 Fine Arts

Advanced Painting/ Painting/Drawing/Portraits

Drawing/Portraits Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm Art Studio Mondays, 12:00pm-2:00pm Aug 10 - Oct 26 2:30pm-4:30pm Art Studio Aug 7 - Oct 23 2:30pm-4:30pm Cost: $90 per 12 week session (Members Only) Cost: $90 per 12 week session (Members Only) Choose from a variety of media to create works of Students use their acquired skills to create works of art. Students select their own subject matter and art in a variety of media. Students select their own work individually. Gentle guidance is given to learn subject matter and work individually to create works new techniques. Supplies included. of art specific to their liking. Supplies included. Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate Skill Level: Advanced. Creative Beginnings Ceramics

Tuesdays, Mondays, Ceramic 1:00pm-3:00pm Art Studio 10:00am-11:30am Aug 15 - Oct 3 Aug 7 - Oct 23 Studio Cost: $70 per 8 week session (Members Only) Thursdays Ceramic Find your inner-creativity with instructor Gayle 12:30pm-2:00pm Aug 10 - Oct 26 Studio Faulkner. This class is for beginner to advanced students and will cover a variety of media with an Cost: $90 per 12 week session (Members Only) emphasis on water color for this first session. Learn Students work with raw clay to create individual about composition, color, and value relationships, works through pinch, coil and slab methods. as well as the elements and principles of design. Your personal masterpiece will be hand-built, glazed Supplies included. and kiln-fired all here at the Heritage Center. Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced. Supplies included. Skill Level: All Foundations of Art 10:00am-12pm Wednesdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm Art Studio Aug 9 - Oct 25 3:00pm-5:00pm Meet Instructor Cost: $90 per 12 week session (Members Only) This is an introductory art class where students explore a variety of well-known painting, drawing Alan Karchmer and mixed media techniques to determine their Alan Karchmer is one of our newer teachers at personal areas of interest. Supplies included. the Heritage Center, but he has been teaching a Skill Level: Beginner. combination of four Oriental Martial Arts Classes (T’ai Chi, Hsing I, BaGua and Aikido) for over 22 years. This combination is challenging for all ages. Although his oldest student so far, was 93 years old there is no age limit for his students. This unique combination of disciplines is a form of cross-training that provides flexibility of movement, as well as relaxation, sensitivity and balance for the participant. The class is taught on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00am to10:00am, however, students may remain until 10:30 for instruction in more advanced movements. 14 Coming Soon

Rosh Hashana Luncheon Thursday, September 14 12:00pm MAC Rm Cost: Member $10; Non-member $15

Gather with your friends and bring your loved ones as we usher in the beautiful season of the Jewish New Year with a traditional holiday meal. Prepaid non-refundable reservations are required by September 7th.

Learn, Laugh, Love - Rythmic Medicine NEW Thursday, September 28 1:00pm-2:30pm MAC Rm Cost: Free

Janalea Hoffman is a pioneer in the field of music therapy. She is a musician, author, speaker and owner/ founder of Rhythmic Medicine. In her unique workshop, you will learn how music effects your brain and different ways that you can use music for your wellness journey, i.e., how to use music to lower blood pressure and heart rate, how music can increase your immune system and how to use music to alleviate pain. There will be a PowerPoint presentation explaining some of these concepts and will be followed by an actual music therapy experience. Preregister by September 14th at the Heritage Center 91-327-8400.

15 Important Numbers

The J Main Reception Desk...... (913) 327.8000

Heritage Center Reception Desk...... (913) 327.8044

Transportation...... (816) 777.1115

Sandra Greason, Director...... (913) 327.8042

Debra Brown, Program Coordinator....(913) 327.8046

Karol Shadle, Receptionist...... (913) 327.8044

Kitchen/Andy Tann...... (913) 327.8043


The Heritage Center’s Tree of Life is a great opportunity to remember and honor someone you love. A gift of just $100 or more will purchase an engraved leaf that will proudly be displayed on the Tree of Life located within the Heritage Center. See a member of the Heritage Center staff for more information.

Remember the Heritage Center in your will or trust!

Thank You to our March/April Donors

Anonymous (1) Michael & Laurel Rogovein Vivian Schlozman Shari Stimetz David Frank Renee Rosenberg Donna Seymour Shirley Unell Gary & Virginia Phillips Phil & Wilma Rubenstein Linda Silver Joel & Sue Vile Harold Price Ben Rubin Jack Sokolov Judy Winas Lauren & Andrew Pyle

Thank You to our funders

Menorah Heritage Foundation