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Educational Programs at the Heritage Center

Conversation Café


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

Wed  |  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  |  Conf Room A
Free for Heritage Center Members  |  $3 for Non-Members

Book Club

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.

1st Thursdays  |  1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  |  Conf Room A  |  Free

Hot Topics: Jewish News, Ideas and Culture

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.

Thu  |  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  Board Room
Free for Heritage Center Members  |  $3 for Non-Members

Tech Time: Web Help

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.

Thu  |  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  Skills Lab  |  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

Tue  |  9:30 - 11:00 a.m.  |  Conf Room A  |  Free
Thu  |  9:30 - 11:00 a.m.  |  Conf Room A  |  Free

Judaic Studies

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

Tue  |  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  Conf Room A  |  Free
Thu  |  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  |  Conf Room A  |  Free

Medicare & You

Anyone about to turn 65 or already receiving Medicare should attend this class. Open Season for making changes to your plan will run from October 15 thru December 7. The class will be taught by Larry Green, HIA, MHP, a retired 40-year veteran of the health insurance industry, specializing in regulatory compliance. Larry will discuss Medicare eligibility and enrollment, Parts A and B of Medicare, Prescription Drug Program, Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage Plans. Please bring your Medicare handbook(s). Copies will be provided if you have yet to receive it.

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