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  • Ruth Donenfeld enjoys Shabbat services at Cascade Heights

    Hope McCormack|Aug 30, 2019

    On Aug. 2nd, Ruth Donenfeld, a new resident of Cascade Heights, enjoyed her first service with the Jewish Pavilion. Michelle Bilsky, a volunteer for the Jewish Pavilion, led the service. Donenfeld had moved in just three weeks prior to coming to her first service and she found the atmosphere pleasant. She had an interesting life growing up during some of the greatest tragedies and triumphs of the 1900s. Anti-semitism was rampant during her childhood. She recalled the during her 4th grade year a... Full story

  • Looking forward to Shabbat

    Hope McCormack|Aug 16, 2019

    By Hope McCormack Cascade Heights has the privilege of having a wonderful Shabbat service almost every week. The third week of July was no different. The service was led by Program Director Susan Bernstein who started the service with everyone's favorite song Bim Bam that transitioned effortlessly into Hee-Nay Ma Tov. She is a wonderful guitar player and everyone enjoyed her playing along to the prays. Bernstein told the story of Joseph and how his brothers sold him into slavery because of his v... Full story

  • Almond Horns for the Jewish Pavilion

    Hope McCormack|Aug 2, 2019

    On Friday, July 19, the residents of Cascade Heights participated in a wonderful tradition that has been ongoing for several years now, baking with the Jewish Pavilion. This year Ben Breslauer, a local pastry chef who used to own Ben’s Bakery in Seminole County, was kind enough to help out and show us how to make his famous Almond Horns. A couple residents of Cascade Heights along with several local volunteers and some members of the Jewish Pavilion came together to create Breslauer’s special treat. Breslauer brought along most of the ing... Full story