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Stuffed animals are more than just child's play

Volunteers Bernice and Joe Davids had more fun than a barrel monkeys late last month, as they wrapped adorable plush gifts for Jewish Pavilion seniors earmarked for the coming Chanukah season. While...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    November 27, 2015

Songstress, Penny D'Agostino, a Jewish Pavilion honoree

The Jewish Pavilion will host its Annual Volunteer Luncheon, JP Connections, at the Altamonte Hilton on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Altamonte Hilton at 11 a.m. The luncheon will honor volunteers Penny...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    November 6, 2015

Jewish Pavilion's 'A Taste in the Park' Sunday, Nov. 8th

If you've grown tired of the same old places for Sunday brunch, you won't want to miss the Jewish Pavilion's "A Taste in the Park" at the Maitland Civic Center-Venue on the Lake on Nov. 8, from noon...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    October 23, 2015

Chef Nathan Shifflett makes kugel by the hundreds

Although Chef Nathan Shifflett of Longwood didn't come from a Jewish mother, he can sure cook like one. The director of Dining Services at Horizon Bay- Brookdale Senior Living, Altamonte Springs,...

 

Pinball wizard flips to victory

When Tony Ruben joined Orlando's first pinball league this past summer, it never occurred to him that he might emerge as one of its champions. Yet, on Tuesday, Sept. 8 the Longwood resident found hims...

 

Mega-Challah event fulfills 'knead' for the elderly and unites community

Last October, local Chabads hosted a Mega-Challah Bake, re-introducing the joy of challah-making and uniting over 200 Jewish women of all backgrounds. This year the Challah Bake is expanding its...

 

The Jewish Pavilion memorializes lost loved ones at 'A Taste in the Park'

The Jewish Pavilion is celebrating the vibrant memories of lost loved ones at its fall fundraiser, "A Taste in the Park", a special tasting event which will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Venue on...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    July 10, 2015

Jewish Pavilion steps up to the plate with 'A Taste in the Park'

Just click on any posting on the Jewish Pavilion Facebook page and you'll find photos of seniors savoring a taste of traditional and/or cultural foods, whether they're noshing on latkes at Chanukah, h...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    Features    June 26, 2015

Chabad communities welcome baby Breina Majesky

"Dear Breina, Welcome to a wonderful world and a warm and loving family - by family I include our wonderful community who truly are family," shared Rabbi Yanky Majesky of Chabad of North Orlando, at t...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    May 29, 2015

New social group for young women

Friendship and fun are the main objectives of the Young Women's Social Group recently formed by the Jewish Pavilion. Not long ago, Nancy Ludin, Jewish Pavilion executive director, and Carol Feuerman,...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    May 15, 2015

Friendship, fashion, food and fun at Pavilion's fashion show

More than 120 women gathered at the 7th annual Jewish Pavilion fashion show at Bloomingdales in Orlando on May 6, for a morning of friendship, fashion, food and fun, honoring Friends board member...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    May 15, 2015

Pavilion Golf Society Tournament way above par

The Pavilion Golf Society shot a hole in one for the elder community for the third year in a row with a successful golf outing, honoring founders Sheryl and Julian Meitin. More than 90 golfers were...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    May 1, 2015

Jewish Pavilion celebrates with tee time and fashion in May

The first week in May will be a very merry one for the Jewish Pavilion. The organization, which is known for bringing a smile to the face of seniors, is hosting two fundraisers that fall just three...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    April 24, 2015

Jewish Pavilion on the move with LYNX public service bus

In late March it was announced that the Jewish Pavilion was one of nine winning organizations chosen to have its logo placed on the LYNX public service bus. On Wednesday, April 15, staff and...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    April 17, 2015

Pavilion honors Susan Livingstone

On Wednesday, May 6, the Jewish Pavilion will host its annual fashion show at Bloomingdales in Orlando, where giving back to the senior community is always in style, honoring Pavilion Friends Board...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    April 17, 2015

Hostesses with the mostest

In late March Julie Levitt of Orlando hosted a Passover seder for somewhere between 10 and 50 guests. Like most experienced hostesses, she prepared the traditional Seder plate, set a festive table, an...

 

Celebrating 100-year birthdays never gets old

May 11, 2014 was a special Mother's Day for Ann Gobey of Altamonte Springs. The resident of Life Care Center celebrated the national holiday and her 99th birthday all on the same day. This year...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    April 10, 2015

Pavilion Golf Society tees up to honor Pavilion founders

On Sunday, May 3, the Pavilion Golf Society (PGS) will host its third annual tournament honoring Jewish Pavilion founders and golf aficionados, Sheryl and Julian Meitin, at Alaqua Country Club in...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    March 13, 2015

A taste of Purim with the Jewish Pavilion and COS

During the past 91 years, Lake Mary resident Dennis Keene of Springhills Assisted Living Community has developed a taste for hamantashen. Hailing from a religious family from England, each spring the...

 

Barbara Peckett brings 'New Hope' and tikkun olam to grieving kids

This story is the first in a series about members of the Jewish community who have stepped up on behalf of Central Florida's New Hope for Kids, a nonprofit with the purpose of bringing hope, healing...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    Features    March 6, 2015

A Jewish Pavilion Gala by the numbers

On Sunday, Feb. 22, ESP entertainer and mentalist, Mark Stone, wowed the crowd at the Jewish Pavilion Gala with a jaw-dropping demonstration of mental gymnastics. Stone entertained the packed...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    February 20, 2015

Love stories with the Jewish Pavilion

On Sunday, Feb. 22, the Jewish Pavilion will honor two couples who cherish the senior community at their annual gala held at the Lake Mary Westin. "Emily and Marty Glickstein and Susie and Mark Stone...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    February 13, 2015

Tu B'Shevat springs up at Brookdale and the Jewish Pavilion

On Friday, Jan. 31 a Tu B'Shevat seder sprung up at Brookdale Island Lake in Longwood with the help of the Jewish Pavilion. Longtime volunteer and president of the Jewish National Fund Board, Debbie...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    January 30, 2015

POPs meet Pop artist Stephen Gamson

On Jan. 15, the "Pearls" of the Jewish Pavilion (POP) enjoyed a state-of-the-art event featuring a gourmet luncheon, along with an eye-popping tour of the art-filled residence of Bob and Elaine...

 
 By Pamela Ruben    News    January 23, 2015

The Jewish Pavilion Gala rock with the Glicksteins and Stones

The Jewish Pavilion will honor two are very special couples-Marty and Emily Glickstein and Susie and Mark Stone-at their annual Gala on Sunday, Feb. 22 at The Westin Lake Mary at 5 p.m. The gala will...

 

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