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Susan Bernstein-a woman of many talents

The audience can feel Susan Bernstein's passion as she starts her presentation. She is there to share the knowledge she has gained throughout her life. A lifelong educator, Bernstein loves to tell...

 

Life continues to bring changes

Stories from the Orlando Senior Help Desk Sidney was in a panic. He had taken his wife, Helen, to the mall to go shopping and have some lunch. He paid the bill at the restaurant and turned around. Helen had disappeared. He franticly looked around...

 

Bagels, lox, latkes and learning

Sixty people gathered on a Wednesday afternoon in December expecting to hear the Chanukah story. Much to everyone’s surprise, Susan Bernstein began speaking about the art of writing the Torah. As the residents of Oakmonte Village in Lake Mary...

 

Reenacting the story of Chanukah for the Maitland Chamber of Commerce

The Story of Chanukah reenactment, as told by Nancy Ludin, CEO of the Jewish Pavilion, was a hit at a breakfast with the Maitland Chamber of Commerce. Ludin's unique storytelling style guided the...

 

The Kinneret Chanukah party was one to remember

From 14-month-old Liam Osteen, grandson of Michal Osteen, to the oldest resident Jean Dolan, who claims to be 98-1/2 years old, everyone enjoyed the latkes, music by Walter Goldstein, singing and...

 

Peace of mind

Stories from the Orlando Senior Help Desk Celeste Thomas was having a wonderful conversation at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast when her phone rang. Her mother's caregiver was going out of town for...

 

Jewish Pavilion volunteers enjoy a 'friendraising' experience

Randi Cunningham and Myrna Ossin were honored by the Jewish Pavilion at the annual JP Connections Volunteer Appreciation event. Both women are shining examples of "enriching the lives of residents in...

 

Jewish Pavilion Chanukah parties through the end of the year

The parties have begun! Thirty-five Chanukah parties celebrated in 35 different senior communities in the month of December planned by Jewish Pavilion program directors Julie Levitt, Susan Bernstein and Hope McCormick. Menorahs, dreidels, Chanukah...

 

Jewish holiday meal delivery continues

The Jewish Pavilion loves its seniors and only want the best for them. When another agency was unable to continue holiday meals for seniors, The Jewish Pavilion Board of Directors unanimously voted to take on this very important project. The meals...

 

Jewish Pavilion honors two worthy volunteers at JP Connections

The Jewish Pavilion will honor volunteers Randi Cunningham and Myrna Ossin at its JP Connections on Dec. 9, 11 a.m. at the Hilton-Altamonte Springs, located at 350 Northlake Blvd. This event...

 

Stories from the Orlando Help Desk

Beth's mother (names have been changed). Beth's mother fell again. This was the third time this month she had to drive the 2-1/2 hours from Longwood to St. Pete to make sure her mother was OK. Her...

 

They share their love

Denise Beumer and Sharon Littman share their love with seniors every week volunteering for the Jewish Pavilion at Savannah Court in Maitland. They also shared the evening as honorees at the Gems &...

 

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