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 By Lisa Levine    News    August 10, 2018

Volunteering with seniors can be fun

Sometimes all it takes is some friendly encouragement and a little banter to add spark to a game that may otherwise seem tame. At least, that was Jacob Cohen's experience on a recent Monday when he to...

 

Chabad Hebrew Schools bring joy of Judaism to children

Preparations are in full swing for the new academic year for the four growing Chabad Hebrew Schools in the Greater Orlando area. "Chabad Hebrew School is a warm and loving place," said Jenn Nero, who...

 

Elders and children love Jewish Pavilion's Inter-Generational program

A wonderful time was had by the residents at Brookdale Lake Orienta and the children from Camp J at the third annual get together hosted by the Jewish Pavilion's Inter-Generational program. From...

 

Comedy night at Temple Israel

Famous improv comedian Wayne Brady got his start at the SAK Comedy Lab year’s ago. And although he most likely will not be among the SAK performers who take the Temple Israel “stage,” those who do are just as talented as Brady. So, don’t...

 

Adam Pollack seeks position as judge

When it comes to choosing judges on a ballot, many voters really don't know much about the people they select. The position is nonpartisan, so being "Democrat" or "Republican" doesn't help; and many f...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    August 3, 2018

Jewish Pavilion Intergenerational program brings Camp J students to seniors

The seating areas in the light-filled lobby and commons of Brookdale Lake Orienta were abuzz with youthful energy on a recent Wednesday when a group of more than 40 middle schoolers from the Camp J's...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    July 27, 2018

Orlando Senior Help Desk: What can we help you with?

When Gloria Danvers was preparing to move her mom to Central Florida to live with her, she had a lot of questions she needed answered in order to make the transition successful. Her mom, Ann, was a...

 

Laugh your tuchas off with SAK at Temple Israel

Temple Israel will be temporarily transformed into a comedy club on Saturday, Aug. 25, as Orlando’s famous SAK Comedy Lab entertains the crowd with a personalized, one-hour show. Start the night off with dessert, coffee, and schmoozing in the...

 

Renowned violinist returns for Kabbalat Shabbat service

Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg invites the community to a very special warm, joyous, and festive Shabbat service on Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. This uplifting service of music and song, led by...

 

'L'dor v'dor' always at the Jewish Pavilion

The Jewish Pavilion strives to include the family members of seniors in its local facilities so that they can engage in Jewish Pavilion life with their loved ones. We always wish to invite family...

 

The many facets of immigration

The Holocaust Center hosted a forum in response to current events related to immigration on Tuesday evening, July 10. The panel discussion was designed to give insight into the immigrant experience....

 

The future is bright for Congregation Beth Am

The membership of Congregation Beth Am, the first conservative synagogue in Seminole County, has overwhelmingly endorsed an agenda that will propel the congregation into the New Year. Valuing Jewish heritage and tradition, the leadership and members...

 

Shabbat shalom!

Gary Becker is no newcomer to Orlando or the Jewish community. Fortunately for the residents at Village on the Green, Becker has been leading the monthly Shabbat program for the past several months....

 

A glimpse into the future at the Federation's Annual Meeting

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando will hold its 2018 Annual Meeting the morning of Sunday, Aug. 5, on the Maitland Jewish Community Campus. The meeting is set to begin at 10 a.m. and will wrap up at noon. Coffee and bagels will be provided....

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    July 13, 2018

Jewish Pavilion volunteer spotlight: Shirley Schoenberger

Whenever Shirley Schoenberger visits, the room always gets a little warmer. That's because Schoenberger, an active Jewish Pavilion volunteer for more than four years, brings with her a wonderfully...

 

Both 'sides' benefit in the Inter-generational Program

What a spectacular year of learning! The Jewish Pavilion's Inter-generational Program had a fantastic year with more to come. This program was made possible in part due to grants from The Moskowitz...

 

RAISE applications now being accepted

The RAISE program for young adults with special needs is now accepting online applications for a limited number of fall positions. RAISE is a 6- to 12-month work and social skills training program offered through the Jewish Federation of Greater...

 

Second annual Men's Night Out coming this November

Last year's Men's Night Out was such a success that there will be a second such event in November. Organized by the Men's Clubs of Congregation Beth Am, Temple Israel, Congregation Ohev Shalom, Congre...

 

St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society receives award

Leonard Stein, PhD, of the University of Toronto's Centre for Comparative Literature and President of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies has announced the awarding of a 2018 "Mini-Conference" to...

 

'New beginnings'-Jewish teen retreat set for August

While there’s still plenty of time left to enjoy summer vacation, Central Florida teens will soon be gearing up for a new school year—and a new Jewish year. It’s the perfect time to celebrate “New Beginnings,” the theme of the 2018 JTEN...

 

An invitation from COS Men's Club

COS Men’s Club invites you to a Middle Eastern food and swim party on Sunday, Aug. 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m at the home of Ken Davis. There will be homemade falafel and all the fixin’s and sides. All Men’s Club members are invited and if you...

 

No room for goodbyes!

Often residents are moved to different communities. This does not mean good-bye. The Jewish Pavilion does all it can to continue relationships with our beloved seniors. Ron Dion had been at Life Care...

 
 By Lisa Levine    News    July 6, 2018

Walter Goldstein lights up lives with a song and a smile

When Walter Goldstein comes to seniors facilities to do programs, the residents know they're in for a treat. Goldstein, a program director for The Jewish Pavilion's south Orlando region, has a warm...

 

Israeli-American Council Conference

HOLLYWOOD, FL—This month, The Israeli-American Council announced plans to host their 5th Annual IAC National Conference—which draws thousands of participants from all over the country—in South Florida. The conference will be held from November...

 

Congregation Beth Sholom July schedule

Celebrate Shabbat with the Synagogue that feels like family. Our Shabbat evening service led by Rabbi Karen Allen is on Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. an Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. The Rabbi’s Torah Roundtable Discussion Group with Rabbi...

 

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