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A visit with Rabbi Adler


Shown here is Kimberly Shader with her pet therapy dog Shomer and Rabbi Adler.

Rabbi Rudolph Adler, retired spiritual leader of Congregation Ohev Shalom, receives regular visits from Kimberly Shader with her pet therapy dog, Shomer, at his Sutton Homes long-term care facility in Dr. Phillips. Shomer actually means "guardian" in Hebrew. These visits are all the more meaningful because Shader was bat mitzvah'd by the rabbi-she fondly recalls his helping her with her bat mitzvah speech. 

When the picture was taken, the rabbi asked, "Can you tell which one is me?" Shader responded, "You haven't changed!" 

Shader and several other volunteers make these visits on behalf of The Jewish Pavilion. For more information on becoming a Jewish Pavilion volunteer, please call 407-678-9363.


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