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Sharing Rosh Hashanah with our senior citizens


\The Jewish Pavilion is in the process of providing Rosh Hashanah services to over 50 Senior Nursing Homes/Assisted Living/Rehabilitation Centers/Independent Living in the Central Florida area. These services bring the Jewish New Year's traditions into senior facilities where residents dip apples into honey, eat honey cake and raisin challah-all to celebrate and wish for a Sweet New Year. The sound of the Shofar typically concludes these services, which are open to all faiths.

Shown here are Lake Bennett Health & Rehab resident Helen; Mandy Bennett of VITAS; and Myra, daughter of Helen; with Program Director Gloria Green at Lake Bennett Health & Rehab.

Community members often wonder where they can find the Jewish Pavilion, a non-profit organization that serves seniors of all faiths in elder facilities throughout Greater Orlando. The Jewish Pavilion is not a home for the elderly, but a resource that provides Jewish cultural support and companionship to over fifty facilities for seniors in long-term care, with the help of its 350 volunteers and its small staff. The Pavilion is a "mobile" community center that brings holidays and programming right to the resident's door, helping ensure that no senior grows old all alone. 

For more information, to contribute, or volunteer for The Jewish Pavilion: www.jewishpavilion.org or call  407-678-9363.


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