Purim party fun for seniors
The Jewish holiday Purim began early for seniors at a number of facilities in Southwest Orange County with parties sponsored by The Jewish Pavilion. Featured at each was a Purim skit retelling the story of Queen Esther and her uncle Mordechai outwitting the wicked Haman. Jewish Pavilion volunteers, facility staff and residents/patients were enlisted to play various roles in the retelling of the story. The traditional Purim pastry-hamentashan, shaped like Haman's hat-was served at the conclusion. Tasty, fun and handy goodies in a gift basket provided by the Early Childhood Center of the Rosen JCC was shared by all.
The Purim parties are sponsored by the Jewish Pavilion and will continue across Central Florida at over 50 nursing/independent and assisted living/ and rehabilitation facilities. Soon afterwards, Passover seders have been scheduled at over 50 of these senior facilities during April. Residents of all faiths enjoy these programs.
You can make a difference in the life of a senior. For volunteering opportunities or to make a donation visit http://www.jewishpavilion.org or call 407-678-9363.