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New boards usher in a New Year at The Jewish Pavilion


August 31, 2018

Jewish Pavilion Board of Directors 2018-2019. Seated (l-r): Valerie Chestnut, Susie Goebeler, Sheila Kramer, Mary Carter Eick, Marlene Adler. Standing (l-r): Sammy Goldstein, Jason Mendelsohn, Barry Kudlowitz, Peter Schoenberger, Carina Gerscovich, Faye Novick, Dick Appelbaum (former board member), Mo Kaprow, Terri Fine, Paul Stenzler, Nancy Ludin. Not pictured: Toby Vandemark, Tracey Kagen, Alan Kronenberg, Noreen Levitt, Elise Schilowitz, Geanne Share, Ken Davis.

The Jewish Pavilion Board of Directors welcomed a new executive committee and six new members at its August meeting. Former board member Dick Appelbaum reviewed the past year's accomplishments and installed the new executive committee and board. The new president for a two-year term is Faye Novick. Barry Kudlowitz is vice president, Terri Fine is secretary and Toby Vandemark is treasurer. Immediate past president Paul Stenzler remains on the executive committee and board. New board members are Marlene Adler, Mary Carter Eick, Sheila Kramer and Susie Goebeler. Valerie Chestnut and Ken Davis are returning to the board after a hiatus.

Novick has been a board member for eight years and a Friends of The Jewish Pavilion member for 10 years, as well as its immediate past president. Soon to be retired from her event-planning business, Novick has been involved in planning many of the Pavilion's events over the years and has volunteered at Pavilion programs and holiday services. She and her husband, Bill, have been married for 23 years and have lived in Orlando for most of that time.

"I am honored to be president of this engaged and caring board," said Novick. "The Jewish Pavilion serves an important need in our community. I am looking forward to working with the organization as we safeguard its present and future."

The Friends of The Jewish Pavilion has also launched a new year as the busy fall season approaches. Longtime Friends member Marlene Adler was inducted as president, and Denise Beumer, Marian Bromberg, Tandy Cunningham, Sondra Hoffman, Rebecca Kleiman, Jennifer Landa, Terry Newman, Stacy Soll, Miriam Varnagy and Tracy Weiss were welcomed to the Friends board this year. Many of the members are very active volunteers at the senior living facilities served by The Jewish Pavilion and will be helping at some of the many Rosh Hashanah celebrations.

Friends of The Jewish Pavilion 2018-2019. Seated (left to right): Gloria Newberger, Renee Pitt, Jen Landa, Elise Schilowitz. Standing (left to right): Nancy Ludin, Lisa Levine, Denise Beumer, Susan Livingstone, Marlene Adler, Jane Edelstein, Randy Cunningham, Susie Stone, Marian Bromberg, Corinne Brail. A number of members are not pictured.

Coming on the heels of the New Year and fall holidays will be the much-anticipated Gems and Jeans 2018 Gala on Oct. 28, celebrating The Jewish Pavilion's milestone 18th anniversary of bringing engaging programs and friendly visits to seniors in living facilities all over Central Florida. The Gala committee of the Friends of the Pavilion has been working hard for many months to make it an event to remember.

A new year often brings change, and The Jewish Pavilion is pleased to announce that Susan Bernstein is the new program director for Longwood, Lake Mary and Sanford, taking over from Emily Newman, who has retired.

"We are very excited to welcome Susan Bernstein as our new program director," said Nancy Ludin, executive director of The Jewish Pavilion. "She comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in Jewish communal work. Susan is an excellent guitarist and has been leading Sabbath and holiday services as a volunteer for The Jewish Pavilion for several years. Through her volunteer work, Susan is familiar with many of the elder care buildings we serve. Susan is bright, energetic and compassionate, and she has developed superb relationships with our seniors, volunteers and the staff at the facilities."


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