2018-2019 High Holiday greetings from the Jewish Pavilion
September 7, 2018
Picture a pretty welcome table in the lobby with Jewish calendars, apples and honey. Imagine a front desk clerk wishing all Jewish residents and their family members a happy New Year. Think about a holiday menu with challah, noodle pudding, tzimmes and apple cake. While these things were once unimaginable in Orlando, they are occurring today in over 70 elder-care communities thanks to the Jewish Pavilion. Seniors who are no longer able to travel to shul can celebrate the High Holidays with their friends in their buildings. Elders, like Sylvia Cohen, who just moved to senior living, will hear the shofar for the first time in many years.
The Jewish Pavilion steps in as a "mobile community center on wheels." We have been bringing community, culture and companionship to the doorsteps of senior living communities since 2001, serving as a resource that provides room visits, festive holiday celebrations, intergenerational and memorial programs to 500 Jewish residents in more than 70 facilities for your mom's and dad's in long-term care. We also offer Jewish cultural education to their staff through our training program. The Jewish Pavilion promotes inclusion as loneliness knows no cultural borders, and thousands of seniors of all faiths attend and are welcomed into our programs each year. http://www.jewishpavilionn.org
Our Senior Help Desk has assisted thousands of callers navigate their way through the daunting senior maze, alleviating caregiver stress while giving advice on all types of elder issues. http://www.orlandoseniorhelpdesk.org
Please join us for our 18th (Chai) anniversary at our gala this year on Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Hilton in Altamonte Springs. We will be honoring Jason Mendelsohn and Paul Stenzler and celebrating all that has happened over the past 18 years to enhance the lives of our elders and their families.
The Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers wishes everyone a happy and healthy New Year!
Faye Novick, Board chair,
and Nancy Ludin, CEO