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2019-2020 High Holiday Greetings from the Jewish Pavilion


September 20, 2019

Faye Novick

Sylvia Stein has celebrated the high holidays for the past 80 years at synagogue. After services, she joined her adult children and grandchildren for a traditional meal. When Sylvia fell this year and needed rehabilitation, she became concerned that a lifetime of Jewish continuity might be disrupted. Fortunately, she can count on the Jewish Pavilion to bring her companionship along with shofar blowing, a meaningful service, and a festive holiday meal.

At the Jewish Pavilion, we are there to make certain that every Jewish senior living in an elder-care facility knows they are not forgotten and will remain connected to our community and our heritage. Together with our volunteers, we bring a friendly face, Shabbat programs, holiday celebrations, musicals and one-on-one visits to Jewish seniors in 70 facilities in the greater Orlando area.

While our volunteers are amazing, it is our staff that coordinate all of the Shabbat and holiday celebrations. Holiday supplies like round raisin challahs, honey cakes and service booklets are purchased by the Pavilion. Ninety-four percent of the budget goes to programs that directly impact our seniors and their family members, many of whom join their elders for our holiday festivities.

Nancy Ludin

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 gala on Sunday, Nov. 3rd at the Westin in Lake Mary. We will be honoring Denise Beumer and Sharon Littman.

The Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year!

Faye Novick, Board Chair

Nancy Ludin, CEO


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