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Honoring Penny Goldstein at the Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show

 

January 24, 2020

Penny Goldstein (l) playing Mitzvah Maj with Jewish Pavilion volunteer Dale Perreault (center) and Ruth, a resident of Tuskawilla Nursing & Rehab.

When Penny Goldstein met Nancy Ludin at a Jewish Community Center fundraiser, she was new in Central Florida. Nancy offered her a warm invitation to meet other Jewish women through the Friends of the Jewish Pavilion. Goldstein was amazed at the volunteer opportunities available from event planning to visiting seniors. She quickly found ways she could contribute.

Mitzvah Maj with a resident at Tuskawilla Nursing & Rehab keeps Goldstein and other volunteers current on their mahjong skills. Their dedication allows the resident to continue her weekly mahjong game that she has been playing most of her life.

The Jewish Pavilion Gala committee quickly recruited Goldstein. They loved her willingness help where needed. Happily, they used her creative, artistic abilities for displays at the Gala silent auction and creation of gift baskets.

Goldstein says being part of the Jewish Pavilion has touched her heart. She loves the stories from the seniors about their lives and how the Pavilion volunteers have made a difference. She has attended Challah Bakes, luncheons, music programs and more. She loves being around other Jewish women making a difference in senior lives together.

When not volunteering with the Jewish Pavilion, Penny shares her talents as art teacher at the Jewish Academy of Orlando, served on the Jewish National Fund board as chair for Women for Israel and helped with last year's Ohev Shalom gala. 

Join the Jewish Pavilion in honoring Penny Goldstein at this year's Jewish Pavilion Fashion Show on Feb. 26, 2020, at Dillard's Altamonte Mall. Enjoy the spring fashions, meet new friends and visit with old friends. You can make your reservations online at http://www.jewishpavilion.org or call 407-678-9363.

 

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