Jewish Pavilion

Call Us: (407) 678-9363

421 Montgomery Road #131
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Fax: (407) 682-2478

Shabbat Takes a Back Seat to Friendship

What do you get when you put four Jewish women in a room for the purpose of conducting Shabbat Services??? You get friendship, of course! Pat Rubenstein and Debbie Meitin have been visiting residents at Horizon Bay on Montgomery Road for close to ten years under the auspices of the Jewish Pavilion. They have developed life long friendships with residents Alice Schnur and Etta Goldstein. Recently, Nancy Ludin, Executive Director of the Jewish Pavilion, joined the group for services and made an interesting observation that Shabbat services did not start on time. Why??? Because, these ladies have become close friends thorough the Jewish Pavilion and services sometimes take a back seat to other life cycle events.

Together, the ladies celebrated the recent engagement of Debbie Meitin to Larry Gutter. Cake was served to honor this momentous occasion. Shabbat services could not begin until the ladies heard all the details of the engagement. While the Jewish Pavilion prides itself in bringing Shabbat and holidays to residents in long term care, Ludin feels that the greatest gift the Pavilion brings is friendship. The Pavilion has a wonderful staff and core of volunteers who genuinely care about the elderly and enhance their lives through camaraderie. Visit to be a friend to our elders in long term care communities. An added benefit is that you will also develop life 1long  friendships with our incredible volunteers.