May 26, 2019

Recently I saw a Netflix documentary that really brought me back. “The Last Resort” focuses on two young Jewish photographers who had grown up in the Jewish retiree heyday of Miami Beach in the 1950s and ’60s and returned after college in the ’70s to capture the spirit...

April 29, 2019

If you’ve ever visited the commons of an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, you know that they can be very quiet places. Lots of comfortable chairs around, and often lots of people sitting in those chairs, or sitting in a wheelchair—but not a lot of conversat...

March 26, 2019

I’ve had the opportunity to visit a sizable number of the senior living facilities in the Orlando area since taking the job of Jewish Pavilion publicity director almost a year ago. Besides the obvious differences such as décor, building layout, or even the population o...

February 25, 2019

I often tell people that my favorite thing about my job as publicity director for the Jewish Pavilion has been the opportunity to meet and get to know so many wonderful members of Orlando’s Jewish community—and then write about them and give everyone else a chance to s...

January 28, 2019

About 2 minutes into the first episode of the second season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” a colleague on the switchboard at B. Altman’s coos “You’re amazing” to Miriam (Midge) Maisel, the young Jewish Manhattan housewife turned budding comic at the center of the show...

December 27, 2018

During the “season of giving” that just passed, I was reminded once again of something that, in our acquisitive culture, is easy to forget: with someone you care about, no gift you can give is more valuable than the gift of your time.

I’m blessed to come from a close-kn...

November 28, 2018

Happy Chanukah to all who celebrate!

Chanukah is an especially meaningful holiday in regards to the Jewish Pavilion’s core mission. Although there is disagreement about many of the motivating details for the uprising in the Chanukah story among both traditional and cont...

October 23, 2018

Do you have a Jewish calendar for the current year, 5779, in your home? If you are one of the hundreds of Jewish seniors who are served by the Jewish Pavilion, chances are very good that you do have one, given to you around the High Holidays by one of our program direc...

September 25, 2018

With the busy fall Jewish holiday season wrapping up with Simchat Torah in early October, we have the time to reflect on what it truly means to have a new year ahead of us, what our goals are for this year, and how we intend to implement them.

Unlike secular new year’s...

August 27, 2018

The High Holidays are the central focus for most Jews this month, as the Yamim Noraim— the Days of Awe—encourage us to look inward and review our previous behavior as well as look outward to appreciate the blessings of family and friends as we gather in celebration.


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