Nancy Ludin - CEO/Executive Director
In 2001, Nancy Ludin’s oldest son chose to do his community service with the Jewish Pavilion. She drove him weekly to Savannah Court to deliver challahs to the residents, and once a month she and her sons worked as servers at their Shabbat dinners. The entire family developed a wonderful rapport with the residents and thoroughly enjoyed their Sabbath meals with the elderly.
Nancy Ludin has been the CEO of the Jewish Pavilion since 2008. With her background in Jewish communal service and social work, the job was a perfect fit for her personality and skills. Nancy has a bachelor’s and two masters degrees as well as certifications in fundraising and nonprofit management. During her tenure, the agency has expanded, and thousands of seniors have enhanced their connection to the Jewish community. Nancy Ludin moved to Orlando in 2000 to direct the Jewish Federation Campaign. She has served as director of education at a synagogue, marketing director of a school and summer camp, and fundraising director for a Jewish school and synagogue.
Nancy is happily married to Craig Ludin. They have three adult sons—Daniel, Aaron and Evan. She is a voracious reader, an avid traveler, and a daily exerciser. firstname.lastname@example.org
Penny has been a Pavilion volunteer as a singer, service leader, and committee member for over 10 years and was honored as volunteer of the year in 2015. Penny is a partner in Infinity Financial Group in Altamonte Springs, where she is a specialist in organizational management, forensic accounting and taxes. It is this forte that brought her into the Jewish Pavilion offices to help organize and maintain its accounting system, planning at first to stay only a month or two until someone else was found. But her love of the organization made her reluctant to leave, and she now acts as the Jewish Pavilion’s CFO and managing director for more than 6 years.
Penny is originally from New York. She was a full-scholarship vocal/music theater and business major at the University of Miami and also studied at FIU. She held positions as a cantor, cantorial assistant and choir director in Miami before moving to Orlando in 1994 She is also currently the Executive Director of ShalomAtHome.org, an online multi-generational synagogue.
With a passion for cooking, the Jewish Pavilion Cookbook was one of Penny’s favorite projects. It is available to anyone who registers for the Jewish Pavilion Newsletter at https://www.jewishpavilion.org/subscribe-to-our-newletter. email@example.com
Publicity & Community Relations/Administrative Assistant
Ashley is often the lovely voice that answers the phone, you may see her out at a community networking event, or perhaps you have read her stories in the Heritage, or you have been to a Bake that she has helped co-ordinate. Like all of the staff at the Jewish Pavilion, Ashley wears a lot of hats. She also keeps her loving husband and two wonderful kids smiling. In her spare time, amazingly, she is also a Keller Williams Real Estate agent. We are very lucky to have her spirit and smile since 2018. You can email Ashley at Ashleyjewishpavilion@gmail.com
Program Director - Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Maitland.
Julie Levitt has been a Program Director at the Jewish Pavilion since September 2010. She enjoys making residents happy through planning parties and holiday celebrations. The relationships she has made with the seniors and volunteers she works with will always hold a special place in her heart.
Julie is originally from Highland Park, IL, and is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she studied business. She moved to Orlando in 1995. Julie worked in sales in the temporary employment industry until she became a full-time mother. She returned to the workforce after almost 15 years of volunteering at her children’s schools, advising a sorority at UCF, and other community involvement.
Julie is the mother to Brandon and Brooke. In her free time, she loves to play mah jongg, play tennis, work out, and snow ski. firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Director - North and East Orlando
Susan Bernstein came to volunteer for the Jewish Pavilion upon her arrival to Orlando in 2014. Monthly Shabbat visits with the Temple Israel Hebrew School students at Brookdale Island Lake enabled Susan to experience firsthand the importance of reaching out to our Jewish senior population. When her mother relocated to a Brookdale community in 2015, she decided to officially join the team of volunteers who provide Shabbat and holiday programs throughout the area. The joy and meaningful engagement that she witnessed while her mother and friends celebrated each week made her decision to accept the position of Jewish Pavilion program director in 2018 an extremely easy one.
Throughout her career as public school music instructor or Judaic studies educator and school director, Susan always made time to volunteer in the various communities she lived in across the country, serving on the chevrah kadisha, tutoring teens and visiting seniors in their independent or assisted living residences. Susan brings her musical skills as song leader and Judaic background to her weekly programs that include 12 facilities in the Longwood, Lake Mary and Sanford communities.
Susan loves to teach and to continue learning from her students and those she comes in contact with. Her love for travel has brought her to Guatemala, where she visits each year in support of the Mayan women artisans in expanding their Fair Trade markets in the States. email@example.com
Cantor Nina Fine
Program Director South Orlando
Nina Fine moved to Winter Park with her husband Tony and son Dylan from New York City 4 years ago to improve their quality of life. She comes to The Jewish Pavilion with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Growing up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Ms. Fine was educated at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, B-CC High School and The George Washington University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Ms. Fine got her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in working with families with young children.
Ms. Fine became an ordained cantor in 2016, and had previously been a social worker in abuse and neglect prevention, a parent educator, a preschool teacher, a mommy and me program leader and family holiday programming creator and leader.
Ms. Fine has led holiday celebrations and participated in fundraising efforts, adult education and lifecycle events. Ms. Fine has taught first grade and tutored children in Hebrew, as well as created a Jewish mommy and me program. She also officiates at weddings, funerals and unveilings along the East Coast.