Staff Bios

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.

Penny Goldstein D'Agostino - CFO/Managing Director/South Orlando Program Director/Lake County Program Director


Penny has been a Pavilion volunteer as a singer, service leader, and committee member for almost 10 years and was honored as volunteer of the year in 2015. Penny and her husband, David, own and operate 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.

Penny is originally from New York and was a cantor, cantorial assistant and choir director in Miami before moving to Orlando in 1994. She was a full-scholarship vocal/music theater and business major at the University of Miami.

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

Ashley Fisak - Administrative and Marketing Assistant.


Ashley is often the lovely voice that answers the phone, or 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 

Julie Levitt - Program Director  Altamonte Springs / Maitland / Apopka

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.

Susan Bernstein - Program Director North and Northeast 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.

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