Support Programs For Seniors

Enriching the lives of Residents In Elder Care Communities

The Jewish Pavilion enhances the lives of residents in independent, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities throughout Central Florida by providing visitations, Shabbat services, holiday festivities, inter-generational celebrations, musicals, educational courses, grief support, and other programs make our seniors feel connected to a loving community.

Our Stories

We’re proud of the work we do helping enrich the lives of seniors throughout Central Florida. Take a minute to meet the seniors we have worked with, along with the volunteers and staff who help make our organization successful.

Meet Program Director Lauren Sharfstein

Lauren Sharfstein’s passion truly is working with seniors. She’s devoted most of her adult life to helping bring joy to seniors, currently as one of The Jewish Pavilion’s program directors. “Jewish seniors have such wonderful sense of humor and such great wisdom,” Lauren says. “I love listening to their life stories and learning about the lives behind the...

Meet Joe Epstein, Our March Featured Senior!

One of the first things Oakmonte Village resident Joe Epstein shares with visitors is the Mezuzah he keeps in his pocket. More than 80 years ago, his parents gave him the charm attached to a necklace. Since that day, he has had it around his neck or in his pocket every day. It’s a constant reminder of his religion and traditions and of his family. “I spent...

Meet Lisa Eichenblatt, an Incredible Volunteer!

Every March, The Jewish Pavilion hosts Purim parties at dozens of senior communities throughout Central Florida. It’s just another way the organization helps keep the traditions our elders have experienced throughout their lives, current in their hearts and minds and helps to create a sense of belonging. At many of the Purim parties, you’ll see Lisa...

Meet Mati Braun and Rachel Heimovics, Our Featured Seniors!

It’s no secret navigating the options surrounding senior living and senior care can be difficult. That’s why when Rachel Heimovics was thinking about moving out of her Maitland home and downsizing to a senior community, she reached out to Orlando Senior Help Desk and was connected to Caring Transitions. “I was surprised when Nancy Ludin answered the phone...

Calendar of Events

Mark your calendars for events that support seniors! Nearly every day, The Jewish Pavilion is at a local senior community. All faiths are welcome to join us.

Get Involved with Jewish Pavilion

Get Involved

How can you help support The Jewish Pavilion? Partnering with us, volunteering your time, or making a donation are just a few of the ways you can get involved.

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The Jewish Pavilion is funded entirely through the generosity of our community. Your donation helps us enrich the lives of seniors.

Platinum Sponsors

Cascade Heights Platinum Sponsor
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Oakmonte Village Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel Gold Sponsor
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Providence Senior Living at Matiland Gold Sponsor
Providence Senior Living at Matiland Gold Sponsor

Our History

The Jewish Pavilion was founded more than a decade ago to ensure our elders living in senior communities throughout Central Florida can stay connected to their traditions. The organization was originally focused on opening the first “Jewish home” in Orlando, but realized the mission could be served by visiting seniors where they live – in more than 50 communities throughout our region.