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.

Free Grief Support May 6-June 3, 2024

The Jewish Pavilion presents a complimentary grief support initiative conducted twice yearly over five weeks. Sessions are scheduled on Mondays at 10:30 am, spanning from May 6 to June 3, hosted at Village on the Green in Longwood (470 Village Place, D Building Lounge). Led by social worker Judy Kahan, this program offers a compassionate avenue for...

Meet Myrna Ossin, Our May Featured Volunteer

Myrna Ossin is a woman of many talents. An author of 10 books and a former high-school Spanish teacher, she is also an avid gardener, painter, and baker who has devoted her life to enriching the lives of others. When Myrna’s four children were young, she made a pledge to find time for her kids’ schools and her community at large, particularly her Jewish...

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...

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.