The Jewish Pavilion plays an important community relations role in Central Florida. One of the main roles of the Jewish Pavilion Program Directors is to educate staff in elder care communities regarding Jewish traditions and holidays and the foods associated with the celebrations.
Nancy Ludin, CEO, sees the value in educating the general public beyond the senior communities. Every year, her staff, and leadership provide a home-cooked breakfast for the Maitland Chamber. Each breakfast is associated with a Jewish holiday. Participants get to experience the foods associated with the holiday and learn about how the holiday is celebrated. The holidays previously celebrated include Israel Independence Day, Rosh Hashana, Hanukah and Purim. This year, the Jewish Pavilion staff and leadership are providing a Passover Breakfast on Monday, April 13 at 8:30 a.m. at New Hope for Kids in Maitland. The table will be decorated for Pesach with candlesticks, kiddish cup and Seder plate. She will utilize a Children’s Haggadah to explain the Passover story of the Exodus from Egypt.
The menu planned is quite extensive including crackers with lox and veggies, sweet latke pancakes with jelly and cinnamon, fruit salad, Israeli salad, carrot tzimmes, macaroons, potato kugel , heese cake, matzah brie with veggies, matzah bark with chocolate, quiche, juice and coffee. More volunteers have agreed to participate in the cooking but have not yet decide what they wish to prepare.