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W" HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MARCH 29, 2013 i Meitin reflects on volunteering with seniors and z !e Jewish Pavilion By Pamela Ruben Jewish Pavilion volunteer Debbie Meitin has been leading services, attending holiday programs and visiting seniors in their independent residences, assisted living facilities and nursing homes since the Jewish Pavilion opened its doors as a "Jewish Home on Wheels" in 1998. Since then, Meitin has con- ducted' Shabbat services at Chambrel, Grand Villa, Hori- zon Bay and Island Lake. She has also led numerous holiday celebrations. The Jewish Pavilion is hon- oring her, along with Cathy Swerdlow, at the Celebration of Tradition at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, 1501 International Parkway. "Today [March 9] I am cel- ebrating Purim for the third time this holiday cycle,' Meitin said. "However, this may be the only time a senior has a visit this week. Jewish conti- nuity, seniors and relation- ships keep me coming back time and time again." On this particular Friday, Horizon Bay senior and mem- ber of the Jewish community, Etta Goldstein, is thrilled to see her friend, Debbie Meitin. Etta takes in the crowns, beaded necklaces and festive dcor and asks, "Where's the hamantashen?" At more than 90 years old, Etta knows Puffmwell, and eyes the holiday gifts on the table with a smile. Then, Etta shares that her son and grandchildren are visiting from up North, and that they are at Epcot for the day. Meitin asks about their travel plans, and Etta enthusiastically spills all the details. "I have known Etta for at least five years, and we al- ways look forward to getting together for our monthly Shabbat service," Meitin said. Etta Goldstein, left, enjoys celebrating Purim with the Jewish Pavilion's Debbie Meitin. "Even if she doesn't feel great, she'll make every effort to at- tend. She's always interested in what's going on in my life, especially hearing about my travels. When Pat Rubenstein and I come to Horizon Bay, we always make surewe see Etta." While Etta and her Jewish neighbors at Horizon Bay have Yiddish class treated celebrated Purim at least 80 times each, other residents join in the fun at Horizon Bay, attracted by the welcom- ing, party atmosphere, not to mention the hamantashen. One resident, called out, "I don't know this holiday. Can you share the history?" A volunteer told the brief story of Esther, explaining that the upcoming Purimplay will add clarification. Soon, senior Purim party attendees are "booing" Ha- man, and clapping their hands to the music of Bob Glickman at the lively Purim Spiel. Etta added, "When the Pavilion visits, it livens us old girls up." Meitin couldn't agree more, and had already begun pre- paring for her next Shabbat service. For more information call 407-678-9363 or visit www. for more information. with music [,) sing along Yiddish class participants receive a special musical treat. Bill Shamis, 97, dressed as Tevya, the Milk Man from 'Fiddler on the Roof." When Bill Shamis and Mimi Shader performed at Chambrel on March 21, participants of all ages knew the words to "Tumbalalaika," "Hava Nagila" and "Simintov and Mazei Toy." Most also knew "My Yiddisha Mama," "Bamir Bistu Sheyn" and many more. "Many participants talked about their full recall of Yiddish tunes that they had not heard in more than 50 years," com- mented 1ancy Ludin, executive director of the Jewish Pavilion. The Pavilion offers a monthly Yiddish class, taught by Joan Pohl, a speech pathologist. Her class is free and open to the community on the third Thursday of the month at Chambrel in Longwood. The Pavilion also offers weekly Sabbath services and holiday festivities. "After every service or event, many residents come up to me and thank the Pavilion for bringing Jewish culture to their facility," Lu- din said. About a' quarter of the thirty participants in the Yiddish class live at Chambrel. Sudoku (see page 19 for solution m R D A Answers from 03/22/20i3 Ni OI m AI MI DI RI D.- i A MI Yiddish teacher Joan Pohl, left, and pianist Mimi Shader with entertainer Bill Shamis. 00S]'L DISH NETWORK Starting at SAVE! & Ask About SAME DAY Installationl i PLUS 30 Premium Movie Channels FREE for 3 Monthsl CALL 1-888-903-6814 i:A d'_. 7 4 27 8 4 6 8 5 2 5 8 7 2 9 5 1 6 8 63 19 89 16 6 8 4 StatcPoint Media Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits I through 9. PAGE 7A Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Orlando Weekday Morning Minyan (Conservative/Egalitarian), services Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. (9 a.m. - national holidays); 2nd floor Chapel - Jewish Academy of Orlando; 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. For information call 407-298-4650. Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), services and holiday sched- ules shown at; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O),.39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-8"78-3011,; services: second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. i every Saturday at 10 a.m. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-3660;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; services, Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. " Chabad of the Space'& Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd., Maitland, 407-644-2500;; services: Sunday, 9 a.m.; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.; Shabbat services: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Family service, 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselberry, 407-830-7211;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Savannah Court in Maitland. Congregation Beth Am (C.), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth El (C), 2185 MeadowlaneAve, West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Shabbat services, 1st & 3rd Friday, 8 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth Emeth (R),2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth, Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401S.R.200, Ocala, 352-237-8277;; Stiabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Shoiom (R-C), 315 North 13th it., Leesburg, 352-326-3692;; schedule of Services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at Social Hall of Our Lady of Lakes Church, 1310 Maximillian St., Deltona; 386-804-8283;www.mybeth- shalom.corn; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174; wWw.mybnaitorah.:om; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona (O), 1079 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, 386-672-9300; Shabbat services Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., Orlando, 407-645-0444; Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st Friday; 8 p.m., 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m., 4th and 5th Fridays; Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Mateh Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland, 407-298-4650;; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.; Junior Congregation., 10:0.0 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at vari- ous private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kis- simmee, 407-935-0064;; Shabbat sel:vice, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303 N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353;; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Healing Service, first Frilay of the month, 7 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. TempleBethEl (R), 579N.NovaRd., OrmondBeach,386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom (R), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813- 324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386- 445-3006; Shabbat service, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne, 321-254-6333;; Shabbat services: Friday, 5:50 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Minyan, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (R), 1109 N.E. 8thAve., Ocala,352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B'nai Darom (R), 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, 352-624-0380; Friday Services 8 p.m. Temple Israel (C), 50 S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 407-647-3055;; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321- 631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. Peninsula Ave., Daytona Beach, 386- 252-3097; Shabbat service,.8 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m: Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave., DeLand, 386-736-1646; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Temple Shalom (formerly ew Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800; www.newjewishcongrega-; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of Deltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona, 386-789-2202; Shabbat service;.7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom of Oviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Church, 1395 Campus View Court, Oviedo, 407-366-3556,; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352- 735-4774;; services: second and fourth Fridays and Saturday of the month. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist