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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, MAY 5, 2017 Pam Ruben Jewish Pavilion volunteer models, (l-r) Elise Schilowitz, Jo Fischer, Elaine Gamson, Susie Stone, Marci Gaeser (also event chair), Sharon Littman, Shari Klafter, Shirley Schoenberger, Faye Novick, and Alison Polejes. Pam Ruben Honoree Marlene Adler and family, (top, l-r) husband Lee and son Wolf Adler; (middle, l-r) daughter Lauren Morris and honoree Marlene Adler; (bottom, l-r) grandsons Zee and Elijah. FUNERAL HOME ~, CREMATORY Graveside Packa, Call us to Organizer! 407-695-CARE (2273) www. DeGusipeFuneralHome.com Maitland 9001 N. Orlando Avenue Maitland, FL 32751 Sanford 905 Laurel Avenue Sanford, FL 32771 West Orange 1400 Matthew Paris Blvd Ocoee, FL 34761 By Pamela Ruben More than 100 guests gathered at Jewish Pavilion's "Spring into Fashion" event at Bloomingdales in Orlando on April 20, for a morning of friendship, fashion, fun and to raise funds for se- nior programs provided by the nonprofit for elder-care residents throughout Or- lando. A handful of Pavilion volunteers graciously served as runway models as Jennifer Bentson, Bloomingdale's public relations specialist, shared] the latest fashion trends. Bentson pointed out seasonal trends including lightweight fabrics, struc- tured to flouncy fittings, and pops of color for added springtime flair. Pavilion Friends Board secretary and event honoree Marlene Adler was decked from head-to-toe in her signature denim style, and was pleased to hear that jeans (in all colors) will be as popular as ever this season. Adler's warm smile and con- stant joking delighted the crowd, as she shared humor- ous anecdotes interspersed with remarks of gratitude for Pavilion volunteers, family members and participants. "Thank yous" were ex- pressed by Marlene and the Adler family for the hard work of event organizer Marci Gaeser and to event sponsors Susie Kleiman, Elderlaw P.A., and Bloomingdales of Orlan- do for serving as host. Adler gave recognition to her own family for instilling in her the value in serving, and guiding her to remember our elders as integral members of the community who should not be forgotten as they reach old age. Additionally, Adler ex- pressed appreciation for the Pavilion staff and volunteers for letting her do the things that she loves, including add- ing a dose of humor to the monthly Friends meeting. Event chairwoman Merci Gaeser and Jennifer Benston, Bloomingdale's public relations specialist. Pam Ruben Best friends Susan Livingstone (1) with honoree Marlene Adler share a smile at the Jewish Pavilion's 'Spring into Fashion Show." In her usual witty style, Adler shared her own story about Bloomingdale's iconic "Big Brown Bag." She noted when she gave birth to her first child, Lauren, husband Lee was a medical resident, and luggage was a luxury for the future. When it came time to give birth, "The Big Brown Bag" made an excellent and sturdy suitcase for Lauren's baby needs. Later, when son Wolf, joined the family, a set of luggage did, too. However, Adler will always remember that the "Big Brown Bag" was there when she needed it. Several touching moments RI~MD!~UOR HANK!iiiii!~Eiiiii;iiiiiiiiiiiii~R~ Ml~!iiiiiii!iiiiiii!i!iiiiiililiJ!iiiiiiliiiii~#!iii!il i]i~]i]!iiii~ASHK~l were shared by keynote speaker Susan Livingstone, who remarked that Adler was the first to reach out to her in friendship when she arrived in Orlando from Ireland in the 1980s. Livingstone shared that to know Adler was to have a friend. Jewish Pavilion Execu- tive Director Nancy Ludin remarked that the event's success was a testament to Adler, and her active commu- nity involvement. She stated, "Marlene Adler has fashioned a life out of giving back to the community, and it was a pleasure to honor her at to- day's fashion show. Also, a big thank you to Bloomingdales, Jennifer Bentson, our spon- sors, volunteers and models. All of this support, includ- ing the Adler family's lovely breakfast and sponsorship, : allowed us to be dressed for success in Marlene's honor." The Jewish Pavilion has been bringing community to the doorsteps of elder- care residents since 2001. Residents of all faiths enjoy its programs. You can personally make a difference. Become a fan www.facebook.com/ jewishpavilion or to donate or learn more visit www. Jewishpavilion.org.