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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 10, 2018 PAGE 11A By Josefin Dolsten NEWYORK (JTA)--Cantor Philip Sherman gives me a call after having finished two circumcisions before noon on Tuesday. That's a light day, he explains. On Thursday, he will be performing circumcisions for four baby boys; on Friday, he'll do five. Sherman, 62, is a mohel (in fact he was featured as one of "America's Top Mohels" in a 2014 JTA article) and has performed over 20,000 cir- cumcisions, both for Jewish and non-Jewish families. But in between performing mul- tiple circumcisions a day and serving as associate cantor at Congregation Shearith Israel in New York--also known as the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue---he has another gig: actor. Most recently, the Ortho- dox cantor, who lives in White Plains, New York, appeared in the Netflix hit series "Orange is the New Black," about a women's prison. Though the role was small--he played a judge presiding over a trial involving one of the prison- ers--Sherman says it was his favorite to date. "The really amazing thing about that is that it's a real part in a real show, where I'm not playing a rabbi or cantor or some Jewish guy," he told JTA in a phone interview Tuesday. Sherman has appeared in about 15 other roles in com- mercials, TV series and mov- ies, playing a religious Jew in most of them. He played a rabbi in a 1999 commercial with Whoopi Goldberg for Flooz.com, a now defunct digital currency, and a mohel in the 2011 comedy "Our Idiot Brother," where his appearance was cut from the final movie but made it into the extra materi- als on DVD. Sherman has also been featured as an expert on "Storage Wars," a reality show where the contents of unpaid storage lockers are auctioned off. Sherman's "Orange" scene lasts about a minute and a half, but was shot approximately a dozen times, and Sher- Cantor Philip Sherman has appeared in more than a tozen roles in commercials, TV series and movies, mostly paying a religious Jew. man had to come in another sary of the Bill of Rghts. time to re-recordsome of his Sherman mentioned b the lines. Sherman said he later producersthatthemus~they received a call asking him to had planned to feature n the come back to the series in a background during th~ shot recurring role, but he was not featured an Ashkenaz, not able to make the filming date Sephardi, melody and here- because he was traveling in forewas not representaive of Israel at the time. the synagogue's culture They Sherman thinks the outfit endedupaskinghimto~cord he wore to his audition may a more appropriate sag to havehelpedhimsnagthepart, play during the shot. He came in his black robe "Afewmonthslater, oecks from Congregation Shearith started to come in," h said. Israel, which resembles those "Apparently they put n my worn by justices on the U.S. little voice, the thing hat I Supreme Court. did, and it was a 26-we,k na- "When you have an audi- tionwide commercial, ~hich tion, if you have the stuff to back then was like hittilg the help make you look the part, lottery." you bring it and you wear it, The voice appearance so that's the idea," he said. earned him a spot in the Though the cantor be- Screen Actors Guild, now longed to theater groups in known as SAG-AFTRA, and high school and college, he from there he hired an agent never studied acting. His act- who helped him ~and fLrther ingcareerlaunchedbychance roles. in 1987, when the Philip Mor- "Over the years it's been a ris tobacco company decided lot offun,"Shermansaid."It's to feature a shot of Shearith just one thing that I get to do, Israel in a commercial cel- and you get to meet all sorts ebrating the 200th anniver- of interesting people." OB-.AR ES NANETTE P. and Tyler Pippen. She is also years when he passed away BABENZIEN survived by her sister, Andrea on Dec. 14, 2015. The flmily Nanette P. Babenzien, age Rubin of Boca Raton. relocated tothe Orland, area 67, of Nashville, Tennessee, A graveside service, with in 1973, and were menbers passed away on Friday, July Rabbi Arnold Siegel of Jew- of Congregation Atavas 20, 2018, atTriStar Centen- ish Family Services officiat- Y/srael. nial Medical Center in Nash- ing, was held at Beth Israel Nancy is survived b! her ville. A native of Brooklyn, Memorial Park, Gotha. Ar- daughters, Heidi (D:vid) Nanette was born on June rangementsentrustedtoBeth WeissofFt.Lauderdale,~atie 2, 1951, to the late Joel and ShalomMemorialChapel,640Adler of Ft. Lauderdal,and Cecille Kaden. For many Lee Road, Orlando 32810.AbraBehrmanofLong~od. years, she was the owner/ 407-599-1180. She is also survived bher operator of the family pack- grandchildren--Molly, Jlny, aging and delivery service NANCY RAE BEHRMAN Harry and Teddy. started by her parents. On NancyR.Behrman, age79, Agravesideservicewaleld April 11, 1976, in Roslyn ofLongwood, passed away on at Glen Haven Memoriatark Heights, N.Y she married Saturday, July 28, 2018, at in Winter Park, with hbbi Eric Babenzien, her husband her residence. She was born Sholom Dubov officiati~. In ofover 42 years who survives in Chicago on Oct. 6, 1938, memory of Nancy Behran, her. She relocated to the to the late Ray and Evelyn the family requests cctri- Nashville area in 2014 to be Nelson Bobeng. She earned butions to the Alzhei:er's closer to her family, her master's degree in edu- Association, 378 CenterRnte In additionto her husband, cation and was a teacher in Circle, Suite 1280,Altamnte Nanette is survived by her the Orange County SchoolSprings 32701. son, Corey Babenzien and system for over 32 years. On Arrangements entrus~d to daughter, Brooke Babenzien Sept. 6, 1959, in Chicago, she Beth Shalom Memorial~ha- (Charles Pippin); and her married Bernard Behrman,pel, 640 Lee Road, Orlan~oFL grandsons, Alexander Pippin her husband for nearly 56 32810. 407-599-1180. 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 schedules shown at www. JewishCelebration.org; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubaviteh of North Orlando (O), 1701 Markham Woods Road, Longwood, 407-636-5994, www.jewishorlando.com; services: Friday 7:00 p.m.; Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Chabad of Altamonte Springs (O), 414 Spring Valley Lane, Altamonte Springs, 407- 280-0535; www.jewishaltamonte.com. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7347 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, 407-354-3660; www. jewishorlando.com; Shabbat services: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m. Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts (O), 1190 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach, 321-777-2770. Congregation Ahavas israei/Chabad (O), 708 Lake Howell Rd Maitland, 407-644- 2500; www.chabadorlando.org; 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), 181 E. Mitchell Hammock, Oviedo, 407-830-7211; www. betchaim.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505; www. congbetham.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Beth E! (C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave 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, 407-222-6393; Shabbat service: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel (Rec), Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401 S.R. 200, Ocala, 352 -237-8277; bethisraelocala.org; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St Leesburg, 352-326-3692; www. bethsholomflorida.org; schedule of services on website. Congregation Beth Shalom (Progressive Conservative), Orange City congregation holds services at 1308 E. Normandy Blvd Deltona; 386-804-8283; www.mybethshalom. 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.com; 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; www.crjorlando.org: Shabbat services, 7 p.m. 1st, 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; www.ohevshalom.org; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd Kissimmee, 407-935- 0064; www.shalomaleichem.com; Shabbat service, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Shomer Ysrael (C), 5382 Hoffner Ave Orlando, 407-227-1258, call for services and holiday schedules. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303A N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243-5353; congregation- sinai.org; services: every Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Shabbat Service evert Saturday, 10 a.m. Orlando Torah Center (O), 8591 Banyan Blvd Orlando; 347-456-6485; Shacharis- Shabbos 9 a.m.; Mon.--Thurs. 6:45 a.m.; Sun. and Legal Holidays 8 a.m.; Mincha/Maariv Please call for times. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka- Vineland Rd Orlando, 407-239- 5444; Shabbat service, Friday, 7:3O p.m.; Saturday, 9:3O a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd Ormond Beach, 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; www. mytbs.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 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. 8th Ave Ocala, 352-629-3587; Shabbat services: Friday, 8 p.m.; Torah study: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Temple B'naiDarom (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; www.tiflorida.org; 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), 579 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, 386-252-3097; Shabbat service, Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday: 10:30 a.m. Temple Israel of DeLand (R), 1001 E. New York Ave DeLand, 386-736-1646; www. templeisraelofdeland.org; Friday Shabbat service, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. followed by Torah study. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800; www.templeshalomcentralfl.org; Shabbat services: Friday, 7 p.m.; last Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. Temple Shalom of geltona (R/C), 1785 Elkcam Blvd Deltona, 386-789-2202; www. shalomdeltona.org; Shabbat service; Saturday: 10 a.m. Temple Shir Shalom (R) Services held at Temple Israel, 50 S. Moss Rd Winter Springs, 407-366-3556, www.templeshirshalom.org; Shabbat services: three Fridays each month, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora (T) Mount Dora, 352-735-4774; www. tcomd.org; Shabbat services: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. sharp. (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist (T) Mehitsa