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r' Ik|lJlJIqlldN -- __" --. n _ n_: L~m~i~. I: i i J . i _- - i i:I q _iiniu~lii~J~.,,t...~._,.,.~..ll~,~,~.~.. ,|L| .,~.,.[~ld|n~il , ~ ~ _ HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, NOVEMBER 06, 2009 PAGE 7A - TIM BOXER'S . Traveling with the Stars We miss Lou Jacobi's wise- cracks I met Lou Jacobi many times, and each time I'd leave with a pocketful of one-liners. At the Stage Dell he asked the waiter, "What do you have that will give me heartburn right now instead of 2 in the morning?" Lou asked a broker, "What's the latest dope on Wall Street?" and the man answered, "My son." We won't be meeting Lou anymore. He died on Oct. 23 at age 95 at his home on CentralLou Jacobi Park South in Manhattan. Born Louis Harold Jacobovitch in Toronto "on the seventh Hanukkah candle." Lou got an early start in show business. At age 3 his father Joseph, who sometimes served as a cantor. taught him to sing "God don't desert me in my old age" from the Hebrew liturgy. His mother Fay was furious: "Why" teach a 3-year-old a song like that?" The father said. "Let him know what it is to grow old." His father spent a small fortune trying to make his 10-year-old son into a concert violinist. Eventually Lou hung up the fiddle and stepped out as a standup comedian, a raconteur and character actor. It was the Great Depression and his father was horrified that his sonwould become a bum. An unknownwriter tried to interest Lou in his play. Lou declined. He sent the script again, and again Lou rejected it. After getting it a third time. Lou finally agreed to do it. With Lou in a major role, "Come Blow Your Horn" played Broadway for 80 weeks and proved a huge success for the up-and- coming playwright by the name of Neff Simon. In 1955 Lou made his Broadway debut in "The Diary of Anne Frank." He gave the play eight days to run. It ran 2 1/2 years. He married Ruth Ludwin of Teaneck. N.J.. in 1957 under a chu- pah outside during his filming of"Anne Frank" in Hollywood. It was a Hollywood marriage that lasted until Ruth's death in 2004. "Ruth had to do something about the Six Million," Lou told me. "She had gone to Israel in 1948 and became a founder of Hasolelim. a kibbutz in the Galilee. I visited in 1968 and it was a remarkable achievement." Lou delighted in telling a story about a rebbe who grabs a Jew off the street and tells him, "I need you for a special job. Stand on the roof of the shul as a lookout for the moshiach." The man wanted to know if it's a steady job. "A steady job?" the rebbe ex- claimed. "It's a lifetime job!" The success of Soupy Sales Soupy Sales, who died on Oct. 22 at age 83, was born Milton Supman in Franklinton, N.C., where his father Irving was in the dry goods business. "The local Ku Klux Klan," Soupy told me, "had to come to this Jew to buy sheets." He gave credit to everyone and the KKK loved him for that. They even asked him to join them. After Soupy's father died, his mother Sadie worked 12 hours a day in another southern shtetl, Huntington, W.Va.. to put her three sons through school. One became a doctor, the other a lawyer. And Soupy the class terror? After graduation from Marshall College in Huntington he went on years later to become the rising star of a 1960s television show where he made a career of throwing some !9,000 custard pies in the kisser of such victims as Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster. Jerry Lewis and many others who pleaded to be a target on the highly rated nonsensical children's show. Soup, who saw himself as a straight man in a world full of kooks, told his life story--better than any obit writer could--in his book. "Soupy Sez: My Life and Zany Times." Nipsey Russell. Kenny Kramer. Larry Scorch and Vincent Pastore (Pussy of "The Sopranos") came to Soupy's book party at the Friars Club in 2001 where, instead of a pie in the eye, they hurled zany jokes in his direction. Appearingon the Ed Sullivan Show, Soupy asked the host, "Mind if I throw you a pie?" Sure, Sullivan said, then hesitantly asked, "What's in it?" He needn't worry. The pie was topped, as always, with shaving cream. Mickey Freeman, who played Private Zimmerman on "The Phil Silvers Show" in the late '50s, reported at the Friars that ~oupy's bookwas already in its third printing. "The first two were blurred." Mickey was on a roll, so he continued: "Soupy, your book saved my house. I had a card table with one short leg.'" Bernie Ilson, Soupy's publicist for 10 years from 1965, told me his clientwas the easiest to work with. "What you saw on the show was the same in real life," Ilson said. "Always on." Soupy was hard working, getting up at 5 a.m. every weekday to prepare for a show that went live at 10 a.m. Soupy Sales "It was a one-man operation," Ilson said. "He wrote, planned and performed all by himself. It wasn't just for children--adults loved the slapstick humor." Soupy once told a story about a beer commercial he did. He had 30 seconds to open a bottle of beer before the shoot, but there was no bottle opener. In a panic he called out if anybody had one. A sophisticated gentleman walked up, put his wooden leg on the table and opened the beer bottle with an opener attached to his leg. Tim Boxer is editor of ALLAN CAPLAN his wife. Carol. of Longwod: to Beth Shalom Memorialher, for 56 years. She and her Allan Caplan of Longwood. daughters, StephanieSchiano Chapel, Orlando. family relocatedtotheOrlando Fla.. died on Oct. 27, 2009. He of Sanford and Cheri Ellery of area from Brooklyn in 1963. was 77 years old. Sanford;brother, EarlofHous- BARBARA KLEIN Mrs. Klein is also survived Mr.CaplanwasborninNew ton;sister.IleneJuliusofNorth Barbara G. Klein of Winter by her son, Donald (Rose) of York City to the late Morris Carolina; four grandchildren Park, Fla., died on Oct. 23, Winter Park, and a grandson, Caplan and Selma Braun Ca- and one great-granddaughter. 2009. She was 77 years old. Joel. She was predeceased by plan. Following high school Interment was at Florida Mrs. Klein wasbornonNov, another son, Robert. and one year of college, he National Cemetery in Bush- 24, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Graveside services were enlistedintheAirForce, serv- nell. A memorial service the late Alexander and Sally held at Ohev Shalom Cem- ingintheOccupationArmyin followed at Beth ShalomGolub. She worked as a real etery. Germany. He was the owner Memorial Chapel with Rabbi estateagentformanyyearsand Services were entrusted ofhisowncomputerbusiness. Arnold Siegel officiating, was married to her husband to Beth Shalom Memorial Mr. Caplan is survived by Services were entrustedSeymore (Sy), who survives Chapel, Orlando. Answers from 10/30/2009 Sudoku (see page 22 for solution) 9 5 6 7 1 7 8 6 5 2 8 9 3 8 ' 2 9 7 2 5 9 1 7 3- 8 2 4 3 8 2009, StatcPoint Media, Inc. Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every ,row, column and box includes all digits 1 through 9. Central Florida Synagogue Service Schedule and Directory Celebration Jewish Congregation (R), Services and Holiday schedules shown at; 407-566-9792. Chabad of South Orlando (O), 7504 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 407-354- 3660; Shabbat Services Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. 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.; Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Family service 4th Friday of the month. Congregation Bet Chaim (R), 426 Lakeport Cove, Casselb~% 407- 830-7211;; services: Friday, 8 p.m.; family service 1st Friday of the month, 7:30 p.m,; 2nd Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. at Summerville Assisted Living Facility. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407- 862-3505; Shabbat service. 8:00 p.m. (7 p.m. on Fourth Friday of the month); Saturday: 10 &m. Congregation Beth El [C), 2185 Meadowlane Ave., West Melbourne, 321-779-0740; Services, 8 p.m. 1st & 3rd Fridays; 9:30 a.m. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Congregation Beth Emeth (R), 2205 Blue Sapphire Circle, Orlando, 407-855-0772; services: monthly, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., Leesburg, 352- 326-3692;; schedule of services onwebsitef 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:; services: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. Congregation B'naiTorah (C),403 N.NovaRd., OrmondBeach. 32174. 386-672-1174; 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 Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. Congregation of Reform Judaism (R), 928 Malone Dr., Orlando, 407- 645-0444; Shabbat service, 7 1st Friday; 8 p.m. 2nd and 3rd Fridays; 6 p.m. 4th and 5th Fridays. Saturday: 10 a.m. Congregation Match Chaim (R), P.O. Box 060847, Palm Bay, 32906, 321-768-6722. Congregation Ohev Shalom (C), 5015 GoddardAve., Orlando, 40%298- 4650; Shabbat service,7:30p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.; Junior Cong., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Re), Leesburg, 352-326-8745 corn; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 various residences. Congregation ShalomAleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd.,Kissimmee, 407-935-0064; Shabbat service, 8 p.m., 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. Congregation of Shaarei Yerushalyim (O), 9869 Kilgore Rd., Orlando, 407-928-8972; Services: Monday- Friday, 7:30 a.m. and7:30 p.m., Friday Minha 7:30 p.m.; Kabbalat Shabbat 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. Congregation Sinai (P/C). 303A N. S.R. 27, Minneola,; 352-243-5353; services: second and final Friday monthly at 8 p.m. New Jewish Congregation (R), 13563 Country Road 10i, Oxforct; 352- 748-1800: Shabbat Services every Friday of the Month: 7:30 p.m. Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation/Ohalei Rivka (C), 11200 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, 407-239-5444; Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m.; Saturda)/: 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth El (R), 579 N. Nova Rd., Onnon&Beach, 386-677-2484. Temple Beth Shalom CR), P.O. Box 031233, Winter Haven, 813-324-2882. Temple Beth Shalom (C), 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast, 386-445- 3006: Shabbat service. 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom (C), 5995 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne. 321-254- 6333; ghabbat Services 6 p.m.; Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom (R), i109 N.E. 8thAve., Ocala, 352-629-3587 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), 50S. Moss Rd., Winter Springs, 407-647-3055; www.; services: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday,.9:30 a.m. Temple Israel (R), 7350 Lake Andrew Drive, Melbourne, 321-631-9494. Temple Israel (C), 1400 S. PeninsulaAve., 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; Social Hour, 6 p.m.; Shabbat service, 7 p.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 most Fridays. Carillon Elementary School, 3200 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo (R) Reform (C) Conservative (O) Orthodox (Rec) Reconstructionist