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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, DECEMBER 23, 2011 The Eulogizer: former governor-general, comics artist, Israeli Air Force leader By Alan D. Abbey "The streets of Gotham pened in other disciplines Sydney Cohen, 90, early JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Eulogizer highlights the life accomplishments of famous and not-so- famous Jews who have passed away recently. Sir Zeiman Cowen, 92, Australia's former gover- nor-general Sir Zelman Cowen, Aus- tralia's head of state from 1975 to 1982, died Dec. 8 in Melbourne after a long battle with Parkin- son's disease. Some 1,000 mourners attended his state funeral Tuesday at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne. Cowen was the second Jew to hold the highest monarchical office in the country; the first was Sir Isaac Isaacs. Cowen, a Rhodes scholar at Oxford, was a jurist, constitutional lawyer and university vice-chancellor. He was knighted in 1977. Cowen was a Zionist and proud Jew. He once said that if Israel had been de- stroyed in the Six-Day War, "it would have destroyed me as a person." Jerry Robinson, 89, com- ics artist and Joker creator Jerry Robinson, a major figure in the development of comic books and super- heroes in the 20th cen- tury- including creating Batman's arch-nemesis The Joker and sidekick Robin -- died Dec. 8 at 89. City are a little lonelier today," said Mike Marts, editor of the Batman series at DC Comics, who called Robinson "a pioneer in storytelling. "Jerry brought a realism to comics - and a sense of humor," said comics editor Charles Kochman, who published a book about Robinson last year. "He saw the value of comics as an art." Robinson was known for his early artwork and storytelling, as well for books and museum ex- hibits on the history of comics. In 2004 he curated 'one of the first museum-level exhibitions of comics, "The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books 1939-1950, at the Breman Jewish Museum of Atlanta. Two years later he curated an expanded version of the exhibition, "The Superhero: Good and Evil in American Comics," at The Jewish Museum in New York. In an in-depth interview in 2007, Robinson spoke of the almost overwhelm- ingly Jewish background of early comic book art- ists, writers, editors and publishers. "They did dominate the genre the first few years, as well as Jewish publishers," he said. "My research indi- cated there were a number of reasons. And it hap- with other ethnic groups, so it's not that surprising." Lar.ry Rickles, 41, son of comedian Don Rickles TV writer and producer Larry Rickles, the only son of comedian Don Rickles, died Dec. 3 in Los Angeles of respiratory failure due to pneumonia. He was 41. The younger Rickles worked in the entertain- ment industry throughout his professional career, starting by working in production. In 1997 he be- came awriter for the CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown." In 2007 he co-produced a documentary about his father, then past 80, titled "Mr. Warmth: "The Don Rickles Project," in which clips from the elder Rick- les' stand-up show were in- terspersed with comments by friends and colleagues in the entertainment in- dustry. The film, directed by John Landis, won Emmy Awards in 2008 for the younger Rickles and three co-producers. Don Rickles was re- luctant initially to be the subject of a film, but later said that his son's participation convinced him to participate. "In a magical moment, it all came together," Don Rickles'said in a 2008 book, "Rickles' Letters." "The fact that it's a father-and- son project makes it one of the highlights of my life." Israeli Air Force leader Sydney Cohen, whose contributions to Israel's War of Independence as an early leader in the nascent Israeli Air Force are still remembered, died Dec. i at 90 in his Ramat Hasharon home. Cohen, a native of'South Africa, flew Czech Spitfires to Israel in the early days of the war and was an early commander of Squadron 101, Israel's first dedicated fighter squadron and one of the forces's first units in the days when the IAF was a ragtag collection of planes and hotshot pilots, many of them volunteers. According to a web- site that chronicles the vol- unteers who have fought for Irael, Cohen "had to manage the pilots, quite a collection of characters. These men volunteered to fly for Israel out of a sense of religious duty, or a sense of justice, or for a bit of excitement, or for a bit of cash. "They were strong and diverse personalities, and maintaining discipline was not an easy task. They frequented and wrecked bars in Tel Aviv, and they were also notorious for stealing cars and trucks for the squadron. In fact, the airfield became known as 'Syd's Used Car Lot:' " (Write to the Eulogizer at OB-UAR ES ROBERT NEIL LERNER Robert Nell Lerner, Es- quire, passed away at his home in Longwood on Dec. 3, 2011. He was 67 years old. Mr. Lerner was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Lillian and Solomon Lerner. He graduated from Valley Stream North High School and subsequently received his bachelor's degree in busi- ness administration from the University of Miami. He thereafter earned his Juris Doctor from Emory Univer- sity in Atlanta. Mr. Lerner moved to Orlando in 1977, and began work as a business manage- ment consultant. In 1983, he opened a law practice in Altamonte Springs focus- ing primarily on real estate law. He belonged to numer- ous civic and professional organizations, including the Central Florida Realty Investors who awarded him a lifetime membership in recognition of his work and contributions. He served as an elected Aitamonte Springs CityCommissioner from District II from 1992 to 1998. He was predeceased by his mother, Lilliar, and is sur- vived by his father, Solomon; his brother, Michael (Bon- nie); two nieces, Calli and Alexa and two grandnieces. EDWARD F. PELTESON Edward F. Pelteson died on Nov. 28, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. He was 82 years old. Mr. Pelteson was born in Hamburg, Germany, to the late Edith and Dr. Gerhardt Pelteson. Mr. Pelteson was a prac- ticing attorney for over 48 years. He was a USAF Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Peiteson is preceeded in death by his wife, Esther. He is survived by his son, Dr. Howard (Susan) Pelteson of Winter Park; daughters, Susann (Edward) Pelteson Feierman of Columbus, Ohio, and Carole Gaff Pelt- eson of Chapel Hill, N.C.; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a brother, Frank Pelteson of Las Vegas, Nev. Donations in memory of Ed Pelteson may be made to Congregation Ahavas Yisrael/Chabad, 708 Lake Howell Road, Maitland, FL 32751. Answers from 12/16/2011 1 8 9 5 6 Sudoku (see page 19 for solution) 6 7 1 4 7 3 4 3 6 4 FeatcPoint Media 9 3 4 785 26 1 8 1 27 Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all digits 1 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 www.JewishCelebration,org; 407-566-9792. Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando (O), 39 Skyline Drive, Suite 1017, Lake Mary, 407-878-3011,; services: 2nd Friday of every month, times vary depending on the week. Please call to find out service schedule for that particular week. 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 Yisraei/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.; 2rid Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. at Emeritus in Lake Mary. Congregation Beth Am (C), 3899 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, 407-862-3505;; Shabbat services: Friday, 8:00 p.m. (7 p.m. on Fourth Friday of the month); Saturday, 10 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;; Shabbat service, second Friday of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation Beth Sholom (R-C), 315 North 13th St., 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 pan.; Saturday, I0 a.m. Congregation B'nai Torah (C), 403 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach, 32174, 386-672-1174;; 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 Match 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., 10:00 a.m. Congregation Or Chayim (Rec), Leesburg, 352-326-8745; egrae@; services last Friday of each month at 3:30 pan. at vari- ous private residences. Congregation Shalom Aleichem (R), 3501 Oak Pointe Blvd., Kis- simmee,407-935-0064;; Shabbatservice, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 8 p.m. Congregation of Shaarei Yerushalyim (O), 9869 Kilgore Rd., Or- lando, 407-928-8972; services: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Shabbat services: Friday Minha, 7:30 p.m.; Kabbalat Shabbat 8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.rn. Congregation Sinai (C/R), 303A N. S.R. 27, Minneola; 352-243- 5353;; services: first, second and fourth Friday monthly at 7:45 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. 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 aan. 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), 1109N.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 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 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; Social Hour, 6 p.m.; Friday Shabbat service, 7 pan. Temple Shalom (formerly New Jewish Congregation) (R), 13563 Country Road 101, Oxford, 352-748-1800;www.newjewishcongrega-; Shabbat services: Friday, 7:30 pan.; 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 ofOviedo (R) Services held in the EPICenter at University Carillon United Methodist Chtirch, 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