One of the greatest thrills of Jeffrey Diamond’s life was being able to check a box off his bucket list. He had always wanted the opportunity to drive a Lamborghini and his dream had finally become reality. This was all due to Jeffery’s Advertising Agency WAFWOT (What A Fabulous Way Of Thinking)Communications having ‘’Littori Exotic Cars’’ as a client. Marco Littori lowered his price on the 2022 Lamborghini Aventador S lease because Jeffrey agreed to give him a very substantial rate decrease on all his Dealership’s advertising requirements. Jeffrey’s Agency would create banners and material for the Littori dealership, and…


There was nothing in the world that Alan Shmentzal enjoyed more than spending time with his four year old Great Niece, Hannah. He couldn’t get over how smart she was and how quickly she grasped concepts. He had promised his Niece Laura and his Nephew Max that he would follow their guidelines. No pop, no candies, no chocolate chip cookies, and no cake. The last time that he babysat, he and Hannah ended up going to the supermarket. Hannah saw a birthday cake in a cooler and whispered ‘’Uncle I want it’’ so he had bought it for her. They…


Sammy Shmelzer knew he had lost perspective. He never seemed to find anything that made him happy. He had a high pressure job and the result was he never seemed to be able to relax. His work followed him home. He knew many people in his industry who turned to drugs and booze. Being a Chef at ‘’416'’ a high-end restaurant was demanding. If the corporate ownership group who owned the restaurant had cool people in management it would have made Sammy’s life much better. …


Jack Levy never considered himself the most religious man in the world. He didn’t mind going to Synagogue and went about once a month for a spiritual shower. He loved participating in community events and he did everything he could to contribute to the growth of the Beth Israel Synagogue.

In Jack’s town of Gerton, Ontario there were about twenty Jewish families, out of a population of forty-five hundred. When the community got together it was always a joyful celebration.

Jack was married to Tsipi Finestein who was born in Israel. The thing about Tsipi was that she was not…


Harold Cohen knew Eddie Sokolowski for about fifteen years. They had met in Business School and had remained good friends. What Harold liked about Eddie was his bravado and his complete lack of of being able to read a room. As a result, people either loved Eddie or despised him, there was no in-between. He was honest, straight forward, no holds barred kind of guy.

Harold had been at Eddie’s Wedding, when he married the love of his life, Jenny, and at the bris (circumcision) of his son Elliott. They did business on occasion but mostly they were very good…


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Rarely did Herschell Ostrepeller get depressed. He woke up every day feeling grateful to be alive. He had a routine, the alarm would go off at five-thirty am and he’d jump into the shower. Look after personal hygiene, get dressed, have a cup of tea and a couple of slices of toast, and then go into his study and write. Most of his writing was centered on creating new television shows.

He wrote every day from six-thirty till eight am, He then left to go to work. His day job was being a Publicist at McCaul Douglas Media/Public Relations. …


Running a wine and cannabis store gave Herschell Ostrepeller a great sense of satisfaction. Most of his customers attended the local University and now that Marijuana and Cannabis-based edibles were legal, Herschell was proud that he could serve them in a professional and responsible way.

His store ‘’Mary Jane & Crushed Grapes’’ was considered a very cool location by students and his business was steady and growing. It was ironic because Herschell never smoked weed, and there was only three wines he drank, Manischewitz, Mogan David and Rashi. …


Working at the Department of Communications for the Government of Canada was not an extremely exciting job. Jeff Green had been hired right out of University. He had spent fifteen years writing all kinds of documents. Jeff had learned that he could take ten days to write, edit and submit a one-pager and then be chided by middle management for submitting it too quickly after it was requested. In the real world, the same document might have taken twenty minutes to complete.

Jeff met Sarah Linden at a fundraising event for the National Arts Centre. He thought that she was…


Yom Kippur is the single most solemn day on the Jewish Calendar. It is a time for introspection and reflection, it is also a twenty-four hour fast day. Prior to going to Synagogue to hear Kol Nidre a very important prayer that kicks off the fast, there is a big meal to help fortify a person and keep them going until the fast is over twenty-four hours later.

Herschell Ostrepeller who was sixty-one always had a plan to deal with fasting. He would eat but mostly he would drink copious amounts of water. …


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Jake Spring wanted to interview Walter Loeb because of his Grandfather. Abe Spring and Walter had grown up together in Germany and when they escaped the Nazis they both set up in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.

Abe started milking cattle and buying and selling livestock. Walter started cash cropping. After a year of growing wheat and corn, Walter decided to build houses. It didn’t take long before he was buying land to develop. Over the next few years his company ‘’Original Solid Homes’’ became one of the leaders in the home building business in Ontario and the company grew to become…

Alan J. Schwarz

Alan Schwarz loves life. He is the founder of JAMS Productions, a television production company based in Toronto . His passion is writing.

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