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SELF-EMPLOYED: Top

2004 - present
1963 - 2000

AMA Graphics Incorporated
Commercial printer / publisher of graphic art

1979 - 1990

Art Ampersand Incorporated
Art Galleries and Art Auctioneer

1976 - 1989

Mascot Graphics / Anderson Printing (sold), Lombard Printing (absorbed)
Purchased assets of companies

SALES: Top

2000 - 2004

The Incredible Printing Co. Inc.
Printing Broker

WORK EXPERIENCE: Top

1954 - 1963

  • Rapid Typesetting Limited
  • Service Typesetting Limited
  • McCorquodale & Blades Limited
  • Paramount Typesetting Limited
    Linotype operator, typographer, graphic designer

EDUCATION: Top

2001 On-Line Creative Writing Course: Frances Coppola Website

1997 Writer's Digest Correspondence Course

1996 Humber College Creative Writing Summer Course

1995 University of Toronto Story Outline Course

1994 York University Creative Writing Fourth Year Class (Day)

1960 Graduate: Toronto Typographic Union Apprentice Course (highest mark in the history of the course: 93%)

1954 Central Technical High School (4th Year)

ASSOCIATIONS: Top

1999 - present The Writers' Union of Canada

1998 - present Crime Writers of Canada

1978 - present Jewish National Fund (Toronto)

1997 - 2002 Toronto Branch: Canadian Authors Association

1989 - 1994 Baycrest Home for the Aged

1963 - 1994 B'nai Brith Canada

1973 - 1986 International Typographical Composite Association, Toronto Typographical Association

1960 - 1970 Muscular Dystrophy Association

TRADE PUBLICATIONS: Top

International

  • Sales Promotions vs Minimizing Overhead Expenses
    Kansas City 1977
  • Mis-Management: A Contest No One Wants To Win
    Toronto: 1977
  • Don't Die... Diversify
    Toronto: 1976
  • Why It Pays To Diversify
    Toronto: 1976
  • Overhead Minimizers
    Hartford: 1976
  • It's Time To Get Out Of The Typesetting Business
    Los Angeles: 1975
  • The Need To Diversify To Stay In Business
    New Orleans: 1975
  • How To Increase Profits By Minimizing Sales Overhead
    Washington, D.C.: 1975

WHITE PAPER: Top

Workman's Compensation: Computers Are Not Printing Equipment
Toronto: 1974

AWARDS: Top

2002 Bernard M. Bloomfield Medal: Jewish National Fund

1999 Meritorious Service Award: Jewish National Fund

1989 Best Bulletin Contest (Canada): B'nai Brith

1985 Best Bulletin Contest (Canada): B'nai Brith

1980 Man of the Year: L.M.O.L. B'nai Brith

1976 - 1978 Dare to be Profitable Contest (International Typographic Association)

1975 Award of Merit: B'nai Brith

1973 Best Bulletin Contest: International B'nai Brith

1967 Man of the Year: Grand Order of Israel

1958 Designed books that won awards when a linotype operator

SPEAKER: Top

1995 - present

  • The Light After The Dark (non-fiction)
  • The Light After the Dark II (non-fiction)
  • Why, Zaida? (children's book)
  • The Unlikely Victims (fiction)
  • Stories I Wrote (non-fiction and fiction)
  • An Eye For An Eye (fiction)
  • Stories from the Holocaust

1991 - 1997

  • Alzheimer's Disease Can Be Painful
  • Coping With Your Aging Parent
  • How Long Can You Live Alone?
  • Homes for the Aged
  • Endowment Story

1982 - 1989

  • Frauds and Forgeries in the Art World

1976 - 1978

  • Don't Die... Diversify
    Topics:
    • Recycle Your Garbage for Profit
    • Educate Your Clients
    • One Stop Shop: It Can Be Done

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Top

2003 - present Canadian Friends of Boys Town Jerusalem

2003 - present Canadian Society for Yad Vashem

1992 - present Board of Governor (National) and Vice President (Toronto): Jewish National Fund

2001 - 2002 Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

1989 - 1994 Baycrest Home for the Aged (Volunteer)

1963 - 1991 Community Volunteer (100 hours/year)

1978 - 1979 President: L.M.O.L., B'nai Brith

1960 - 1970 Founder / President: Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Ontario

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