My name is Steven Zack and I am 58 years old. I was born in Montreal.While I have done several types of jobs, most of the work I’ve done in the past two decades has involved research, so if I had to give myself a title it would be Researcher. Some of the things I’ve enjoyed most over the years have been music, both listening to it with my favourite being dance pop and euro dance as well as singing and dancing, particularly freestyle and free flow more than ballroom. I have also found over the years that dancing is by far the best exercise for losing weight over traditional exercise and cardio. I also do spend a goodly amount of time reading amateur stories on several sites.

Much of my growing up was done in the Cote-des-Neiges area, and while I have since lived in other parts of the city, I have always felt most comfortable here. My brothers and mother on the other hand felt the pull of the West Island and that is where they all live now and where the various family gatherings are held.

Brenda Stolow was a fellow member with me in the Cummings Senior Choir and had been raving about Cantor Daniel Benlolo’s choir first at Shaare Zedek Congregation and then at the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue and invited me to come check it out. I found I liked it, appreciated the welcome I got, and decided to stick around. Just mere months after joining the coronavirus hit resulting in most every activity and event being closed and I am very appreciative of the fact that the Cantor kept choir going all through this on ZOOM.

Below is a picture of Steven and the Mayor of Pierrefonds Jim Beis from a mid-December 2019 holiday party.