Born in Winnipeg, Israel Chafetz, Q.C. Israel Chafetz received his Masters of Science degree from UBC in 1977 and a Bachelor of Law from Queens University in 1981. As a partner in Taylor Jordan Chefetz law firm in Vancouver, he self-published a humourous novel about a young Jewish attorney named Ben Stein, entitled Ben's Way Out (Vantage 2008). "We were not prepared to be the generation that turned our backs on 3,000 years of Judaism," he writes, "but I did not want to be responsible for defending it either."

[BCBW 2008] "Fiction" "Jewish"