Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Action Party 2008

The Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee (CJPAC) held its annual ACTION Party on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 The party took place at the unique Manyata Courtyard Cafe, decorated to look like a large Moroccan tent with lanterns and roses. Guests danced, watched jugglers and acrobats and sipped politically-named cocktails as they schmoozed. ACTION brought together over 500 young professionals and dozens of elected officials and candidates to celebrate political engagement and support Israel.

Members of Parliament, Members of Provincial Parliament, City Councillors and candidates for public office mingled with the hundreds of guests. ACTION featured exceptional live entertainment, an open bar, sumptuous appetizers, decadent desserts, and a great opportunity to network.


Special guests in attendance included:


Israeli Consul General Amir Gissin

Senator Con Di Nino

Minister Jim Flaherty, MP

Secretary of State Jason Kenney, MP

Hon. Carolyn Bennett, MP

Hon. Scott Brison, MP

Patrick Brown, MP

Hon. Ken Dryden, MP

Rick Dykstra, MP

Susan Kadis, MP

James Lunney, MP

Pierre Poilievre, MP

Mario Silva, MP

Hon. Joe Volpe, MP

Jeff Watson, MP

Borys Wrzesnewskyj, MP

Mike Colle, MPP

Laurie Scott, MPP

Peter Shurman, MPP

David Zimmer, MPP

Councillor Shelley Carroll, Budget Chief

Councillor Adam Giambrone, Chair of TTC

Councillor Karen Stintz

Stella Ambler, Candidate

John Carmichael, Candidate

Bob Dechert, Candidate

Peter Kent, Candidate

Rob Oliphant, Candidate

Joe Oliver, Candidate

Justin Trudeau, Candidate


“The ACTION party is an opportunity for young professionals from all political backgrounds to gather together for one common cause” said Debbie Osiel, one of four co-chairs of the ACTION party. The other three co-chairs for the event are Jian Magen, Steven Farber and Liann Granovsky.

“This event encourages our demographic to stand up and show that we care enough to speak up and make an impact on our community and our country. It is our right and responsibility as Canadians to fully participate in the political process,” Jian Magen added.
Please click on the link below to read the article from Macleans entitled:

“MP puts collar up for urban chic bash!”