Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
#ACTION18 – a night to remember!

Last night we were thrilled to welcome a sold-out crowd over 1,000 to the 12th annual CJPAC Toronto ACTION Party.

It was wonderful to see so many friends together in one place, celebrating political engagement and support for Canada and Israel.

CJPAC’s mandate remains as relevant today as it did when we began our work over twelve years ago; we are a community-driven organization which provides a platform to understand and engage in our democracy.

Over the next few months we will be training community members to become top-notch volunteers in the Ontario provincial election and connecting them with the campaigns of their choice. Let us know if you’re interested in getting involved by emailing

We’re proud that the ACTION Party continues to be a success and we have so many people to thank, including our generous sponsors, supporters and our hard-working ACTION committee members. Extra thanks to our 2018 ACTION co-chairs: Omar Khan, Ilan Orzy, Sarina Rehal and Kortney Shapiro; we couldn’t have done it without you!

Thank you to all who support us by attending our ACTION Parties and thank you to those who support us by getting politically engaged.

Please be sure to visit our Facebook page in the coming days to see photos from the event.

Thank you to the over 30 elected officials and dignitaries who attended! 
If we inadvertently missed anyone, please let us know at

MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT (in alphabetical order):

Garnett Genuis, M.P.

Matt Jeneroux, M.P.

Hon. Peter Kent, P.C., M.P.

Hon. Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P.

Hon. Andrew Scheer, P.C., M.P., Leader of the Official Opposition & Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

David Sweet, M.P.


Hon. Laura Albanese, M.P.P., Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Mike Colle, M.P.P.

Hon. Michael Coteau, M.P.P., Minister of Community and Social Services, Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism

Catherine Fife, M.P.P.

Hon. Mitzie Hunter, M.P.P., Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development

Lisa MacLeod, M.P.P.

Cristina Martins, M.P.P.

Gila Martow, M.P.P.

Sam Oosterhoff, M.P.P.

Hon. Glenn Thibeault, M.P.P., Minister of Energy

Bill Walker, M.P.P.

Soo Wong, M.P.P.

Hon. Kathleen Wynne, M.P.P., Premier of Ontario

Hon. David Zimmer, M.P.P., Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

MUNICIPAL (in alphabetical order):

Jennifer Arp, Toronto District School Board Trustee

Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb, Toronto

Ken Lister, Toronto District School Board Trustee

Alexandra Lulka, Toronto District School Board Trustee

Councillor Joe Mihevc, Toronto

Councillor Tom Muench, Richmond Hill

Councillor James Pasternak, Toronto

His Worship John Tory, Mayor of Toronto

OTHER DIGNITARIES (in alphabetical order):

Galit Baram, Consul General of Israel to Toronto and Western Canada

Hon. Percy Downe, Senator

Doug Ford, Leader of the Ontario PC Party


A big thank you to all of our generous sponsors!



















ACTION Party Chairs

Omar KhanIlan OrzySarina RehalKortney Shapiro

ACTION Party Committee

Geoff AharonIsaac ApterZack BabinsSamantha Banks
Shir BarzilayAnna BinderAlexandra BrennerJake Brockman
Michael CeciBrett ChangCeline ChangAstrid-Maria Ciarallo
Michael CohenMaddy CooperRaffi DermanJamie Ellerton
Alana ElmalehSam EskenasiNoah FenyesJoshua Goodman
Eric GoldbergHaley GotfridAlex GrecoArjun Gupta
Amanda Leah JacksonOrli JosephJacob KlugsbergAnna Kos
Melissa LantsmanKevin LassRuby LatifRachel Levy
Jaclyn MackenzieJonathan MackenzieKaralena McLeanOsnat Nemetz
Allie NovakShoshana PasternakDani PetersVivek Prabhu
Jared RodnessChad RogersAaron RosenbergChris Rougier
Matt RoweMax B. RubinZach SadowskiUdita Samuel
Kinsey SchurmBen SingerMarissa SteinerMichelle Stock
Michael SungGeorge ToryPatrick TunsBrandon Weiss
Michael WestcottRafi Yablonsky