Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Relationships, politics and doing good

Unfortunately, due to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are postponing Relationships, politics and doing good: a conversation with the Wolfe sisters and Vanessa Grimaldi. Please note that this is a postponement only, and all RSVPs will be honoured when the event is rescheduled.

CJPAC and Hillel are proud to present Relationships, politics and doing good: a conversation with the Wolfe Sisters & Vanessa Grimaldi. This night is a women-led conversation about how getting involved in politics and building relationships have helped and are helping them facilitate good in this world. Each of these women have a lot to share about their personal experiences and we are delighted to welcome them as speakers for this event. We hope you can join us!

Guest Speakers:

Rebecca Wolfe

Rebecca Wolfe is a cofounder and Board member of Welcome Collective, a Montreal-based organization that helps newly arrived refugee claimants seeking protection from persecution, war, and other hardships begin their new lives in our city.
Rebecca is also one of the founders and owners of Mandy’s Restaurants based in Montreal. She enjoys creating design content for branding and interiors. She’s busy raising her two kids, making salads and helping newcomers settle into Montreal. 

Mandy Wolfe

Mandy Wolfe is a cofounder and Board member of Welcome Collective, a Montreal-based organization that helps newly arrived refugee claimants seeking protection from persecution, war, and other hardships begin their new lives in our city.
Mandy is also one of the founders and owners of Mandy’s Restaurants based in Montreal. She splits her time between creating recipes, raising her kids and volunteering with Welcome Collective

Vanessa Grimaldi

No Better You was founded by special education teacher, Vanessa Grimaldi to help provide classrooms with the necessary tools that will help the special education programs prevail.
Vanessa is largely known for being a contestant on Season 21 of ABC’s The Bachelor, and ultimately winning the final rose in 2017. Born and raised in Montreal, Vanessa comes from a  large Italian family and is fluent in both French and English.
Vanessa firmly believes in all students having an equal learning opportunity and is committed to fostering a cohesive and inclusive classroom environment to promote academic excellence. 

Vanessa Fhima

Vanessa Fhima is CJPAC’s Regional Director, Quebec & Atlantic Canada. She leads our Montreal office and is instrumental in building relationships with elected officials and community leaders to engage the Jewish and pro-Israel community. She is also an attorney and received her law degree from the University of Montreal. She has extensive experience in law & management in the private and not-for-profit sectors. She has practiced as a litigator for a firm, as in-house counsel and as a sole practitioner.