CJPAC Hosts Fourth ACTION Party

Published: March 10th 2010
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Emily Burnett, Ronnen Harary, Jamie Panet



This Thursday in Toronto, the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee (CJPAC) will be hosting its fourth annual ACTION party. The event is a forum for 600 young professional from the community to interact with politicians of all stripes from municipal, provincial and federal politics.




The purpose of the event is to “celebrate political engagement and support Israel.”




“ACTION engages young Canadians, giving them an opportunity to take an interest in Canadian politics,” said Leah Carr, one of four chairs of the ACTION party, along with Emily Burnett, Noah Godfrey and Jay Klein.




“It encourages them to get involved politically and make an impact on issues of concern for the community,” she said.




The evening will include live entertainment, an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. A similar ACTION party is scheduled for Montreal on May 6, 2010.




For the last three years, ACTION parties have featured cabinet ministers, Members of Parliament, Members of Provincial Parliament and City Councillors. One of this year’s 25 ACTION hosts is Stephen Arbib, co-founder of Shalom Life.




The 2009 ACTION party saw over 1000 young professionals from the Jewish community mix with 50 Canadian politicians. Politicians at the party included Thornhill MP and Secretary of State on Exterior Affairs for the Americas Peter Kent, former Thornhill MP Susan Kadis, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, MP Olivia Chow, MP Ruby Dhalla and MP Ken Dryden. Jewish community leaders were also in attendance, including CJC CEO Bernie Farber.




CJPAC, which was founded in 2005, is a national, independent organization with a mandate to educate and increase community involvement in political issues. The group has several thousand members who seek to engage politicians from all parties on matters of importance.




The fourth annual ACTION party takes place Thursday, March 11 at the National Ballet School (400 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON). For more details, go to: www.cjpac.ca/action.

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