Dinner Meeting with
City Councilwoman Marti Emerald
Wednesday, July 1, 6:00 p.m.
City Councilwoman Marti Emerald will discuss issues facing San Diego as well as her career both as a broadcast journalist and as a public office holder, during a kosher dinner meeting sponsored by Tifereth Israel’s Men’s Club. The event is open to everyone.
The evening will begin with a choice of vegetarian or meat dinner at 6:00 p.m.; Ms. Emerald will speak at 7:15 p.m.
Reservations are now closed.
Emerald spent 30 years as a broadcast journalist, including 22 years as the “troubleshooter” for KGTV, San Diego’s ABC affiliate. She was elected in 2008 to the San Diego City Council, and for six years to date she has chaired the Council’s Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods Committee.
While undergoing treatment for cancer, Emerald remained unfazed by her hair falling out. Sometimes she wore a scarf to council meetings but more often than not she simply did her work while bald, in the process becoming a symbol of cancer recovery to many.
While Emerald’s mother was Jewish and she grew up comfortable with Jewish tradition, the councilwoman has said it wasn’t until 2002 that she embraced her Jewish identity with any sense of commitment. She credited two local rabbis with being important in the further development of her Jewish identity—Rabbi Martin S. Lawson, now Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanu-El, and Rabbi Laurie Coskey, Executive Director of the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice.
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