Friday, Jul 12th

Emily DaSilva Marries David Jimenez-Katsman in Los Angeles

EmilyDavid2Emily Hope DaSilva (SHS ‘08) and David Gabriel Jimenez-Katsman were married on May 25, 2024 at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California. Rabbi Jonathan E. Blake of Westchester Reform Temple officiated the Jewish wedding ceremony.

The couple met on Hinge in November 2019, and shared a few dates before the pandemic hit—but David was undeterred by the forthcoming lockdown. Emily returned home to Scarsdale for five months, while David planned virtual dates, sent her sweet surprises, and even got her number one celebrity crush to slide into her DMs to say hello.

Upon her return to Los Angeles, David recreated an iconic rom-com movie scene by scooping Emily up at LAX with a blaring boombox over his head, blasting Peter Gabriel’s In Your Eyes. Ever since, their life together out west has been filled with vibrant dinner parties in their Mt. Washington home; weekend walks around the Silver Lake Reservoir; evening salsas and merengues; premieres from Hollywood to Cannes; advocacy for progressive local causes; and frequent visits to their hometowns, Toronto and New York.

In December 2023, David convinced Emily he won a trip to Kauai in a holiday raffle at work, and the two of them left just a few days later. Emily thought nothing of it, since her sisters slipped to her a fake proposal plan they learned from David over Thanksgiving dinner. But when the couple landed in Hawaii, David whisked Emily to a beach, where to her surprise was a hidden photographer, and a ring in his pocket.

The groom, 34, is a Partner at Sugar23, where he manages writers and directors for film and television. He received his Masters of Laws at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2011, with a concentration in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He received his Bachelor of Laws at Durham University in 2010, with additional business administration studies from the Schulich School of Business in Canada. The groom is the son of Elina Katsman and Felix Jimenez.

The bride, 33, is the founder of Reorganized, a non-profit dedicated to mobilizing youth voters, as well as the Chief Client Success officer for Votivate, a political data company. She serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, and as the treasurer on the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union, California Action. She graduated from New York University in 2012, with a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in Dramatic Literature. Emily is the daughter of Peggy and Russell DaSilva. The bride’s mother is the CEO of PIMCO Prime Real Estate (formerly Allianz Real Estate). The bride’s father is Senior Counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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