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Harris to speak with Jewish community in virtual campaign event

Democratic vice presidential candidate to be joined by Jewish husband Doug Emhoff for online discussion

Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, being held virtually amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware on August 19, 2020. (Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)
Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, being held virtually amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware on August 19, 2020. (Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)

JTA — Sen. Kamala Harris, newly nominated as the Democratic vice presidential candidate, will hold a “Virtual Conversation with the American Jewish Community.”

Harris will be joined at the August 26 campaign event by her Jewish husband, Doug Emhoff.

It will be the California senator’s introduction to the Jewish community as the running mate of Joe Biden. Harris ran for the top spot herself but dropped out in December.

“My family means everything to me. And I’ve had a lot of titles over my career, and certainly, vice president will be great, but ‘momala’ will always be the one that means the most,” she said last week in Wilmington, Delaware, after Biden announced that she was his choice for the Democratic ticket in November against US President Donald Trump.

“Momala” is what Emhoff’s children call Harris.

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff smile during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden accepted the nomination on Thursday night, the last night of the Democratic National Convention.

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