LJ resident honored at event

La Jolla resident Sylvia Liwerant was honored at “A Decade of Dedication,” the 10th anniversary celebration of A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing), on April 17 at the Sheraton Harbor Island West Tower.

One of three-co-founders of A New PATH, Liwerant joined Tom O’Donnell and Gretchen Burns Bergman in being recognized for establishing the local movement dedicated to reducing the stigma of drug addiction and ending discrimination of those who seek treatment.

Liwerant has developed the Book Club Behind Bars for A New PATH and is co-founder of the San Diego chapter for the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. She is also an artist and pianist.

“A Decade of Dedication” included a reception, silent auction, dinner, awards ceremony and performances by the Southwestern Community College Concert Choir, the San Diego Dance Theatre and guitarist Ron Fernandez.