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Rabbi, school officials to discuss youth challenges

'Putting kids first' is title of Thursday panel at Congregation Beth Am

A rabbi and top officials from three local school districts will explore "challenges young people face in today's high-stress world" in a panel discussion set for Thursday.

"Putting kids first" is the title of the event, to be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.

Panelists include Beth Am Senior Rabbi Janet Marder; the superintendents of both the Los Altos School District and the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District; Gunn High School Principal Katya Villalobos; and Becky Beacom, health education manager for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Beth Am representative Sylvia Star-Lack said members of the congregation have spent the past year researching the social and emotional health of school-age children.

"This important community dialogue is the culmination of a year of research," she said.

The event is co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Am and Peninsula Interfaith Action, a group of 30 congregations interested in joint action on local quality-of-life issues.

For more information, contact Suzie Stewart at suzs1550p@gmail.com.

Chris Kenrick

Comments

Posted by Elle, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

All participants are named, but not "the superintendents of both the Los Altos School District and the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District." It would be nice to know who they are, too.


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Were there any representatives of other faiths in attendance? Were any invited?


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