Congratulations to Rachel Lester for getting elected to her neighborhood council (“Jewish Student Youngest Ever Elected to Neighborhood Council,” April 23). I do want to note, however, that at 15 she is not the youngest person ever elected to a neighborhood council. Our son, Micah Rodman, was 14 when elected to the Olympic Park Neighborhood Council (OPNC) in August 2007. During his tenure he’s learned quite a bit about politics and the needs of his community; a great experience we hope Rachel shares as well.
Rebecca Rosen didn’t realize she could contact the dead until 13 years ago, after she learned her father had attempted suicide. She grew up in a tightly knit Conservative Jewish family in Omaha, Neb., where her mother is executive director of the Jewish Federation and Rebecca attended religious school and had her bat mitzvah.
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