Each week, The Silver Summary will feature one alumnus from our rich alumni network.
Jo Apple Steinhart
What years did you attend The Silver Academy?
Where did you grow up in Harrisburg?
2200 Block of Green Street
Where did you go to school after The Silver Academy?
I did my undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, obtained my RDH at the University of Pennsylvania, and pursued my master at Penn as well.
Where do you live now?
What do you do?
Over the last 30 years, I have practiced, taught and done research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and worked for a mobile dental company as a clinician and dental health educator, serving over 60 nursing homes, assisted living facilities and day centers in the greater Phila , South Jersey and Lehigh Valley areas.
What was your favorite class at The Silver Academy?
Who was your best friend at The Silver Academy?
Karen Goldberg, Rita Cohen, Linda Sussman, Beth Lipsett to name just a few
What was your favorite school lunch?
My favorite lunch was a roll with tuna (or egg salad) and canned yellow corn!
How many times were you sent to the principal's office?
Never, I was a bit of a goody too shoes!
What was your favorite memory and/or do you have any funny stories about The Silver Academy?
I have lots of funny memories ....some may not be appropriate for this newsletter....our class had some definite behavior problems, ha...needless to say, I have memories of Mr. Dimant and Rabbi Stein yelling at us, Steve Wolpe crawling out on the windowsill, Mrs. Shapira and her chalk holder, and of course, all the girls heartthrob, Mr. DiRienzo!
What was your favorite thing to do at the JCC?
Swim , bowl or hang out in the youth lounge.