Each week, The Silver Summary will feature one alumnus from our rich alumni network.
What years did you attend The Silver Academy?
From 1987 to 1997 (I even was there for 9th grade).
Where did you grow up in Harrisburg?
Literally behind the JCC on 2nd st. I used to hop the fence to go to school.
Where did you go to school after The Silver Academy?
I went to Susquehanna High School, but continued my Hebrew studies in Hebrew High, and privately with Rabbis in the area.
Where do you live now?
What do you do?
I sell motorcycle parts and accessories.
What was your favorite class at The Silver Academy?
Does Recess count? Otherwise Gym.
Who was your best friend at The Silver Academy?
Eli Staub, and Gabe Campeas-cohen were my closest, but the great part of the Silver Academy is that my class was so close, many of us still put together reunion to this day.
What was your favorite school lunch?
Anything by Mr Lowy.
How many times were you sent to the principal's office?
No, really I don't think anyone in my entire class was ever really sent.
What was your favorite memory and/or do you have any funny stories about The Silver Academy?
Wow, there are so many. I remember going to a strawberry farm with Mrs. Lenda, Rabbi Gewirtz's check system, Moving to progress avenue for a couple years for the JCC construction, oceanography, and most of all our Israel trip in 8th grade
What was your favorite thing to do at the JCC?
Playing basically any sport inside an out, and watch cartoons after school in the teen lounge (before anyone else could get there to watch something else).
Who was your role model in Harrisburg?
There were so many role models at the Silver Academy, (who were pretty much the role models in Harrisburg); Rabbi Gewirtz, Rabbi Stein, Rabbi Pliner, Mrs Dalton, Mrs Nussbaum, and Mrs Gold, the list can keep going. Now I look back at pretty much every teacher I had there and realize how lucky we were to have so many good ones. I would love to find Mrs Herman's ABC books for my daughter to learn how to write her ABCs how I did (hopefully with better handwriting).