Layah Gewirtz Goldish
Which years did you attend The Silver Academy? 1985-1992
Layah and Shashana Nussbaum Plotkin ('94)
Where did you grow up? Green Street - 2 blocks from school
Where did you go to school after The Silver Academy? Yeshiva of Greater Washington in Silver Spring, MD
Where do you live now? Queens, NY
What do you do? I work in a school office, and I try to channel Mrs. Hartman a"h.
What was your favorite class at The Silver Academy? Rabbi Gewirtz :)
Who was your best friend at The Silver Academy? Yocheved Nussbaum and Lauren Gold were my closest friends.
What is your current favorite food and what was your favorite lunch at The Silver Academy? My favorite food now is chocolate, and I don't remember having a favorite lunch but I did like the pudding.
How many times were you sent to the principals office? Not counting 6th Grade...
What were your favorite or funniest memories of the Silver Academy? 8th Grade was a great year and great memory was our class trips to Israel, of course! and to Chincoteague Island. My funniest memory was when I was running for Secretary of student council and I wrote all the signs "Vote Layah for Secratary". Ms. Koplovitz, a"h, pulled me aside and told me that the proper spelling was "secretary" because a secretary has to keep a lot of secrets. I had to change all the signs, but I've spelled it correctly ever since.
What is your favorite sports team? I married a Clevelander so I became a fan of the Browns, Cavaliers, and Indians.
What was your favorite thing to do at the JCC? Visit the old snack bar!
Who was your biggest role model in Harrisburg? My parents, Rabbi & Mrs. Gewirtz