A Silver Academy 60's Student
I was blessed to attend The Silver Academy (Yeshiva Academy) in the 1960’s. I have so many fond memories from those days that include everything from the great teachers to Mrs. Grass’ tuna sandwiches. It was like growing up in Mayberry RFD, except with Jewish people.
I really liked so many of my teachers, from Mrs. Silver to Rabbi Goldberg. I remember having Mrs. Lieberman for both 2nd and 4th grade, so I’d have to pick her as my favorite. Our relationship continued in my working life, as Liz and her wonderful husband Cal became clients.
Like so many others from The Silver Academy, I went on to graduate from Susquehanna Township High School. After high school, I attended George Washington University as a Political Science major, graduating in 1979. Sadly, my father passed away that summer, and I went to work at the family department store in Lykens. It took a few years to sell the business, but finally, in 1983, I was able start my current career as an investment advisor with Shearson/American Express.
I would like to send a message to my old friends from the Silver (many of which are now Facebook friends). As I look back on my life, nothing connected me to my Jewishness quite like my experiences in elementary school. I encourage each of you to continue to support The Silver Academy as its mission is more important than ever. I don’t give a lot, but every bit helps. I give $18 per month in honor of my parents and the teachers who positively impacted me during my early developmental years. Thanks to all of you for such great memories, and gratitude to those who keep the Silver alive.