Is Sheldon Silver Jewish?

Sheldon Silver is an Orthodox Jew. He was born February 13, 1944. The lawyer and Democratic Party politician lives in New York and became Speaker of the New York State Assembly in 1994. On January 30, 2015, eight days after his arrest on federal corruption charges, Silver submitted his resignation as Speaker, effective February 2, in order to defend himself against the charges. On November 30 Sheldon Silver was found guilty on all charges.

Sheldon Silver's parents were Russian immigrants. He graduated from the Rabbi Jacob Joseph High School on Manhattan's Henry Street, where he was captain of the basketball team.[2] Silver graduated from Yeshiva University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965, and received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1968.

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