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This weekly publication will be emailed every week to all of our subscribers. The Summary will recap the
week's events at the Silver Academy and inform
readers of upcoming events or dates.
Happy reading and Shabbat Shalom!
Mazel Tov to
Shmarya (Stuart) Gasner and Julia Frankston-Morris on
the birth of
born Saturday January 5th, 2013
Everyone is happy and healthy!
Upcoming Calendar Events
Friday, January 18th
Kabbalat Shabbat 1:45pm
Monday, January 21st
Bring a Friend to School Day
Wednesday, January 23rd
Middle School Science Fair
Saturday Night, February 9th
Silver Academy Havdallah
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM
זכור את יום השבת לקדשו
CANDEL LIGHTING - 4:41 PM
HAVDALAH - 5:44 PM
SHABBAT ROSH CHODESH SHEVAT
SHABBAT PARSHAT VA'ERA - (Exodus 6:2 - 9:35)
הסכום - Summary
- G-d tells Moses to go before Pharaoh and ask him to let the Israelites leave Egypt
- Pharaoh reacts by becoming more spiteful and mean. He makes it harder for the Israelites.
- The Israelites complained bitterly to Moses about the additional work.
- Moses and Aaron go before Pharaoh a second time.
- Aaron casts his rod before Pharaoh and it turned into a snake.
- Pharaoh's magicians did the same, but Aaron's rod swallowed of theirs.
- Pharaoh refused to yield and let the Israelites go.
- G-d sends seven plagues upon Egypt and still Pharaoh's hart remained hard.
SHABBAT SHALOM שבת שלום -
Head of School
Each week, The Silver Summary will feature one alumnus from our rich alumni network.
Ricci (Rubin) Doctrow
Which years did you attend The Silver Academy?
I attended the Silver Academy from 1964-1974.
Where are you from and where did you grow up?
I grew up in uptown Harrisburg.
What school did you attend after The Silver Academy?
After graduating from the Silver Academy, I attended Susquehanna Township High School and then the George Washington University.
Where do you reside now?
I now live in Beaufort Farms in Susquehanna Township with my husband Mike and our youngest daughter Annie who is a senior in high school. Our older daughters, Emily and Rebecca live and work in Harrisburg. All three of our daughters attended the Silver Academy as did my husband.
What do you do?
I am a stay at home mom and volunteer for many organizations. I used to work as a special education teacher.
What was your favorite class at The Silver Academy?
I really loved attending the Yeshiva. It is really hard to say what my favorite classes were but the memorable teachers had to be Mrs. Silver, Mrs. Scher, Mrs. Lieberman, Ms. Koplovitz, Mrs. Hoffman and for sure Rabbi Stein!
Who was your best friend?
We had a very close class through all of my years at the Silver Academy. I really don't think I had a best friend, just a lot of friends! We had a large class and graduated with 15 students.
How many times were you sent to the principals office?
I don't think I was ever sent to the principals office. Once Mrs. Hartman started working in the office, I spent time in there with her and years later my kids did the same!
What was your favorite memory and/or do you have any funny stories about The Silver Academy?
Lots of good memories!
What was your favorite thing to do at the JCC?
I spent all of my free time at the JCC. I was on the swim team, gymnastics team, cheerleading squad and just hung out in the building. I loved to bowl and hang out in the snack bar and teen lounge.
Who was your biggest role model in Harrisburg?
My biggest role models were my parents, Dorrie and Bob Rubin. They taught me by example how to be a member of the Jewish community, how to be independent and how to be a mench! I hope I am as a good a role model for my daughters.
Inside the Classroom- 4th Grade
Hebrew in the Fourth Grade
The fourth grade did a great job preparing and performing at the Light and Learning Celebration. I am proud of all the kids who took part in the play - everybody learned their parts and songs by heart, was creative with costumes and brought ideas for the performance. Now, as the new semester started, we are working hard again getting ready for the next holiday, Tu B'Shvat, the New Year of the trees. We are trying our best to speak only Hebrew during the lessons.
We are learning about our environment, nature's cycles, and about the meaning of the three mitzvot from the Torah about the nature: le'ochla (to eat or enjoy), le'ovda (work on the land), le'shomra (to protect).
We are also preparing a play about aliens who came to the Earth to find the Tree of Life. Following their adventures we will discover a lot of interesting facts about trees and we will find out that the true Tree of Life is our Torah.
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Attention parents! Flu season is now in full swing and I want to just remind you to practice good hand washing techniques so your children will learn from your example. Once again, the best way to stay healthy is to wash hands frequently. Please read the following article from KidsHealth and share with your family. As the side note states, 22 million school days were lost last year due to the common cold!
Why washing your hands is so important
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