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week's events at the Silver Academy and inform
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Thursday, February 7th 

1st Grade Siddur Celebration

6:45 PM

 

The Silver Academy is pleased to announce the upcoming Kitah Alef Siddur Celebration. All are welcome to join as Kitah Alef receive their siddurim 

 

 

Saturday Night, February 9th
Silver Academy & Brenner Family ECD Havdallah 
7:00 PM- 9:00 PM



Thursday February 28th 
Open House
5:30-7:00 PM
Open house  

 Dvar Torah

 

 

זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         

 

CANDLE LIGHTING - 5:06 PM

HAVDALAH - 6:09 PM

 

 

SHABBAT PARSHAT - YITRO -  (Exodus 18:1- 20:23)

 

 

הסכום - Summary

 

  • In the desert, Moses was joined by his father-in-law, Jethro.
  • Jethro brings Zipporah, the wife of Moses, and their children into the Israelite camp.
  • Jethro suggests to Moses that the burden of leadership is too much for one man to bear. He advises Moses to choose people with whom to share the leadership.
  • Moses appoints captains to help him share the heavy burden of solving the problems that the Israelites had.
  • Moses and the Israelites camp at Mount Sinai.
  • Moses ascends the mountain and G-d speaks to him.
  • G-d gave Moses two stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written down.

 

SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -

 

Nachum Chasan

Head of School 

 

Alumni Spotlight

 

Each week, The Silver Summary will feature one alumnus from our rich alumni network. 

 

Jo Apple Steinhart

Philadelphia, PA

 

What years did you attend The Silver Academy?

1960-1969

 

Where did you grow up in Harrisburg?

2200 Block of Green Street

 

Where did you go to school after The Silver Academy?

 I did my undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, obtained my RDH at the University of Pennsylvania, and pursued my master at Penn as well.

 

Where do you live now?

Philadelphia.

 

What do you do?

Over the last 30 years, I have practiced, taught and done research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and worked for a mobile dental company as a clinician and dental health educator, serving over 60 nursing homes, assisted living facilities and day centers in the greater Phila , South Jersey and Lehigh Valley areas.

 

What was your favorite class at The Silver Academy?

English.

 

Who was your best friend at The Silver Academy?

Karen Goldberg, Rita Cohen, Linda Sussman, Beth Lipsett to name just a few

 

What was your favorite school lunch?

 My favorite lunch was a roll with tuna (or egg salad) and canned yellow corn!

 

How many times were you sent to the principal's office?

Never, I was a bit of a goody too shoes!

 

What was your favorite memory and/or do you have any funny stories about The Silver Academy?

I have lots of funny memories ....some may not be appropriate for this newsletter....our class had some definite behavior problems, ha...needless to say, I have memories of Mr. Dimant and Rabbi Stein yelling at us, Steve Wolpe crawling out on the windowsill, Mrs. Shapira and her chalk holder, and of course, all the girls heartthrob, Mr. DiRienzo!

 

What was your favorite thing to do at the JCC? 

Swim , bowl or hang out in the youth lounge.

 


Inside the Classroom - 2nd Grade
 
We recently finished up a "Whale of a Unit!" For two weeks, we researched various whales including the world's largest mammal, the Blue Whale. We were shocked to find out that dolphins are also whales. Using a graphic organizer, students researched the whale of their choice. Then, they wrote several paragraphs describing their whale. Through experimentation, we were able to experience how blubber keeps animals warm. By creating a "Blubber Glove," we were able to keep our hands warm in a tub of freezing cold water! In another experiment, we discovered how density works. Stop by our bulletin board to read our reports and whale tales!



Inside the Classroom - 7th Grade
 

In our class we were busy learning different kinds of stories, writing poetry, crunching grammar rules,  doing projects, and, of course, talking, talking, talking in Hebrew. 

One of the last topics was learning about the city of Safed and reading interesting stories about this unique place. We also did research, every child made a travel guide with advertisement of the city and presented it to the class. Now we can't wait to visit it and see everything with our own eyes.

 

In preparation for Tu Bi'Shvat we were discussing the main ideas of this holiday and why trees are so important in the lives of the people. In many different sources like Torah, Talmud, Pirkei Avot, people are often compared to trees. So, we had interesting discussions about how trees are like people. All the children did art projects demonstrating this relationship, accompanied their drawings by explanations in Hebrew and presented the projects. You can see these projects on the Bulletin Board outside the seventh grade classroom.

 



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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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February

On Fridays the student council will be selling
ice cream for $1