October 11, 2013                                                                       7 cheshvan, 5774 







הסכום - Summary


  • Abram is called to leave his family and the city of Haran in Mesopotamia
  • G-d appears to Abram in Canaan and tells him that this land will be assigned to him and his heirs
  • Abram separates from his nephew Lot by remaining in Canaan, while Lot journeys eastward, settling near the wicked city of Sodom
  • Because Abram has no children with his wife Sarai, he takes Hagar too as his wife and with her bears a child named Ishmael
  • G-d makes a covenant with Abram, whose name is changed to Abraham, meaning "father of a multitude of nations"
  • G-d changes Sarai's name to Sarah, meaning "princess," and she is told that she will bear a son


SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Nachum Chasan

Head of School 





Fourth Grade Judaics
with Mr. Rosenberg

The fourth grade has expanded! We have welcomed two new  students into our "club", Jordan Carlock and Yehudah Nehama. They have quickly become a part of the crew. Although it seems as though we have done nothing but learn and review the Jewish Holidays, including Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, we have been working on other subjects as well. In Chumash, we've begun to study how Isaac and Rebecca had twins, and how Isaac favored Esau and Rebecca favored Jacob. Our class is slowly transitioning to a " Hebrew only" zone, so if you're passing by in the halls, you're going to hear fewer and fewer English words. We've also been studying the weekly Torah portion in a little more depth. The fourth grade will be embarking on a world wide "trip" as we begin to study "Midot" the positve behavior characteristics that we should all try to emulate.




First Grade General Studies with Miss Brandecker

Experimenting with Floating Vegetables


The first grade had a wonderful start to the 2013-2014 school year. My name is Alison Brandecker (Miss B.) and as the substitute for the first month, I have enjoyed my time with the students. We have learned about:
  • choosing and reading "Just Right" books to help us become stronger readers; also, how to respond to what we've read by talking and writing
  • the numbers 1-20 and position words (first, second, etc.) in math
  • being a good citizen, not only for our country, but for our community at home and at school
Although I will miss the students, they were excited to have Mrs. Hurley return to their class and were looking forward to new classroom projects and activities.



October 14

Columbus Day - School Closed  / Teacher In-Service  11:00 - Fun on the Farm (see Announcement below)
October 21

Board Meeing, 7:30 pm
November 1

Kabbalat Shabbat, 2:45
November 5
Student Council Elections

       October Menu                      Nurse Notes               Harrisburg Jewish                                                                                                Youth Choir          

Join Us for 
Columbus Day Fun on the Farm! 
Where:  Ashcombe Farms, Mechanicsburg 
When:  October 14th at 11:00  
What:  Fall Activities and more
            Ice Cream on Fridays Starts Now!
Remember your $1


The Student Council will be selling ice cream every Friday during lunchtime.  The cost is $1.


                  Girl Scout Meetings

            Daisy Scouts - Oct 21 and Nov 4
   Brownie/Junior Scouts - Oct 28 and Nov 11

Buy Giant Scrip and Support the Silver Academy!

 For every $100 in Giant gift cards you purchase,
our school receives $5! 
Shop and support the school at the same time!

Purchase scrip gift cards in the school office or through Susan Leviton
at 608-0190 or [email protected]




Bring in Your Box Tops! 


Clip your boxtops and bring them to school. Last year our school earned almost $350 from this program!


Each week, we will feature one alumnus from our rich alumni network.


Ben Henig


Which years did you attend The Silver Academy?  1995-2002

Where did you grow up?  Susquehanna Township


Where did you go to school after The Silver Academy? Susquehanna Township middle and high schools and Brandeis University 


Where are you now?  New York City


What do you do?  I am an actuary.


What was your favorite class at The Silver Academy?  Science with Mrs. Gaughan!


Who was your best friend at The Silver Academy?  Benji Samuels


What is your current favorite food and what was your favorite lunch at The Silver Academy?  I'm a big fan of pizza now.  I liked when they served tacos at the Yeshiva. 


How many times were you sent to the principals office?  None that I remember!


What was your favorite memory and/or do you have any funny stories about The Silver Academy?  I remember losing my first tooth during recess in Mrs. Herman's kindergarten class.  When I told her I lost the tooth, she responded by asking, "Did you lose it or did it fall out?"


What is your favorite sports team?  San Francisco 49ers


What was your favorite thing to do at the JCC?  Play basketball in the gym


Who was your biggest role model in Harrisburg?  My grandfather.   He was a very smart and honest man and also a big supporter of the Yeshiva!



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