November 14, 2013                                                                       11 Kislev, 5774 


זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                          






הסכום - Summary

  • Jacob and his family journeyed on toward Canaan.
  • One night a stranger came upon Jacob and began to wrestle with him.
  • All night they wrestled but the man could not defeat Jacob.
  • When day broke, Jacob knew that it was an angel of the Lord who had wrestled with him.
  • The angel declared: "Jacob, you shall be called Israel from this day forth. Israel means you have wrestled with G-d and have survived!"
  • Jacob and Esau meet and part peacefully.
  • Jacob came home to Canaan with his family and his possessions.
  • Isaac died at the age of one hundred and eighty years and is buried in Hebron near his parents Abraham and Sarah.


SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Nachum Chasan

Head of School






In the Third Grade Classroom with Mr. Rosenberg
Kittah Gimel (third grade) has been a constant whirlwind of activity! We usually begin our class with a story about someone famous in Jewish History who was born on that date, or about an important incident in Jewish History which occurred on that date. We'll continue our day learning Chumash, having started the portion of Vayayra and working our way through the story of the angels visiting Abraham, and continuing on through the destruction of Sodom and Amorah. We study the Torah portion of the week, and on a monthly basis, we learn what is special in the corresponding Jewish month.We also play a game called sparkle, although not as often as the third grade would like. If you don't know what sparkle is, ask your third grader!       


Modern Israel Class with Mr. Chasan

6th and 7th Grades



Each year our 8th Grade students spend two weeks in Israel on a study mission. In order to prepare for this wonderful experience our middle school students take a class called Modern Israel. During the course of the year students learn about all aspects of Modern Israel. Each quarter students have one assignment in which they research a topic, write a short report and then give an oral presentation to the class. The following are the five units that are covered over the school year:

  • Unit one - Israel's Geographic Regions and Cities
  • Unit Two - The Founders of Modern Israel
  • Unit Three - Politics of Israel
  • Unit Four - The difficult path to Israel becoming a State and some of the wars it had to fight
  • Unit Five - Modern Heroes of Israel


   A Special Moment in 5th Grade!  


Mr. Hart's seven 5th graders got together at 9:10 AM on 11/12/13 to enjoy a chocolate cookie and immortalize the special calendar date with a photo. As the message on the blackboard states, "Seven ate, 9:10, 11/12/13." 



There is a baker among us!
Do you know who makes and donates the challah
that is used for Kabbalat Shabbat at our school?

November 18

Turkey Trot Run (gr k-8)  (see note below)
November 18
Visiting Author, Dori Weinstein (see ad below)
Nov 18-22

Scholastic Book Fair (see ad below to volunteer)
November 19

Parent/Teacher Conferences 6:30-8:30 pm
November 20

Early Dismissal - 11:40
Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00-4:00

Click Here to Sign Up  -->   SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR SIGN-UP

This spring the 8th grade class will travel to Israel. Help us fund our trip with the purchase of Chai Notes.

To download your Chai Note,
and for more information,
2014 Annual Campaign - The Silver Academy
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              STUDENT TURKEY TROT!
              Monday, November 18 
                   (Rain date is Monday, Nov 25)


    Be Sure To Be Dressed for Outdoor Phys Ed


  All classes will participate in an outdoor one-mile                                               Turkey Trot (Run) during Phys Ed Class. 

  • Children's author, Dori Weinstein, will visit our school Monday, November 25. 
  • Signed books will be available for purchase.
    You must pre-order.
  •  Click this link --> FOR MORE INFORMATION


   We are in need of a lunchtime helper on Thursdays, 12:00-1:00...
  • Parents, grandparents, or other caring adults are welcome!
  • Please contact Deb Weinstein at [email protected]  
    to sign up!
  • Weekly or biweekly schedules available

Ice Cream on Fridays...
  Remember your $1 

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

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!



The Greater Harrisburg Area and Israel Bonds 
Brunch Honoring Famed Hollywood Producer, 
and Harrisburg Native, Gerald Abrams
                    Click Here for the Details


Saturday, November 23, 6:45 pm




                                             November Menu               
Health Notes          

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


Andrea Epstein 


Which years did you attend The Silver Academy? 
Grades 4-6 (1982-1984) 


Where did you grow up? Paxtonia


Where did you go to school after The Silver Academy?  CD East Jr. High School, CD High School, Towson University


Where do you live now?  Susquehanna Township


What do you do?  Quality Management Analysis


What was your favorite class at The Silver Academy? English with Mrs. Cramer


Who was your best friend at The Silver Academy?  Hadassah Garfinkle


What was your favorite lunch at The Silver Academy? Mr. Lowy's Chicken


How many times were you sent to the principals office?  Two or Three


What was your favorite memory of The Silver Academy?  I loved working on the Yeshiva Globe.  Looking back, I think about the primitive way we collated the papers.  Going through the line and picking up each page, then handing them off to someone who was the "stapler".  If I haven't dated myself in question 1, I totally just did now.  I can't even remember how Mrs. Hoffman and Mrs. Shamash did the layout for the paper. 


What is your favorite sports team?  I have two...Phillies and Ravens.


What was your favorite activity at the JCC?  Teen Musicals


Who was your biggest role model in Harrisburg?  My parents




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Silver Snapshots 

Swearing in Our New Student Council President

Senator Teplitz Speaks at the Arthur Goldberg Memorial Lecture
A Visit to the Harrisburg Symphony

Chess Club

Getting Physical in Phys Ed
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