January 10, 2014                                                                       9 Shevat, 5774 




זכור את יום השבת לקדשו 






הסכום - Summary

  • The Israelites depart Egypt, but Pharaoh changes his mind and decides to pursue them.
  • The Red Sea splits open, and the Israelites cross safely.
  • Pharaoh tried to follow the Israelites, but the water returned and drowned all the Egyptians.
  • In celebration, the Israelites sing a song of victory to G-d.
  • Thus, this Shabbat is also known as Shabbat Shirah (the Sabbath of Song).
  • The Israelites begin their trek through the wilderness with complaints to Moses about the lack of food and drink.
  • G-d grants the Israelites water and manna.
  • The Israelites are attacked by Amalekites, and Joshua, an appointee of Moses, successfully destroys their forces.


SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Nachum Chasan

Head of School 





As Moses and the Israelites were crossing the Red Sea, the children of Israel began to complain to Moses of how thirsty they were. Unfortunately, they were not able to drink from the walls of water on either side of them, as they were made up of salt-water. Then, a fish from the wall of water told Moses that he and his family heard all the complaints, and that they could help. The fish said that they could use their gills to remove the salt from the water and force it out of their mouths, like a fresh water fountain for the Israelites to drink.


Moses accepted this fish's kind offer, but before the fish and his family began to help, they told Moses they had a demand...They and their descendants had to be always present at the Seder meal that would be established to commemorate the Exodus, since they had a part in the story. When Moses agreed to this, he gave the fish a name which remains to this very day.  What is the name of the fish? 







Sixth Grade Judaics with Rabbi Gewirtz




The ability to find similar ideas in superficially disparate areas of the curriculum and to analyze both their common and different elements is an important skill for learning and applying knowledge.  Respect for the feelings and opinions of others, is an idea that is present in all three Jewish classic texts presently being studied by the Sixth Grade. 


In Chumash, Moshe hesitates to accept G-d's appointment as liberator of the Jews because he assumes that Aaron, his older brother, will feel slighted.  In Navi, King Saul listens to the pleas of his solders and wrongly allows the finer animal herds to escape the destruction of everything Amalek.  In Mishnah, Rabbi Tarphon improperly endangers himself by lying down to say the evening Shma alongside the road, to fulfill the view of the Shamai School despite knowing that the accepted opinion of the Hillel School does not require it.  The Sixth Grade compared and contrasted these situations.



3rd Grade General Studies with Ms. Roseman

In December the wonderful and creative Third Grade class completed Biography Book reports. They each chose a person of interest to read about, dress up as, and tell the class about. The students told their classmates about their chosen person's life, why they were important, and if he or she thinks the rest of the class would enjoy reading about that person as well. 
The students were highly creative and did a fabulous job teaching us about different people.

Can you spot Jane Goodall, Rav Kook, Hank Greenberg, Jackie Robinson, and two Anne Frank's in the class picture above?

            How well do you know our faculty and staff?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...and this teacher, at age 4, was voted the most beautiful baby of the week by the Asbury Park Newspaper in New Jersey. Can you guess who it is?

Jan 10

1:45, Kabbalat Shabbat
Jan 20

Bring a Friend Day, Mitzvah Day
Jan 22

6:45 pm, Science Fair
Jan 28

Picture Day

Feb 6  

6:45 pm, 1st Gr Siddur Celebration 
Feb 7  

1:45, Kabbalat Shabbat
Feb 17

No School, Presidents Day

JCC Middle School
Winter Safety
Nurse Notes  

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,



                      Invite Your Friends to Our School for
 Bring a Friend to School Day        
Monday, January 20  -  8:00 am-12:30 pm       
Lots of Fun Activities!         


Wigs for Kids        

Come watch our students 
donate their hair to 
children in need!
January 20th at 10:30 
Girl Scouts Meeting Schedule

* Saturday, Jan 11, 6:30-7:30
  • Please join us for Tea & Cookies, this coming Saturday evening. Vilette Uhl and Aimee Wechsler, from Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania will present the program. There will be a fun craft activity for the girls. 
  • Please RSVP at your earliest convenience. 
* Brownies & Juniors, Jan. 13
* Daisies,  Jan. 20

                    Ice Cream on Fridays...
Remember your $1
The Student Council will be selling ice cream every Friday during lunchtime. The cost is $1.

The Silver Academy Open House 2014 

February 20

The Silver Academy Open House 2014

Meet our faculty and learn about
our Dual Curriculum, Clubs,
Financial Aid, and more!

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


Bonni Teplitz Roseman


1. Which years did you attend The Silver Academy? 1977-1982 


2. Where did you grow up?  Club Estates in Harrisburg

3. Where did you go to school after The Silver Academy? I went to Central Dauphin middle and high schools, Penn state for undergraduate and Florida Atlantic for graduate school.


4. Where do you live now?  Central Dauphin School District (I'd give my address but I'm afraid all my students would come visit me!)


5. What do you do?  I am a teacher at the best school EVER!!! I also am mother of a 6-year old son, Matthew.


6. What was your favorite class at The Silver Academy? I loved First grade and I am even Facebook friends with my first grade teacher! 


7. Who was your best friend at The Silver Academy? Devin Brown


8. What is your current favorite food and what was your favorite lunch at The Silver Academy?  I love bagels cream cheese and lox, and my favorite school lunch then and now is grilled cheese and tomato soup!


9. How many times were you sent to the principal's office? NEVER... I was a really good girl! (Or I have blocked it out!)

10. What was your favorite memory and/or do you have any funny stories about The
 Silver Academy?  I loved going to school at the Yeshiva Academy. My favorite thing was going bowling on Wednesday afternoons downstairs with all my friends. I do remember a winter as cold as this one. The pipes froze, and we couldn't use the bathrooms and there were outhouses in the Mary Saachs. We had to go down as a school and get in line for the bathroom. 


11. What is your favorite sports team? Penn State football


12. What was your favorite thing to do at the JCC?  I loved going bowling, playing basketball on Sundays and going to camp.


13. Who was your biggest role model in Harrisburg? My biggest role model was my grandmother. We were very close, and she always spent a lot of time volunteering at the JCC.




Bring in Your Box Tops! 


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




 Buy Giant Gift Cards 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 gift cards in the school office or through 
Susan Leviton at 608-0190 or [email protected]

Contribute to the Silver Academy
 Make a donation in memory of or in honor of a 
loved one, birth or for any special occasion.


Silver Snapshots 

Sammy Schwab took "the plunge" in the Susquehanna River
on Jan. 1 to raise funds for the Humane Society. He raised $1148! 

A sweet project by Ganeinu...students spelled their names by making Hebrew cookie letters!

Silver Summary is for Grandparents too!

Would your parents like to have a window into their grandchildren's Silver Academy world?


To receive the Silver Summary send their email address  HERE