January 23, 2014                                                                       23 Shevat, 5774 



זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         






הסכום - Summary

  • When Moses ascended Mount Sinai he remained there for forty days and forty nights.
  • G-d gave Moses a set of rules and regulations by which Israel was to live and be holy.
  • Both a variety of civil and criminal laws were presented, including treatment of slaves, crimes of murder, personal injuries, damages through neglect or stealing, offenses against others through lying, idolatry, oppression, unfair business  practices, and unjust conduct of judges.
  • Rules are presented for the Shabbat, the Sabbatical Year, Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot.
  • Israelites are reminded to be sensitive to the needs of strangers.
  • Commandments to observe the Jewish Dietary laws.



 SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Nachum Chasan

Head of School 






 How well do you know this week's Torah Portion?


     1.  How many years was a Hebrew Slave (servant)
          required to serve?

     2.  If a man stole an ox or a sheep, killed it, or sold it,  
                              what did he have to pay (if he was caught)?
                         3.  What was the penalty for a person who stole an ox,
an ass, or a sheep, and was caught with it alive?
                                                  Click Here for Answers




Second Grade with Mrs. Hurley

Second grade just finished learning about whales! They each researched a different kind of whale and then wrote "Whale Tales." 

Sixth Grade Language Arts with Mr. Hart
In sixth grade language arts, students recently read the short story "Lob's Girl", by Joan Aiken, a tale about a dog that shows unusual loyalty toward its young owner. As an extension activity, students wrote and performed a mock TV news report based on the events in the story.

Jan 28

Picture Day

Jan 29

Parenting Workshop, 7:30 pm  
    see info below
Feb 6  

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

1:45, Kabbalat Shabbat
Feb 17

No School, Presidents Day
Feb 20

Open House, 5:30-7:00 pm

Have you seen our billboard on Linglestown Road?

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!

JCC Middle School
Winter Safety
Nurse Notes  


Parenting Workshop!



How to Love, Encourage and Limit Your Kids...All at the Same Time!

A four-session workshop with Janet Frankel Staub, LCSW

First Class, Jan 29  -  FREE for Silver Academy Parents 

  Girl Scout Cookie Sale is Now!
Support our Girl Scout Troops!
Buy Cookies!


Contact:  Aviva [email protected]


 Girl Scouts Meeting Schedule 
* Brownies & Juniors, Jan 27, Feb 10
* Daisies,  Feb 3 and Feb 24
Chastity clancybelle@gmail.com


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

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,

Community News


Sunday, January 26, 7:15 pm
Come join us to learn about Camp Ramah in the Poconos and meet Camp Director Rabbi Joel Seltzer at the home of Leslie and Ross Wiener, 2027 Laura Lane, Harrisburg, PA  17110.  Children are welcome!  Light refreshments will be served.  
Please RSVP to Leslie at [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!




 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 

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
(Mitzvah Day - Bring a Friend to School Day)

Here is a sampling of the activities that filled our students' day...

Learning about the Life and Values of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Potting Plants for Residents of the Jewish Home

    Writing Letters to Servicemen and Women         Painting Pictures for Fire Fighters

Donating Hair foWigs for Kids during a whole-school assembly

All grades had a blast participating in the
                          Silver Academy Olympics!                                     

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