January 30, 2014                                                                       29 Shevat, 5774 



זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         






הסכום - Summary

  • While Moses was on Mount Sinai, G-d commanded him to tell the Israelites to build a Tabernacle.
  • Moses instructs the Israelites to bring a terumah (donation) for the building of the sanctuary.
  • Instructions for the construction of the Tabernacle are enumerated, including the ark and the poles for carrying it, made of acacia wood overlaid with gold, and two gold cherubim facing each other.
  • Moses is instructed to build a menorah to hold seven lamps.


 SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Nachum Chasan

Head of School 




  1. Who did G-d "suggest" should make an offering?
  2. What were the three types of metal that were to be included as offerings?
  3. What three colors of linen were to be offered?
  4. According to this Parsha, what is the purpose of the sanctuary?

Silver Academy Students Shine at the 
2014 Science Fair

Take a look at our students' interesting, award-winning projects!

Simona Shuman: How does exposure to a wifi router affect cress seed growth? 2nd place

Hallel Cheskis: Does temperature affect the amount of carbon dioxide produced by an Alka-Seltzer tablet?  2nd Place
Anya Fox: Do left-handers or right-handers have better reaction times?  1st Place

Ari Dym: Does the sugar labeling of Coca-Cola Co's products follow what they
say and 
which has the most:  Coca-Cola, Minute Maid or
Diet Coke?
  1st Place
Miriam Reid: How do carpeting, foam, and batting insulate from high, medium and low frequency sound waves? 1st Place
Yael Muroff: Which SPF of sunscreen is the most effective?  2nd Place 

Ruth Nehama:  Are members in my family able to recognize each person's smell? 1st Place

The next step for our students will be competing in the Pennsylvania Jr. Academy of Science Fair, Feb 19, at the Silver Academy. The students will present their projects in PowerPoint format to a panel of judges.
Good luck to our young scientists!


 How well do you know our faculty and staff?

We have a faculty member who met and had dinner with Hubert Humphrey, Paul Simon, The Amazing Kreskin and Jack Anderson.

                 Who is this staff member meeting with VIP's?



Feb 6  

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

7:15-8 am, Olympic Breakfast
(see announcement below)
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!




       The Olympic Breakfast and School Store


Friday, Feb 7, 7:15-8:00 am
Door Prizes and Raffle!
For Silver Academy students and family members
(courtesy of Student Council) - Donations are Welcome!
 School Store will be open, so bring your spare change!
Join in the fun by dressing as a representative of your favorite country! 






Parenting Workshop!


   THOUGHTFUL PARENTING:               

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

A four-session workshop with Janet Frankel Staub, LCSW

 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, 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.

We need your help!

Please consider donating items
or services to our online
auction fundraiser!

Starting on March 24, 2014, Silver Academy will offer a number of fun and unique items at our online auction to raise money for our organization. The more items we have the more money we can raise, so please consider donating

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,


Mazel Tov! 

Jordan Klein and Ortal Mayman recently wed in Tel Aviv on January 1st. Jordan is a Silver Academy Alumni and Ortal has helped our school tremendously by working with our Israeli students. The couple presently reside in Miami, Florida, where Jordan is  a Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Ortal is working in the Business field. 


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 

Math 24 Club members sharpen their math skills every Tuesday before school

A Day to Dress as a Favorite Character

Swimming at the JCC -
"Bring a Friend to School Day"

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