February 13, 2014                                                                       13 Adar, 5774 



זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         






הסכום - Summary

  • G-D instructs Moses to collect a half-shekel from every person over the age of twenty when he takes a census of the Israelites.
  • Moses is told that the sanctuary's furnishings are to be fashioned by the skilled artisan Bezalel.
  • Moses reminds the Israelites that in observing the Sabbath they celebrate the covenant between themselves and G-d.
  • Moses is given the two tablets on Mount Sinai. Forty days have passed, and the Israelites have asked Aaron to make a golden calf.
  • When Moses sees the golden calf, he shatters the tablets.
  • G-d directs Moses to carve two new tablets and return to Mount Sinai.
  • After the second forty days Moses returns to the people, radiant from speaking to G-d


 SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Nachum Chasan

Head of School 



6th and 7th Grades Social Studies with Ms. Roseman

In the Social Studies class, the 6th and 7th grades have been studying the Roman world. We talked about life in the empire and the foods that were served at a Roman banquet. Some of the choices for appetizers were jellyfish and eggs, sow's udders stuffed with sea urchins, or broiled tree fungi with peppered fish-fat sauce. The main course may have consisted of boiled ostrich with sweet sauce or roasted parrot. Then, the meal would be topped off with a dessert of stewed roses with pastry or stoned dates. Above are the students replications of these delectable platters! Enjoy!
Silver Academy Gets in the Olympic Spirit
by Patty Schwab

Let the games begin!  On Friday February 7th, as every nation welcomed the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Silver Academy welcomed an Olympic themed breakfast.  With students dressed to represent their favorite country as well as their favorite Olympic sport, the Wolfson Auditorium was jam-packed for a Student Council sponsored breakfast and school store.  Parents, grandparents, teachers, and JCC faculty welcomed the opening games with a delicious breakfast of champions.  We had on hand a real torch from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and families were able to pose holding the torch.  Congratulations to the Silver Academy Student Council for "winning the gold medal" and hosting this fabulous community event.




How well do you know our faculty and staff? 
We have a faculty/staff member that fills summer days with, golfing, gardening and exercise walking. 

Can you name this active staff member?


Feb 14

1:45, Kabbalat Shabbat
Feb 17

Snow Make-up Day
Feb 19

6:45 - 1st Grade Siddur Celebration 
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!


PTO Notes 


   KidStuff Coupon Books are still available for $25 each. 
   Pick one up from the school office before they're gone!




    Passover Candy Sale starts this week!

    Look for Sales Kits in your child's book bag.






                     Book Drive
           We are collecting books to donate to the 
                         Ronald McDonald House! 
      • Donation boxes in the JCC lobby and School Office
      • Ends March 17
      • New and gently used books for all ages





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


Contact:  Aviva [email protected] 


 Girl Scouts Meeting Schedule 
* Brownies & Juniors, Feb 24, March 10
* Daisies,  March 3, 17
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,


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

Jennifer Lench


Which years did you attend The Silver Academy?  I attended Yeshiva Academy 1st through 9th grades.  That was 1971-1980.  My graduating class had 9 students. Back then, high school started in 10th grade so that is why we went to the Yeshiva through 9th grade. 

Where did you grow up?  I lived in Lower Paxton Township.

Where did you go to school after the Silver Academy?
 I graduated from Central Dauphin High School and Pennsylvania State University.


What do you do?  I am a fiscal monitoring analyst for the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for the Commonwealth of PA. 

What was your favorite class at The Silver Academy?
  My favorite class was 6th grade English with Mrs. Gail Shamash.  

Who was your best friend at The Silver Academy?
  Ora Panitz was my best friend in my class. Debbie Leopold was my best friend in another grade.  

What was a favorite memory of The Silver Academy?   My favorite memory was in 1976 when we celebrated the Bicentennial.  We made costumes including bonnets that we sewed, and the entire school was dressed up for that day.


Front:  Beth Stein, John Leopold, Ethel Fleischman, Jennifer Lench, David Leopold; 
Back: Ms. Koplovitz, Terry Katz, Marcia Silverstein, Andy Isaacman, Jonathan Aronson, Stephen Pinskey, Mr. Dimant
7th Grade - 1978 



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 

Seventeen Silver Academy Students are members of the JCC Swim Team.
This group of young, enthusiastic swimmers and parents travel to competitions
 as far as New Jersey, Delaware and Baltimore!
Good luck in the upcoming Championship Meet!
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