March 27, 2014                                                                       25 Adar II, 5774 




זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         




SHABBAT PARSHAT TAZRIA - Leviticus 12:1 - 13:59

SHABBAT HACHODESH - Exodus 12: 1 - 20


הסכום - Summary

  • In this Torah portion we see that the priest functions not only in his religious role but also as a kind of diagnostician.
  • The priests were call upon to diagnose the various skin diseases and offer treatment.
  • In ancient times, a dread and well-known disease was leprosy, and the Torah describes the manner in which this disease could be detected and how it was to be treated.
  • The Shabbat before the beginning of the Hebrew month of Nisan is called Shabbat Hachodesh.
  • The additional maftir reading especially chosen for this occasion describes the paschal sacrifice of the first Passover in Egypt, as well as the rules and preparation of the perennial celebration of the festival.


 SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Nachum Chasan

Head of School 





 Passover Quiz


1. What are the three pilgrimage festivals from the time of the Temple?


                     Passover, Shavuot, and Tu Bishvat   

                     Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Purim

                     Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot 

                     Simchat Torah, Purim, and Hanukkah


2.  Which of the following is not one of the four sons mentioned in the Haggadah?


          The wise child  - The stupid child  -  The wicked child  -  

                      The child who cannot ask questions


3. The counting of the Omer forms a connection between Passover and what holiday?


                      Purim  -  Hanukkah  -  Sukkot  -  Shavuot 



Ganienu with Morah Tamara
Ganeinu is hard at work learning about Passover. Unlike most holidays where big people do all the work, Passover has a special job for the youngest in the family. It is traditional for the youngest child (who is capable) to ask the Four Questions, the "Mah Nishtanah", at the Passover Seder. We are working hard at memorizing the questions! This is a big undertaking for children who have not yet learned to read, but Ganeinu is doing a great job. You will be amazed at Seder time!


2nd Grade Chumash Celebration


Last week, students of Kitah Bet reached an important milestone at the Chumash Celebration. They joyously sang songs in Hebrew from our Tal Am curriculum and acted out a play in Hebrew, "Hatzaga Shelanu" (Our Play) to the enjoyment of their families. In one song, they set the tone for the evening by inviting their honored guests to celebrate at our chumash celebration and hear the story from the Midrash of Avram and his father's Terach's p-salim (idols).  Students played the roles of Avram, Sarai, Terach, narrator and the voice of HaShem was heard from behind a screen! After the students received their chumashim, the evening culminated as they opened up their new chumashim for the first time and learned Chumash with their parents.

Back in the classroom students have been enjoying using their new chumashim! They are learning the story of Pesach, and will be shortly receiving a beautiful Haggadah in preparation for Pesach. Kitah Bet and Morah Aviva wish everyone a Chag Pesach Kasher v Samayach!
                                               - Morah Aviva


Congratulations to our 
Holocaust Essay Contest Winners...

Hallel Cheskis - 1st place
Yael Muroff - 2nd place

Mazel Tov to our students who wrote winning essays! Central Pa. students in grades eight through twelve entered this competition with essays on the topic of, "Why is it so vital that the remembrance, history and lessons of the Holocaust are passed to a new generation?" In addition to the monetary prize that both students received, Hallel will have the opportunity to read his essay on April 27 at the Holocaust Memorial on Front Street in observation of Yom Hashoah.
The contest was sponsored by the Schwab Holocaust Education Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg.
Middle School Open House!
Tuesday, April 8, 7 pm


Mar. 31-April 4

Terra Nova Testing
April 4

Kabbalat Shabbat, 2:45 pm
April 8

Middle School Open House, 7 pm,
see link below
April 10

Model Seder Programs



Ma'ot Chritim and 
Selling Chometz 
Standardized Testing Starts Monday! 

  • Grades 4-8
  • Bring a snack each day
  • Little or no homework this week (yeah)
  • Be rested and ready (eat a good breakfast)


Race for Education Update...   

 THANK YOU parents for all the did great!
- Silver Academy PTO







 Girl Scouts Meeting Schedule 
* Brownies & Juniors - April 7
* Daisies - March 31


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


Our auction is up and running, 
and bids are rolling in!



Volunteers needed! 


Next week, volunteers are needed to pack, deliver, and ship the auction items to their winning bidders. 
Please contact auction coordinator, Ben Chadwell, [email protected] to volunteer.


Community News



Children will have the opportunity to climb aboard their favorite 
vehicle, including firetruck, Hershey Kissmobile, ambulance, 
police car, construction vehicles, and more!



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,


Bring in Your Box Tops! 


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




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For every $100 in Giant gift cards you purchase, 
our school 
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Service - Spring Clean Up  

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