April 10, 2014                                                                       10 Nisan, 5774 




זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         




SHABBAT PARSHAT ACHAREI MOT - Leviticus 16:1 - 18:30



הסכום - Summary

  • The Torah portion begins by recalling the deaths of Aaron's sons, Nadav and Avihu.
  • The Sidrah then tells of the High Priest's preparation for Yom Kippur.
  • "On this day," said G-d, "shall atonement be made for you, to cleanse you for your sins."
  • The Israelites were to refrain from all pleasures and all work, and they were to fast the whole day.
  • The High Priest was to wear special garments and offer sacrifices to atone for himself and all the Children of Israel.
  • Shabbat Hagadol - The Sabbath preceding the festival of Passover is designated as the Great Sabbath.


 SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Nachum Chasan

Head of School




Have you seen the video....

Six13 - Chozen (A Passover Tribute)   
Check it out and look for the scenes that were 
shot at the Silver Academy!





 Passover Quiz



1. Which Commandment must all people observe on Passover?


Eating matzah at the seder  -  Visiting the sick

Sitting in the sukkah   -   Wearing tefilin


2. Which of the following foods is not on the seder plate?


Matzah  -  Maror  -  Parsley/other greens  -  Brisket


 3.  Which of the following foods would be considered hametz on Pesach?


Matzah Ball soup  -   Potato Kugel

Challah French toast  -  Roasted Chicken 


Click Here for Answers         


Fourth Grade General Studies with Mrs. Heit

One of the first nice days the fourth graders were able to play outside provided the children as opportunity to perform a mitzvah. Armed with gloves and trash bags, the children cleaned up the perimeter of the playground and garden. Their faces tell you that even yard work can be fun! They have been busy in the classroom, as well. Their reading selections have taken them in many different directions which include writing a mystery to writing their name in Egyptian hieroglyphics. We're examining the important part our state played in the American Revolution. They have been fascinated by Washington's story crossing the Delaware and wintering in Valley Forge. 
Students Earn Awards at the
Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair

Recently our eighth grade students participated in the annual Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair held at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg.  What a wonderful showing our students made! They presented their science fair projects and answered questions from a panel of judges.  Miriam Reid and Simona Shuman received first place awards for their projects.  Yael Muroff, Ari Dym, and Hallel Cheskis received second place awards for their projects. Anya Fox received an honorable mention for her project.


In addition to her first place award, Miriam was selected as a Nominee for the 2014 Broadcom Masters (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) Award.  This is a program of Society for Science and the Public.  This extraordinary achievement is awarded to the top 10% of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade participants at the CASEF fair.  Miriam will now complete an online application in order to participate in the national Broadcom MASTERS competition.  Entries will be judged during the summer and the top 300 national semifinalists will be announced in September.  Thirty finalists are selected from among the semifinalists to receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC to showcase their projects, compete in teams, and visit historical sites and organizations that celebrate innovation through science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Miriam also received the American Statistical Association Award as the first place winner in the Junior Division in the field of statistics. She also earned the Office of Naval Research Science and Technology Award in the form of a certificate and a $50.00 cash award.


Simona  Shuman also received an additional special award.  She earned the Plant Science Category Award for having the highest score in all the Junior Division Plant Science projects. She received a $100.00 cash award for this accomplishment.


We are so proud of all the students' accomplishments!   




April 14-21

No School, Passover
April 28

8th Grade leaves for Israel
May 2

Kabbalat Shabbat, 2:45
May 5 and 6

Yom Hazikaron Celebration, 8:15 am
May 13

8th Grade returns from Israel

Sunday, April 20th, at 1:00 pm
at the JCC, Mary Sachs Auditorium


Chance to win $5,000 for our school!

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Ma'ot Chitim and 
Selling Chometz 







 Girl Scouts Meeting Schedule 
* Brownies & Juniors - May 12
* Daisies - April 28, May 19
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              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,

Join OU Advocacy for a statewide 
Mission to Pennsylvania's capital.

Meet with Legislatures about key school programs.


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.


Passover Activities at the
Silver Academy
Packing Passover Meals for Residents of the Jewish Home


Making Charoset for Our Model Seder Plates


Model Seder


Silver Summary is for Grandparents too!

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