May 1, 2014                                                                       1 Iyar, 5774 


זכור את יום השבת לקדשו 



SHABBAT PARSHAT EMOR - Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23


 Summary of Parshat Emor


- The Kohanim, whose service in the Temple requires an elevated spiritual regimen, are given guidelines concerning acceptable marriage partners, limited participation in mourning and care to remain ritually pure.


- Certain physical conditions either temporarily or permanently limit a Kohen's participation in the Temple service.


- The laws concerning the suitability of an animal to be a Temple Offering are detailed.


- Many calendar related laws are related including those of the holidays, and their offerings.  Specially detailed here are the agricultural offerings of barley and wheat which occur on Pesach and Shevuot, respectively, and the laws of the holiday of Succot.


- The Torah emphasizes the many aspects of purity in connection with the Menorah, and the Showbread.


- The parsha closes with an incident of spiritual violence (blasphemy), relates it to social violence (murder and battery), and sets penalties for each.


SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -

 Rabbi Joseph Gewirtz   







5th Grade Judaics with Morah Alla

Pesach is over and Fifth Grade has begun studying their final topic in Hebrew class, the history of Israel. Students will read the story about the Shoah (Holocaust) and share personal stories, in Hebrew of course. They will learn the history of Israel from the same period of time and discuss how the events in Europe influenced the creation of the State of Israel during 1947-1948. Students will also learn how this country defended itself for 66 years, allowing every Jew in the world to have a home in Israel. 


In preparation for the Yom HaAtzmaut, the Independence Day, we are learning special songs and a dance with Israeli flags. Fifth grade is very excited to perform them during the Yom HaAtzmaut ceremony Tuesday.


8th Grade Israel Trip Update...
Our students made it to Israel safely (with all their luggage).
As you can see, they are already having a wonderful adventure!

At the Airport
Making Focaccia Bread and Salad
 Learning How to Make Cheese
Hanging Out with a New Friend 
Rafting on the Jordan River 
How well do you know our staff?
Do you know which member of the Silver Academy staff is a dart league champion?



May 2

Kabbalat Shabbat, 2:45
May 5 and 6

Yom Hazikaron Celebration, 8:15 am
May 13

8th Grade returns from Israel
May 19

Lag Ba'Omer Field Day and Race for Education
May 20-23

5th and 6th Grades Teva Trip
May 26

No School - Memorial Day
May 28

Celebration of Learning; 6:30 pm

Cheryl and Larry Sinoway 
on the birth of their new grandson, Teddy (Edward). The happy parents are Adam and Katie...Adam attended the Silver Academy.
Sandy and Barry Nussbaum
on the birth of their great-grandson, Yehoshua Pesach Davis...born on Pesach!  Sandy's granddaughter and her husband, Rivka Bracha and Yossie Davis, are the parents. Sandy's daughter, Tziporah and her husband, Yosef Guttman, are the grandparents. Baby Yehoshua and his family live in Israel.

Brian Dym (swimming)      Alana Reid (swimming)
Sam Schwab (table tennis)      Sam Welks (swimming)

We are cheering for you!






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


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


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!




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our school 
receives $5!  
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