May 8, 2014                                                                       8 Iyar, 5774 



זכור את יום השבת לקדשו



SHABBAT PARSHAT B'Har - Leviticus 25:1 - 26:2


Summary of Parshat  B'Har


The Laws of Shemittah are given. Shemittah, or sabbatical year, occurs every seventh year in the Land of Israel where the fields are to be treated as if they are ownerless. No seeds are sown, no produce is harvested, no fruit trees are pruned. The land is to remain fallow.


Among the reasons given for this sabbatical year are as follows:

  • It teaches us to have faith in Hashem. We sometimes tend to think that we can take all the credit for our success. When we see that Hashem provides for us even when we don't work the fields, it helps strengthen our faith.
  • During the shemittah year, any one can come and help himself to the produce which has grown naturally. This helps us realize the importance of sharing.
  • After seven cycles of seven years, the fiftieth year is known as Yovel, or the Jubilee year. There are many laws pertaining to the Jubilee year. The famous saying engraved on the Liberty Bell, "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof" is taken from this section of  Parshat B'har.
  • Some of the laws about dealing with the poor, such as not charging interest are listed.  
SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Ellis Rosenberg





8th Grade Israel Trip Update...

 the adventure continues!


Harvested over 1.5 Ton of Potatoes! 

Celeberated Yom Hazikaron with a BBQ and Donkey Ride
Yom Hazikaron Ceremony at the Ramot 

Yom Ha'Atzmaut dinner  

Israeli Defense Training

Visiting Old Jerusalem and the Western Wall

Making Chocolate



May 13

8th Grade returns from Israel
May 16

Student Council Show and Tell Day
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
June 3

11:40 Dismissal, Shavuot
June 4-5

No School, Shavuot


Congratulations to all our Silver Academy competitors and 
special kudos to the medal winners:
  • Brian DymBronze in 50 yard butterfly 
  • Sam Welks - 3 Bronze medals: 12 yr. old boys 50 yard freestyle, 50 yard breaststroke, and 100 yard breaststroke. Gold medal as member of 200 yard medley relay
  • Sammy Schwab - Bronze in table tennis
  • Alana Reid - Member of 4th place Harrisburg girls team






 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.


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




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Silver Shots
Yom Hazikaron Ceremony

Yom Ha'Azmaut Celebration

Wonderful Music and Dance Presentations by Students

A Specoal Speaker...IDF Lieutenant Colonel Abu    

Everyone Celebrated and Danced

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