Silver Academy Newsletter
Celebrating our 70th year!
September 4, 2014
Elul 9, 574
 Welcome back!


The first week of school was a busy one at The Silver Academy.  Before school even began, almost the entire school was at Green Hills for a back to school BBQ.  We were lucky to have a beautiful evening of swimming, eating and reuniting.  Early the next morning, students arrived by bus, car and foot for the first day of school.  The first day of school coincided with Rosh Chodesh Elul and during the school wide assembly, we were all awoken from our summer slumber by the blowing of the shofar.  We look forward to getting to know all of the students and parents over the course of the school year.    

 D'var Torah







הסכום - Summary

  • This Torah portion is a continuation of Moses' farewell address.
  • Moses reviews a variety of Laws which are intended to strengthen family life and human decency in Israel. Some of the many laws follow:
  • Parents are responsible for the education of their children.
  • Never cheat a hired worker whether he is one of your people or a stranger who lives in your land. You shall pay him every day when his day's work is done.
  • Be especially truthful when a matter concerns a stranger, an orphan, or a widow.
  • Do not use two sets of weights and measures; you must use perfect and exact ones, both for buying and selling.
  • Tzar Ba-alay Hayim - Kindness to animals - The Biblical law was very concerned about the treatment of animals. It was forbidden to harness together two animals of different species: an ox and a donkey differ in strength and size. A paring of this kind could cause suffering to the animals.


 SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Nachum Chasan

Head of School 

 Notes, Reminders and Other Goodies

Girl Scout Troops are forming...
 Come Join the Fun!
  • Daisies:  Sept 22, Oct 6, Oct 27, Nov 10, Nov 24
  • Brownies/Jr:  Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 17
For more information contact Aviva Woodland, [email protected] or Chastity Cottingham-Frye, [email protected]

Conversational Hebrew Class 
with Morah Sarah
Have you ever wanted to say more than
shalom in Modern Hebrew? Do you want to 
understand what your Silver Academy children are talking about? If so, it's time to join our Conversational Hebrew class. 

Ice Cream on Fridays...Remember your $1
The Student Council will be selling ice cream every Friday for $1. You can bring in your dollar each Friday or bring in $5 or $10 to be added to your account.

New Faces at the Silver Academy

Take a minute to read about our new administrators and teachers...We are thrilled to have you at our school!
Welcome to our Silver Academy family!
 Community News

If you love to sing, join one of the 
Harrisburg Jewish Choirs!  Sign up now!

  Our Week in Pictures

Picnic at Green Hills

First Day of School

Quick Links

Dates to Remember

Thurs, Sept 11 -  
Back to School Night, 

Wed, Sept 24 - 
Early Dismissal
Erev Rosh Hashanah

Sept 25 - 26
No School
Rosh Hashanah

Wed, October 8
Early Dismissal
Erev Sukkot

Oct 9 - 10
School Closed

Wed, October 15
Early Dismissal
Hoshanah Rabbah

Oct 16-17
School Closed