October 2, 2014
Tishri 2, 5775
Good things happen every week
 at The Silver Academy!

Rachel Zilbering, Assistant Principal

[email protected] 


A month of school has gone by so quickly!  Now that fall is here, the days are getting shorter and the temperature is getting cooler, giving us a slight chance to catch our breath.  However, the activities at The Silver Academy are moving along full force.  In the coming weeks, we will be starting clubs, going on field trips and sukkah hopping!  At The Silver Academy, we encourage and appreciate parent volunteers and chaperons.  Please feel free to contact your child's teacher or myself about ways you can get involved. 


G'mar Chatima Tova and to those who do, have an easy fast. 


 D'var Torah

Nachum Chasan, Head of School

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זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         




SHABBAT YOM KIPPUR  - Leviticus 16 (Morning), Leviticus 18 (Afternoon) 

סיכום - Summary

  • The Torah reading recalls the ancient sacrifices that were brought on the Day of Atonement.
  • To impress the people with their communal responsibility for sin and their need for forgiveness, two goats were brought to the Temple.
  • Lots were cast to designate one goat for G-d and the other for Azazel, symbol of wickedness.
  • The ceremony vividly dramatized the casting away of the sins of the Israelites.
  • The ancient rite is read each year because of its theme of asking for forgiveness and atonement, the theme of Yom Kippur.
  • In the afternoon on Yom Kippur the entire Book of Jonah is read.
  • The moral of the Jonah story is double:
  1. G-d is the G-d of the whole universe, and all people are G-d's people.
  2. G-d accepts repentance and forgives.


SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -




 Inside the Classroom


Mrs. Sally Jo Bronner

(Morah Sarah)


Kindergarten has kicked off it's sweet new year by baking delicious treats with the help of Yael's mother and Adam's grandmother.  They also made beautiful Rosh Hashanah greeting cards, heard the shofar and learned how it was made. Rena and Joel are particularly good at blowing the shofar, even though Morah Sarah can't get a small toot out of it!  


After reading many books about Rosh Hashana, the class was well prepared to celebrate the holiday. Kindergarten also "planted" a mitzvah tree outside their classroom.  They have been "caught" doing many good deeds, so the tree already has leaves!  If you stop by, please take time to read about their many mitzvahs. 

Kindergarten also spent time learning about visiting the sick and elderly. We brought this
understanding to our own community by creating beautiful holiday decorations for the seniors at the Jewish Home. The residents truly appreciated the children's creations. Morah Sarah's mother is there so she will continue to bring Kindergarten cheer to the Home throughout the year, culminating in a class visit.  The class is eager to learn about Sukkot and visit Hershey Park!



1st and 2nd Grade Language Arts
  Mrs. Brandy Hurley

It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of our first 

writing unit: Small Moments. Everyone has been hard at work writing "small moment stories". As young writers, first and second graders have learned so much and come so far! In this unit, students learned how to come up with ideas, plan stories, revise and edit the writing, and prepare stories for an audience. Taking small moments in their lives,  students stretched them out and brought the stories to life! We are excited for our writing celebrati
on next week
! First and second grades will be celebrating together and will share their stories with one another. Stop by our bulletin board next week to see the books published by these young authors! 





Ms. Roseman


During Fire Prevention Week, the students in Kindergarten and First and Second Grades participated in a contest sponsored by Senator Rob Teplitz's office. 

After hearing a story about fire prevention during library, the children drew a picture to illustrate a way to prevent the spreading of fires. After much deliberation, Rena Cheskis' picture was chosen to be sent to the Capitol as a representation of The Silver Academy. She drew a beautiful picture of children standing around a campfire making sure it would not spread. 

All of the children who participated will be recognized during our Kabbalat Shabbat on November 7th at 2:45. Each artist will receive a certificate from the senator

 Notes, Reminders and Other Goodies

PTO Announcement...
Come Join Us for The Silver Academy's

  • Where?  Chisuk Emunah Sukkah (3219 Green St)
  • When?  Tues, Oct 14,  5:30-7:00 pm
  • What?  Dinner including 2 slices of pizza, salad, drinks chips, watermelon and fun!
  • Cost?  $10 per person; $30 per family
  • Special Guest...Lulav and Etrog!
  • RSVP to the school office by Octover 6

Birthday Book
A Great Way to Commemorate your Child's birthday!

Grandparents and Special Persons Day is coming Nov 7!
Mark your calendar!

Box Tops for Education
Send boxtops to school with your child or drop them off in the office. Each boxtop is worth 10 cents...just think how quickly that can add up!

Help Support Our School by  
Shopping at Giant
Two easy ways to earn money for our school...
  1. Register your Giant bonus card...Giant gives 1% of money you spend to our school
  2. Buy Giant gift cards at the Silver Academy

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



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.

 Community News

Sukkah Hop
Come join us at the hop!

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. 

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

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Dates to Remember
Fri, October 3
Early Dismissal
Yom Kippur

Wed, October 8
Early Dismissal
Erev Sukkot

Oct 9 - 10
School Closed

Oct 9
Sukkoh Hop

Oct 13
Sukkot at Hershey Park

Wed, October 15
Early Dismissal
Hoshanah Rabbah

Oct 16-17
School Closed

November 4
Student Council Elections

November 7
Grandparents & Special Persons Day

Silver Summary is for Grandparents too!