February 19, 2015
Shevat 30, 5775
70th Anniversary Concert Update

William Close & The Earth Harp Collective 
Are Coming Soon!

March 15 at The Forum Auditorium


Purchase Tickets Now! Click Here



Ushers Needed

 Silver Academy Alumni and Parents, we are in need of concert ushers. Please consider volunteering!  Interested?  Contact Ann Rosenberg at [email protected]

Good Things Happen Every Week 
at The Silver Academy

Rachel Zilbering

Assistant Principal


 A Mid-Winter Survival Idea

If you're like me, you're really getting tired of winter!  Hopefully, spring is around the corner but I suppose all in good time.  So this week while we're all stuck inside, I wanted to share with everyone some thoughts that I've also shared with individual families.

Have you been to a library lately?  

Of course the foundation of libraries will always be books but libraries are so much more.  Many of our local libraries offer engaging activities for children, pre-teens and teenagers.  There are also adult classes, lectures, workshops and concerts.  Libraries have DVD's, puppets, puzzles and more.  Can you tell I'm a fan? 

But back to the subject of books.  There is a wealth of great children's literature today that goes well beyond the scope of what was available when I was growing up.  There are picture books with beautiful illustrations, science fiction and dystopian novels, and graphic novels.  Really, there is something for everyone, and the librarians are there to help you find it.  

Here is website with a list of  award winning books (that look fun to read!) organized by grade level:  www.cbcbooks.org/ccba/

Students, I would love to hear about what you are reading or what your parents are reading to you!  

 D'var Torah

Nachum Chasan, Head of School

[email protected]


זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         






סיכום - Summary

  • Moses instructs the Israelites to bring a donation (תרומה) for the building of the Tabernacle (משכן)
  • In the Tabernacle there was to be a Holy Ark made of acacia wood.
  • The contents of the Tabernacle also included a Menorah of pure gold (זהב)
  • Finally, there was to be a square Alter (מזבח) fitted with rings and poles, so that it could be carried.
  • Surrounding all these holy objects there was to be a courtyard about 150 feet long and 75 feet wide, enclosed by curtains of fine linen




תרומה  -- Trumah - Donation

משכן  -- Mishkan - Tabernacle  

זהב - Zahav - Gold

מזבח - Mizbayach - Alter  



SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -

Nachum Chasan

Head of School



Inside the Classroom


2nd Grade General Studies

Mrs. Brandy Hurley 


Second grade is very excited about this week's project. Each student has been using books and internet sites to research a president of their choice. Students are having fun discovering interesting information about the life of their chosen president. Using this information, they are writing reports and getting ready to share them with their classmates. Did you know.....Chester Arthur was the only president to have been a school principal? Benjamin Harrison was the first president to have electric lights installed at the White House? Theodore Roosevelt could walk on stilts? Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to appear on television? George W. Bush was the only president to own a baseball team? Wow! Stop by our bulletin board to read our students' reports!



3rd and 4th Grades Take a Trip

Ms. Bonni Roseman


 On Wednesday February 18, the third and fourth grades went to visit the Susquehanna Art Museum. The visit started with a tour of the Museum building, which was originally a bank. We even walked through the bank's vault room. We then discussed different types of pop art and the kids even got to draw on the "walls", creating pop art comics by tracing a projected picture. Our visit ended with learning about the artist Robert Rauschenberg, and a layering technique he used to make photo collages portraying New York City. Our students used the same technique to make collages depicting life in Harrisburg. 


The students had a wonderful morning at the museum! If you are free on Sundays, the museum has a story time for all ages at 2:00 PM and it includes an art activity. (Free with admission to the museum!)




7th-8th Grade Trip to Israel 

This spring our 7th and 8th grade classes will travel to Israel! 
(They are so excited!) Please consider helping us fund our trip by participating in one or more of these fundraisers.
  • Online Donation Fund - Please consider donating to help defray the cost of $4,000 per student.                               Click Here to Donate


School Notes and Reminders

Matanot La' Evyonim - 

Purim Gifts for the Poor

We are participating in a wonderful Purim Mitzvah through donations to the Od Yosef Chai organization. 



Silver Academy Open House is Tonight!
We look forward to meeting you!
  • Thurs, Feb 19, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Free babysitting and dinner for students!



Silver Academy Students are Invited to Sing the National Anthem at a 
Hershey Bears Hockey Game!

When: Sunday, March 1, 5:00 pm


Tickets may be purchased through the Giant Center


Click Here for More Information



70 Years of Memories

Click Here to See Pictures


Our sincere condolences to Karen and Mark Schreiber on the loss of Karen's father, Richard Pomerantz, on January 18. May the Schreiber family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
 Community News

March 1, 11:00-1:00
at the JCC

Discount Tickets for the 3D Movie
at the Whitaker Center

  • Get tickets at the JCC Atrium Desk
  • $8 for JCC members and Annual Campaign Contributors (regular $9.50)
  • We have 50 tickets to sell
  • Click Here for Show Times

Conversational Hebrew Class 
New Session Starting in February! 

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

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!

* Please check the dates on box tops...We cannot submit boxtops that have expired!

Silver Snapshots

Congratulations to the JCC Boys and Girls Basketball Teams...
Both are Central Pennsylvania Basketball League Champions 


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Dates to Remember

Feb 19,  5:30-7:00 pm
Silver Academy Open House

Feb 26
Middle School Trip to Philadelphia

March 3
Picture Retakes

March 5
Purim Seudah/Celebration

March 13 , 2:45 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat

March 19, 6:45 pm
2nd Grade Chumash Celebration

Girl Scout Dates
  • Brownies/Jr: Jan 26 

Silver Summary is for Grandparents too!