May 8, 2015
Iyar 19, 5775
Good Things Happen Every Week 
at The Silver Academy

Rachel Zilbering

Assistant Principal


The Silver Academy is a serious school, but sometimes you just have to have FUN!  Today, the school was a sea of blue and white for our annual Lag Ba'Omer field day.  Students enjoyed a picnic lunch outdoors on a beautiful spring day.  Next, they broke into their respective teams for flag decorating.  Our students were charged with decorating a flag that represented each student on their team and also themes of The Silver Academy and Lag Ba'Omer.  After flag decorating, the real fun began.  Led by our physical education teacher, Nicole Sunderland, students went through a variety of challenging stations.  The stations included: clothes race, hula hoop obstacle course, sponge race, bean bag target toss and a three-legged race.  After stations students participated in a group relay run and the student favorite, tug-of-war!  We ended Field Day with a presentation of flags, awards and of course an ice-pop! Be sure to check out the pictures at the end of this newsletter.

Thank you to all of those who helped and of course the students for participating.  We are already looking forward to next year!   

 D'var Torah

Nachum Chasan, Head of School

[email protected]


זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         




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


סיכום - Summary 

  • When the Israelites promised to obey G-d's laws, He promised to give them a land flowing with milk and honey.
  • This portion reviews the laws of all the festivals and how they are to be observed.
  • Laws regulating the lives of the priests are also included.
  • Equality before the law - "You shall have one manner of law for the stranger as for the Jew."
  • Jewish law does not allow for a double standard. Every individual - stranger and citizen alike - is equal before the law. 

SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Nachum Chasan

Head of School




Inside the Classroom


3rd & 4th Grade Judaics

 Mr. Ellis Rosenberg


In preparation for our exciting Lag B'Omer celebration, we discussed the history of this date and that 24,000 of Rabbi Akiva's students died. We learned how important it is not to mistreat one another, because that is one of the reasons that Rabbi Akiva's students died.  To help the students visualize this large number of children, they were assigned to locate a city or country with the population closest to 24,000. Most students started with a familiar city, realized the population was too large, and adjusted their search.  The students were amazed that there are many cities with a population of 24,000. We learned that tradition tells us that on Lag B'Omer, there was a cause for celebration, as no more students died. Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai transmitted the Zohar on this day, giving us further cause to celebrate.



5th Grade General Studies

Mrs. Jessica Wenzelburger


What do you love? How do you feel? What do you wonder? These are just a few questions fifth grade has been answering while writing their autobiographical poems (bio poems for short).  These poems do not have to rhyme, but they do need to be all about you! In the photo, the students are showing off their own Bio Poems and their one of a kind artwork.


If you walk by room 222 during math class, you may see the students running around with fly swatters. Don't worry, you have nothing to fear, unless you are a fraction! During our unit on fractions, we have been adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. To test our math skills, a fraction problem is given and the students must solve it in a hurry. The goal is to quickly go around the room looking for the fraction that solves the equation. Once the fraction is found, swat it before anyone else can. Fractions beware, fifth grade is coming for you!


 "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"-Patrick Henry 1775. We have immersed ourselves in the American Revolution during our social studies classes. After taking a step or two back in time, we will create posters protesting British taxes, make battle flags to give our troops support, and write letters thanking the troops who fought so bravely to gain America's independence from great Britain. We have been very busy in fifth grade! Stop by and see for yourself!



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70 Years of Memories

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 Community News

2015 JCC Drama Department Proudly Presents

Today, May 7, 7:00
Sunday, May 10, 2:00
To purchase tix, call the JCC at 236-9555
All seats reserved - Tickets $8 each

 A Musical Showcase
The Third Annual Jewish Federation Fundraiser
Presented by Marina Cherepinsky

Performances by students from the greater Harrisburg area, including Silver Academy's own Elle Beck, Mikel Garner, Ben Yodfat, and Sarah Weinstein

Offered by Susquehanna Township 
Directed by Marina Cherepinsky
for Grade 2-9
Broadway Fun Camp - June 15-19
American Idon Wannabe Camp - June 22-26

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 Lag Ba'Omer Field Day - A Perfect Day!

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Dates to Remember

May 12, 7:00 pm
at The Silver Academy
"Does Size Matter in Education", open to public

May 13, 6:45
2nd Grade Chumash Celebration

May 21, 6:45 
Celebration of Learning

May 25 - No School
Memorial Day

June 8
Race for Education and End of Year Celebration at Green Hills

June 9, 7:00 pm
Eighth Grade Graduation

June 9, 11:40
Early Dismissal - 
Last day of school for students

June 10
Faculty In-Service

Silver Summary is for Grandparents too!