May 21, 2015
Sivan 3, 5775
Good Things Happen Every Week 
at The Silver Academy

Rachel Zilbering

Assistant Principal 


It's true that summer is almost here, but we have two full weeks left at The Silver Academy and we are going to make them count!  Each day as I walk around, I hear math lessons, reader's theater, lessons in Chumash, Hebrew songs and so much more.  The students have shown great dedication all year!
Tonight is the Celebration of Learning, which will begin promptly at 6:45 in The Mary Sachs Auditorium.  If you want to catch a glimpse of what our school is all about, I encourage you to attend.  I look forward to seeing you tonight
Have a good weekend and a chag sameach.  


 D'var Torah

Nachum Chasan, Head of School

[email protected]


זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         





SHAVUOT - FIRST DAY - EXODUS 19:1 - 20:23 -- Sunday

SHAVUOT - SECOND DAY - DEUTERONOMY 15:19 - 16:17 -- Monday


סיכום - Summary


  • This weeks Torah portion opens the fourth of the Five Books of Moses.
  • Numbers describes the wanderings of the Israelites in the desert and shows how G-d watched over them at all times.
  • It also deals with rules and regulations for the Tabernacle and the family.
  • Moses was told to gather all the people and to take the first census of Israel.
  • Each tribe was registered, family by family. The total was 603,550.
  • The Levites were placed in charge of the Tabernacle.
  • G-d then ordered Moses to place the Israelites' tents around the Tabernacle.
  • Each tent was to have a banner, showing the tribe to which it belonged. 

SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -

HAG SAMACH --  חג שמח


Nachum Chasan

Head of School



Inside and Outside the Classroom


2nd Grade Judaics

Mrs. Aviva Woodland (Morah Aviva) 

Last Wednesday evening, Kitah Bet reached an important milestone as they received Chumash B'reishit at the Chumash Celebration on May 13th. Community Rabbis, parents, grandparents, siblings and friends enjoyed the songs and presentation of the play in Hebrew "L'An Halchu b'Lech L'cha?" ("Where did they go in Lech L'cha"). The play was based on a Midrash of Avraham as a young boy. In the play, Avraham realizes that the idols of his father Terach are not G-d and shows his great trust in G-d in order to leave the place of his birth and go to the place (land of Israel) that G-d will show him. Students played the roles of Avram, Sarai, Terach, and narrator, and the voice of HaShem was heard from behind a screen! After the students received their chumashim, the evening culminated as they opened up their new chumashim for the first time and learned Chumash with their parents.

Back in the classroom, students are excited to read Chumash using their new chumashim. They are building a Mishkan (Tent of Meeting) and the tents of the 12 shvatim (tribes) of B'nei Israel as they learn Parashat B'Midbar. Kitah Bet has been counting the weeks and days to Shavuot. Kitah Bet wishes everyone Chag Shavuot Samayach!

6th Grade Hebrew

Mrs. Alla Fligelman (Morah Alla)


It is hard to believe that the year is almost over. We are concluding our 6th grade Tal Sela program with the final topic "What Is Homeland?". Through the psukim from the Tanach, songs, poems and stories, we are learning what has been connecting Jewish people throughout different generations with the Land of Israel. We are also studying  the "Declaration of Independence" of the State of Israel, including it's history, who wrote it, and the values included in the Declaration that were part of creating the modern State of Israel.



Science Fair

Mrs. Susan Gaughan

Two Silver Academy students traveled to Penn State on Monday to compete at the state level of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) competition. Batsheva Gewirtz and Dalia Shvartsman each earned a spot in the competition by placing first in the regional level of PJAS competition back in February. 


The girls worked extensively to prepare for their presentation, which included a speech and slide show. Congratulations to Dalia for earning a first place award and Batsheva for earning a second place award!  Wow...what amazing accomplishments!



Recycling Club Field Trip

Mrs. Cheryl Sinoway


The Recycling Club had the privilege of visiting Hope Springs Farm on May 13th. The Farm's mission is, "to provide adults with intellectual disabilities meaningful work on a farm and joyful group activities." Our students learned about the farm's composting system and had the opportunity to visit with all of the animals. We even collected fresh brown eggs from the chicken coop.


You may want to join the Recycling Club next year! It is fun, educational, and we end the school with a terrific field trip!



School Notes and Reminders     

Student Council Crazy Hair/Hat Day is Tomorrow!

Come to school with the craziest hair or hat you can create! It will be fun!

Silver Academy Annual Meeting
June 8 - 7:30 pm at the JCC

Silver Academy Tribute Cards

Available for birthdays, condolences and all of life's milestones 

Purchase at the office
1 card for $4 or 5 cards for $15

Thank you for supporting The Silver Academy!


70 Years of Memories

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 Community News

 A Musical Showcase
The Third Annual Jewish Federation Fundraiser
Presented by Marina Cherepinsky
June 7 - 1:00

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 Idol Wannabe Camp - June 22-26

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Dates to Remember

May 21, 6:45 
Celebration of Learning

May 25 - No School
Memorial Day/Shavuot


June 2, 6:45

Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony t the JCC


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

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