September 3, 2015
Elul 19, 5775
Good Things Happen Every Day at 
The Silver Academy!
Rachel Zilbering, Principal

It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back to The Silver Academy for the start of another  school year.  We have many exciting things planned but most importantly, I am so happy to see the students again!

We kicked off the school year with a back to school picnic at Green Hills.  Despite a major thunderstorm about a half hour before, the sky was clear and we had a great time getting swimming, eating and just catching up on our summers. 

I look forward to seeing all of the parents for Back to School night on Thursday, September 10th from 6:45 - 8:00 pm.  

If in the meantime you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, etc. please feel free to contact me anytime by phone or email. 

Have a great year, everyone!
 D'var Torah
Nachum Chasan, Dean of Judaic Studies
זכור את יום השבת לקדשו 
SHABBAT -  September 4th  and 5th
HAVDALAH - 8:14 pm
 PARSHAT - KI TAVO  - Deuteronomy 26:1 29:18
SELICHOT Saturday Night
סיכום - Summary 
  • This week's Torah portion begins with the last part of Moses' farewell address to the children of Israel
  • It marks the end of Moses' review of the laws by which Israel is to live in the land which they will soon enter.
  • It tells of the biblical harvest ritual where the Israelite farmers were to bring their first fruits as an offering.
  • Moses tells the people: "If you will observe all the commandments, you will be showered with blessings."
  • Moses also warned the Children of Israel to remember to bear in mind that if they would not practice G-d's commandments, then the blessings would turn to bitter curses.
 SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -
School Notes and Reminders

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.

Sukkot at Hershey Park - Thursday, October 1
Mark your calendar!

Come join us as we interact with other Jewish families from surrounding communities and states to experience Jewish life through music, food and entertainment.


Registration Forms are Due Sept 11


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to Morah Alla Fligelman, her husband, Ilya Shvartsman, and their entire family on the birth of their son Rafael Shlomo on July 15th!
Look Who's New at the Silver Academy

We are thrilled to introduce Miss Leah Himmelberger as our new Health and Physical Education teacher! Leah earned her Bachelor's in education at Lock Haven University in 2012.  Since graduating, she has been working near her hometown of Mohrsville, Pa.  For the past three years, Miss Himmelberger has worked as the summer camp director and pool manager at the Berkshire Country Club in Reading.  She also worked for the local YMCA as a staff member in their after school care program.  Last year, she held a position within the Pine Grove School District as a long term Health and Physical Education substitute.

When Leah is not working, she enjoys fishing, playing sports, reading, relaxing, and hanging out with her niece, Lily. She currently lives with her parents in her childhood home, along with her niece.  Leah has a twin sister, Jessica, who is currently serving in the Navy.

Miss Himmelberger is excited for this school year at The Silver Academy and looks forward to meeting everyone and working with your children! Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions about the school year.

The Silver Academy is pleased to announce that Shari Dym is the new Director of Development. Shari's experience as a volunteer for The Silver Academy, Hadassah, The Susquehanna Tzedukah Society, and The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg will bring new energy to the development office. Mrs. Dym stated, "My husband and eldest son are graduates of The Silver Academy, and my youngest son is in sixth grade now. The Silver academy is a valuable asset to the Harrisburg Community. It is now my job to ensure that this jewel of our community continues to grow for the future."

Changes to the Line Up...

Miss Alison Brandecker will be teaching science to all grades as a long-term sub. 

Mrs. Jessica Wenzelburger has been hired as a general studies teacher for grades 4-6.

Community News

JCC Family Day with the Harrisburg Senators

Harmony Walk: Unity in Diversity
A Celebration of Cooperation among 
Religions in the Harrisburg Area

  • Sunday, September 20, 
    2:00 pm
  • Begins in front of Wesley Union AME Zion Church, 2219 North 5th Street

The Walk will bring together people of many faiths in harmony and peace.

The Harmony Walk route includes stops in front of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic houses of worship. At each stop, a religious leader will share words about the value of unity among religions. A bus will be provided for individuals with difficulty walking.

The event is held in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Peace.

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Dates to Remember

September 7
Labor Day - No School

September 10, 
6:45-8:00 pm
Back to School Night

September 10, am
Tashlich Ceremony

September 14-15
No School
Rosh Hashanah

September 22
11:40 Dismissal
Erev Yom Kippur

September 23
No School - Yom Kippur

September 27
JCC/Silver Academy event at Monkey Joe's

Sept 28-29
No School - Sukkot

Silver Summary is for Grandparents too!