October 08, 2015
Tishri 25, 5776
Good Things Happen Every Day at 
The Silver Academy!
Rachel Zilbering, Principal

Welcome back, part 2!

After the long stretch of chagim (holidays), it sort of feels like the school year has just begun.  The truth is we were not really "off" during these last few weeks, we've been "on"!  

Our students have been observing holidays both at synagogue and at home.  We've been gathering with family and friends for festive meals.  Hopefully everyone had the chance to eat a meal in a sukkah before the rain came to Pennsylvania.  

One of my great joys is seeing The Silver Academy students outside of school, engaged in Jewish life.  I was pleased to see many of our students at the community Tashlich ceremony along the Susquehanna River and the Sukkah Hop in Uptown Harrisburg, among other events.  

Looking ahead, please mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 4, for our "Annual Campaign Souper Kickoff".  The details are listed below.  I hope to see you there!

Dvar Torah
Nachum Chasan, Dean of Judaic Studies

זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         
SHABBAT -  October 9th AND 10th
HAVDALAH - 7:17 pm
PARSHAT - BERESHIT  -- Genesis 1 - 6:8

סיכום - Summary 
  • The Parsha begins with three simple but very important Hebrew words "Beresheet barah Elohim ... In the beginning G-d created..." Here is one of the most important teachings of Judaism: that there is a G-d and that He is the Creator of all life.
  • Creation of the universe and the human race
a. First day: Light
b. Second day: Firmament
c. Third day: Sea, land, and vegetation
d. Fourth day: Heavenly bodies
e. Fifth day: Fish and birds
f. Sixth day: Land, animals and human beings
g. Seventh day: Shabbat - Day of Rest 
  • Freedom of choice - Sin and Punishment. Adam and Eve eat of the forbidden fruit and are expelled from the Garden of Eden.
  • Cain and Abel - G-d accepts Abel's offering. Cain becomes jealous and kills his brother Abel. Cain learns of his punishment, which is to wander the earth.
 SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -
School Notes and Reminders

Come Join Our Kabbalat Shabbat Celebration!
  • Friday, October 9 at 2:30 pm
  • In the Silver Academy's Wolfson Auditorium

Holiday-Themed Gift Sale
Friday, October 9, 2:30

In conjunction with Kabbalat Shabbat, there will be a sale of great gifts and home items! Through a generous donation from Beth El Sisterhood, we have many holiday-themed gifts (Shabbat, Pesach, and Hanukkah) and toys for purchase prior to Kabbalat Shabbat. The collection of menorahs alone is extraordinary!

The tables will be lining our hallways this Friday, and we look forward to seeing you! All proceeds will go to the Silver Academy, allowing the school to continue enriching the lives of our students each and every day.

If you would like to browse but cannot make it
to the Kabbalat Shabbat sale, please contact Judith Hodara ([email protected]) to arrange to come by another time.

Come out and support Silver Academy!

Annual Campaign Souper Kickoff
Wednesday, November 4
Join us for hot soup on a cool night!
Soup may be ordered for pick up!

Help...We Need Pictures from the 1960's!
We are looking for pictures of Silver Academy students from the 1960's for a bulletin board project at the JCC. If you have any original photos, we will scan them and return the originals. Please email Gail Rebuck if you can help: [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

Kristallnacht 2015
  • Sunday evening, November 8, 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Mary Sachs Auditorium
  • Special Guest, author Rhonda Fink Whitman will review her book, 94 Maidens

Click Here for More Info


Help Support Our School by  
Shopping at Giant
Two easy ways to earn money for our school..
  • Register your Giant bonus card...More registered cards means more $ earned!

Please register your giant bonuscard if you have not done so already.  Instructions can be found in the link below. Our School is The Silver Academy and our number is 21305. This is a new number, but all of our old numbers transferred. We currently have 427 people who have registered our school. The highest number we had was 569. Let's set a new record this year!  Pass this information along to your family and friends!

(School Code: 21305    Name: The Silver Academy)
  • Buy Giant Gift Cards at the school office...Every time you shop at Giant, you help our school!
A Peek at Past Sukkot

Silver Snapshots

Sukkot at Hershey Park

"This is just about the best day of my life"...student comment

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Dates to Remember

Oct 9, 2:30
Kabbalat Shabbat

Oct 12, No School
Office Closed
Faculty In-Service
Columbus Day

Nov 1
Daylight Savings Time Ends - Change clocks!

Nov 3
Student Council Elections

Nov 6, 1:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat

Nov 6
Grandparents & Special Persons Day

Nov 9
1st Mkg Period Ends

Nov 17, 6:30-8:30 pm
Parent-Teacher Conferences

Nov 18, 11:40
Early Dismissal
Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1:00-4:00

Silver Summary is for Grandparents too!