November 19, 2015
Kislev 7, 5776
Good Things Happen Every
Day at The Silver Academy

Rachel Zilbering, Principal

As we look forward to Thanksgiving next week, I want to take a moment to reflect on some of the things that I am thankful for at The Silver Academy.
  • I am thankful for our students, who walk through the door each day ready to learn.
  • I am thankful for our teachers, who bring information to life.
  • I am thankful for our generous donors.
  • I am thankful for our community, who are here in good times and bad.
  • I am thankful for our parents and their unwavering commitment to the school.
Please share your thanks with your family and friends.  Writing down your thanks and saying it out loud is challenging but very meaningful.

Shabbat shalom

Dvar Torah
Nachum Chasan, Dean of Judaic Studies

זכור את יום השבת לקדשו                         
SHABBAT - November 20th and 21st   
The 8th and 9th of Kislev
CANDLE LIGHTING - Friday - 4:26 pm
HAVDALAH - Saturday - 5:28 pm
PARSHAT - Vayetze -- Genesis 28:10 - 32:3
סיכום - Summary 
  • This week's Parsha tells of Jacob leaving Be'er-Sheba on his way to his Uncle Laban's house in Charan.
  • On his way he lays down to sleep and dreams of a ladder reaching from earth to heaven, and G-d's angels were going up and down the ladder.
  • Jacob continues on to Charan and stops by a well.
  • He meets Rachel and falls in love with her.
  • Laban tells Jacob that he must work for seven years in order to marry Rachel.
  • Laban tricks Jacob and he marries Leah.
  • Jacob works another seven years in order to marry Rachel.
  • Jacob's family increases, and he becomes very rich from working for Laban.
  • After 21 years he decides to leave Charan and begin his journey back to Canaan. 
Notable Mitzvah (Commandment) in the Parsha 
  • Ma'aser - Tithing - Jacob promised to give to G-d one - tenth of all the wealth that G-d would bestow upon him (Genesis 28:22). 

SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -


Inside the Classroom

Mrs.Tammy Reid (Morah Tamara)

We have been learning the names of colors in Hebrew. We are also learning color theory, because why learn one thing when you can learn two, or three or four? This week we mixed ADOM/red and TZAHOV/yellow and found it makes KATOM/orange. For some of the kids this was a real revelation. The kids are truly enjoying experimenting with color. They love to see how black and white affect a paint color or how mixing different amounts of different colors changes the results. Science and art go hand in hand in Ganeinu.

Third Grade General Studies
Ms. Bonni Roseman
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Did you know that Christiano Ronaldo had to have a heart operation when he was 15 years old, and after a full recovery, was able to play in three world cups? Were you aware that Sonia Sotomayor volunteered at a local hospital and helped Spanish speaking patients talk to their doctors and nurses? Most of our third grade students did not know these interesting stories either before entering the classroom on November 6th. 

For students in third grade, one of the highlights of the year is the book report project. Each student chose someone interesting, past or present, read a biography book about their subject, and composed a written book report.  Lastly, students used costumes and props while giving a creative presentation to share what they had learned about their special person. We learned about the lives of some fascinating people... Anne Frank, Malala Yousafzai, Sonia Sotomayor, Michael Jordan, Clara Barton, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kudos to each third grade student for a job well done!

School Notes and Reminders

Students, sign up and join the fun...
Chanukah at the Capitol!

On Monday, December 7, at 4:15, the entire school is invited to perform at the annual "Chanukah at the Capitol" in the Capitol Rotunda.  Mrs. Cherepinsky will be leading the group.  This is not a mandatory event, but it is a lot of fun and certainly a unique and special opportunity!  There is always food, music and prizes, too. 

To sign up, please email the school at:  

Mark your calendar...
Celebration of Light and Learning
  • December 10th at 6:45 in the Mary Sachs Auditorium
  • Teachers will send emails at a later date with specific class instructions.
  • You won't want to miss this wonderful event!

Challah With a Twist 
Offers Weekly Order and Delivery To Students and Teachers
  • Order your challah at this website:
  • Place your order by Thursday.
  • Challah will be delivered to our school on Fridays for students to bring home.
  • Send check to school, payable to Challah with a Twist
  • Questions? Please call Varda Gewirtz at 717-919-1358.
"Challah With a Twist", (a.k.a. Varda Challah), has been providing home baked challah for the Harrisburg community for over 20 years.

A day for perspective students to experience 
The Silver Academy by spending a morning 
with our students in the classroomCLICK HERE FOR PERMISSION FORM

Girl Scouts!
Our upcoming meeting will be November 30th

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.


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!
Silver Snapshots

Science Project - "The Egg Drop"

Whole School Rosh Chodesh Project
(Making a Havdalah Kit)  

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Dates to Remember

Nov 25, 11:40
Early Dismissal

Nov 26-27, No School

Nov 30
Open House for Prospective Students

Dec 7, 4:30 pm
Chanukah at the Capitol - in the State Capitol Rotunda

Dec 10, 6:45
Celebration of Light and Learning - 
Mary Sachs Auditorium

Silver Summary is for Grandparents too!