January 14, 2016
Shevat 4, 5776
Good Things Happen Every Day
at The Silver Academy
Rachel Zilbering, Principal

Harrisburg might be the capital of Pennsylvania, but we all know that it is really more like a small town. Last Friday evening, I had the pleasure of attending the Silver Academy Shabbat at Chisuk Emuna.  When I was introduced to speak, the normal introduction was given "If you do not know her, this is Rachel Zilbering..."  In fact, when I looked around the room I knew every single person.  Of course, I would not have been able to say that when I started this job last July.  Our Shabbat celebration that evening was joyous and lively; the energy and enthusiasm of the Silver Academy students was on full display.  We will be having Silver Academy Shabbats at the other Harrisburg synagogues and I hope that you will be able to join us.  
Dvar Torah
Nachum Chasan, Dean of Judaic Studies

זכור את יום השבת לקדשו

SHABBAT - January 15th and 16th    
The 5th and 6th of Shevat
CANDLE LIGHTING - Friday, 4:46 pm
HAVDALAH - Saturday, 5:49 pm
 PARSHAT - Bo - Exodus 10:1-13:16
סיכום - Summary

  • Moses and Aaron continue to plead with Pharaoh to let the Israelites go free after the first seven plagues.
  • Pharaoh's heart was still hardened and he continues to refuse the requests of Moses and Aaron.
  • The Egyptians are then punished with the last three of the ten plagues - locusts, darkness and finally the death of all the Egyptian firstborn.
  • Terrified, Pharaoh summoned Moses and he finally lets the Israelites go.
  • The Israelites proclaim that each year, on the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month, a festival lasting seven days will be observed to recall their freedom from the Egyptian bondage.
SHABBAT SHALOM - שבת שלום 

Inside the Classroom
Middle School Hebrew
Mrs. Sally Jo Bronner (Morah Sarah)

The Israeli army is one of the best armies in the world, and every Israeli citizen enlists when they finish high school.  Our middle school students are learning all about the Israeli army and what it takes to be a soldier. They learned the words to an uplifting song about the army called מכאן  "From Here", (CLICK HERE to see video of song) and the classic song for peace, "Shir L'Shalom" (CLICK HERE to see video of song).  Students  also studied video clips put out by the Israeli Defense Forces and learned some of the words that they will need for Tironut טירונות. 

Next week, one of our Israeli parents will be coming to school and put our middle school students through a modified basic training. Everyone is looking forward to discovering what profile (numeric value based on our training) they will receive.  The profile scores determine what military units students could be placed in.  Once students know this, they will each research a different branch of the army and report back to the class.  Additionally, the eighth grade will be translating a fight song into Hebrew.  Exciting times at Silver Academy!

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French Language Class
Mrs. Lillian Rappaport

On Tuesday mornings, during the first half of the year, you may have heard the middle school etudiants (students) speaking Francais avec (French with) Madame Rappaport!  In between joyfully singing French songs and learning about the culture, the students mastered French greetings, polite expressions (please, thank you, excuse me, you're welcome), counting to 100 and more.  

Cooking and learning about traditional French food was a favorite part of this course. In our last cooking session, the young chefs chose a French breakfast menu. Students brought in all the ingredients for this healthy petit dejeuner (breakfast), which consisted of omelettes avec fromage (cheese omelettes), croissants et chocolat chaud (croissants and hot chocolate).  Nous avons eu un tr�s bon jour!  (We had a very good time).

Following their French unit of study, which ended in December, middle school students began their Holocaust study. In the spring, they will have a Spanish unit of study, which, of course, will include some Spanish cooking...stay tuned!

Getting to Know Our School Families

Do you know the Mellon Family?

CLICK HERE to learn a little more about this Silver Academy family.

School Notes and Reminders

camera.jpgPicture Day
Tuesday, January 26
Dress in your picture prefect outfit!

Two Ways to Order
  • Bring your completed order form to school or
  • Place your order online at MYLIFETOUCH.COM. Enter our school's picture day ID:  LT415399Q0

JCC Boys and Girls Basketball Schedule
Mark your calendar, and come out to support our teams!

Challah With a Twist 
Offers Weekly Order and Delivery To Students and Teachers
  • Order your challah at this website:  challahwithatwist.com
  • 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.

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.

Ongoing Fundraisers

Boxtops 4 Education
Clip  BoxTops 4 Education symbols on General Mills, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Nestle Juicy Juice, Progresso soups and others. Each is worth 10� and can be redeemed by The Silver Academy for cash! Please visit the Box Tops 4 Education website for more details.

Giant A+ School Rewards
The Giant A+ School Rewards program provides the opportunity to designate The Silver Academy as the beneficiary of 1% of all your purchases made through your Giant bonus card - no extra cost to you. To enroll, please visit the Giant A+ School Rewards Program website to register your bonus card number...Use The Silver Academy's registration number: 21305.

Giant Gift Cards
Purchase these dollar for dollar in the school's office, and then spend them the same as cash. The Silver Academy earns 5% - that's $50 earned for every $1,000 sold!  You may also purchase by calling Susan at 717-608-0190.

This is how it works...Download the free Shoparoo App on your phone and use the code VuG13074. You will then complete a profile and pick The Rabbi David L. Silver Yeshiva Academy. Then after you complete a shopping trip, take a picture of the receipt using the camera on your phone with the app open. It is that easy! Once a year, Shoparoo sends the school a check from the percentages! 
Finally, if you are unable to scan the receipts and want us to take care of them, send your receipts to Bonni Roseman at school and she will take care of them for you! 

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Farmer's Day
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Dates to Remember

January 18
Bring a Friend to School/ Mitzvah Day

January 25
Tu B'Shevat Program

January 26
Picture Day

Silver Summary is for Grandparents too!