June 2, 2016
Iyar 25, 5776
Good Things Happen Every Day at
The Silver Academy
Rachel Zilbering, Principal

Another school year has come and gone and it's been fantastic!  I want to thank all of the teachers, parents and volunteers who have been a part of our Silver Academy this year.

Here are some highlights from the year:
  • Having a great back to school picnic at Green Hills. It was about 20 minutes after a massive thunderstorm!
  • A terrific first day of school
  • Joining together as a school for Tashlich along the Susquehanna River 
  • Hershey Park at Sukkot - it rained that day too (maybe the theme for the year!)
  • Shabbat presentations at the Brenner Family Early Learning Center
  • Mr. Herm Minkoff visiting on Veteran's Day and telling his story
  • Robotics Club with Dr. Seth Wolpert
  • Performing at the PA State Capitol on Chanukah
  • Lighting candles and dancing each morning of Chanukah. 
  • "Shake it Off" Chanukah style and all of the awesome dance moves
  • Bring a Friend to school day
  • Mitzvah Day - we made beautiful stars for residents of the Jewish Home. 
  • Reading and writing celebrations in Mrs. Hurley's class
  • Technion Challenge Club with Dr. Moshe Bell.
  • All of our crazy dress up days and weeks...how many ways can Sam dress like he is swimming?
  • Student council breakfasts
  • The 5th and 6th grade trip to TEVA (I think it was raining, too)
  • 7th and 8th grade trip to see "The Diary of Anne Frank" at the Whitaker Center
  • Model seders with the different classes and their wonderful plays
  • The 2nd Grade Chumash Celebration
  • The 1st Grade Siddur Celebration
  • Our safety talk with Ms. Berman - we all learned the Heimlich maneuver!
  • Our wonderful Kabbalat Shabbat celebrations each month
  • Lag B'Omer Field Day - I especially loved the incredible flags the teams created
  • A Year with Frog and Toad - just last night, what can I say? 
These are just some of the highlights, but in reality, every day at The Silver Academy is special. 

I wish each of you a good summer, and hope that you have quality time with your family along with some rest and relaxation. 

Looking forward to the 2016-2017 school year and 5777!

Dvar Torah
Nachum Chasan, Dean of Judaic Studies
זכור את יום השבת לקדשו
SHABBAT - June 3rd and 4th          
The  26th and 27th of Iyar  5776
HAVDALAH - Saturday, 9:15 PM
PARSHAT - Bechukotai - Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34
On Sunday, June 5th the 28th of Iyar, we celebrate Yom Yerushalaym (Jerusalem Unification Day).
סיכום - Summary
  • This weeks Torah portion brings to a close the third of the Five Books of Moses.
  • The Israelites are told that if they obey G-d's laws they will prosper and be well.
  • On the other hand, should they stray from the path of righteousness, disorder and unhappiness would follow.
  • We now have finished the Book of Vayikra - HAZAK, HAZAK VE NETHAZAK!!!!
SHABBAT SHALOM  שבת שלום -
Nachum Chasan
Dean of Judaic Studies

End-of-School Events
The Silver Academy Music and Drama Club Presented
"A Year with Frog and Toad"...
It was wonderful!

More Pics from Lag Ba'Omer Field Day

Flag Making

Presenting Team Flags

Team Cheers

Spirited Games 

Water Fun


to Elliot Solomon for being selected as a member of the Best and Brightest Class of 2016!  This honor is awarded to local students each year by the Patriot-News/Penn Live. Elliot is an alumni of The Silver Academy. 

We send our congratulations to Elliot on earning this honor!

School Notes and Reminders

we will launch our new school store ...

Our school store will be opening under a new name! We will have the 'normal' school store before school on Friday, 7:30-8:00 am. This will be followed immediately by a short presentation by Peggy Grove, who will present a check to the school for the naming of the school store in honor of Ollie Rosenberg, z'l. She will share a little about Ollie and his business and also present a framed picture of Ollie for us to hang in honor of the gift and in his. 

Susquehanna Twp Music Camps for Grades 2-9
Instructed by Marina Cherepinsky
  • Broadway Fun Camp:  June 20-23
  • "The Voice" Camp:  Aug 8-11

 Girl Scout News

Girl Scouts will be having a 

Bridging Ceremony on 

Monday June 6, 3:45-5:00


Thanks for another great year of scouting!

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.

Community News

Concert - Sunday, June 5, 4:00 at the JCC
Choral Workshop - 1:00-3:00

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 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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Dates to Remember

June 7, 7:00 pm
8th Grade Graduation

June 8
Race for Education/Year End Celebration 

June 9, 11:40
Early Dismissal
Last Day of School

Life and Legacy

Silver Summary is for Grandparents too!