Happy 70th Birthday Israel!
Events at a Glance
  • April 22, 12:30-2:30, @ Linglestown Giant - Taste of Israel (see ad below)
  • May 2 - 1st Grade Siddur Celebration
  • May 8 - Math 24 Competition
  • May 9, 6:45 - Celebration of Learning
  • May 23, 2:30 & 7:00 pm - Silver Academy Theater Club Musical ("Willy Wonka Kids")
  • May 31, 7:30 - World-renowned entertainer, Oz Perlman, (see ad below)
Good things happen everyday at The Silver Academy!
Mrs. Debra Freeburn, Head of School

We need YOUR help!!!!!! We know you already support The Silver Academy in SO many ways, but we are sure you don’t want to miss this fantastic event!!!

Buy your tickets, sell tickets to your friends and family, secure sponsorship and sell ads...all the proceeds go directly toward The Silver Academy scholarships.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Shabbat Shalom,


D'var Torah
for Parashiot Tazria and Metzora

by Uriel Pavolotzky

to read this week's D'var Torah

A Peek Inside Our Classrooms
First and Second Grade Hebrew
Mrs. Alla Fligelman

It is almost the end of the school year, and it is time to learn about Israel and Jewish History. This unit of study will help us deepen our connection to Israel and Jerusalem. We have the opportunity to learn Jewish History with the help of stories and songs, and an animated, speaking map of Israel.

Ariot, the Hebrew speaking lion, is teaching us the unique, patriotic symbols of Israel. We recognize the unique characteristics of the emblems, and the special songs we learn in Kita Alef accompany our learning. Students in second grade also love playing a riddle game to help them remember the patriotic symbols.

In addition, we are learning about the unique celebrations and activities that take place in Israel and our school during Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day). Students compared their own personal birthdays to Israel’s birthday by creating birthday cards for both. They decided what special wishes are appropriate for the country we love, and how those wishes compare to the birthday wishes sent to our friends and family.

Following this week's special holiday events, second grade will be learning about the history of the land of Israel and the Jewish nation. Using our classroom reading books as a guide, students will identify various periods in Jewish history on the Jewish timeline and determine if the Jewish people were in the land of Israel during those times. Students will use this information to help discern the emotion felt by the people in the land of Israel.

Today was an exciting day in our school as we celebrated Yom Haazmaut. First and Second graders presented a special dance with Israeli flags and the tfilah for the peace of Israel!

Happy birthday Israel!
Third Grade General Studies
Mr. Gil Cornwell

As Spring weather is upon us, the flowers have begun to push their buds. Similarly, the third graders have started writing a narrative story in which they are "pushing" their writing skills to create something special.  Yes, they will create!  These students will use three components important for such a task: the plot, characters, and the setting. These are some of the components that are important, as they add color and enrich their stories, just like the colors of plants add interest and beauty.  Developing this writing process is not easy for a 3rd grader!

Students began by choosing a main idea from a list of 59 story starters, and from there, they created a story plot. After making a graphic organizer, each student wrote freely to begin his or her story. Their stories present a problem and a solution. 

Character development has been an important part of each student's story. Some of the students are using fictional characters, while others are telling their stories through people they have known.  The students have enjoyed telling their stories through some very colorful characters! 

The students have also been working to create and describe interesting settings for their stories. The setting may be indoors or outdoors, described simply or in detail. 
During the writing process, students have also been editing the stories of their peers. Recently, students have begun typing their final draft. I hope you have an opportunity to read some of the stories by these "budding" young authors!
Mark Your Calendar for These Events
You won't want to miss this amazing show,
presented by The Silver Academy Music and Drama Club!!!

Sunday, April 22 - 12:20-2:30
At Giant Foods on Linglestown Road

Free for kids of all ages

Learn About, Sample, and Create Kid-Friendly Foods

Lead by Alla Fliegelman, (Hebrew Teacher at The Silver Academy),
and Shanna Shultz, RD, LDN, (Nutritionist at Giant Foods)

RSVP by April 20th

CLICK HERE for information about registration
Development Office News
Mark your calendar now!

Oz just made an unprecedented SIX national TV appearances this week on ESPN, many of which are going viral. Be sure to check out this clip on  USA TODAY  

Tickets, Ads and Sponsorships are available for his Thursday, May 31st, appearance in Harrisburg! Remember..private cocktail hours with Oz for sponsors only!

How about being asked to cook dinner for your own party?

That is what we are doing at The Silver Academy! Please join in honoring Cheryl and Norman Gras at our Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania’s Annual Donor Recognition dinner for our heroes, on Tuesday, May 8, at 5:30 pm.

Aside from feeding all of our students every day, Norman is the co-president of our board of directors. He also assists with the Create a Jewish Legacy program, helping to make The Silver Academy the top Jewish Day School in the country with the most letters of intent in the first two years. Norman chaired our search for the head of school last year too, and now we have Deb Freeburn.

Cheryl is co-chairing our spring fundraiser, Oz Pearlman, which will be held May 31 at the Scottish Rite at 7:30 pm. She is rallying the team and bringing in lots of new ads and energy.

The Silver Academy is a better place because Cheryl and Norman Gras are our superheroes, always ready to lend a hand, offer a kind word and a smile, but most importantly, offer a little nosh when you are hungry.
Annual Donor Recognition Dinner
Tuesday, May 8th - 5:30 Reception, 6:30 Dinner
Make your reservation by April 20th

Alumni, please join us!
We are excited to share the launch of a new pilot program for The Rabbi David L. Silver Yeshiva Academy Alumni...
A Silver Academy Alumni Giving Circle!
What is a Giving Circle? A giving circle pools the intellect and resources of a group of like-minded individuals to make an impact on the world.
Click Here to learn more about Giving Circles
We want YOU to be a part of this important endeavor contact Laura Kravitz Novak at    lara.novak@yahoo.com
Summer Music Programs

Instructed by Mrs. Cherepinsky
Offered by Susquehanna Township Rec. Department

For Grades 3 - 12



Order your Challah!
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Offers Weekly Challah Order and Delivery To Students and Teachers

  • Order your challah by Thursday night at this website: challahwithatwist.com. It will be delivered to school on Friday.
  • Send check to school, payable to Challah with a Twist, or use Paypal or Venmo .

"Challah With a Twist", (a.k.a. Varda Challah), has been providing home baked challah for the Harrisburg community for over 20 years.
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Super Silver Snapshots!
Silver Academy Celebrates Israel's Independence!

Oren Yagil, Director of Development at the JCC, spoke at our celebration
Ayelet Shanken (parent of students Emma and Yonaton),
spoke about her experience serving in the Israeli Army
Students offered the D'var Torah
Singing led by First and Second Grades
Flags and Dance Presentations!
Yom Hazikaron - Israeli Remembrance Day
Students Led Prayers of Rembrance
Einat Slonimsky (parent of Geffen) speaks about being in Israel during Yom Hazikaron
and her time in the IDF
The audience watches as blue balloons are released
at the conclusion of our Yom Hazikaron ceremony