• Sept 29, 11:40 - Early Dismissal (Yom Kippur)
  • Sept 29, 10:00 - PTO Monthly Coffee Date at Linglestown Giant - Drop in and chat...for all parents
  • Oct 4, 11:40 - Early Dismissal (Sukkot)
  • Oct 5-6 - No School (Sukkot)
  • Oct 5, 3:00 - Sukkah Hop - CLICK HERE for details
  • Oct 8, Hershey Park Sukkot - (Details Below)
  • Oct 8, 245 pm - On Noah's Ark, The Pride of the Susquehanna - (Details Below)
  • Oct 9 - No School (Columbus Day)
  • Oct 9, 4:00-6:00 pm - Sukkot Groovy Art Party - CLICK HERE for details
  • Oct 10, 5:00-7:00 - Happy Hour in the Sukkah
  • Oct 11, 11:40 - Early Dismissal
  • Oct 12-13 - No School
  • Oct 20, 12:45-3:30 - Grandparents' Day
  • Oct 22, 6-8:00 pm - The Silver Academy Rally - CLICK HERE for details
  • Oct 31 - Picture Day
A Message From Our Head of School
Mrs. Debra Freeburn

Dear Silver Academy Families and Friends,

At The Silver Academy, we have been busily preparing for the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. At the beginning of the new year, we are given the opportunity to reflect and examine our accomplishments of the previous year and prepare for the challenges, both good and difficult, of the year to come. 

We have been taking a look at, and examining, the curriculum at The Silver Academy, and reflecting on ways to enhance our current practices. We are linking the Judaics portion of the curriculum with the General Studies curriculum in order to strengthen student comprehension and build meaning. We are attempting to engage our families, not only to be involved in their child’s learning, but to assist us in setting goals for The Silver Academy, goals that can lead us into the future. At Silver, we are partnering with Melrose Elementary School and their STEM lab to enhance our science curriculum and provide our students with additional experiences. We are working with P.J. Library and the JCC to add events and activities to our already growing list. Keep checking our Facebook and Instagram pages to see what’s happening at Silver and what activities are coming up! And...please don’t hesitate to come in for a visit, call if you have a question, or join us for one of our amazing activities


for Yom Kippur

by Elez Bell

to read this week's D'var Torah

Inside the Third Grade Classrooms
General Studies
Mrs. Jessica Wenzelburger
During the months of September and October, the third grade will be immersed in the story  Charlotte’s Web,  by E.B. White.  Charlotte’s Web  focuses on the love and friendship between a young pig and a wise spider. The students have been diving into these themes and relating them to their own lives. They have also been studying various literary elements such as character, setting and plot. Later in the unit we will engage in meaningful activities and projects that help connect the story to the real world even further. 
Mr. Ellis Rosenberg
The Third grade has been actively involved preparing for the holidays! First, as we prepared for Rosh Hashanah, we discovered there are a few expert shofar blowers in our class. During our Yom Kippur preparations, students learned, in Hebrew, some of the reasons why traditionally many wear white on Yom Kippur. More recently, students have built variations of miniature Sukkot out of Lego blocks while studying for the holiday. Some of the sukkkot represent a kosher sukkah, and some represent a sukkah which is not Kosher. A kosher Sukkah...what does that mean? We don't eat a sukkah! Ask a third grader!

Outside of holiday studies, students continue to learn Chumash. In Chumash, we are following the story of Avram and Sarai (soon to be re-named Avraham and Sarah by Hashem).

The Third Grade hopes you have a meaningful, light fast, and a wonderful Sukkot!
Join Us for These Sukkot Activities

Mark your calendar, and plan to join us for these amazing Sukkot events...

  • COMMUNITY SUKKAH HOP Thursday, Oct 5th, 3:00 pm. (Rain date, Oct 6th)
  • No RSVP needed
  • CLICK HERE for the details
  • HERSHEY PARK SUKKOT - Sunday, Oct 8th, 11:00 am-7:00 pm
  • ** Save $4 per ticket (ages 9-54) by entering our coupon code, "SilverAcademy", at checkout - Discount expires Oct 1!
  • Sunday, Oct 8th, 2:45 pm
  • Ride the Pride of the Susquehanna 
  • Enjoy a story, craft, scavenger hunt and 45-minute sightseeing tour
  • FREE but you must register by October 2 to Andrea Weikert at
  • CLICK HERE for more info
  • GROOVY ART PARTY IN THE HUT! - Monday, Oct 9th, 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Free pizza dinner
  • Crafts led by Debra Rietmulder, Silver Academy Art Teacher
  • Tie dye!
  • FREE but you must register at: Groovy Art Party
  • CLICK HERE to view flyer
  • HAPPY HOUR IN THE SUKKAH - Tuesday, Oct 10th, 5:00-7:00 pm
  • In the JCC Parking Lot
  • Live Music by Josh Krevsky!
  • Cocktails and H'oeuvres
  • Must be 21 to attend
  • RSVP to Shari Dym at
  • CLICK HERE for more info

Community Mitzvah Day
Mitzvah Day

Join other members of the greater Harrisburg Jewish community for a day of Mitzvot!

Sunday, October 15, 2017 Beginning at 9:30 am with a pep rally at the JCC.

Projects will be held at the JCC and Off Site.

CLICK HERE to read about the projects and to learn about registering.

Mitzvah Day is a great opportunity to express our most important values: Kindness, Love, Compassion, & Justice.
HEADS UP...We Need Your Hair!
Dear Silver Academy Families,

Please consider growing and donating your hair if you have 8 inches to spare!

On  Monday, January 15th  we will host a hair-cutting ceremony to benefit the American Cancer Society® and HairUWear®. Students, parents, and teachers who have 8 inches of hair to spare can participate in our hair-cutting ceremony. This is a fun and meaningful event that takes place during our Mitzvah Day/Bring a Friend to School Day.

Start growing your hair now , so you'll have plenty to donate in January!
For more information, please contact Jackie Rubin at .
Development Office News
(Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program)

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The Silver Academy is working hard to get our data base current. Please update your information. As always, we appreciate your help!

Order Your Challah Here!

Challah With a Twist 

Offers Weekly Challah Order and Delivery To Students and Teachers

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

"Challah With a Twist", (a.k.a. Varda Challah), has been providing home baked challah for the Harrisburg community for over 20 years.
Varda Gewirtz,  717-919-1358

Silver Snapshots
Science is fun...Making slime!