August 27th, 2021 ~ 19 Elul, 5781
A message from Samara Sofian, Head of School
This has been an incredible first week of school at The Silver Academy! It has been such a joy to welcome our students for what promises to be a wonderful school year.  

Our theme this year is Kehilah, community. On Monday, our first day of school, we had an opening assembly outside. The students formed two half circles, the inner circle was our K-3rd grade students, the outer circle was our 4th-8th grade students. After a short discussion of the attributes of a community, the younger students turned around to the older students and everyone met a new friend. They each shared a bit about themselves. One of our 2nd grade students was paired with a 7th grade student who is new to our school. The two of them had a lovely conversation and on the way back into the school after the assembly, the 2nd grade student commented that he was so glad that he could get to know the new student and welcome her to our school! Later in the week I saw them waving hi to each other, obviously happy to see each other.  

Throughout the week our students have been working on building their school community. During the rest of the school year, we will be exploring various aspects of our community. We will welcome guests (many via Zoom) from different parts of our community to teach us about the work they do. Some of our guests will be from various parts of the Jewish community, while others will be guests from beyond our Jewish community. We will be engaging in a variety of community service projects to do what we can to help make the communities in which we live better.  

I hope that you, our larger Silver Academy community, will join us this year to help our students meet the members of our community and learn about the amazing people in the community that surrounds them. Please contact me at if you would like to Zoom into a classroom to share a bit about yourself, read a story with students, or even just visit with some of our students. We look forward to welcoming our community into our school!

Shabbat Shalom,
Todah Rabah
Thank you to the Chisuk Emuna congregation for their donation of school supplies to The Silver Academy. This was such an amazing mitzvah for our students and teachers. Thank you to Dr. Mark Glick for bringing the supplies to school.
Thank you to our faculty and staff for a wonderful first week of school. We are so thankful and appreciative of all of your hard work.
Mazel Tov
  • To Dan and Judy Schulder on the marriage of their daughter, Rachael Schulder (Silver Alumna) to Yoni Aviv.
  • To Myrna and Bert Rubin on the marriage of their daughter, Amy Rubin (Silver Alumna) to Evan Herron.
  • To C'nai Zecharya and proud parents, Tahirih and Nitzan Zecharya, on becoming a Bat Mitzvah.
  • To Abie Schertz and proud parents, Niema and David Schertz and proud Softa and past Silver Academy teacher, Reva Schertz on becoming a Bar Mitzvah.
On the passing of Mr. Metchik, a beloved Silver (Yeshiva) Academy teacher.
Silver Snapshots
Easy ways to support The Silver Academy everyday
Giant Scrip
Susan Leviton has Giant gift cards. If anyone would like to purchase any she will sanitize them, put them in an envelope and do a transfer at her curb. No need to come to her door. Susan can be contacted at 717-608-0190.

Giant gift cards are also available in The Silver Academy Office. Contact the school at 717-238-8775 to arrange for pick up. - The Silver Academy. 

  • Raise money for our school by using gift cards where you are already shopping! Buy e-gift cards, physical gift cards and reloadable gift cards at face value and use for your everyday shopping. Easily pay online and earn a rebate between 2%-16% that goes right to our school.
Contributions to The Silver Academy are always appreciated and every dollar makes a difference for our students!

Looking for a way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion? Do you have someone you would like to honor? Do you want to make a donation in memory of a loved one? Consider making a donation to The Silver Academy. We will send them a lovely card to share with them that a gift has been made in their honor.
You may contact the school's office to make a contribution or do so online here.

Order your Challah
Challah With a Twist

Offers Weekly Challah Order and Delivery To Students and Teachers.

  • Order your challah by 8:30 pm Thursday evening at The fresh baked challah will be given to your child to take home on Friday.

  • To pay, please send an envelope with your name on it to the school office, including cash, or a check 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 to the Harrisburg community for over 24 years.
For any questions, please call or text Varda Gewirtz at 717-919-1358 .