November 12th, 2021 ~ 8 Kislev, 5782
A message from The Head of School
"Good things happen every day. We only have to notice."
- Anne Wilson Schaef

There has been so much happening at The Silver Academy and in our local community, it is hard not to notice all the good things happening each day! I hope you enjoy reading this Silver Summary and looking at all the great pictures so you can see some of the wonderful things going on. I am so proud to be a part of such a wonderful school and community.

Shabbat Shalom,

Inside the Classrooms
4th-8th Grade Computer
Morah Sara
The 4th-8th grade students are working on a create your own business project. The students each came up with their own ideas for a business they would like to run if they had their own. The first day they came up with the name of their business and also the goods or services that they would be providing to their customers. On the second day they created a logo for their business. For their next step we will be making a PowerPoint about their business and presenting it to the class. Here is a sneak peak of a couple of the logos that the students have created.
K-8th Grade Music
Marina Cherepinsky
The Silver Academy students got off to a slow start in their music classes due to all of the fall holidays but they are now back in full swing and getting into the rhythm of music! Check out the pictures and video below.
Scholarship Support - EITC
Turn your Pennsylvania tax dollars into scholarship support!

EITC participation is open for The Silver Academy and The Brenner Family ELC.

Please contact Kimberlea Konowitch at or
Kim Hutnik at to discuss how you can help support Jewish education by redirecting your Pennsylvania tax dollars to support scholarships for students.

More information can be found here.

Election Results
Congratulations to our newly elected Student Council!
President - Yaakov Reid
Vice President - Meital Pavolotzky
Secretary - Abie Schertz
Treasurer - Nadav Sofian
Middle School Representative - Adam Brodsky
4th - 6th Grade Representatives - Alexa Kushner & Elkie Notis
General Representatives - Gili Nimni & C'nai Zecharya
Mazel Tov
  • Congratulations to Silver Academy faculty members Rebecca Cortes on receiving the Rising Star Award and Kimberlea Konowitch on receiving the Silver Star Award at the Joint Agency Annual Meeting (JAAM), on November 3rd.

Please take time to view the recording of the Joint Agency Annual Meeting here.

  • Congratulations to Silver Academy Board member, and current Silver Academy parent, Dr. Jordan Klein on receiving the David Javitch Young Leadership Award.

  • Congratulations to Sam Levine, current Silver Academy grandparent and past parent, on receiving the Albert Hursh Leadership Award.

  • Congratulations to Silver Academy alumnus, Alan Rosenberg, on his Volunteer Of The Year Award for The Campus of The Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg.

  • Congratulations to Linda Schwab, past Silver Academy parent and grandparent, on her Endowment Achievement Award for The Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania.

  • Congratulations to Peggy Grove, Silver Academy scholarship supporter, for her being honored for all of her work with The Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania.

  • Congratulations to Joann Arkin, past Silver Academy parent on being honored as a 2021 Employee Of The Year at The Campus of The Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg.

  • Congratulations to all of the other award recipients and honorees at this year's JAAM meeting.
Todah Rabah
  • Thank you to everyone who donated to the Food Drive benefiting the Libby Urie Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services.
  • Thank you to Silver Academy alumna and current Israel Defense Forces soldier, Yael Muroff, for coming and speaking with our students about her life and work as a soldier.
  • Thank you to Lieutenant Colonel Shai Schul, current parent and Israel Defense Forces officer for speaking to our K-3rd grade students about his job as a Medic in the Israeli Ground Forces.
  • Thank you to the Klein and Rubin families for providing snack to Music Club before practice.
  • Thank you to our Music Club volunteers Cynthia Graeff, Kimberlea Konowitch, Tammy Reid and Samara Sofian.
  • Thank you to our lunch volunteers: Jill Brodsky, Kate Carpenter, Ricci Doctrow, Michael Doctrow, Marcy Flicker, Ricki Gold, Cynthia Graeff, MarkJo Kasian, Ortal Klein, Liroz Nimni, Ziv Nimni, Myrna Rubin, Reva Schertz, Eva Siegel and Orit Schul. It is wonderful to have volunteers back in the school!
Jewish Soldiers Project
Silver Academy students have been making Hanukkah cards to send to Jewish service members in our U. S. Armed Forces through the Jewish Soldiers Project.
Lunch Volunteers Needed
We are looking for a few volunteers to help with lunch duty. Only requires one hour a day. Could be once a week or a couple times a week. Doesn't have to be a whole year commitment. Email Myrna Rubin at for more information.
 Need new mask lanyards for the new school year?
Order your mask lanyards today!

Plain black or white - $3.00
With beads - $4.00
With name - $5.00

To place an order email Myrna Rubin at
Tribute Cards
Myrna Rubin has tribute cards available. If you would like to purchase some contact her at
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.  Code: 5417A14L62452 

  • 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.

Silver Snapshots
Mrs. Cherepinsky's Music Lessons
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 .
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