February 7th, 2020 ~ 12 Shevat 5780
Events at a Glance
Saturday, February 8th - 7:00 pm - JCC Adult Night Out
Monday, February 10 - Tu B'Shevat
Friday, February 14th - Middle School Better Together
Sunday, February 16th - 10:00 am - PJ Library Birthday & Pool Party 
Monday, February 17th - No school, President's Day
Snow make-up day (if needed)
Friday, February 28th - 1:45 pm - Kabbalat Shabbat/Rosh Chodesh
Sunday, March 8th - 1:00 pm - Community Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 22nd - 10:00 am - 75th Anniversary Brunch & Reunion
A Message from the Head of School
On Wednesday we celebrated the 100th day of school. It was a wonderful day, full of special events. Our classroom teachers had exciting activities - 100 piece puzzles, writing a book: "Things We've Been Told 100 Times," counting by 10's and 100's, just to name a few. Our Student Council held a Crazy Hat and Hair Day in celebration, and our PTO sponsored a Hot Chocolate 100th Day party. My favorite activity was every student contributing to our 100 things we love about our school bulletin board. They included loving that our older and younger students get to be together often, our special events and field trips, our amazing teachers, that people are really kind and being in a Jewish school. Their notes showed just how much the students value our school!

Our Middah (value) this week is c hesed (kindness). Our students spent the week making a point to go out of their way to be kind to others, and notice when they are receiving kindness from others. They appreciated both the smaller things, like sharing a pencil and holding a door, and the bigger things like making a meal for someone who is recovering from surgery or making the time to help someone study for a test. Rabbi Muroff was our guest this morning to share his thoughts on c hesed. He shared that the little things that people do for one another can have a profound impact. His teaching inspired a few of our students to go out of their way to say thank you to people around the school who have helped them. It was lovely to see the students internalizing this week's Middah and incorporating it into their daily life.

Shabbat Shalom,
Samara Sofian 
A Peek Inside Our Classes
4th & 5th Grade
Mrs. Wenzelburger
While learning about colonial America, the fourth and fifth grade class made a colonial town map and 3-D models of buildings. All students worked together to create a map of their town. While doing this, they had to decide where the buildings should be placed and what buildings their small town would need to survive. They also created individual building models out of shoe boxes and other materials. Students had to learn about their building, and then bring it to life. 
Morah Tamara

On Tuesday, the Ganeinu students delivered place mats made on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by K-8 grades, to Jewish Family Services (JFS) to be used by Kosher Meals on Wheels.

Mrs. Cherepinsky

In music class the students are practicing songs and movements for the 75th Anniversary Brunch and Reunion of The Silver Academy. They will be performing two wonderful songs! Come celebrate with us on Sunday, March 22nd! See the upcoming events section below for more information and a link to register.
Upcoming Events
Sunday, March 22nd
10 AM - Noon
Harrisburg Jewish Community Center
75th Anniversary Brunch & Reunion
Registration Link Below
Todah Rabah - Thank you!
  • Thank you to our PTO for sponsoring our Hot Chocolate Party for our 100th Day Celebration.

  • Thank you to our volunteers, Tori Levine, Cynthia Graeff, Jackie Rubin and Jill Brodsky who helped serve the hot chocolate.
Mazel Tov!
  • Mazel Tov to Meital Pavolotzky, Uriel Pavolotzky , Abie Schertz, Moshe Schertz, and Sasha Tsimmerman for receiving Distinguished Honors (Honors in both General & Judaic Studies) on their 2nd quarter report cards.

  • Mazel Tov to Ariella Jackson and Selena Steinberg for receiving General Studies Honors on their 2nd quarter report cards.

  • Mazel Tov to Yaakov Reid for receiving Judaic Studies Honors on his 2nd quarter report card.
D'var Torah
Elez Bell’s D'var Torah on Parshat Beshalach
Ways to Support The Silver Academy
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  • The Silver Academy will get .5 percent of each eligible purchase.

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  • Raise money for our school by using gift cards where you are already shopping! Buy egift 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.
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 challahwithatwist.com. 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  .
Support The Silver Academy!
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 .

Community News
Adult Night out for JCC Sports & Fitness

Join the JCC on Saturday, February 8th from 7:00 pm--11:00 pm at Colonial Golf & Tennis for a night out to support JCC Sports & Fitness. Music, fun, friendship and raffles! All proceeds from the raffle items will support the JCC Sports & Fitness programs and Team Harrisburg Maccabi. Featuring local band, Honeypump! The event is free for Colonial members and $15 for non-Colonial members. To register, call 717-657-3212 or email  mzimmerman@colonialgolftennis.com  and make sure to tell them you are with the JCC. 21 and older please. 
PJ Library Birthday & Pool Party
Sunday, February 16th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free Event for Ages 8 and Under
Please bring a book or school supplies to donate.
Register online at jewishharrisburg.org/pjbirthday
Community Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 8th 11:00 am -1:00 pm
$10 a Family
Walk-ins welcome

JCC Summer Camp Registration Now Open!
 For information and to register  Click Here
Our community is Powered by You! Support Jewish life in Harrisburg through the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg's Annual campaign. This year's Annual Campaign will take place from February - April 2020. Visit  jewishharrisburg.org/give  or call 717-236-9555 to support our community. 
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