• March 27 - Model Seders (Ganeinu - 5th grade)
  • March 29, 11:40 - Early Dismissal
  • March 30 - No School, Passover
  • April 2 -6 - No School, Passover
  • April 10, 9:30 - Virtual tour of Zomet Museum in Israel, 4th-8th grades

Lunch Menu - March
Good things happen everyday at The Silver Academy!
Mrs. Debra Freeburn, Head of School

Why Choose Silver Academy?

At The Silver Academy we take pride in knowing each and every student. The faculty and staff develop relationships with the students and their families, and this allows us to view our students as whole individuals. By taking the whole child into consideration and taking the time to plan his/her education alongside his/her parent or guardian, we can respond to the student’s specific learning needs, as well as their emotional needs. A classroom at The Silver Academy is more than the physical space where students is a community of supportive individuals who nurture the child and make them feel valued and to ask questions, safe to have a voice, and free to explore the world. But what really matters is the imprint that The Silver Academy leaves on that individual student and his/her family.

The role of Jewish education is to inspire the student to become the best version of himself/herself. It’s our responsibility at Silver to inspire our students. So, what does it actually mean to inspire? In Hebrew, the word lishof means both to inhale and to yearn, and this word is teaching us that there is no inspiration without yearning...yearning to learn and imagining a better version of who we are today. At Silver we encourage each and every student to yearn to learn, to be curious about the world, to question and wonder, to inspire and be inspired, and to grow into the best version of himself/herself. That’s the imprint that we leave on students and families, and that’s why you chose Silver Academy !!!

 Sabbat Shalom,

D'var Torah for Parshat Vayikra

by Moshe Schertz

to read this week's D'var Torah
A Peek Inside Our Classrooms
Middle School Language Arts
Mrs. Lindsay Hameroff

For the past two weeks, middle school students have been entrenched in a study of Greek mythology. Each day in class, we tackle a new myth, reading each one critically in order to make both literary and real-world connections. The students are taking notes that summarize each tale, analyze the theme, and draw connections to modern life. They are also creating flashcards to keep track of the many colorful characters we encounter. But perhaps my favorite component of this unit is our quick-writing time, when students are asked to ponder their own beliefs and ideals as a pre-reading strategy. If you see a middle school student, be sure to ask him about his perspective on fate vs. choice; each student had a very interesting theory to share!

Science Fair
Mrs. Susan Gaughan

Recently our seventh and eighth grade students participated in the annual Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair held at the Harrisburg Area Community College. What a wonderful showing our students made! They presented their science fair projects and answered questions from a panel of judges. Elez Bell and Josh Jackson received first place awards for their projects. Brian Dym and Mikel Garner received second place awards for their projects. Isaac First received a third place for his project.

In addition to his first place award, Elez was selected as a Nominee for the 2018 Broadcom Masters (Math, Allied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) Award. This extraordinary achievement is awarded to the top 10% of middle school science fair participants in the nation. Elez will now complete an online application in order to participate in the national Broadcom Masters competition. Entries will be judged during the summer and the top 300 national semifinalists will be announced in September. Thirty finalists are selected from among the semifinalists to receive $500 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the final competition. Elez also received the Dr. George Hayward Love, Sr., Judges’ Award for an exceptional display and interview presentation. Lastly, Elez was awarded the Plant Science Category Award for having the highest score of all the Junior Division Plant Science projects. He received a $100 cash award, and Shippensburg University will be providing him and his sponsor the opportunity to visit the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Pittsburgh this May.

Josh also received an additional special award. He earned the Behavioral Science Category Award for having the highest score of all the Junior Division Behavior projects. He received a $100 cash award, and Shippensburg University will be providing him and his sponsor the opportunity to visit the International Science and Engineering Fair held in Pittsburgh.

We are so proud of all the students’ accomplishments! 
Mrs. Tammy Reid (Morah Tamara)
Ganeinu does! In Ganeinu we are learning all about Passover and the  Seder . We are building our own interactive  Hagaddah  and practicing singing the  Mah Nishtana , The Four Questions. When Passover comes, we will be ready!

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
Our first virtual meeting was held on Tuesday March 13, where we created our mission statement and values for our circle. 
Click here to request a grant from our Alumni Giving Circle
Please join us for the next Giving Circle on 
Wednesday April 11 at 7pm!

We want YOU to be a part of this important endeavor contact Shari Dym at !

JCC Offers Music Program for Preschoolers-Kdg

Music Together is coming to the JCC!

The 10-week Spring Semester will begin April 5th at 4:00.
Weekly classes are 45 minutes of singing, dancing, instrument play, and FUN.
Each adult must be accompanied by at least one child aged 8 mo. through Kindergarten. Register by creating an account at

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!

What is EITC?

Watch this video and learn about this Pennsylvania scholarship program that is
extremely valuable to our students!
Ongoing Fundraisers

יום לימוד or “Day of Learning”

Dedicate a Day of Learning to honor your grandchild, to remember a loved one,
or to celebrate an important day!

CLICK HERE to learn about this meaningful donation.

Order your Challah and Passover Game!
Passover Seder Game by Varda

  • 15 Pesach themed mini pillows
  • Seder game stores in a drawstring bag.
  • Handcrafted by Varda

Challah With a Twist 

Offers Weekly Challah Order and Delivery To Students and Teachers

  • Order your challah by Thursday night at this website: 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.
Varda Gewirtz,  717-919-1358  
Super Silver Snapshots!
Our Middle School Students joined the JCC Seniors for a multi-generational Model Seder!