Events at a Glance

  • May 11 - Recycling Club trip to Dickinson College Farm
  • May 23, 2:30 & 7:00 pm - Silver Academy Theater Club Musical ("Willy Wonka Kids")
  • May 30, 1:00 pm - 2nd Grade Chumash Celebration
  • May 30, 5:30 pm - Welcome to Kindergarten event
  • May 31, 7:30 pm - Entertainer, Oz Pearlman - Buy Tickets Here
  • June 5, 7:00 pm - 8th Grade Graduation
Good things happen everyday at The Silver Academy!
Mrs. Debra Freeburn, Head of School
Happy Spring!!!!

Spring is a season that provides us with great pleasure, much joy and happiness. It’s not too hot, and not too cold. The days are longer and no one complains about the ice or snow. But the real beauty of Spring is that it nourishes our heart and fills it with love and joy!!!! Please take the time to look at the pictures posted throughout The Silver Summary...really look at them closely. Notice the students’ faces….look at the smiles and hear their laughter and giggles...see the expressions on the children's faces….notice the teamwork and the competition...look at how they are like a family….The Silver family!!! Fill your heart with love and joy!!

Thank you to all the families and friends of Silver who attended our many programs the past few weeks. Thank you to The Silver Academy faculty and staff for the amazing job they did preparing our students for the Celebration of Learning. 

Shabbat Shalom,

Ps. Happy Mother’s Day to all our fabulous moms !!!!!!!


D'var Torah
for Parshiot Behar/Bechukotai

by Samuel Shvartsman

On the first anniversary of Samuel Shvartsman’s Bar Mitzvah,
we present an edited version of his Bar Mitzvah D’var Torah

to read this week's D'var Torah

A Peek Inside Our Classrooms
Mrs. Tammy Reid (Morah Tamara)

We love to mix it up in Ganeinu... literally! To review Hebrew color names we used food dye in water to experiment with color mixing while talking about our results using the Hebrew names for our colors.
Math 24 Club Competes
Mrs. Mindy Lock, Club Advisor

If you walk by the resource room on Tuesday mornings between 7:30 and 8:10, you may hear a lot of "noise." This excitement is from students in grades 3-8 challenging each other in the game of Math 24. These dedicated students come to school early every week to sharpen their math skills and have improved dramatically throughout the year.

On Tuesday, May 5th, our middle school team, including Brian Dym, Elez Bell, Joshua Jackson, and Moshe Schertz, competed against 120 other central PA students. While our team did not make the "final four" they did put forth an all-out effort and had a great time!

Our 4th and 5th graders will be participating in our "in house" Math 24 competition on Monday, June 4th. We are all looking forward to this event.

Congratulations to all of our super mathematicians, and a great big "THANK YOU" to their parents for getting the children to school so early on Tuesday mornings and for their support throughout the year.
Mark your calendar for our Spring Musical!!
You won't want to miss this amazing show,
presented by The Silver Academy Music and Drama Club!!!
Please join us for either performance (or both)!!!
Development Office News
Buy your tickets today!
Oz Pearlman is launching a show, Oz Knows, on NBC on May 12, just a few short weeks before we get to see him here in Harrisburg!  

Click  here  to see the official show trailer and learn more about this amazing mentalist!

Our Yom Limmud program is a beautiful opportunity to dedicate a school day in honor of a grandchild, to remember a loved one, or to celebrate an important day. If you are interested in sponsoring a Yom Limmud, contact Samara Sofian at  or 717-238-8775 x209.
Alumni, please join us!
A Silver Academy Alumni Giving Circle News
The Alumni Giving Circle is proud to announce that they have decided to fund some important projects at The Silver Academy. Grants are awarded to Mrs. Gaughan to purchase a new microscpoe for the science program, to Mrs. Marina Cherepinsky to provide a limited number of scholarships for families who struggle with the costs associated with the school musical and to Jackie Rubin to provide PJ Library programming. Some funds are also being placed into a donor advised fund at the Jewish Community Foundation to be reserved for future projects.

Interested in joining the alumni circle and being part of this amazing group of individuals who are enhancing The Silver Academy experience? Contact Laura Kravitz Novak at  or Samara Sofian at
Summer Music Programs

Instructed by Mrs. Cherepinsky
Offered by Susquehanna Township Rec. Department

For Grades 3 - 12



Order your Challah!
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!
Lag B'Omer Field Day was last Thursday. It was a warm (88 degree) and wonderful day! I'm sure you will find yourself smiling as you see the joy on the children's faces below!

The teams...

...The Relay Races...
...Hula Hoop Challenges...
...The favorite challenge, Tug-of-War...

...A Well-Earned Popsicle Break...

...Showing Sportsmanship and Spirit by Cheering for Everyone...
...and Presenting the Team Flags!

Students agree...Field Day is one of the best days of the year!