Events at a Glance

  • May 8 - Math 24 Competition
  • May 9, 6:45 - Celebration of Learning
  • 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, 6:30 - 2nd Grade Chumash Celebration
  • May 30, 5:30 - Welcome to Kindergarten event
  • May 31, 7:30 - Entertainer, Oz Pearlman, Sponsorships and Ads are due Monday, April 30 - (see ad below)
Good things happen everyday at The Silver Academy!
Mrs. Lindsay Hameroff, Lead Teacher
Yesterday, our 8th graders traveled to the Capitol to represent The Silver Academy in the 2018 Teach PA Mission to Harrisburg and the EITC Birthday Rally. Silver students were among hundreds of young people who came out to represent independent schools across Pennsylvania, in order to meet with legislators and advocate for educational choice. As representatives of Teach PA, The Silver Academy also joined other Jewish day schools to show our commitment to Jewish education, to say thank you to our legislators, and to ask for their continued support.
Our first stop upon arrival was a meeting with Cheryl Brooks, a legislative assistant from the office of Representative Patty Kim. Representative Kim is a strong advocate of the EITC program, a tax credit program that allows businesses and individuals to donate to a scholarship organization for private school students. EITC plays an invaluable role in the continued success of The Silver Academy, and it was exciting for students to have the chance to personally meet with legislators who support this program. Eighth graders gathered around a conference table to explain what they love most about Silver, and share how attending Jewish day school has played a significant role in shaping who they are as individuals. It was truly touching to hear them talk about how meaningful it is for them to go to a school their older siblings and parents have attended. They demonstrated hakarat hatov (gratitude) for the support our representatives have already given to EITC, and respectfully asked the EITC to continue supporting our school.
At noon, we joined the other schools for a rally on the Capitol steps. Silver students were asked to lead the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, which was unexpected but thrilling honor. Afterwards, our students introduced themselves to Otto Banks, Executive Director of the REACH Foundation, and leader of the rally. Then, we joined other day schools on the front lawn for lunch.

It was a great honor to be a part of such an important cause, and we are proud of how thoughtfully and articulately eighth graders represented our school. Kol Hakavod , Silver Academy!

D'var Torah
for Parshat Emor

by Mikel Garner

to read this week's D'var Torah

A Peek Inside Our Classrooms
First Grade Hebrew
Mrs. Alla Fligelman (Morah Alla)

Wednesday was a very special day for our First Grade students. They received their first Siddur (prayer book)! From the very beginning of the school year, little by little, we learned the prayers. More importantly, our class came to understand that we have a special relationship with Hashem, and that the prayers guide us in many ways in our everyday life.

The celebration was joyful and full of songs, dance and prayers! For the first time, students opened their Siddur and recited the prayer of Ashrei. It was heartwarming to see the kids excitement while sharing their new Siddur with their parents and grandparents! Of course, there was a special cake and refreshments for everyone to enjoy.
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
Mark your calendar now!

Oz made an unprecedented SIX national TV appearances on ESPN last month, many of which have gone viral. Be sure to check out this clip on  USA TODAY  

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
We want YOU to be a part of this important endeavor contact Laura Kravitz Novak at
Community Event
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!
Students in the Math 24 club prepare for next week's competition at the IU!

4th and 5th Graders Work on a very Creative Writing Project