• Oct 31 - Picture Day
  • Nov 1, 11:40 - Early Dismissal
  • Nov 1, 1-4:00 - Conferences
  • Nov 2, 6-8:00 - Conferences
  • Nov 3, 11:00-1:00 - K-8th attending Young Person's Concert at the Forum
  • Nov 7, 11:30-1:00 - Arthur Goldberg Memorial Lecture
  • Nov 22, 11:40 - Early Dismissal
  • Nov 23-24, No School - Thanksgiving
A Message From Our Lead Teacher
Mrs. Lindsay Hameroff
Dear Silver Academy Families and Friends,

What an amazing week we’ve had! I want to thank everyone who joined us last Friday for Grandparents and Special Person Day. Throughout the day, I was proud to see our students embodying the three  middot  of wisdom, social intelligence, and kindness throughout the day’s events. We hope you enjoyed participating in activities with your students, as well as the opportunity to glimpse into The Silver Academy. Our doors are always open, and we welcome you all back soon! Thank you to Jackie Rubin for her tireless efforts in making the day flawless, as well as the rest of the faculty for their constant support and assistance.
I also want to extend congratulations to our gifted teachers who were honored at last Thursday’s Joint Agency Meeting Annual (JAAM). Susan Gaughan received the Distinguished Educator Award, Alla Fliegelman received the Innovative Educator Award, and Kate Carpenter received the Tikkun Olam award ( pictured on right ). Additionally, Julie Mellon was awarded Volunteer of the Year. The Silver Academy is blessed to have such a talented teaching staff and dedicated parent community. Thank you to all who came to show your support!
Last Sunday, The Silver Academy kicked off the annual campaign with our phone-a-thon. We're tremendously grateful to the large team of current and former parents, alumni, staff, and students who volunteered their time as callers, and especially grateful to Shari Dym, who organized the day. Together, we were able to raise over $16,000 in pledges! The day concluded with food, games, and fun, as well as a student vs. parent basketball game. 
The goal of our annual campaign is to raise scholarship dollars for our students, and to carry on the mission of Rabbi David L. Silver, who believed, “No student should be denied a Jewish education because of funding.” If you would still like to make a contribution, you can go to the Silver Academy's webpage and click the "Donate Now" button.
This week at school, students participated in their third Rosh Chodesh project of the year in honor of the month of Cheshvan. Students used fabric markers in order to intricately decorate challah covers. Next month, we will be creating challah boards and sending both the boards and covers home together as a complete challah set. Stay tuned for updates!

On Thursday, Silver Academy students partnered with Melrose Elementary School and Penn State University for the Neighbors Joining Neighbors Live Learning Collaboration and Rocket Launch. It was an honor to see Silver students working side-by-side with other students from the Harrisburg Community on such an innovative STEM project, and we are looking forward to more community collaborations through the year!

As a reminder, parent-teacher conferences will be held Wednesday and Thursday of next week. Next Friday, 11/3, all Silver Academy students will be taking a field trip to the HSO Young Persons Concert.

In addition, the Arthur L. Goldberg Memorial Lecture will be held on November 7, from 11:30-1:00. Devon Jacob, Esq., will address our students and faculty. Please join us for what will be an educational and inspirational lunch and learn.

We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again for all you do.
Shabbat Shalom,
Lindsay Hameroff

for Parshat Lech L'cha

by Rabbi Gewirtz

to read this week's D'var Torah
Inside the Classroom
1st Grade General Studies
Mrs. Brandy Hurley
In first grade, we are studying pumpkins! As we learn new facts, students are also becoming familiar with text features and the structure of informational texts. They will put this knowledge to good use as they write their own informational books! This week, students had fun practicing measurement as they found the pumpkin's weight, height and circumference. We will also conduct an experiment to see why some fruits and vegetables float and why some of them sink. Finally, we will cut open a pumpkin and discover what is inside! We can’t wait to share our findings with you! 
2nd Grade Judaic Studies
Morah Alla
In our 2nd grade Judaic class we started to learn Chumash. It is a very exciting moment for the students and the beginning of lifelong learning of the Torah. We started at the chapter “B’reshit,” where children are studying from the original text in Hebrew. Students are working steadily to learn the vocabulary and language of the Torah. They look for similarities in the roots of words while learning everyday Hebrew. Students are also enjoying a little theatrical learning, as they put motions to every sentence, making learning fun and memorable. When we finish studying each day of creation, the children will make special posters to highlight this story.
Day 1 and Day 2 of Creation
HEADS UP...We Need Your Hair!
Dear Silver Academy Families,

Please consider growing and donating your hair if you have 8 inches to spare!

 On  Monday, January 15th  we will host a hair-cutting ceremony to benefit the American Cancer Society® and HairUWear®. Students, parents, and teachers who have 8 inches of hair to spare can participate in our hair-cutting ceremony. This is a fun and meaningful event that takes place during our Mitzvah Day/Bring a Friend to School Day.

Start growing your hair now , so you'll have plenty to donate in January!
For more information, please contact Jackie Rubin at .
Development Office News

DCED business approval letters have been mailed!  

CLICK HERE for more information

(Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program)

Watch this video to learn how...
Order Your Challah Here!
Challah With a Twist 

Offers Weekly Challah Order and Delivery To Students and Teachers

  • Order your challah by Thursday at this website: It will be delivered to school on Friday.
  • Send check to school, payable to Challah with a Twist, or use .

"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  
Silver Snapshots
Grandparents and Special Person Day ended with an energizing Kabbalat Showcase!