Abrams Extra 10/25/19

Abrams Extra October 25, 2019



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In This Issue
Candle Lighting
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Upcoming Events
Classroom Showcase
Thank You PTO
Thanksgiving Feast
Basketball Tryouts
Soccer Schedule
Social Media
Lunch Menu
Jerusalem Mural Wall
Donation Bricks
Donor Support
Security Reminders
Car Pool Rules
Abrams Notes

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October 25, 2019/ 26 Tishri


Candle Lighting 5:48 p.m./ Bereshit



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Dear Parents:
Please view my video blog this week:


Weekly Blog - October 24, 2019
Weekly Blog – October 25, 2019


Please view my D’Var Torah this week:
Importance of the Jewish response to the land of Israel
Importance of the Jewish response to the land of Israel






Rabbi Ira Budow


Upcoming Events
October 30
8th Grade Israel Trip Parent Meeting
November 11
No School
Parent Conferences
November 20
Thanksgiving Program
12:30 Dismissal
November 21-22
No School
Thanksgiving Recess

Classroom Showcase
We are going to showcase and spotlight different activities that are taking place at Abrams weekly.
Asher K Bar Mitzvah
Asher Kahlon’s Bar Mitzvah




This week we are showcasing the Boy’s minyan. The first Bar Mitzvah of the year took place and it was a Sephardic Bar Mitzvah.  It wonderful to see the extended Kahlon family in attendance to celebrate Asher becoming a Bar Mitzvah.



Mazel Tov to the Kahlon family!

Thank You PTO
Thank you to the PTO for helping the students and photographers make picture day a success.  
Special thanks to Efrat Attoun, Ruti Stark, and Dana Feldsher for volunteering their time.  
We would also like to thank Sarah Weinstein for planning, coordinating, and organizing the Bar Mitzvah breakfast.

Thanksgiving Feast


Thanksgiving Feast Sponsors Needed
The time for the Abrams annual Thanksgiving Feast is approaching and Abrams needs sponsors for this delicious and highly anticipated family event. Details coming soon!
If you would like to donate towards this program, please contact Rabbi Budow.

Basketball Tryouts
AHA Basketball Tryouts
Grades 6-8




Boys Tryouts               Girls Tryouts
 Tuesday                        Monday
November 5, 2019          November 4, 2019
All boys/girls in grades 6th-8th grade who would like to try out for the basketball team are welcome to on the dates listed above. The tryouts will be held in the Abrams Gymnasium from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.  All students must have transportation home no later than 5:00 p.m.  For further information please contact Mr. Gowton.


Girls first practice: Wednesday, Nov. 6
   Boys first practice: Thursday, Nov. 7.


All practices will be held in the Samuel Abrams Gymnasium from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Final roster will be posted in gymnasium the following day of tryouts.



Soccer Schedule




Monday October 28 Doane @ AHA
October 31
AHA @ Barrack


All games will start approximately 3:50 and will end at 5:00 p.m. Bus transportation is provided back to AHA for away games only. All home games are played at Macclesfield Park on River Road. 



Please contact Mr. Gowton with any questions, 215-493-1800 or Kgowton@abramsonline.org.





Social Media


Follow us on Facebook and Instagram


Lunch Menu
Pasta with marinara sauce
French Fries
Broccoli/Cherry Tomatoes


Macaroni and Cheese
French Toast
French Fries
Carrots and Celery
Vegetable Burgers
French Fries




Cheese Burekas
Rice with Vegetables
French Fries


Egg salad

French Fries


Jerusalem Mural Wall

Jerusalem Mural Wall 
Please consider participating in the Jerusalem Mural project commemorating the 20th anniversary of the annual Israel Trip.
A $360 donation earns you a line with your name (along with two other donors) on a plaque on the steps.

Bricks in the Link

Buy a Brick on the Link Wall and
Support AHA



Support Abrams by purchasing a commemorative brick on the wall in the Link for a $100 donation. The bricks are made of colored Plexiglas and visibly located on the wall outside the gym.
Buy a brick to commemorate a special occasion- it is a wonderful and lasting gift to celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah,  birthday, anniversary, graduation, or to recognize the memory of a loved one or friend.
Your donation will be acknowledged to the recipient, and Abrams will benefit from your donation.


Please contact the office if you would like to purchase a brick.



“New Family Recruitment”
Open houses in people’s homes is an effective way to meet with families who are potentially interested in enrolling their children at Abrams. Rabbi Budow and a small group of faculty members are happy to travel to meet informally with your friends and neighbors to discuss the advantages and opportunities that Abrams offers to Jewish children.
If you would like to volunteer to host one of these gatherings, please contact Rabbi Budow.


Support AHA Donor Businesess
Abrams is greatly appreciative of all of the benefactors who donate generously to the school through participation in EITC, LLC, grants, cash donations, etc. Many of these donors are business owners, and Abrams encourages the AHA community to support the businesses of these people whose largess supports the school.
Some of these generous people are:
Expert Home Care
McCaffrey’s Food Market
Team Toyota
Swartz & Culleton
Rothenberg Law Firm
Flager & Associates
Princeton Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Marcus & Auerbach


Marlowe, Zwillenberg & Ghaderi
Your Eyes Center

Espresso Cafe

Center For SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery
* This is not a complete list- we will add businesses throughout the year!
Thank you very much to all of our supporters!

Abrams thanks Oorah, a nonprofit organization located in Lakewood, NJ for all of its financial support to our students.
Oorah sponsors numerous programs that all share the common goal of opening doors for Jewish children and families. The mission is to reach out to Jewish families everywhere with opportunities to make their Judaic heritage more personal, relevant and meaningful.
Abrams received $100,000 in scholarship aid for qualified families this year from Oorah and is extremely grateful for the generosity of this organization.


Safety and Security Reminders



Reminder- AHA Security Procedures:

  • All parents should use the front door to enter the school with key cards and not the back doors. Parent swipe cards only work at front door.
  • Please do not ask students to open any doors– parents must report to the front office and check-in before entering the school.
  • No student or other person should use the lunchroom doors other than for dismissal or emergency purposes.

These rules are for our children’s safety.

Thank you for your cooperation! 




Car Pool Rules 

All Parents who Car Pool:


Please note that the car pool line is for grades N and K only. All other students are to be dropped off in the front of the building.


Parents who use the back for drop off should follow the directions of the teachers in the parking lot. They are there to assist students and maintain a safe environment.  


Under no circumstances are parents to park their cars in the middle of the line and leave them unattended to walk students into the building.  


** We ask that parents refrain from cellphone use in the parking areas while dropping off and picking up their children.

Abrams Notes

Birthday Celebrations at School
When sending birthday treats into school to celebrate that special day for your child, please consider sending in a healthy treat, such as frozen fruit bars, rice cakes, fruit salad or cups, sugar free pudding snacks, yogurt cake or pie, cheese sticks, light popcorn or air popped popcorn (when age appropriate), pretzels, carrots/celery (when age appropriate).

Please do not send anything with nuts due to allergies. 

In order to maintain a consistent kashrut policy and to avoid confusion, ALL orders for birthday cakes/cupcakes MUST be ordered from Cramer’s Bakery, 16 E. Afton Avenue, Yardley. Cramer’s will deliver the order to the school at a discounted price.

Please call Kim Pierce at 215-321-5707 to place your cake/ cupcake order.


Celebrate Your Simcha at Abrams


Abrams Hebrew Academy is a perfect choice to host your family or social affair, business meeting or athletic event.  Whether you’re looking for an inviting space to celebrate a special occasion; a meeting area with state-of-the art technology; a fun, safe environment for a child’s birthday; or a gym or athletic field for a sporting event, Abrams can accommodate your needs and your budget.  For more information on room rentals at Abrams Hebrew Academy, call (215) 493-1800 or e-mail info@abramsonline.org.

Check Your Child’s Assignments with Homework Now

Parents- all homework will be posted on-line by all teachers grades K-8 by Sunday evening each week.

Instructions for use of homeworknow.com:

Click on homeworknow.com

Click on Parent and Student

Click on find school

Click on Pennsylvania

Click on Abrams Hebrew Academy

Click on your child’s teacher

View homework assignments


Abrams Dress Code:
Cell Phone Rules:

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Information about the Extra

Please submit any information to be considered for inclusion in the Extra to Debra Goldfarb, Director of Development, dgoldfarb@abramsonline.org (215) 493-1800 ext. 29 by Wednesday of the target week.
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