Abrams Extra 5.1.15


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In This Issue
Candle Lighting
Ellen Hartenstein Brunch
Israel Graduation Time Change
Minyan Members Needed
PTO Meeting
Israel 2015
The Budowsphere
Sharim v’Sharot Concert
Instrumental Music
Naming/Endowment Opportunities
School Lunch Menu
Security Reminders
School Spirit Day
Car Pool Rules
Abrams Notes

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May 1, 2015/ 12 Iyar 
Candle Lighting 7:36 pm/ Achrei Mot-Kedoshim


Ellen Hartenstein Celebration Brunch


  Ellen Hartenstein Celebration Brunch

Don’t miss your chance to 

list your name on the plaque 

in Ellen’s honor!!


Deadline is TODAY- May 1, 2015





May 31, 2015

12:15 pm

Abrams Hebrew Academy



Contribute $118 and have your name added to the plaque in the library recognizing Ellen’s legacy to the school.

 **Your $118 donation will place your name(s) on the plaque and enable you and your family to attend the brunch.




Please register on-line at our website:

Ellen’s Brunch



Be sure to type your name on the form EXACTLY as you want it to appear on the plaque!

We hope to see you at this momentous occasion to honor someone who has made a lasting and significant contribution to Abrams Hebrew Academy.

8th Grade Graduation in Israel Time Change



Per the request of the Israeli Army, the time has changed for the 8th grade graduation ceremony at the Kotel on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

The NEW time is 10:30 a.m. Israeli time, NOT 11:30 a.m., as previously reported.


Minyan  Members Needed


If you are able to join the morning Minyan at the school, particularly on Mondays and Thursdays, please do so.

We need extra people while the 8th grade students are in Israel.

Services begin at 8:45 a.m.

Thank you for your help!!


PTO Meeting


PTO Meeting


9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


All are Welcome!


Israel 2015

 8th Grade in Israel!


AHA 8th grade students are currently in Israel with Rabbi Budow, Rabbi Leizerowski, Mrs. Kornsgold, and Mrs. Marks.

See photos of the trip at:  Israel Trip 2015


The Budowsphere


Rabbi Budow  

The Budowsphere

Welcome to the Budowsphere! This is where Rabbi Budow shares his thoughts, musings, and insights on Jewish education and various other topics of interest to the Jewish community.


As I write this message I’m on the bus headed towards Jerusalem. The bus is eerily quiet because the students are tired out from a day’s worth of intense activities. They visited the Roman ruins, hiked in Tzfat, and cooled down at Gan Hashlosha Park, where they swam for 2 hours in the river. I am now in the midst of a group of happy, quiet, tired Jewish children! However, I am sure that they will all be revitalized and energized when they see Jerusalem, some of whom for the first time.




I remember when we first began these trips to Israel and how anxious the parents at home were to see pictures and get the occasional call from their children. We sent photos back to the U.S. and waited impatiently for them to be printed. Fast forward 17 years to today, and I realize that I am riding in a bus that has Wi-Fi, as do most of the hotels. We are able to post photos on our website and Facebook pages almost immediately, and our students all communicate easily with their families at home. What a difference technology has made, and it is particularly remarkable that a small country like Israel is as high-tech as much larger countries, including the U.S.




We have now completed our tour of the North and are about to reach Jerusalem, the dream of all Jews. Just a few weeks ago during our Passover Seders we prayed, “Shana Haba B’yerushalayim – Next Year in Jerusalem,” and here we are.




Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem-

Rabbi Ira Budow

Sharim v’Sharot Concert


Mercer Maestros: Jewish Composers 

in the Capital County

Sharim v’Sharot in Concert


Dr. Elayne Robinson Grossman, 

Music Director and Conductor

Sunday, May 31, 2015
2 PM
Adath Israel Congregation
1958 Lawrenceville Road 
Lawrenceville, New Jersey



Instrumental Music Presentation


Instrumental Music Presentation 

Instrumental Music Presentation

Thursday, May 21, 2015

 1:45 in the Auditorium

Instrumental Music Students and 

Third Grade Recorder Players

Parents – Grandparents – Siblings – Friends


All Are Welcome




Naming/Endowment Opportunities


Abrams has several great spaces within the buildings that afford naming/endowment opportunities. You can honor a loved one and also make a significant, lasting contribution to our school!


Classrooms- there are several classrooms available for naming on the second and third floors.

Nursery rooms- there are two rooms available downstairs in the Nursery.

Gallery space- an art alcove between the first and second floors

The Zion Gate- the space between the original building and the link that is lined with Israeli art and artifacts.

Contact Rabbi Budow for pricing, payment plans, and further information!


School Lunch Menu
lunch menu

** Note Menu Change

Monday- Pasta w/sauce

**Tuesday – NO MEAT!!!- Perogies

Wednesday – Pizza

Thursday – Espresso Café Day

Friday – Fish Sandwiches


French Fries


Fresh Fruit /Veggies





Daily Extras

Bagels/Cream Cheese/Butter



Individual Lunch- $5.00 per day


Cost per Month:


May                     90.00

June                    45.00


Safety and Security Reminders


Just a reminder of 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!



Friday School Spirit Day


Show your AHA School Spirit!


Spirit Day Fridays 

Order Abrams Land’s End logo attire at:

Lands End Ordering

Questions? Contact the Abrams PTO at


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 avoid nuts because of 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


Share Abrams News With Others

Is there a family member (such as a grandparent) or friend who would be interested in hearing about everything going on at Abrams?  Sign them up for our e-mail list today!  Please contact the Main Office.

Information about the Extra

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