Abrams Extra 5.22.15



New AHA logo 2011


In This Issue
Candle Lighting
Schedule End of School
The Budowsphere
EITC Dates
Class of 2011
Soup Kitchen Visit
Library Books Due
Field Day
Art Show
Sharim v’Sharot Concert
Shavuos Retreat
School Lunch Menu
Security Reminders
School Spirit Day
Car Pool Rules

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May 22, 2015/ 5 Sivan
Candle Lighting 7:57 pm/ Bemidbar


Schedule for End of School Year


grad cap  

8th Grade Graduation!!


Thursday, June 4, 2015


7:00 pm


Last Day of school for all other grades:

Friday, June 12, 2015


10:00 a.m.  Awards Program


**Dismissal: 12:30 pm**




The Budowsphere


Rabbi Budow  

The Budowsphere



We are now preparing to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, and the custom is to study Torah. There is no big Seder to prepare, there is no Sukkah to enjoy meals; it is a holiday for the study of Torah. As we say in our prayers each day, the greatest Mitzvah for a Jew is to study Torah, and that is what Shavuot is all about.

With this in mind, I hope that the Abrams community will take the time to study Torah on behalf of our friend and former teacher, Yuval Miara. As you know, I have tried to create a support system for Yuval during his courageous battle with cancer. I have talked about his illness and his strength and determination in my Facebook postings and have done everything I could think of to help him with this struggle. The day school in Miami where he works dedicated the yearbook to him this year- he is beloved by everyone he has touched through the years.

Yuval is now at a critical point in his battle, and I am asking you to take the time to pray for his recovery and study for him during this holiday of Shavuot when we celebrate the study of Torah.

Rabbi Ira Budow

Important EITC Date


EITC/OSTC Applications Due!

July 1, 2015 is the date to submit NEW EITC/OSTC applications. 


Please talk to Rabbi Budow if you are interested in participating in the EITC program this year. It is a win-win program that provides a tax credit for your business and much-needed additional revenue for the school. 

If you or a friend, colleague, or relative may be eligible, PLEASE join Rabbi Budow at his home:

Sunday, June 8, 2015

7:30 pm

Elliot Holtz, a Federation representative and EITC expert, will be on hand to explain the program and answer any questions you may have.

Class of 2011 College Choices

Sydney Beeler           Bloomsburg University

Lucian  Chown           Young Judea Year Course Cornell Un 2016

Adam   Gershen         Un. of Pittsburgh

Aaron  Gold               Brandeis Un.

Benjamin  Greenberg  Temple Un.

Yona  Kornsgold          JTS combined program with Columbia

Talia  Morris               Syracuse  Un.

Angelica  Risman        Bucks County Community College

Anna  Schuman          Shalavim,Israel/Stern College 2016

Samuel Snyder           Rochester Institute of Technology

 Congratulations to these AHA Alumni!!

Soup Kitchen Visit

     Ms. Abramowitz’s 8th Grade will be going to do Community Service at TASK (Trenton Area Soup Kitchen) on Monday, June 1.



Library Books Due


Auction books 2013

Library Books Due 

Monday, June 1, 2015


Please return all library books to Mrs. Galing 

by Monday, June 1, 2015!


AHA 5th Grade Field Day


 AHA Field Day


Grade 5 Only

New Date:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

12:45 pm-3:30 pm


Grades 1-3

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

9 am-11:45 am


Grade 4

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

12:45 pm-3:30 pm


Art Show


Annual AHA Art Show

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


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

Shavuos Retreat


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:


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


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