Abrams Extra 9/25/20

September 25, 2020/ 7 Tishri
Candle Lighting 6:34p.m. / Ha’azinu
Dear Parents,

Please view my video blog this week:


As we head in the holidays, it is very important that we prioritize safety and limit the potential spread of COVID-19 so we can continue to remain open for in person instruction. This is a letter from my granddaughters’ school in Baltimore, Maryland regarding travel and celebration guidelines. Please be vigilant and stay safe so we can keep Abrams open.

Rabbi Ira Budow
Action Alert
Support Legislation to Provide a School Nurse in Every Building
Please take action today to support a school nurse in every school, to keep ALL our schools and communities healthy.

Complete the @Teach PA Action Alert here:

Yom Kippur

Reminder that Abrams Hebrew Academy will be closed on Monday, September 28 in observance of Yom Kippur and on Friday, October 2nd for Erev Sukkot.
All parents are invited to the Abrams Sukkah to celebrate Sukkot the week of October 5th-October 8th.

Families will sit together and will be socially distanced 6 feet apart. Proper mask wearing will be required.

To limit the amount of people, this event is for parents only, siblings and grandparents are not invited to attend.

This will be a great celebration that will give parents a chance to learn about Sukkot, see their teachers in person and celebrate the holiday in a safe way.

10:00 am – 1st grade
1:30 pm – Kindergarten

9:30 am – 7th grade
11:00 am – 2nd grade
1:30 pm – 4th grade

10:00 am – 5th grade
1:30 pm – 3rd grade

10:00 am – 6th grade
1:30 pm – 8th grade 
Teacher’s Assistant Needed
Abrams needs an assistant for the Preschool.
If you or someone you know would be interested in this position, please contact Mrs. Kornsgold.

  • Please fill out the white emergency cards that were sent home and return them to the office. It is very important that the school has the most current contact information on file. You can contact the office with any questions.

  • This is a reminder that classroom and bus windows are remaining open even as the weather cools off. We are also continuing to be outside as much as possible. This will hold true even in the cold weather. Please send your children in with sweatshirts and jackets (and coats later on in the fall/winter). Make sure all belongings are labeled!
PTO Corner
Meet the PTO
Ruti Stark – Co-president 
Efrat Attoun – Co-president
Emanuel Zur – Treasurer 
Dana Feldsher – Preschool Chair
Dalya Redel – Elementary Chair
Tali Zur – Middle School Chair

The goal of the PTO is to support the teachers and strengthen the parent community. The PTO is always looking for volunteers. You can reach out to Efrat Attoun at efratrose@yahoo.com with questions, ideas or to get involved. Click Abrams PTO to join the private Facebook group.
Building Update
This week a new air-conditioning unit was installed in the gym.
Social Media

Abrams Hebrew Academy (public, open to all)
Abrams PTO (this is a private page)


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.
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
Regional Orthopedic Medical Associates
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.
Abrams Notes
Please note our updated dress code and cell phone policies.

Dress Code Policy (click to view the entire policy)
Abrams strives, through the dress code, to maximize the learning environment. Respect for the sensitivities of others requires that students/parents/guests follow reasonable standards of modesty and privacy. We ask that students/parents/guests dress in a manner befitting a Jewish day school when entering the building.

Cell Phone and Personal Device Policy (click to view the entire policy)
Electronic devices have become a common means of communication and information access in today’s society. However, these devices have the potential of disrupting the orderly operation of school. Our cell phone/personal electronic devices policy is designed to keep the focus on education.

Birthday Celebrations 
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. Please call Cramer’s, 215-321-5707 to place your order.

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
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. 22 by Wednesday of the target week.
31 West College Avenue
Yardley, PA 19067
(215) 493-1800