Abrams Extra November 14, 2014


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In This Issue
Abrams Wish List
Candle Lighting
Book Fair
Early Thanksgiving Dismissal
Thanksgiving Luncheon
EITC Campaign
Evening of Jewish Learning
Thanksgiving Concert
Nursery Thanksgiving
IDF Program
Connect in a Flash- Jewish
Rabbanit Mizrachi Event
Toddler & Me
School Spirit Day
School Lunch Menu
Security Reminders
Car Pool Rules
Abrams Notes

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Yardley, PA
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November 14,  2014/ 21 Cheshvan

Candle Lighting 4:28 pm/ Chaye Sarah


Book Fair

2013 book fair  

AHA Book Fair




Friday, November 14, 2014


8:30 am-1:00 pm

Please Help Support the School- 
Purchase books from the Book Fair

Thanksgiving Early Dismissal



November 26, 2014


2:00 pm Dismissal


Enjoy your holiday!

Thanksgiving Lunch


Annual AHA Thanksgiving Community Luncheon  


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The turkey fryers are ready!

Aaron Weinstein is once again prepared to don his chef’s hat for this  wonderful event!

Everyone is Welcome- 

parents, grandparents, etc …

*If you earn a free turkey at your supermarket, please choose an Empire frozen turkey and bring it to the school to be stored in the freezer. 

*Unfortunately, we are not able to redeem the coupons without the individual’s store bonus card, so you will need to bring the kosher turkey itself to the school.


*Don’t forget- Please call the office to reserve your place by Monday, November 17, 2014.
 *Volunteers are needed- 
please contact the office as soon as possible if you can help.

EITC Campaign
EITC Program- Save the Date!

EITC Informational Program

Sunday, December 7, 2014

6:00 pm


Join Rabbi Budow and his wife Susan at their home on Sunday, December 7, 2014 for delicious desserts from Lakewood, NJ!!

Meet with Elliot Holtz, a representative from Philadelphia Jewish Federation, and Yana Kesler, a CPA,  to answer your questions about participating in the EITC program- 


Help the school while gaining a tax benefit for your PA- based business! 

This is a great time to apply to participate in EITC, since the State of PA has an additional $20M to distribute for this year.

There is still time for you to apply immediately, or else find out how to apply for the next cohort when applications are open on July 1, 2015.

Bring yourselves, your accountant, CFO, or other potential participants with you on December 7-

Help Abrams while helping yourself!

** Please RSVP to the school office


Evening of Jewish Learning


The Bucks County Night 

of Jewish Learning


Heroes, Villians, Saints and Fools:

The People in the Book

Saturday, November 15, 2014

5:30-9:30 pm

Abrams Hebrew Academy

RSVP by Nov. 7 online at:

 Bucks Jewish Learning 

or contact Julie Colasanti at JColasanti@jfgp.org or 215-832-0632

Bucks Jewish Learning Flyer





Student Government Elections


Student Government Elections

 For the past two weeks Abrams students’ attention was focused on election season. Posters papered hallway walls, candidates campaigned feverishly. On Monday afternoon, November 10th, the 4th-8th grade student body gathered to hear wonderful speeches delivered by the candidates. 

Every candidate gave it his/her all, putting tremendous drive and enthusiasm into the races. They should all be congratulated for their effort.

On Wednesday morning the 12th, students cast their ballots to select the Abrams Hebrew Academy Student Government for 2014-2015:

President — Benjamin Doshna

Vice President — Ethan Schuman

Treasurer — Alyssa Simmens

Secretary — Emma Gobora

Publicity Coordinator — Yair Berzofsky

8th Grade Representative — Naomi Shifman

7th Grade Representative — Eric Dolitsky

6th Grade Representative — Moriah Eley

5th Grade Representatives — David Goldfarb and Sam Sherman

Congratulations to Everyone!


Thanksgiving Concert

musical notes  

Thanksgiving Concert

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 10:30 am

Grades K-5


All are Welcome!


Nursery Thanksgiving Celebration

2012 Thanksgiving Concert  

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mrs. Wisnoff- 9:45 am- Classroom #101


Mrs. Shore- 10:00 am in lunchroom

Both classes will eat a Thanksgiving snack together in the lunchroom 


Special Program with IDF Soldiers

Special Presentation by IDF Officers


Thursday, December 11, 2014


5:00 pm-7:00 pm


Abrams is happy to present a very special and unique opportunity for our students and AHA families to attend a presentation by a special delegation of IDF officers who served most recently in the conflict in Gaza, Operation Suk Eitan. 

The officers will describe the conflict faced by Israel this summer, discussing the conflicts of soldiers in the battlefield and the struggle Israel continues to face in world opinion.

These brave soldiers represent all aspects of the Israeli military including ground forces, air force and the Israeli navy.  They have all been awarded symbols of recognition of valor in battle, risking their lives to save others and making critical decisions under fire to organize and succeed in intense battles.

*Attendance by 7th and 8th grade students is mandatory. Students will share a light dinner with the soldiers at 5 pm, followed by a presentation by the IDF officers. 


The presentation is open to the entire AHA community.

**Parents must arrange to pick up their children promptly at 7:00 pm!

Connect in a Flash-Jewish


Abrams students are invited to “Like” the site “Connect in a Flash-Jewish” on Facebook and participate in themed photography with other Jewish teens from around the world.

Connect in a Flash is an on-line site created by Peri Feldstein, a Princeton high school student, to enable Jewish teens to share photos, Jewish experiences, and friendship no matter where they live.

Rabbanit Mizrachi Event

Toddler & Me

Moms, Dads and Tots

Toddler and Me

Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m-9:40 a.m

for Toddlers and their Caregivers


Join music teacher Caren Solomon with your child to participate in:


instrumental play;

free movement;



Gym Dandy play;

and more!!

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Register at: 215-493-1800



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



School Lunch Menu
lunch menu

Monday - Pasta w/sauce

Tuesday - Meat Day   Hot Dogs/Chicken Nuggets

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:


September         90.00

October              72.00

November          76.50

December          76.50

January              94.50

February            85.50

March                 99.00

April                    81.00

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!


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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Information about the Extra

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