Abrams Extra November 21, 2014


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In This Issue
Abrams Wish List
Candle Lighting
Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thanksgiving Concert
Decades Day
“Bentching” Winners
Hebrew Language Books
Early Thanksgiving Dismissal
EITC Campaign
IDF Program
Alumni Interviews
Toddler & Me
School Spirit Day
School Lunch Menu
Security Reminders
Car Pool Rules
Abrams Notes

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31 W. College Ave.
Yardley, PA
(215) 493-1800

November 21,  2014/ 28 Cheshvan

Candle Lighting 4:23 pm/ Toldot


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- If you have not called the office to RSVP, please call ASAP!
 *Volunteers are needed- 
please contact the office as soon as possible if you can help.

Thanksgiving Concert

musical notes  

Thanksgiving Concert

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 10:30 am

Grades K-5


All are Welcome!


Decades Day

Decades Day 

Come dressed in the style of the past decade of your choice!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cupcakes will be sold at lunchtime-




“Bentching” Winners


This weeks “Bentching” Winners




Mazal Tov!

Hebrew Language Books Needed

Donate Hebrew language books!

If you have any books written in Hebrew that you are able to donate to the school, please contact Morah Raya at: Rayaschools123@gmail.com or 


Thank You!!

Thanksgiving Early Dismissal



November 26, 2014


Don’t forget- 

2:00 pm Dismissal


Enjoy your holiday!

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


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.

Everyone is invited  to attend the girls’ basketball game from 4-5 pm (AHA vs. Pennington) and the presentation by the IDF soldiers at 5:30 pm. At this time, in light of the recent tragic events in Israel, it is more important than ever to show support for Israeli soldiers.


*Attendance at the dinner with the soldiers is limited to the 7th and 8th grade students, but all are invited to attend the presentation.

*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. 


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

Alumni Interviews via Skype
Abrams is proud of our alumni and their many accomplishments, and the 8th grade class is now communicating with various AHA alumni via Skype.
We want our students and families to see the impressive results of an Abrams education, and the 8th grade now has the opportunity to discuss the careers and life choices made by Abrams alumni in the years post- 31 W. College Avenue!
Alumni who have already been featured include:
Dan Lieberman, (01′), who is a reporter for Fusion/ABC; and Henry Goodelman (01′), an admissions counselor at Touro College.
In the upcoming weeks we plan to reach out to our alumni who are living in Israel, including:
Ben Chevlin (10′), an Abrams alumnus who is studying in Israel for a year; and Sarit Gabay-Rapuch (03′), an Abrams alumna who made Aliyah and was recently married.
These alumni interviews will be a regular feature, so please make sure to watch the videos as they are posted on our website!

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. nbsp;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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