Parashat Achrei Mot - Kedoshim
Candle Lighting 7:38 p.m.
Havdalah 8:47 p.m.
We loved this video published by Koolulam, which brought together 12,000 people from across Israel to sing "Al Kol Eleh" (Over All of These) in honor of Israel's 70th birthday. We hope you enjoy it too!
Ultimate Parsha
This week's Torah reading, Acharei Mot-Kedoshim, relates that two similar goats are selected by lottery for different roles--one as a sin-offering for Hashem, and one to be sent off into the wilderness with all of the Jewish sins upon it "for Azazel." R'Hirsch suggests an understanding of these remarkably similar goats as the choice people must make between positive and negative.

2 Truths & A Lie
We are excited to feature someone from the RMBA family in every issue of the Buzz via this fun game! Want to be featured? Email Tania Levenstein your 2 truths and a lie!

Netanya Ruben, 9th Grade Student

  1. I was born before my twin Ariella.
  2. I broke my collar bone twice.
  3. I once dislocated my pinkie while playing ultimate ball.

Sports Awards Dinner

The sports teams from this season celebrated their accomplishments for this season with an award dinner on Monday, April 23rd. All players were recognized for their participation this year and some special awards were also presented. The recipients of the awards are listed here .

Congratulations to all of the players and managers from this year's teams.  
EC4 Art

As part of Morah Aviva's EC4 Class' art unit "Looking at Art Through a Child's Eyes," they are learning about four artists: Jackson Pollok, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Michelangelo. So far the children have done face portraits such as Picasso's face portraits, "Water Lilies" by Claude Monet, and they used Jackson Pollok's technique of "Drip and Splatter" to create their own mural!
Beren Basketball Camp

Beren Basketball Camp is under way, and the participants are working hard every day. Coach Cole is so impressed at how well the players are listening to instruction and going out and performing each skill.
San Jacinto Museum of History

On Wednesday April 25th 8th grade students were treated to a special field trip to the San Jacinto Museum of History which is housed in the base of the San Jacinto Monument. Students enjoyed learning all about the history and culture of Texas and the Spanish Southwest.
Points of View

Morah Rivkie's 3rd grade class reviewed their Chumash skills with a fun activity using glasses. They reviewed different points of view - Shemot Haguf.
Cadena Initiative

Congratulations to 6th graders Hailey Morgan, Raya Sulman, and Orlee Vorzman, the winners of the Cadena Initiative minimester project. Hailey, Raya, and Orlee will have the opportunity to travel to Mexico City next month where, along with other Jewish students from schools across the country, they will present their idea to a panel from the Cadena Foundation. The Cadena Foundation is a non-profit organization that aides with disaster relief around the world. Following the presentations, the Foundation will choose a winning project and that idea will then be implemented.
Save the Date
Monday, May 7th
7:30 AM- 1:30 PM
Small Ulam

Contact Mirit Schneider

Gourmet Gelato Pops for Memorial Day
Benefiting the 12th grade Israel Trip Scholarship Fund

1 bag (pack of 5) $20
2 bags $35

Orders due by May 13th
Questions? Contact Ariel Schenider at
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Please help us reach 100% Parent Participation by June 6th!
We will be selling tickets at carpool pickup April 30th - May 4th.

1 Ticket $20
3 Tickets $50
8 Tickets $100

Drawing will take place on June 6, 2018
Athletic Updates
Please see the Beren Academy Calendar as your most up to date source for information. The  Week at a Glance   is a snapshot, but does not reflect any changes made after that date. 

Uniform Turn In
Please have all athletes return any Beren jerseys that they have at home. These need to be turned in DIRECTLY to Coach Cole by the players. Please do not turn them into the office or leave them in the gym.  
Accessing the current schedule
Please re-sync your calendars weekly.
If you have any questions, please email Coach Cole at
Community Events
Kollel of Houston Torah Center
Mother Daughter Program

Join us for a morning of learning and arts & crafts with delicious coffee and pastries!
Grades 1-4
Sundays April 29 & May 6
Young Israel of Houston
$5 Family per week
Mazal Tov!
Mazal Tov to Orlee Vorzman on the occasion of her Bat Mitzva!
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