Parashat Ki Tisa
Candle Lighting 6:04 p.m.
Havdalah 7:12 p.m.

Our Jewish Texas State Fair & Museum was a huge success! Students in 1st grade through 5th showed off their projects in their classroom exhibits to peers, family, and friends, and everyone enjoyed a delicious communal chili dinner! Thank you to Lower School General Studies Principal Elisheva Levitt for coordinating the event and the teachers and volunteers for all their hard work.
Ultimate Parsha
In this week's parsha, Ki Tisa, the Jews are each asked to give a half shekel. Why a half shekel? Since the shekel was known to be worth 20 gerah, why weren't the Jews asked for 10 gerah? This certainly seems simpler. The math teacher in me would like to think the Torah wanted to introduce us to and make us proficient in fractions, but that hardly seems likely. 

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!

Alissa Lawson, EC3 Teacher

  1. I lived in St. Louis for 10 years.
  2. I have been sky diving.
  3. Before I taught I worked at the zoo.

Go Texan Day

Students in early childhood and lower school enjoyed kicking off the start of the Rodeo season with the city-wide Go Texan Day! Students and teachers dressed in their Texan best (cowboy/girl boots, belt buckles etc.) and enjoyed a visiting reptile zoo activity. Click here to view all the fun that was had.
Crazy Hats and Decades and Future Jobs, Oh My!

Students in early childhood through high school (and their teachers too!) had a great time dressing up all week to get in the spirit of Purim! Each day had a different theme, and students and teachers really got to show off their creativity with their different costumes.
Roza's Chili

One of the highlight's from last week's Jewish Texas Fair and Museum was Morah Roza's famous chili which was enjoyed at a communal meal. Click here for the delicious recipe!
Create a Legacy

Our development and legacy planning team spent a morning at the Jewish Federation this week for training and professional development. One of the highlights was hearing David Starnes, Senior Director Estate and Gift Planning at UT Health speak, and another was when RMBA received the "gold medal" for achieving the Winter Game Goals!
3rd Grade Legacy Cookbook

As part of the Jewish Texas Fair and Museum, Mr. Riklin's 3rd grade traditional class created a cookbook highlighting family recipes and histories of various Jewish foods. Click here to browse (and try some) of their amazing creations!
RMBA at the HUB

Head of School Dr. Paul Oberman spent two days in New York this week at Yeshiva University's Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration's HUB Conference. The conference is "an unconventional convening of Orthodox Jewish Educators." At the end of the conference, which covered a host of different topics, RMBA participated in a Jewish Day School Job Fair to competitively recruit the best Jewish educators.
Teen Scene

Congratulations to Bracha Teigman, Isaac Gateno, and Jacklyn Kleiman on their awards at the JCC Teen Art scene! RMBA had pieces from 7 students chosen to be displayed at the grand opening showcase of the visual arts exhibit.
Purim at RMBA

RMBA was excited and happy to host UOS's family Megillah services along with Bnei Akiva's Annual Purim Carnival this year in our ulam (auditorium) and gym. Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Purim!
Save the Date
All In For RMBA's 1st Annual

Saturday, March 10, 2018
8:30 PM Play Begins

Genesis Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Must register ahead!

Cash & other great prizes!

RMBA's High School Drama Society Presents:
Annie Get Your Gun

Thursday, March 22nd 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 25th 11:30 AM
at the ERJCC Kaplan Theater

$10 kid tickets online
$12 adult tickets online
Tickets will be $18 flat at the door

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. 

Sports Awards Dinner
All teams are invited to celebrate all of the accomplishments from this school year  on Monday, April 23rd.  The dinner will take place  at 6:30 PM  in the ulam.

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  chriscole@berenacademy.org.
Community Events
Jewish Community Day

Sunday, March 25th 1:00 PM

General Admission $15

For tickets visit: www.riceowls.com/JCD
Promo Code: JCD
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