Parashat Tzav - Shabbat HaGadol
Candle Lighting 7:17 p.m.
Havdalah 8:26 p.m.
Our Early Childhood students (EC 15- EC 4) enjoyed showcasing the songs and dances they learned in celebration of the upcoming holiday of Pesach (Passover)! We hope you enjoy this short snippet from their performance.
Ultimate Parsha
In this week's parsha, Tzav, we learn about different offerings, including the offering of thanksgiving, which is composed of 40 loaves. Our sages inform us that once the Mashiach comes these are in fact the only offerings that will remain! From this we understand how critical it is to express our thanks.

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!

Peter Novick, Upper School Teacher

  1. I have run the Philadelphia Marathon, though I didn't finish.
  2. I have visited family in Israel on two separate occasions.
  3. I taught English at a high school in France.

Go Stars!

The High School Boys went to New York City last week to participate in the annual Red Sarachek tournament. They finished as the runner up in Tier III. Yisroel Yanowitz earned an All-Star award and Akiva Garner made it to the finals of the three point contest. The boys also won the annual trivia contest over the weekend. Congratulations to the boys on a great season. 
Middle School Minimester

This week middle school students were treated to a Minimester, with unique classes taught by their teachers and outside instructors. Students enjoyed learning Spanish, Archaeology, Stand Up Comedy, Krav Maga, The Science Behind Cooking, and Kashrut, to name just a few of their elective courses. 
Newton's Cradle

Ms. Goldstein's 8th grade class enjoyed learning about Newton's 3rd Law of Motion and the Law of Conservation of Momentum while creating their own version of Newton's cradle.
Run for the Rose

Congratulations to 2nd grade student Melin Vesgrozki for winning the Run for the Rose city-wide T-shirt design competition. Run for the Rose supports MD Anderson Cancer Center’s immunotherapy research, new drug development, and clinical trials for patients with brain cancer, as well as neuroscience research initiatives and the Pediatric Palliative Care Program at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. The race will be taking place on Sunday, April 8, 2018.
EC Pesach Performances

Kol Hakavod to all our EC performers and their teachers for putting on a great pre-Pesach (Passover) show! Click here to view more pictures from our morning's performances.
Marathon Celebration

On Thursday March 22nd, 30 students in first through fifth grades completed the final mile of the 26.2 miles to finish their first marathon. The participating children have been running one mile each day at recess to realize this goal. Congratulations to all of the finishers and a special thank you to 1st grade teacher Mirit Schneider for bringing this wonderful program to our school. It helps instill the importance of physical fitness in everyday lives.
Trash Art

Mr. Riklin's 3rd grade traditional class continued their lesson on recycling by cleaning up the playground and using the trash to make creative trash art! The masterpiece was a boat with life boats on its sides.
Annie Get Your Gun

RMBA's High School Drama Society performed the musical Annie Get Your Gun at the ERJCC on March 22nd, and they will be performing again on Sunday, March 25th. Pictured here are cast and crew members on stage right before their first performance! Thank you to Director Sophie Lee Landau, Art Director Colleen Bryant, and all cast and crew for a great production.
Save the Date
RMBA's High School Drama Society Presents:
Annie Get Your Gun

Sunday, March 25th 11:30 AM
at the ERJCC Kaplan Theater

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

Buy your raffle tickets today
for the chance to
and help the annual campaign

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. 

Sports Awards Dinner
All teams are invited to celebrate 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
Community Events
Jewish Community Day

Sunday, March 25th 1:00 PM

General Admission $15

For tickets visit:
Promo Code: JCD
Find out all you want to know about Camp Gan Israel of Houston and this year's incredible summer season

Monday, March 26, 2019 at 8:00 AM
RMBA LIbrary
Mazal Tov!
Mazal Tov to Shayna Garner on her Bat Mitzvah!
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