Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei Shabbat Parah
Candle Lighting 6:08 p.m.
Havdalah 7:17 p.m.
Ultimate Parsha
In the first of this week's double parsha, Vayakhel, as preparations for the building of the mishkan begin, the Jewish people bring gifts for the construction. Rashi, citing R' Nassan, indicates a reprimand for the leaders by the absence of two yuds (Hashem's name) in the Hebrew word for leaders. Why was the reprimand in order? It seems that rather than rush in with their gifts, the leaders waited to give whatever was needed after the people's gifts, with the intended purpose of nobly filling any amount of need. Their error in this case was not "leading" in the rush to give their gifts.

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!

Matty Malca, Administrative Assistant

  1. I was born in Argentina.
  2. My father is Argentinian.
  3. I have 3 nationalities.

5th Grade Science Experiment

Morah Rivkie's 5th grade class created an experiment to show the difference between Chametz and Matzah. Matzah that is made of water and only flour was represented with plain water in a plastic bottle. Chametz such as breads was represented with water, yeast, and sugar (to feed the yeast) in a plastic bottle. A balloon was placed over each bottle and lo and behold the "Chametz" inflated the balloon while the "Matzah" balloon remained deflated. The class also had a better understanding of humility vs. inflated egos.
Black History Month

High school art students worked throughout the month of February to create murals in our hallways and windows of important figures in black history out of blue painter’s tape. We hope you will have the opportunity to view these students’ temporary public displays of art!
School Marathon Celebration

RMBA Lower School students have been doing a great job of running in the School Marathon program. The program's celebration will take place on Thursday March 22nd at 4:30 PM. Please look for an email in the next week to inform you if your child will be completing the 26.2 miles! Kol Hakavod to all our wonderful participants.

Morah Aviva's EC4 class has been working diligently on kindness towards each other, sharing, and cooperative activities - teamwork! This week they played musical chairs with one exception - no one is left out. When a chair is pulled away and the music stops, whoever is left standing needs to find a lap to sit on. The children were so wonderful and inviting to each other and the best part was they had a blast!
Doodle for Google

2nd-6th grader’s have been working hard in art class over the past month to complete their designs for the Doodle for Google contest. Every year, Google gives kids the opportunity to take their logo and creatively transform it around a theme- this year’s theme was “what inspires me.” Our students’ entries are displayed in the school lobby. While all of these entries were entered in the national contest (the winner gets a college scholarship, $50,000 for their school, and their design on the google homepage for a day!), we decided to have an RMBA contest of our own, so please stop by and submit your vote for the top 3 designs!
Middle School Game Room

We have opened a Game Room for Middle School students to enjoy during their lunch breaks. This will be a quiet space for students to eat lunch, have fun, and enjoy each other's company in a relaxed setting. If you have any extra games you would like to donate to the Game Room please send them in. Thank you!
Layer of the Earth

This week Ms. Bigham's Montessori class began making Layer of the Earth necklaces, and Ms. Jan helped the children plant seeds to learn more about plants. The students are very excited about this project.
Dead Sea Soaps

Lower School students had the opportunity to visit the Dead Sea during their Ulpan Maasi activity planned by Bnot Sherut Shira and Osi. They stamped their passports and created scented soaps to bring home.
Save the Date
All In For RMBA's 1st Annual

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

Genesis Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Registration closes FRIDAY 3/9!

Cash & other great prizes!

Join us at RMBA on
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
8:30 AM
for a Parenting Education Class
based on the bo oks:

Lower School:  Too Much of a Good Thing
by Dan Kindlon
& Upper School:  How to Raise an Adult
 by Julie Lythcott-Haims

You do not need to read the books in order to attend and gain from the class.
All parents welcome!
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 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
Community Events
for children 2 months through 18 years

Tuesday, March 20th
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

St. Thomas Presbyterian Church
1400 Memorial Dr.
No appointment necessary.

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Jewish Community Day

Sunday, March 25th 1:00 PM

General Admission $15

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Promo Code: JCD
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