Year 1 of The Legacy Heritage Better Together program ended this week and was celebrated with a banquet dinner. The following beautiful video was prepared by RMBA senior Simcha Korn showcasing the program and friendships made.
Bnot Sherut Adi and Shira created a fun activity for lower school students to do as they learned all about Lag B'Omer. The students had a great time creating mini medurot (bonfires) out of crafting materials.
MAD Frisbee Tournament
Upper School students and RMBA staff had a great time on Lag B'Omer at the annual M.A.D (making a difference) Frisbee Tournament. Congratulations to the yellow team for winning first place! Pictured from left to right is Bracha Teigman, Eliana Ruben, Gaby Bentolila, Ariel Schneider, Gavriel Hampel and Yisroel Yanowitz. To see a complete album pf pictures click here. Thank you to RMBA senior Adina Passy for photographing the entire event!
The Legacy Heritage Better Together program, connecting teenagers with seniors, celebrated the end of it's first year with a banquet dinner. Participating students and their families attended along with their buddies from the Medallion to celebrate the new friendships that were formed. The students were each presented with a certificate of having a letter inscribed in a new Torah scroll in Jerusalem (by the afikim project, a letter was awarded for a pledged act of kindness) and the seniors were presented with beautiful photo albums. A special thank you to Rabbi Ari Kellerman and Jennifer Barnes for coordinating this meaningful partnership.
Jewish Teen Advocacy
Congratulations to Deborah Brown and Adam Hoffman who will be receiving the Schechter-Zeidman Jewish Teen Advocacy Award from AJC Houston honoring their spectacular advocacy for Israel.
HS Judaic Siyum
For the 2nd straight year the High School enjoyed a Siyum celebration of all the Judaic learning and programs from throughout the year. The Siyum started off with a Beit Midrash session on the topic of Jewish Unity, in partnership with the Jewish Unity Day Project, which promotes Achdut (Jewish Unity) around the world. Students studied Jewish sources about unity and explored the issue of how to feel united even when holding strong differences of opinion. A delicious brunch was then served and students came up one at a time and shared personal reflections on areas of growth they were proud of, Jewish experiences that meant something special to them, or Jewish learning that inspired them. They were then treated to delicious treats prepared by the Jewish cooking elective class.
Lag B'Omer Lessons
3rd grade students in Morah Rivkie's class used "
ahavat yisrael pledges" to build a "bonfire" in honor of Lag B' Omer.