Parashat Nasso
Candle Lighting 7:56 pm
Havdalah 9:04 p.m.
This week, the first grade parents joined in morning davening with their children. The students were very excited to demonstrate to their parents how they read from the siddur. Morah Rivkie Gotlieb has truly cultivated a love for Tefillah in our children.

Thank you Morah Rivkie for inspiring your students!

Ultimate Parsha
In parshat Nasso, the Leviim are first counted by family, and then the group is summed. The commentators explain that this is akin to a rich man who first goes through his possessions one by one, appreciating each one individually, and then reflecting back on the total of his riches. Thus it is with Hashem, celebrating both each individual Levi and then the Leviim as a group.

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!

Jennifer Rosenzweig, Upper School mathematics teacher

  1. I have a degree in engineering.
  2. My three boys are Canadian citizens.
  3. I tutor in my free time.

Rice University
Spring Reading Event

On Thursday, May 17th, students Ariella Ruben, Gavi Tierman, Stav Chen, Netanela Carasso, and Avidan Abramson read their original poems and narratives on stage at the Rice University Spring Reading Event, part of the Rice Writing and the Arts program.

JED Talks Challenge

Just as we expect our students to grow each year, we as educators and staff members want to continuously grow and improve our pedagogy as well. This year, RMBA had the first JED Talks Challenge. In this challenge, teachers gave a ten minute presentation about a goal they set for themselves, and how they went about working towards their goal, what they learned, and how they grew from the experience.

Kol Hakavod to Liat Goldstein, Matt Riklin, Missy Bernosky, Rivka Gotlieb, Asher Block, and Jennifer Rosenzweig for taking the initiative in teaching us all the true meaning of professional development!
Torah Fair

We are so proud of all of our Lower School RMBA students who proudly displayed their projects and showcased Torah learning to our Beren family.

We recognize all the wonderful work of our amazing RMBA Judaic and Hebrew teachers who inspire our students to love and keep the Torah.
Graphing Parabolas

The eighth grade students in Mrs. Rosenzweig's Algebra class applied the quadratic equation in calculating the parabolas formed by throwing a ball in the air from different initial heights.

Students determined multiple variables including velocity and ball air time. Further, students graphed their results.  
Hebrew Shopping

The 7th and 8th grade students in Morah Rinat's class completed their final Hebrew project in Randall's supermarket. Students were given a shopping list in English, then students had to find the items and record themselves calling out the name of each of the items in Hebrew.

The students had a great time practicing their Hebrew vocabulary!
Shavuot Spirit

Last week, Lower School students got into the spirit of Shavuot by making beautiful projects to decorate their homes with for the holiday. Further, we had our amazing bnot sherut, Shira and Osi, sharing a delicious dairy treat (i.e., chocolate milk and croissant) with all RMBA students.
Bananagrams Fun

Middle School students enjoy lunch time by playing Bananagrams. This game is becoming a daily activity, perhaps one day leading to a "Beren Bananagram Championship."
Dreaming Without Fear

Mrs. Bryant challenged all RMBA students, parents, and teachers to think about answering the question "What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?"

The responses were incredible and enlightening. RMBA has big dreamers who want to become models, actresses, doctors, attend highly recognized universities (e.g., Princeton), move to Israel, help people, have millions of small animals, take a picture with Aaron Judge, beat Ronaldo and Messi in one soccer game, and bring peace to Eretz Israel.

If you haven't provided your response, please drop by the lobby and do so. We want to know what your big dream is!
Save the Date
Buy your raffle tickets today
for the chance to
and help the annual campaign

Please help us reach 100% Parent Participation by June 6th!

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.  
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Community Events

Mazal Tov!
Mazal Tov to Yehuda Stock on the occasion of his Bar Mitzva!

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