Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilech
Shabbat Candle Lighting 7:08 p.m.
Havdalah 8:14 p.m.
BerenTube 
Our school has been so fortunate to receive so many acts of kindness in the wake of Harvey. This week our students were treated to delicious cookies from David's Cookies in NJ, and special medical clowns came all the way from Israel to bring happiness and smiles to our students. Thank you!
Ultimate Parsha
In the first of this week's parshas, Nitzavim, we continue to learn of our responsibility for  helping our fellow Jews observe the mitzvot. Moshe enumerates those who are standing before him and separates them into groups, suggesting different levels of responsibility based on different spheres of influence. For example, leaders are expected to affect a great number of followers, while the youngest children will likely be able to affect only a few friends.

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!

Tali Miller (11th Grade)
1. My uncle is a famous rapper.
2. I broke my arm in first grade while playing on the bleachers in the gym.
3. I got trapped in a hotel when I was really young.

#instaberen 
Exploring Order of Operations

This week sixth graders made PEMDAS mobiles to show that division- multiplication and subtraction-addition can switch order depending on which of the pairs comes first in an expression. Mrs. Rosenzweig observed that students improved their order of operations work after making these visual mobiles. 
MS Volleyball

The Middle School Girls volleyball team opened their season last week at an away game vs.Veritas. They are looking forward to a fun season.
Shabbat Shalom!

Kindergarten through 3rd grade enjoyed their first oneg Shabbat of the school year last Friday. Every Friday 30 minutes before dismissal students in K-3rd meet in the ulam (auditorium) to hear about the parsha (weekly Torah portion) and sing songs and dance to bring in Shabbat.
Never Forget

September 11th will always be a day of remembrance across the country. Not only as we remember the lives lost, but the unity of the country during a very difficult time. The Upper School English and History departments honored the day and its significance with classroom discussions.
Peer Leadership

Seniors in the Peer Leadership elective met for the first time this week in Dr. Oberman's office. The group is set to meet twice a week and in turn they will meet with 9th graders to teach them all the things they wish they knew in 9th grade. This week there were 2 communication exercises where in one activity they were asked to keep their eyes closed and needed to identify 2 missing pieces from a 35 piece set. In the other activity they were placed back to back in pairs and given a random design that they had to verbally describe to each other.
Torah Cafe

At this week's Middle School Torah Cafe students munched on sushi while learning the stories and messages from the Talmudic literature about Rabbi Akiva: his life story, wisdom, kindness, positivism, and support in the Bar Kochba Rebellion. 
On Air

Last week the Nachum Segal Network did a live broadcast from RMBA during a special musical performance by Mordechai Shapiro. Pictured above, alum Yoni Pollak who helped bring the special event that made music and unity possible. Thank you!
Tefilla Time Torah

Dr. Oberman joined the kindergarten for some of their tefilla time this week. Since he was a special visitor, the class gave him the honor of being the "Torah helper". As they all sang "Torah Torah" Dr O. brought the Torah around for each student to touch if he or she desired.
Save the Date
Join us for a
Rosh Hashana Unity Challah Bake

Come and enoy a spiritually
upliftting experience.
Participation in the event is FREE.

Monday, September 18, 2017
7:00 PM at RMBA

Join us for the

Annual RMBA Board Meeting

Monday, September 25th, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

RMBA Library
Flowers for Sukkot & Simchat Torah

A 12th Grade Israel Trip Fundraiser
Both bouquets of roses and European flowers are available.


Orders AND payment due by Tuesday at 12 PM 9/26 Flowers will be available for pickup on Tuesday 10/3 and on Monday 10/9 at carpool.
Senior Sukkah Building

Support RMBA Senior's Israel Trip and have them build your Sukkah!

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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. 

Flag Football
The Beren Academy Flag Football team will open up their 2017 season with a game at Southwest Christian on Thursday, September 14th.

High School Volleyball
The High School Volleyball team dropped a tough game to Emery on Monday, but look to bounce back in their TAPPS District 7-2A opener against Baytown Christian on September 14th at Beren Academy. 

Middle School Volleyball
The Beren Academy MS Volleyball team will continue their season with a tough game against Cornerstone Christian on September 14th at Beren Academy.

Basketball tryouts will take place in late October. 

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
Bnei Akiva

Arba Minim Sale


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Z'ONEG
7th and 8th Grade

Friday, September 15, 2017
9:45 PM - 11:00 PM

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PJ Library Turns 10!

Sunday, September 17, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Evelyn's Park 4400 Bellaire Blvd.

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Chabad Harvey Relief Presents
Jewish Children's Party &
Unity Rally

Sunday, September 17, 2017
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Event Stafford
12626 Fountain Lake Circle

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Bnei Akiva Presents
Chevraya Alef (1-6 Grade)
Rosh Hashana Event

Dairy Cake Pop Making

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

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Hurricane Harvey Tuition Assistance Campaign
Please consider participating in and sharing this very important fundraiser
that will go towards alleviating the unexpected financial burden that many of our families unfortunately now face. Every dollar is being matched until Yom Kippur —which doubles your donation! Thank you so much to all those who have already donated!
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