Yom Kippur
Candle Lighting 6:50 p.m.
Havdalah 7:57 p.m.
Staff and Parents:

Please be a good neighbor. The speed limit on Cliffwood and Greenwillow is:

30 mph

Please drive like your children live here.
BerenTube 
Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in the RMBA Unity Challah Bake, and to everyone who generously sponsored the event. Over 100 challot were delivered to families who were affected by the flood. Thank you to Mrs. Elisheva Levitt and Rabbi Levitt for coordinating the event!
Ultimate Parsha
One recent Sunday I attended the funeral of a beloved 85-year old man, the bris (circumcision) of a friend's son, and then the wedding of the daughter of friends. For quite some time I pondered the events of the day and how they might be connected.

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!

Yael Passy (9th Grade)
1. I have broken my nose 3 times.
2. I was born 5 weeks early.
3. I have never been out of the United States.

#instaberen 
HS Student Council

Congratulations to the 2017-18 High School Student Council on their recent election. Nominees were given the opportunity to give a speech to their peers, prior to all students casting their ballots. Congratulations to President Noah Meimoun, Student Activities Council Bracha Teigman (VP of Student Activities), Akiva Levy (12th grade rep), Eliana Ruben (11th grade rep), Rebekah Grzebinski (10th grade rep), and Jacob Plumb (9th grade rep). Congratulations to Student Life Council Leora Geralnik (VP of Student Life), Maya Wadler (12th grade rep), Sapir Tessler (11th grade rep), Daniel Gross (10th grade rep) and Molly Goldstein (9th grade rep).
Better 2 Lead

We are very excited to pilot a new program piggybacking on the successful Better Together, called Better 2 Lead. Congratulations to Tali Miller, Dina Kirshner, Adam Hoffman, Coral Vaknin, and Leora Geralnik who have been selected to lead and implement a drama program at the local Jewish assisted-living residence The Medallion. We want to thank Legacy Heritage Fund for their generosity in sponsoring the amazing program, and the many wonderful high school applicants who applied to the program.
Letter of the Week

"Bb" was the Letter of the Week in Morah Aviva's EC4 younger class! The children were so excited to bring items from home that begin with the letter "Bb" for Share and Tell.
Whack- a- Word

As a way to reinforce the reading and spelling of sight words, first grade plays "Whack-a-Word"! Each student has an alphabet chart and a hammer. As the class reads the sight words together, the students "whack" the correct letters. What a fun way to learn!
A Special Breakfast

To celebrate with all the students who handed in completed summer packets, students in 1st through 5th grades were invited to a delicious celebratory breakfast. Everyone enjoyed delicious waffles with whipped cream, bananas, cereal and chocolate milk. First grade students and all new RMBA students were invited as a welcome to RMBA lower school.
Data Collection

Morah Rinat's 9th and 10th grade Hebrew classes tasted many different types of honey as a way to representing information through various methods.
Ulpan Maasi

Ulpan Maasi kicked off last week with an exciting activity learning all about Israel. Bnot Sherut Shira and Osi helped the students create Israeli passports, play bingo, and learn a song about Israel. The theme of Ulpan Maasi this year will be all the different cities in Israel, each lesson being a different destination in Israel.
Story of the Universe

Montessori grades 1st through 3rd got to enjoy learning all about the Story of the Universe, both according to the Big Bang Theory and the Torah. Students learned some of the rules of the universe such as gravity and centripetal force.
Save the Date
Flowers for Sukkot & Simchat Torah

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


Flowers will be available for pickup on Tuesday 10/3 and on Monday 10/9 at carpool. Order deadline extended!
Senior Sukkah Building

Support RMBA Seniors' 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 play their first home game Thursday, September 28th at 5:30 PM. Their season will wrap up next Tuesday with an away game. 

High School Volleyball
The High School Volleyball team beat Briarwood on Tuesday for their first TAPPS District 7-2A win. They continue their season with games next Monday and Tuesday at Beren Academy. Both matches start at 5:30 PM. 

Middle School Volleyball
The Beren Academy MS Volleyball team engaged in a very close game against Westbury Christian. The team is improving every day and will continue the season next week with home games on both Monday and Tuesday at Beren at 4:30 PM. 

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 Houston
Annual Shuk Sukkot

Lulav Pick-Up & Purchase
Bouncy Houses, Games,
Chesed, and Fun

RMBA Gym Oct. 1st, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Chevraya ZA"CH Fundraiser

Movie & Minicamp
for grades K - 4
Erev Shmini Atzeret
Oct. 11th, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 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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