Parashat Tzav
Candle Lighting 7:24 p.m.
Havdalah 8:25 p.m.
Parsha Talk

During this time of COVID-19 and uncertainty, we are all left asking questions for which there are no answers. We just don鈥檛 know how long this will last, or how our lives will evolve during this time period. However, there is a small but important silver lining鈥攐ur family and our community are drawn together in unique and often wonderful ways.  In that light, what does this week's parsha have to say about giving thanks? 
Spread the Good!
A ripple of kindness and smiles
While stopping the spread of COVID-19 is critically important, Spread the Good is about ensuring we are still focused on our humanity during this time of uncertainty. It is about sharing your acts of kindness to inspire others, outweigh the number of confirmed cases, and bring more light during this period of perceived darkness. Let your kindness and good ripple through the world and bring about a wave of smiles.

We have created a Facebook Group where we hope you will join us in posting positive messages of good in your life and/or of kindness you are a part of. Please use the hashtags #spreadthegood or #spreadthegoodRMBA and together let's put good messages out in the virtual world. Click here to join the group and to be inspired.
One Text - Many Voices
This week's One Text - Many Voices features Jeremy Morgan, Ezra Miller, and Orly Lashak. Click here for their views on the following text:

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And Moses brought Aaron and his sons forward and bathed them in water. And he placed the tunic upon him [Aaron], girded him with the sash, clothed him with the robe, placed the ephod upon him, girded him with the band of the ephod, and adorned him with it. And he placed the choshen upon him, and he inserted into the choshen the Urim and the Tummim. And he placed the cap on his [Aaron's] head, and he placed on the cap, towards his face, the golden showplate, the holy crown, as the Lord had commanded Moses. And Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the Sanctuary and everything in it and sanctified them.
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Eat Your Broccoli

After reading the story Eat Your Broccoli in Mrs. Blumberg's Kindergarten class, students were tasked with writing about what they would do with a food item that they do not like eating.

In Ms. Bryant's lower school art classes this week students created Chlorophyll paintings. They were tasked with drawing a tree trunk, collecting leaves, and using a metal spoon to press the leaves down onto the paper. Students also enjoyed watching Ms. Bryant's new YouTube channel that has art videos for them to watch. They learned how to draw shapes in one point perspective this week.
Yasher Koach

Congratulations to Shelly Riklin, RMBA's Early Childhood and Lower School STEAM teacher, on becoming an official National Geographic Certified Educator. Click here to watch Shelly's capstone video.
Fun with Amphibians

Students in Ms. Bigham's lower Montessori class learned all about the various parts of amphibians this week. Students were asked to write in their journals all about if they were a frog and answer questions such as where did you wake up? Did you do anything interesting? What did you do? They then had to label the different parts as well as research an amphibian of their choice and answer other questions.
Desert Maze

BIMA (Beren Innovation Made Accessible) students in Mrs. Rosenzweig's makerspace class created science and math themed mazes for lower school students to practice their skills using the software cospaces. Click here to play the maze.
Self- Portraits

Students in Morah Esther's ECE2 class learned all about the story of Pesach this week. They learned from Moshe Rabbenu lessons on self-confidence and self-trust. They learned how to try to do things even though sometimes a situation can seem tough. The students drew self portraits and repeated "Yes I can."
Pesach Prep

Students in Morah Aviva's ECE4 class learned all about the Hebrew letter shin this week, the letter X, Pesach, and Kriyat Yam Suf (splitting of the Red Sea). Students enjoyed painting pictures, various science experiments, and a counting pyramid game.
Scavenger Hunt

Students in Morah Alissa's ECE3 class enjoyed an indoor scavenger hunt this week! Students were tasked with finding and collecting items such as socks that match, something that is red, and a sticker, among other items. Once collected they emailed a picture back to Morah Alissa.
Save the Date
15th Annual
Everyone's Virtual Mock Seder
April 5, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Please register here to get the zoom link
Community Events
Pre-Shabbat Hagadol Mifkad
Friday, April 3
4:00 p.m.

Join us for our weekly mifkad this time featuring an exciting game
UOS Pre-Shabbat Dance Party, Story, and Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, April 3, 2020
Dance Party/ Story Time:
6:15 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat:
锘 6:40 PM

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UOS Virtual Haddallah

Saturday, April 4, 2020
8:30 PM

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Please make sure to include Ata CHanantanu in the Amidah for Maariv or say 鈥淏aruch HaMavdil Ben Kodesh l鈥機hol (Blessed is he who differentiates between the holy and unholy.) 鈥, before logging on to the virtual Havdallah
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