Parashat Mishpatim
Candle Lighting 5:57 p.m.
Havdalah 6:58 p.m.
Parsha Talk

Over the years I have heard some teachers explain that they entered teaching because of the subject area and others because of the students. What does the Torah suggest?
A Heartfelt THANK YOU to our parent volunteers
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart
Alina Algrably
Anat Chen
Barry Gelman
Tamar Harosh
Eleonora Leibman
Aaron Weitz

To add your name to the list, be sure to document your hours in our parent hitnadvut (volunteer) binder located in the front office.
One Text - Many Voices
This week's One Text - Many Voices features Natanya Ruben, Yael Passy, Aaron Ayach, and Mrs. Rachel Traxler. Click here for their views on the following text:

讻指旨诇志讗址诇职诪指谞指芝讛 讜职讬指转謻讜止诐 诇止芝讗 转职注址谞旨纸讜旨谉: 讗执诐志注址谞值旨芝讛 转职注址谞值旨讛 讗止转謶讜止 讻执旨郑讬 讗执诐志爪指注止证拽 讬执爪职注址拽謾 讗值诇址謹讬 砖指讈诪止芝注址 讗侄砖职讈诪址謻注 爪址纸注植拽指转纸讜止: 讜职讞指专指郑讛 讗址驻执旨謹讬 讜职讛指纸专址讙职转执旨芝讬 讗侄转职讻侄謻诐 讘侄旨讞指謶专侄讘 讜职讛指讬证讜旨 谞职砖值讈讬讻侄诐謾 讗址诇职诪指谞謹讜止转 讜旨讘职谞值讬讻侄謻诐 讬职转止诪执纸讬诐:讗执诐志讻侄旨郑住侄祝 | 转址旨诇职讜侄郑讛 讗侄转志注址诪执旨謼讬 讗侄转志讛侄纸注指谞执讬謾 注执诪指旨謹讱职 诇止讗志转执纸讛职讬侄芝讛 诇謻讜止 讻职旨谞砖侄讈謶讛 诇止纸讗志转职砖执讉讬诪芝讜旨谉 注指诇指謻讬讜 谞侄纸砖侄讈讱职: 讗执诐志讞指讘止芝诇 转址旨讞职讘止旨謻诇 砖址讉诇职诪址郑转 专值注侄謶讱指 注址讚志讘止旨芝讗 讛址砖侄旨讈謻诪侄砖讈 转职旨砖执讈讬讘侄芝谞旨讜旨 诇纸讜止: 讻执旨郑讬 讛执证讜讗 讻职住讜旨转謾讜止 (讻转讬讘 讻住讜转讛) 诇职讘址讚指旨謹讛旨 讛执芝讜讗 砖执讉诪职诇指转謻讜止 诇职注止专謶讜止 讘址旨诪侄旨郑讛 讬执砖职讈讻指旨謹讘 讜职讛指讬指讛謾 讻执旨纸讬志讬执爪职注址郑拽 讗值诇址謹讬 讜职砖指纸讈诪址注职转执旨謻讬 讻执旨纸讬志讞址谞旨芝讜旨谉 讗指纸谞执讬:

You shall not oppress any widow or orphan. If you oppress him, [beware,] for if he cries out to Me, I will surely hear his cry. My wrath will be kindled, and I will slay you with the sword, and your wives will be widows and your children orphans. When you lend money to My people, to the poor person [who is] with you, you shall not behave toward him as a lender; you shall not impose interest upon him. If you take your neighbor's garment as security, until sunset you shall return it to him, for it is his only covering; it is his garment for his skin. With what shall he lie? And it shall be [that] if he cries out to Me, I will hear because I am gracious.
Tell Us How You Really Feel
The best food for breakfast is
Pancakes
Eggs
Bagels
French Toast
Cereal
The results are in...

What is your favorite classic Disney movie?
#instaberen 
From the desk of our
锘縎.T.E.A.M. Lab

This week in STEAM we have lift-off! Our students have begun exploring outer space! Our ECE students are discovering their place in space, among the planets and stars of the Milky Way Galaxy through books, art, and hands-on explorations. Our lower school students are learning what it takes to be an astronaut by reading about Neil Armstrong and watching as he takes off to the moon with fellow astronauts, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Lower school is also learning what it takes to engineer a rocket ship and all about NASA's next mission - living on the moon. 
Nonfiction Scavenger Hunt

Students in Ms. Rantz's 2nd grade class kicked off the week with a nonfiction unit by cataloging the books in their classroom library and going on scavenger hunts to classify types of non-fiction books. The students have also been focusing on different biomes in preparation for their STEM day projects.
Word Games

Students in Morah Sharona's 2nd grade Judaics class had a fun time learning new shorashim (root words) by playing a number of different word games.
Kit Kat Day

In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week upper school students had the opportunity to say something meaningful and nice about someone else at school and enjoy a delicious Kit Kat treat as a reward.
Game Time

The High School Girls basketball team had a great time facing off against the Israeli Elitzur girls basketball team on Friday for a special game. The Beren Stars won 20-17 in a close game! The Elitzur girls also spoke to our middle school students about life in Israel.
Hidden Moths

Students in Mrs. Schneider's first grade class learned all about animals camouflaging in their science lesson. As an activity the students were tasked with finding hidden paper moths, and then they each had the opportunity to color one and camouflage it while their peers set out to find the hidden moths.
Save the Date
IT'S GAME TIME!
Come cheer on the RMBA High School Boys at the State Quarterfinals

Beren Stars vs. Baytown Christian
Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:30 p.m.
C.E. King High School
11433 East Sam Houston Pkwy N
Houston, Texas 77044
$7 adults | $5 Students

Click here for fan rules
4th Annual
Rabbi Joseph Radinsky zt"l
Community Service Day

YOM CHESED
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Shacharit 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast & Volunteer:
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Adults, children, and families are invited to join together for a morning of community service. There will be volunteer opportunities both on and off campus.

Free babysitting will be offered for children under 3 years old who are walking!
RMBA parents receive double volunteer credits!

Click here for more details!
RMBA Drama Society Presents:
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

There will be 2 showings, both held at the ERJCC Kaplan Theater
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd | Houston, Texas 77096

Thursday, February 27 at 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, February 29 at 8:15 p.m.

$10 kid ticket purchased online by 2/26 (under 12)
$12 adult ticket purchased online by 2/26

Tickets will be $18 at the door
Click here to purchase tickets.
Please join in the special dedication of the
Eishet Chayil Mechitza 
donated in loving memory of
Carolyn Barnett-Goldstein, z'l'
by Amy Goldstein and Molly Goldstein
Restoration of the Beren/Jefferson
Bet Midrash Mechitza
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Shacharit 7:45 a.m.
Dedication 8:30 a.m.
A breakfast will follow the ceremony
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. 

Athletic Award Dinner
The Athletic Award Dinner will take place on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 6:00 PM in the ulam. 

High School Boys Basketball 
The Beren Academy Boys Basketball team won both the Bi-District and Area rounds of the TAPPS state tournament and will continue their quest for a state championship by taking on Baytown Christian in the TAPPS Regional Finals. The game will take place at C.E. King High School on Thursday, February 20 at 7:30.
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
Oneh at the Friedmann Residence

Delectable delights will be served

Friday, February 21, 2020
9:00 p.m.
Bnei Akiva Snif
Parshat Mishpatim
2/22/20
4:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
at UOS

For grades 1-12
Teen Beit Midrash

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Beth Rambam
J-HYPE Presents
The Great Big Babka Bake
with Instagram sensation
Naomi Elberg

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Rambam
11333 Braesridge Drive

Click here for tickets
Early bird $15 (until 2/10)
Regular ticket $25
Purim Baskets 2020 are here!

To order click here
Password: texas
Please order by 2/23
orders received after 2/23 will be assessed an additional $20
Final deadline is 3/1
Community Wide
Women's Purim Bash
In memory of Naomi Gerlitz Ellis on the occasion of her second yahrzeit

Saturday, February 29, 2020
9:00 p.m.
Torch Centre
9427 Glenfield Ct.
$10 admission
ERJCC presents:
Staged Reading: Belfast Kind
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Click here to purchase tickets
$18 member
$24 public
Teen Purim Bash
Monday , March 9, 2020
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Teens 9th - 12th grade
TORCH Centre
$7 online | $10 at door
Click here to RSVP
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