Parashat Terumah
Candle Lighting 6:02 p.m.
Havdalah 7:03p.m.
Parsha Talk

In many classrooms, discussions are a critical part of the learning process. The class together constructs the knowledge that will be shared throughout the course of the year.  How does this idea tie in to parsha Terumah?
A Heartfelt THANK YOU to our parent volunteers
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart
Thank you to all the volunteers who came to help out the community and volunteer at Yom Chesed! In case you missed it earlier this week make sure to check out the impact report below!
One Text - Many Voices
This week's One Text - Many Voices features Coral Yeudai, Nissim Ruben, Jacob Kupferman, and Ms. Liat Goldstein. Click here for their views on the following text:

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They shall make an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height. And you shall overlay it with pure gold; from inside and from outside you shall overlay it, and you shall make upon it a golden crown all around. And you shall cast four golden rings for it, and you shall place them upon its four corners, two rings on its one side, and two rings on its other side. And you shall make poles of acacia wood and you shall overlay them with gold. And you shall bring the poles into the rings on the sides of the ark, to carry the ark with them.The poles of the ark shall be in the rings; they shall not be removed from it. And you shall place into the ark the testimony, which I will give you.
Tell Us How You Really Feel
For Purim I think the RMBA staff costume theme will be
Smurfs
Princesses
Super Mario
Sesame Street
The results are in...

The best food for breakfast is
#instaberen 
From the desk of our
锘縎.T.E.A.M. Lab

This week in STEAM we finished up our space exploration unit. We learned that astronauts are training here in Houston in order to take-off on a new mission to the moon. Our Lower School students are finishing up their lunar habitats, which were made using NASA's blueprints, and saw from NASA astronauts how the new Artemis missions to the moon will be a training mission to learn how to live outside of earth. Our elementary school students read all about what it takes to be an astronaut through books and hands-on activities. They also used play-dough and sticks to build their own rockets and lunar habitats. 
Stars Head to State

We are so excited to be heading to Waco, Texas today for the State Semifinals, and we hope everyone near and far will join in cheering the Stars on and celebrate their amazing journey. The semifinals will take place on Friday, February 28, at 1:30 p.m. at Robinson High School (700 W Tate Ave, Robinson, TX 76706). The finals will take place on Saturday night, February 29, at 8:15 p.m. at West High School (1008 Jerry Mashek Dr. West, TX 76691). The cost is $15/adults and $7/child. Please make sure to bring cash. For fans unable to make it to Waco, TAPPS has you covered! You can watch from the comfort of your home, your office, or even your phone! Please click on this livestream  link. The cost is $14.99 and includes access to all the tournament games.
Yom Chesed

On Sunday, February 23, over 225 volunteers came together for a day of community service in memory of Rabbi Joseph Radinsky zt"l, who was known for all his acts of chesed. Students, parents, teachers, and members of the community had a variety of activities to choose from both on and off campus. Click here to read the Jewish Herald Voice recap of the great day.
Collaborative Display

In Ms. Bryan'ts art class, 1st grade is working on a collaborative background to display their clay fish that they created and painted. Be sure to check out their awesome installation when it goes up in the halls!
World Zionist Congress

We are so proud of Yossi Hoffman (Class of 2013) who is on the Orthodox Israel Coalition slate, whose main sponsors are many of our partner organizations: OU, Bnei Akiva, YU, Amit, etc. There is an upcoming election for the World Zionist Congress, the organization founded by Theodore Herzl in 1897. The WZC is responsible for securing over $1 billion for the worldwide Jewish community. To cast your vote please click here.
Virtual Maze

Fifth grade students in Mrs. Schneider's class and eighth grade students in Ms. Goldstein and Mrs. Rosenzweig's classes got together to test the virtual reality mazes that will be available for STEAM day. The fifth grade students loved the mazes and reviewed a lot of math and science concepts needed in order to move on in the maze. The eighth grade students kept on coding and taking suggestions for the mazes.
Sephardic Delicacies

Students in Mrs. Traxler's high school Judaic elective class completed learning all about life for the Jews in Spain, including the Muslim conquest of 711. In order to celebrate the finished unit, the students cooked authentic Sephardi (Spanish) cuisine.
Octopus Studies

Students in Mrs. Schneider's fifth grade learned all about nonfiction reading and writing in Language Arts. After reading, researching, and writing all about the amazing octopus, the class was fortunate to visit the middle school science lab where Ms. Goldstein guided the class through a dissection of squids! 
Dress Up

In preparation for Purim, the students in Morah Aviva's ECE4 class have been busy creating silly clowns, having a blast dressing up as the Purim characters, and acting out the Purim story!
Vowel Party

Students in Mrs. Schneider's first grade class celebrated learning all the short and long vowel sounds with a fun party! Each food item represented a different vowel sound. The menu was:
a)       a pples 鈥 gr a pes
e)      Pr e tzels 鈥 green p e as
i)        F i sh gummies - p i neapple
o)      P o pcorn 鈥  o ranges
u)      G u m - pr u nes
Save the Date
RMBA Drama Society Presents:
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

There is only one remaining show (the Saturday night show was moved to last night)

ERJCC Kaplan Theater
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd Houston, Texas 77096

Thursday, February 27 at 7:15 p.m.

$10 kid ticket purchased online
$12 adult ticket purchased online

Tickets will be $18 at the door
Click here to purchase tickets.
We are excited to be one of the teams at the 9th annual Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff.
It is such an amazing and fun community day, and we hope you will stop by and taste our delicious secret-recipe chili (and cast your vote!).
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Sunday, March 1, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Yeshurun

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 has advanced to the TAPPS 1A state semifinal game in Robinson, Texas. The boys will take on Macedonian Christian at 1:30 on Friday, February 28. 

Admission $12 Adults, $7 Students & Senior Citizens
Free Admission: 2019-20 TAPPS Pass, THSADA, THSCA, THSBCA, THSGCA

Facility & TAPPS Rules (fans): Refer to TAPPS List of Prohibited Activities in Section 138
No banners or other items attached to the facility
No outside food, drinks
No animals, no body paint
No noisemakers at events held in gymnasiums
If the boys win on Friday , they will play in the state championship game on Saturday night at West High School at 8:00. 

Games will be live-streamed on TAPPS.TV , and also available for download after the game. 
$14.99 for a Tournament Pass allows access to all games.
Radio is available for free on TAPPS Radio
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
No Snif
Parashat Terumah
2/29/20
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
Ulpan Shemesh invites you to Summer Camp in Hebrew!

Ivrit B'kef Ulpan Shemesh is partnering with the ERJCC!

To register click here .
Please see flyer for additional details.
ERJCC presents:
Staged Reading: Belfast Kind
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
7:30 p.m.

Click here to purchase tickets
$18 member
$24 public
UOS/ HOD/ RMBA/ HCRJ/ TORCH/ BRITH SHALOM/ BETH YESHURUN present:
The 15th Annual
Man's Mock Seder
March 29, 2020
7:15 p.m.
Click here to RSVP
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