Parashat Shemot
Candle Lighting 5:28 p.m.
Havdalah 6:30 p.m.
Parsha Talk

Moshe and Yosef had two important commonalities: they were compassionate, strong Jews  who also had an early, strong Jewish education. Find out more about why this matters in this week's Parsha Talk.
A Heartfelt THANK YOU to our parent volunteers
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart
Adi Arussi
Shalva Berger
Aliza Bliberg
Jenelle Garner
Bella Morgan
Shlomie Nathanson
Roberta Schwartz
Ilan Vaknin
Aaron Weitz
Emily Weitz
Malkah Yellin

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 Second Every Day
What does one second a day look like at RMBA? Take a peek into our Fall 2019 semester and find out!
One Text - Many Voices
This week's One Text - Many Voices features Rena Schwartz, Elie Gelman, Daniella Schneider, and alumna Gabri Kupferman (Class of 2019).  Click here for their views on the following text:

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The officers of the children of Israel saw them in distress, saying, "Do not reduce [the number] of your bricks, the requirement of each day in its day."They met Moses and Aaron standing before them when they came out from Pharaoh's presence. And they said to them, "May the Lord look upon you and judge, for you have brought us into foul odor in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of his servants, to place a sword into their hand[s] to kill us." So Moses returned to the Lord and said, "O Lord! Why have You harmed this people? Why have You sent me? Since I have come to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has harmed this people, and You have not saved Your people."
Tell Us How You Really Feel
What is the best part of the RMBA experience?
The community
Athletics
Academics
Extracurriculars
Retreats/Trips
The results are in...

In 2020 I am going to try to
#instaberen 
From the desk of our
锘縎.T.E.A.M. Lab

Our STEAM students are fully immersed in simple machines and innovation. We have been using ramps and pendulums to paint with, pendulums in our sand bin, pulleys, screws, and more! Our ECE3 and ECE4 students also learned all about kinetic vs. potential energy, then tested out the two types of energy by making helicopters out of straws and paper. They then applied this new knowledge when using the pendulum to paint. ECE3 through 2nd grade is learning about great innovators as well. Our lower school students are being given a chance to apply everything we've been learning in class by inventing their own simple machines out of materials they may find laying around the house or left over from their lunches. We look forward to sharing what our students come up with!
Rodeo Gold

We are so excited about 4th grader Ami Kellerman's Rodeo Houston School Art Competition Gold Medal win! This is the first time that a student from RMBA received the prestigious award that only 8 students throughout Houston's private schools receive. Congratulations to the following students for receiving the competition's Award of Excellence (from youngest to oldest): Liam Levenstein, Judah Goldstein, Ben Ackerman, Yehonatan Gilad, Eitan Gottlieb, Odia Shitrit, Samuel Pickelner, Shana Nathan, and Ari Rosenzweig.
Marshmallow Slingshots

While learning about the relationship between force and acceleration in science class, 8th grade made balloon slingshots and used varying amounts of force to shoot marshmallows across the lobby. They calculated the acceleration of each marshmallow and saw that the more force applied, the faster the marshmallow accelerated.
Mystery Reader

Kindergarten's mystery reader program is going strong. This past Friday the class enjoyed a story with Eyal Shavitzky, who was joined by his parents who were visiting from Israel.
Human Bingo

Students in Ori Friedmann's 7th and 8th grade Hebrew class enjoyed playing a human bingo game. In order to replace the bingo card the students needed to identify the corresponding Hebrew word.
The Amazing Race

Students in Gveret Chen and Ori Friedmann's classes enjoyed a joint lesson hosted by Yehudit Elkobi, who participated in the final season of the hit Israeli reality TV show The Amazing Race (讛诪讬专讜抓 诇诪讬诇讬讜谉). Yehudit talked about goals, parent-child relationships, and life victories.
Stone Soup

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Blumberg's class had great fun reading 3 different versions of the story Stone Soup. The book teaches how sharing and caring bring forth happiness to all. They also discussed what would happen to the stones and discovered that they remain the same. The students helped peel and slice the mounds of vegetables they brought to share and made their very own stone soup.
Sensory Fun

Students in Morah Alissa's ECE3 class had lots of fun practicing writing their names in shaving cream. The sensory activity was such a great way to familiarize themselves with letters.
A Winter Blast

As part of ECE4's Winter unit, the students in Morah Aviva's class had lots of fun making a cooperative puffy snowman, getting elbow deep in shaving cream and glue. They also had a great time dressing up in winter gear in the Dramatic Play Center.
Winter Pyramid

Morah Miriam's 4th grade Hebrew class enjoyed a friendly competition while working on grammar and writing skills. The class was divided into groups, and the group that created the biggest pyramid by writing sentences on the topic of "winter" won the game.
Numbers Everywhere!

Students in Morah Esther's ECE2 class had such fun scooping many different numbers on the floor and then finding their cubby number and matching it to their chair number.
Chumash Celebration

In celebration of beginning to learn chumash with their newly learned skills, 2nd grade students received their very own chumashim from RMBA to begin building their own libraries.
Save the Date
Calling all RMBA Moms:

Join the RMBA PTO for a
Moms' Night Out
Enjoy wine and cheese as we kick off the Spring semester!
Thursday, January 16, 2020
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
at the home of Sigal Yeudai
Sunday Funday at RMBA!

Sunday, January 19, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Come enjoy the amazing outdoor facilities at RMBA, which will be open for all to enjoy. Cheer on our upper school students and RMBA staff as they compete in an exciting Ultimate Frisbee tournament.

Pizza from Saba's will be available for purchase (served around 2:30 p.m.).
Please email Tania Levenstein by 1/16 if you plan on attending and would like to order pizza. Open to the community!
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. 

Middle School Girls Basketball 
The MS Girls will finish up their season this Thursday when the girls host Logos Prep at 4:30.

Middle School Boys Basketball 
The 5th/6th grade boys will play their next game at home   on Thursday vs. Logos Prep. The game will be at 5:30. 

High S chool Girls Basketball 
The HS Girls will play Bellville Faith in Bellville on Thursday at 5:30. They will also be hosting Bellville Faith on Monday January 20th. .

High School Boys Basketball 
The HS Boys will travel to Covenant Academy on Thursday and look to build on their 3-0 district record.
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
Snif is back!!!
Parshat Shemot
1/18/20
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
at UOS
For grades 1-12
UOS
Kids Breakfast Minyan

Tfilah! Breakfast! Art Project!

Sunday, January 19, 2020
9:00 a.m. at UOS
Geared towards ages 0-6
USA

Basketball Tour
Tu Bishvat 2020

Dallas Akibah Yavneh Academy
Elitzur Petach Tikva
Houston RMBA
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