Parshat Behar
Candle Lighting 7:52 p.m.
Havdalah 8:57 p.m.
Parsha Talk

Parshat Behar begins with a seemingly random sequence. What are we to make of this, and how does it apply to our lives?
Color Your World With:

FRIENDSHIP! Lower school students enjoyed celebrating Lag BaOmer with the Bnot Sherut and Ori Friedmann. They learned all about Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, made delicious pitas on the saaj, and played a bow and arrow game.
Haiku & Haftorah
Every week a student from each one of Mrs. Gelman's 7th–12th grade classes writes an original haiku about the parsha and a Dvar Torah about the Haftorah.

This week's H & H covering Parshat Behar features Avidan Abramson (11) and Matan Chen (8). Click here for some parsha inspiration you can share at your Shabbat table.
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From the Desk of the STEAM Lab

This week in STEAM we learned all about different kinds of animals! We had fun classifying our animal groups (mammals, reptiles, birds, and animals without bones-invertebrates). We learned about their different habitats, what they need to survive, and their types of body coverings (i.e. fur, feathers, scales).
Analyzing Tragedy

This week students in Mr. Cell's high school U.S. History, Economics, and U.S. Government classes analyzed the horrific and racist murders in Buffalo, NY. They examined the international and American history of the racist and anti-Semitic "Great Replacement" theory, and located its role in this tragedy and previous white supremacist massacres.
Beautiful Music

This week early childhood students in Ms. Morrison's Music and Movement class were introduced to new instruments. They tried the guitar, xylophone, and the drum. They had fun plucking the strings of the guitar and playing in a band with their classmates.
Owls

This week students in Ms. Massey's 2nd grade class were excited to dissect owl pellets as part of their science learning program.
Making Medurot

Students in Morah Aviva's ECE4A class enjoyed making medurot (bonfire) collages in honor of Lag BaOmer this week. Morah Aviva told the story of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and his students and then acted it out with the students. The class is also doing a great job at counting the omer and climbing up the mountain toward Har Sinai.
Mending Class

Middle school students in Mrs. Rosenzweig's Home Economics class learned how to mend clothing by sewing both by hand and using the machine.
Sharing is Caring

This week students in Morah Sandy's ECE3 class learned from Parsha Behar that Hashem told Moshe it is an avaira, sin, to say things which make people feel bad. The students played a game where they threw a ball and gave a compliment to whoever caught the ball. They also learned that it is a mitzva to share, so they practiced sharing toys with each other. Everyone enjoyed making each other feel happy.
Gan Shalshelet

It is full steam ahead as many grades come together to work on different parts of the gan. Middle school students set the supports for our gazebo and created individual meditation areas that 3rd grade students primed, and 5th grade students painted. Kol Hakavod to everyone that has been working hard as we wrap up Phase 1 of the Gan Shalshelet project this year. We are excited to help the garden more in the 2022–2023 school year. Please reach out to Ms. Rantz to find out way in which you can help our garden space.
Middle School Science

This week 6th grade students in Mr. Polanski's science class learned about aquatic ecosystems. The 7th grade students learned about streams and lakes. 8th grade students learned solutions of acids and bases.
Pop Art

5th grade students in Ms. Rantz's art class have been working hard at completing their unit on food pop art. In the image above you can see their watercolor studies and cardboard paper creations. Their ceramic pieces are being fired in our kiln for painting next week.
Early Childhood

We are excited to share that Bonnie Blumberg, a mainstay in our early childhood program since 1986, will be moving from her role in the classroom and joining our administrative leadership team as the Director of Early Childhood. Please join us in congratulating Bonnie on her new appointment. Bonnie and the rest of our administrative team are eager to begin planning for the upcoming school year. 
Mazal Tov!

Mazal Tov to RMBA parent Rachel Gladstein on being recognized for her work in the UOS community by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. Rachel will be receiving the Barbara and Harold Falik Young Leadership Award on June 14. Click here to register for the virtual celebration.
Blooming Flowers for Har Sinai

Flowers are the topic in art this month for many of our grades. In early childhood, ECE15 and ECE2 students created butterfly flowers. In kindergarten, students created paper collage flowers in a field. In 4th grade, students worked on paper explorations.
Splash Time

Students in Morah Aviva's ECE4A class and students in Mrs. B's ECE4B class enjoyed an end of the year celebration splashing around and having a great time with water squirters, balloons, and delicious popsicles. Kindergarten here they come!
Save the Date
RMBA Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony
Please join us on

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
6:00 PM
Congregation Brith Shalom
4610 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, Texas 77401

As we celebrate the Class of 2022!

The graduation ceremony will also be live-streamed. Details will be sent on May 25.
MD Anderson Blood Drive at RMBA

Monday, May 23, 2022
8:00 AM–12:00 PM


To schedule an appointment please

Appreciation t-shirt and refreshments provided to donors
We are thrilled to present our
2nd annual

HORIM LOMDIM
Parent Engagement Series
April 26–May 24

Ever wish you could have had your children's educators as teachers yourself? Well now you can! We invite parents to join us for a series of classes taught by our very own RMBA faculty and staff! Come meet other parents, and enjoy the RMBA classroom experience!

Click here for additional details and to register!

Classes offered:
Ceramic Pottery, Yoga, Glass Fuing, Mathemagic, Challah Baking, Woodworking and more!
Robert M. Beren Academy Presents
Hebrew & Judaic Studies Showcase

Highlighting lower school students' work

May 24, 2022
4:15 PM–5:45 PM
CAMP KOCHAVIM
SUMMER 2022
RMBA's Summer Day Camp

LIMITED SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!

Camp Dates:
July 8–July 29
8:30 am–3:30 pm

Ages: 2–11

Click here for more details and to access the camper application.

Multi Session Discounts Available!
Community Events
MHLV Dance
CIRCUS
2nd Annual Dance Recital

Monday, May 30, 2022
5:30 PM
MATCH Theater
3400 Main St
Women and Girls Only

$25 General Tickets
$50 VIP Tickets
Click here for tickets
Chevraya Bet Closing Event

San Marcos River Tubing and BBQ

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
All day event!

For grades 9–12

Additional details coming soon!
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