Parashat Nasso
Candle Lighting 7:53 p.m.
Havdalah 8:54 p.m.
Parsha Talk

In parshat Nasso, the Leviim are first counted by family, and then the group is summed. The commentators explain that this is akin to a rich man who first goes through his possessions one by one, appreciating each one individually, and then reflecting back on the total of his riches. How might this apply to our life at Beren Academy?
Mazal Tov!

Mazal Tov to Upper School Judaic Studies Teacher Gabi Gelman who will be receiving the Irving L. Samuels Outstanding Teacher Award for Judaic Studies from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on June 17. Click here to watch the surprise announcement during RMBA's faculty meeting!
"A Mussar and a Mitzvah"
This week's Mussar and a Mitzvah features Orly Lashak (12th grade) and Jacob Kupferman (10th grade). Click here to read about a mussar and a mitzvah in Parashat Nasso.
Meet the Seniors
Check out RMBA's podcast featuring the Class of 2021! Meet the amazing sernior class of Robert M. Beren Academy as they discuss their time at RMBA, their memories, their favorite teachers, and the people they have become. Click here for the 28 minute episode.
From the desk of the STEAM Lab

This week in STEAM we learned all about the farm: who lives on the farm, how they work together, and what is grown on a farm!
Hablo Español

Middle school students in Mrs. Rosenzweig's Spanish elective had a great time in class reviewing vocabulary, adjectives, and verbs. The students are now conjugating verbs in the present tense and writing full sentences. 
Project-Based Learning

Students in Morah Rozie's 4th grade Judaics class are enjoying working on their Torah Fair projects, which address the theme of Kashrut. The students are learning all about various traditions and Jewish laws. Save the date! The lower school Torah Fair will take place on June 14. Stay tuned for additional details.
Cadena Initiative 2021

The international Cadena competition takes place this Sunday starting at 9 AM via Zoom (click here to watch!). We wish our Middle School team comprised of Ari Meckley, Ari Rosenzweig, and Shir Ogorek the best of luck! The students will also participate in a tikkun olam event, where they will be connecting to a vulnerable community in Mexico.
Texture Walls

2nd grade has created a beautiful texture wall out of found objects. They found descriptive words to describe how the objects felt and then used them as inspiration to create differing textures from construction paper. The challenge was to manipulate the paper to visually show different textures.
Busy Bees

Morah Aviva's ECE4 class worked on May self portraits, number books, and the letter “W” for watermelon!
Save the Date
We are thrilled to present our new parent engagement series

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

May 26 - June 10

For more information contact Tania Levenstein
Please join in the special dedication of
Robert M. Beren Academy's 
donated in loving memory of
Alma and Herman Lerner z"l
Ruth and Maurice Alpert z"l
by Doreen and Marshall Lerner
Sunday, June 13, 2021
11:00 AM
Robert M. Beren Academy
11333 Cliffwood Drive
Houston, Texas 77035
The dedication will take place outdoors following COVID-19 protocols. Kindly RSVP by June 6. A reservation will be required to attend. 

Please click here to RSVP
For more information contact Tania Levenstein
Community Events
No Snif this Shabbat

Don't worry we'll be back next Shabbat!
Summer Art Camp 2021
with teachers
Michelle Renfrow and Michael Duke
at RMBA's campus!

June 22 - August 5

Check out the flyer above for all details
Click here to register
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