Parashat Emor
Candle Lighting 7:43 p.m.
Havdalah 8:51 p.m.
This week the fourth and fifth graders had a fantastic time in San Antonio (4th Grade) and Austin (5th Grade). The students visited historical and natural locations including the Alamo, the Star of the Republic Museum, natural caverns, the San Antonio river, and the capitol building. It was a great learning experience for all students.
Ultimate Parsha
In this week's parsha, Emor, we read of the kohanim that "they shall be holy...and they shall not desecrate the name of their G-d." Just as more is expected of the Jews as "the chosen people," similarly more is expected of kohanim as the chosen servants of Hashem. Because Jews and kohanim are recognized as such, failing to live up to expectations reflects poorly upon Hashem, and this is not acceptable.

2 Truths & A Lie
We are excited to feature someone from the RMBA family in every issue of the Buzz via this fun game! Want to be featured? Email Tania Levenstein your 2 truths and a lie!

Stacey Engelhart, Bnei Akiva Director

  1. I fell down the stairs and broke my arm when I was two years old.
  2. I have three kids.
  3. I had my appendix removed when I was 8 years old.

The Top Three Favorite
Paper Coasters

Two weeks ago the 7th and 8th graders made amazing paper coasters as a STEM project. Last week all students got to vote for their favorite coasters. The results were the following:

  1. The Candy Coaster
  2. The Jump
  3. The No Name Coaster
Shirley's Corner

Five high school students - Leora Geralnik, Tali Miller, Dina Kirshner, Coral Vaknin, and Adam Hoffman - are participating in a grant this year called Better2Lead. As part of the grant, they are fulfilling dreams of some of the residents at The Medallion, one of whom is Shirley Shoifet, mother of Laura Yaffee. In Shirley's younger years, she loved going to libraries and reading to the children, which brought her so much joy. She no longer has the opportunity to do this, so the Better2Lead team created a new reading space in our Beren Academy library called "Shirley's Corner." Shirley will come to Beren about once a month and read to our students. All teachers can also now read to their students in Shirley's Corner.
EC 4 Experiencing the Letter Mem

Students in EC 4 experience the Hebrew Letter Mem through "Mayim" Water Fun.
Learning The Letter M

EC 15 student Ezra Berman was spotted having so much fun while learning the letter M.
Recycle Reuse and Re-purpose

Morah Rivkie's 3rd Graders are preparing for the upcoming Torah Fair. As part of a collaboration with the Art Department, students spent time creating projects to display. The materials that they used would have otherwise been thrown out; with creative thought and energy some wonderful projects have been created.

Sixth Grade Buzzzz

On Tuesday 6th grade was visited by Mr. Rogers from the Harris County Beekeepers Association. Mr. Rogers presented on the life cycle of bees, their commercial importance, and the basics of beekeeping. He brought beekeeping equipment and an observation hive with bees and bee larvae in it for the students to see.
Save the Date
Monday, May 7th
7:30 AM- 1:30 PM
Small Ulam

Contact Mirit Schneider

Buy your raffle tickets today
for the chance to
and help the annual campaign

Please help us reach 100% Parent Participation by June 6th!

1 Ticket $20
3 Tickets $50
8 Tickets $100

Drawing will take place on June 6, 2018

Gourmet Gelato Pops for Memorial Day
Benefiting the 12th grade Israel Trip Scholarship Fund

1 bag (pack of 5) $20
2 bags $35

Orders due by May 13th

Questions? Contact Ariel Schneider at

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. 

Uniform Turn In
Please have all athletes return any Beren jerseys that they have at home. These need to be turned in DIRECTLY to Coach Cole by the players. Please do not turn them into the office or leave them in the gym.  
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Community Events
Mazal Tov!
Mazal tov to Tania and Yosef Levenstein on the birth of a baby girl!

Mazal Tov to Orlee Vorzman on the occasion of her Bat Mitzvah
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