Parashat Beha'alotcha
Candle Lighting 7:59 pm
Havdalah 9:08 p.m.
Last Thursday, 25 high school students celebrated the relationships they established with seniors at The Medallion through Better Together over the last two years. Students, teachers, Medallion residents, friends, and families were also invited to watch the premiere of a student-made film, documenting the amazing Chesed done this year by our students, to bring more meaning to the lives of the Medallion residents.
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Ultimate Parsha
In this week's Parsha, Beha'alotcha, Moshe says "Stand and I will hear what Hashem will command you." Rambam tells us that Moshe is unique among prophets in that only he could speak to Hashem whenever he desired. Because of this distinction it is surprising that Yehoshua declined Moshe's offer to answer any questions for him before Moshe passed away. As a consequence, Yehoshua forgot 300 laws and became murky on many other ideas, and once Moshe had passed away there was no longer a way to clarify these laws or ideas on his own. R. Yaakov Kamenetsky suggests that Yehoshua should have deferred to Moshe's knowledge of what he needed, as his teacher. 

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!

Shira Reches, Bnei Akiva Bat Sherut

  1. I had two fish, two parrots, and a dog.
  2. I went to see a beehive, and I got stung.
  3. I was sleeping outdoors, and I was woken up by a pig.

Class of 2018

Mazal tov to the Class of 2018 who graduated on Tuesday, May 29th. We are very proud of all of you and we wish you much success.

We welcome Jonny Abitbol, Tania Blanga, Leora Geralnik, Gabriel Gross, Adam Hoffman, Dina Kirshner, Akiva Levy, Nathan Plumb, Bracha Teigman, and Maya Wadler to our RMBA alumni club.
Better Together
"Traveling the World"

Over the last two years, RMBA high school students and Medallion residents have been forging meaningful relationship through frequent inter-generational programs. This year, students have been planning the programs themselves with the theme of "traveling the world." At our last Medallion event, freshmen Jeremy Morgan and Jake Teller planned a Texas-themed art project and trivia competition for the group of over 40 high school students and Medallion residents. 

To view the video of the Texas-themed activity click HERE.
Fifth Grade Siyum

This past Tuesday, Rabbi Levitt celebrated a Siyum with his 5th grade Mishna class. Well done on all the mishnayot learned this year. Mazal Tov fifth grade!

Cadena Initiative

Last weekend, sixth-graders Raya Sulman, Hailey Morgan, and Orlee Vorzman attended the social entrepreneurship initiative contest in Mexico City, Mexico.

The competition included ten competing projects from five countries. The projects focused on mitigating the effects of disasters and assisting people affected by them.

Kol Hakavod to Raya, Hailey, and Orlee for representing RMBA! We thank Ms. Goldstein for chaperoning this important trip.
Outdoor Library Boxes

Second graders in Mrs. Bryant's art class were excited to help work on the process of building 2 outdoor library boxes. Once installed on campus, students will be able to trade or borrow books during recess.
Honoring the Fallen

Eighth-grade students in Mr. Novick's history classes created a giant memorial poster and put together a ceremony to honor those who gave their lives for our country. 

Middle school students spoke about the importance of the holiday. Further, a video was shown in which staff and students alike spoke about what the holiday meant to them on a personal level.  
Building Bridges

To celebrate the successful completion of Mrs. Rosenzweig's sixth-grade math curriculum, the class participated in a Popsicle-stick-bridges STEM project. Students were challenged to build a bridge at least one foot long. The bridge had to be able to support the weight of three or more textbooks.

Students applied their knowledge about angle strength and triangular shapes when building strong Popsicle-stick-bridges.
Third-grade Siyum Party

After a fantastic year of davening with Bat Sherut Osi, the third-grade students had a siyum filled with surprises and yummy treats.

This year, the third-graders learned that there is more than one way to daven, and each of them can find his/her own way to connect with Hashem.
Super Hero Ink Drawings

Middle school art students selected their favorite superhero to create vintage-style grid drawings of those characters. Once the proportions were drawn correctly, they used India Ink to fill in the shadows and colors.

Bringing Tanach to Life

Students in seventh grade Navi brought the pesukim of Tehillim to life by creating artwork in the style of David Moss. Students chose a pasuk from Tehillim - the works of David Hamelech, who they have been studying in Shmuel Bet.
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Drawing will take place on June 6, 2018

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