Parashat Toldot
Candle Lighting 5:06 p.m.
Havdalah 6:06 p.m.
Parsha Talk

What do the wells in this week's parsha symbolize? Find out as we dig through this week's parsha talk!
Cookbook Corner

We have a few special things headed your way so keep on the lookout next week for a dedicated RMBA Cookbook email.

We can't believe Thanksgiving is just one week away! Check out this Food Network article on 10 Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers (ignore #9), especially if you are following medical advice and hosting only your family that lives with you.
"A Mussar and a Mitzvah"
This week's Mussar and a Mitzvah features Sarah Plumb (9th grade) and Rafi Gross (11th grade). Click here to read about a mussar and a mitzvah learned from Parashat Toldot.
Beren Boys Bekius
Check out this week's Beren Boys Bekius Parsha Podcast featuring Seniors Jake Teller and Jeremy Morgan.
STEAM Lab on Wheels

This week in STEAM we learned about Thanksgiving! We dissected and investigated the inside of pumpkins and made our very own turkeys!
The Hebrew Letter Vav

Students in Morah Tzippe's 2nd grade Chumash class learned about the Vav Hahipuch (the turn around vav that changes the tense of a word in Hebrew) and then created their own pictures of the vav hahipuch turning around in creative and fun ways.
Sunday Funday

Lower School students and families enjoyed spending Sunday on campus for a fun family yoga activity. Check out all the fun here. Students enjoyed making chalk murals while parents got to spend time with new and old friends.
Paper Bag Puppets

Fall, Thanksgiving, and Parashat Toldot kept Morah Aviva's ECE4 on their toes all week! The class worked together to make a turkey mural with fork prints. The students also made two sided Yaakov and Esav paper bag puppets, fall tree paintings, and paper plate turkeys, on which they labeled each feather with a letter of their names.
Importance of Jewish Growth

Rabbi Ouzzan's High School Seminar class was privileged to hear words of wisdom and college advice from Rabbi Ari Koretzky of MEOR University of Maryland. The Rabbi taught the students the importance of maintaining Jewish growth on campus to offset the challenges and obstacles that inevitably arise.
Word Problem Marathon

6th grade students in Mrs. Rosenzweig's class worked hard on solving word problems. They discussed, made plans, and solved multi-step problems including basic statistics (combinations-permutations). They love going beyond mechanical math!
Out of Many, One

Students in Mr. Duke's middle school Photography Explo studied the work of David Hockney and, in his style, created composite portraits of themselves and others on campus.
Prisms and Nature

6th graders in Mrs. Rosenzweig's class worked on the 3D design of triangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, octagonal, and nonagonal prism bird houses. The birdhouses will be 3D printed, and students will calculate their volume and surface area. This is a cross-curricular project integrating Math and the BIMA makerspace. 
Chag HaSigd

In Shiurei Tzionut (class on Zionism), lower school students learned about Chag HaSigd, a special Jewish holiday that originated in Ethiopia. The students learned about the Jewish people in Ethiopia, and how they would gather together on this holiday (which is still celebrated today, in Jerusalem) to read from the Torah and thank Hashem for keeping them together as a nation. They also learned about Ethiopian culture.
Fine Motor Fun

Students in Morah Alissa's and Morah Sandy's ECE3 class practiced their fine motor skills gluing lentils to a project, representing Parsha Toldot when Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for soup.
Family Break Trivia

Upper School Sources of Strength Committee members created a fun family trivia game for lower and upper school families to connect over some of the upcoming breaks. November's theme was family support. To play the game with your family click here and print out the questions.
Menorah Building Competition

Students in lower school are invited to design and build a kosher menorah. Grade level winners will be announced on December 11. Completed Menorahs are due on December 9. Staff are invited to participate and compete in the staff division. Good luck! We can't wait to see all the creativity.
Save the Date
Click here to register for ChaiLights and Insights
a live virtual community program
Sunday, November 22 | 11 am - 12 pm CT
Community Events
Bnei Akiva Snif this Shabat

Shabbat, November 21, 2020
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm at UOS
Grades 1 - 12

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Masks required
Social Distancing will be practiced
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