Parashat Bereshit
Candle Lighting 6:31 p.m.
Havdalah 7:30 p.m.
Parsha Talk

In this week’s parsha, Bereshit, we read about excuse making. When confronted about eating from the tree of knowledge, Eve claims "'The serpent deceived me, and I ate." Even more stunningly, Adam says "The woman whom you gave to be with me - she gave me of the tree, and I ate." What lessons can we learn from the parsha about taking responsibility for our errors?
Cookbook Corner - Surprise Revealed!

We are so excited to officially announce the creation of an RMBA Kosher Cookbook!

We have lots of information to share with you, and many different ways you can get involved and help RMBA, so keep your eyes on the lookout for an email update.

Each week we will feature something cookbook-related in this corner. Stay tuned!

This week we are feeling super inspired by these amazing parsha themed cookies. Click here for the recipe.
"A Mussar and a Mitzvah"
In A Mussar and a Mitzvah two students in high school honors Chumash each come up with a discussion question each week in which they share background and give their own opinion. The student from the 9-10th grade group explains a mitzvah that is learned from the project while the 11-12th grade student comes up with a mussar (directive) lesson that can be learned from the parsha.

This week's Mussar and a Mitzvah features 12th grade student Molly Goldstein and 10th grade student Nissim Ruben. Click here to read about a mussar and a mitzvah learned from Parshat Bereshit.
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STEAM Lab on Wheels

This week in STEAM we covered the days of creation, experimenting with light and darkness by outlining shadow buddies and putting on shadow puppet shows. We also explored animal habitats of the sea and land and made our own constellations.
Quill and Ink

Students in Morah Rivkie's 3rd grade Judaics class learned all about writing a sefer Torah in preparation for Simchat Torah. The students had the opportunity to practice writing their names using a "quill and ink."
Sources of Strength

This week upper school students have started our October campaign of “positive friends” through our youth-led program called Sources of Strength. Sources of Strength is a positive, strength based prevention program for mental health across the country. The group is comprised of students and adults from many different corners and cultures of our school and community. We believe that life has ups and downs, that all of us will go through good times and tough times. Our mission is to ensure that during the rough times no one gets so overwhelmed or hopeless that they want to give up. RMBA's SOS team will host monthly fun and educational events promoting the SOS wheel of values. We handed out friendship bracelets to celebrate the positive friendships in our lives. The colors remind us of the SOS wheel and all it does to support us. Included with the bracelets are SOS journals, crisis cards, stickers, and some Hershey kisses. What a great way to celebrate our friends and seeing them back in school together!
Six Days of Creation

Students in Morah Tsippi's ECE2 class studied the six days of creation in depth. In STEAM the students made a book together. They also used various forms of art to make individual books to bring home. To keep reinforcing what Hashem created each day, they sang and listened to several Creation songs!
Meet the Masters

This week a new program launches from the art studio. We are excited to introduce our Meet the Masters program. Meet the Masters will be a bi-monthly program in which families will be given the opportunity to learn about artists together and create artwork in their style. Please see the information below about our very first artist, Georgia O'Keeffe. Many people are not aware of this, but Georgia O'Keeffe found her unique style here in Texas. Click here to learn how to create beautiful artwork like Georgia O'Keeffe. Artwork completed at home will be displayed on our Meet the Masters bulletin board. 
Civil Disobedience

Eighth-graders in Mr. Duke's U.S. History class are reading and analyzing Henry David Thoreau's essay, "Civil Disobedience." As part of the assignment, the students will build replica desks, based on the desk upon which Thoreau penned the famous work from his cabin at Walden Pond. This past week, the students practiced traditional woodworking skills, including learning how to hand-cut dovetails. At the end of the school year, the eighth-graders will take home their desks and use them throughout their academic careers and beyond.
Election Day

Seventh-graders are studying the current presidential election season and will be hosting a mock election at RMBA on Election Day, 2020. The project involved challenging students to create original campaign materials— ads and videos — to encourage their classmates to participate in the democratic process.
Bereshit Books

Students in Morah Aviva's ECE4 class culminated their unit on creation with beautiful Bereshit books. They learned that Hashem made the world in just six days and that Shabbat was the seventh day, a day of rest.
Recording Findings

Students in Mrs. Blumberg's Kindergarten class conducted a science experiment, following the Scientific procedure. They collected leaves outside, sorted them, compared them, and measured them using connect cubes. In math they learned that there are different ways to make numbers. Using 2 color counters they discovered many ways to make 5. They recorded their findings on white boards.
Ultimate Scoop Ball

This week in PE students continued working on hand eye coordination by playing "ultimate scoop ball" which allows the students to pass the ball to their teammates with the goal of landing the ball into the bucket (pool) for a point. The students loved it, and the games got even more enjoyable as they mastered the rules and planned strategy.
Save the Date
Applications now LIVE!

Share the news! We are excited to announce that we are starting to accept new student applications for the 2021 –2022 school year!

Click here to apply.

Not ready to apply yet? Sign up here to get information on school tours, virtual information sessions, and more.

Questions? Contact Fannet Nater, Director of Admissions.
Community Events
Bnei Akiva Snif
Parshat Bereshit
10/17/2020

1st - 6th grades:
4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

7th - 12th grades:
5:15 - 6:00 p.m.
at UOS

Click here to register
Camp Moshava IO
Virtual Open House
10/18/2020
9:00 a.m. ECT
6:30 p.m. ECT

10/25/2020
9:00 a.m. ECT

Registration required to receive a link. Click here to register.
Tammy and Steven Plumb
Linda and Clive Shkedy
and
The Leadership of Troop 806
Proudly invite you to the
Eagle Court of Honor
for
Jacob Benjamin Plumb
Oren Tzvi Shkedy

Sunday, October 18, 2020
5:00 PM

Mach Hach Baaretz Ledorot
A special 11th grade Israel summer program by BANA
Open House Meeting

10/18/2020
11:00 a.m. ET
Click here to register for the info session
Mach Hach BaAretz
Bnei Akiva's summer Israel experience for students completing 10th grade

Virtual Information Sessions
10/18/2020 - 10/20/2020
Click here for schedule and zoom links
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