Parashat Lech Lecha
Candle Lighting 6:18 p.m.
Havdalah 7:17 p.m.
Parsha Talk

Teachers regularly test their students. Often we have a strong inkling how our students will perform, yet the tests are still given. So who is the audience for these test results? Find out what this week's parsha, Lech Lecha, suggests! 
Cookbook Corner

And the winner of the Chef Confidential cookbook is Jennifer Pittsford! Congratulations!

This week we are collecting your favorite winter recipes. Click here to submit.

Looking for parsha themed recipes? Check our this great Facebook group for inspiration!

Now it's time for a poll!
Do you secretly want to know how to make some of your favorite restaurant food?
Yes, then I can wow other people!
No! I always prefer to order it as take-out or dine-in
"A Mussar and a Mitzvah"
This week's Mussar and a Mitzvah features Noa Geralnik (10th grade) and Jeremy Morgan (12th grade). Click here to read about a mussar and a mitzvah learned from Parashat Lech Lecha.
Beren Boys Bekius
We are super excited to add this new section to the Beren Buzz! Beren Boys Bekius featuring Seniors Jake Teller and Jeremy Morgan is a fun parsha podcast including Torah, mussar, daf yomi, sports, and so much more. Tune in weekly to hear our boys analyze the text and have a fun time while doing it! If you missed last week's video click here. We are so proud of our students!
STEAM Lab on Wheels

This week in STEAM we discovered Fall! We explored many nature items, had fun making leaf rubbings/ paintings, and made our own wind vanes!

7th graders in Ms Goldstein’s earth science class have been learning about how Earth’s layers are arranged by density, with the most dense materials at the center of the Earth. To demonstrate, they created a density tower using materials of different densities and observed how the settled into distinct layers. 
Red Ribbon Week

This week our upper school Red Ribbon week was sponsored by the Sources of Strength team. We celebrated being drug free this week with fun dress up days and texts with daily facts to our students. We ended the week with resources for our youth to call in crisis or in a time of need.
Student Council

Students in lower school learned about our country's upcoming election and held their own election. Students in 4th and 5th grade were eligible to run for a variety of positions on student council. Students submitted an application to the lower school principal. Candidates had to demonstrate good citizenship, hard work, and have good school attendance. They each also had to have an interview and prepare a speech to share at lunch in front of their peers. Students prepared posters to hang around school. Today (Thursday) is voting day. The polls opened at 8:30 a.m. and will close at 2:00 p.m. Students were encouraged to dress in red, white, and blue in honor of the voting day and represent the Red Ribbon Week day theme "United We Stand." Election results will be announced in next week's Buzz.

Students in Mr. Duke's Photography Explo were challenged to photograph everyday objects and scenes in a recognizable way. They then were required to photograph the same subject matter, transforming the image through abstraction.
Math Manipulatives

Students in Mrs. Schneider's first grade class enjoyed a hands-on experience using manipulatives to understand place value. The students had so much fun "writing" on their desks!
The Art of Portraiture

The Art of Portraiture middle school explo class has been studying the human face through drawings and collages inspired by the great artists of the past. Included is the art of Archimboldo from the Middle Ages. Archimboldo created portraits of famous individuals. Each portrait has a theme unique to the individual. The middle school students each chose their own theme and searched for images in magazines that they used to create these amazing portraits. They just began working on clay busts inspired by the Terracotta Soldiers.
Practice Makes Perfect

Students in Morah Miriam's first grade Judaics class have been hard at work practicing their Hebrew handwriting skills in alef bet block letters.
Monster Baby Genetics

While learning about genetics and how traits are passed down from parent to offspring, 6th graders in Ms. Goldstein’s life science class used probability to create the genes for two monsters, then solved punnet squares for each characteristic to figure out what the monster baby would look like. They then analyzed the punnet squares and got to draw the baby monster.
Sand and Star

Students in Morah Aviva's ECE4 class created sparkling sand-and-star decorations after learning about Hashem’s promise to Avraham in this week’s Parashat Lech Lecha.
Save the Date
The Run for the Rose
"Team Uri!" Nov 1 - Dec 6 

Join friends and family of the Hercs to run a 5k in honor of Uri 

The Run for the Rose raises funds for brain cancer research supporting MD Anderson Cancer Center’s immunotherapy research, new drug development, and clinical trials for patients with brain cancer

Click here to sign up

To pre-order face masks for purchase ($10 each) please

All proceeds to benefit the Hercs
Registration Open!
Early Childhood & Kindergarten
Sunday Funday

Sunday, November 1, 2020
9:00 a.m.
OR 10:45 a.m.

Children are encouraged to bring their own ride-on toys to the RMBA outdoor basketball court for courses and free play.

Parents are required to stay with their children. Registration is required.
Please click here to register.

For all details, see the Sign Up form.
Virtual Challah Bake
for the refuah shlema of
Uriel Betzalel ben Inde Fanny (Uri Herc)

Thursday, November 5, 2020
8:30 PM

Click here to register

Click here for the link to join the event on Zoom
Meeting ID: 719 018 2866

We are looking for a minimum of 40 households to join the virtual challah bake where there will be fun braiding demonstrations
City Wide Count Me In Shabbat
November 6, 2020
Count Me In Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Chanukkah brighter for others by collecting and distributing Chanukkah gifts to children birth to 18 years old.

CMI's goal is to support 300 kids and they need help in raising $27,000 to do so!

Due to COVID-19 CMI is only collecting cash donations this year. Please click here to donate and help contribute to this wonderful cause.
Lower School Family Yoga

Sunday, November 15, 2020
9 AM (1st-2nd grades)
10 AM (3rd - 5th grades)


Bring your own yoga mat!
See registration form for all details
RMBA PTO Invites you to

Saturday, November 21, 2020
8:00 PM

Join us for a virtual parents night in!
Bingo, Booze, & Prizes!

RSVP Required Click Here
Kindly RSVP by 11/16
Community Events
Bnei Akiva Snif This Shabbat:

October 31, 2020
4:15 - 5:00 PM (1st - 6th grades)
5:15 - 6:15 PM (7th - 12th grades)

Registration Required
Click here to register
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