Parashat Nitzavim
Candle Lighting 7:18 p.m.
Havdalah 8:25 p.m.
What a fun week! Lower School students eagerly counted down the minutes until recess began on Wednesday so they could explore and play on the brand new colorful playground which is part of the Dr. Robert A. Behar Sports and Recreation Complex on the RMBA campus. Students are calling it a play-resort as it is more fun than any playground they have seen!
Parsha Minute

With great power comes great responsibility. Is this a theme from Spiderman, Judaism, or both? Find out in this week's parsha minute!

Shabbat shalom!
We are very excited to be celebrating our 50th year of serving the Houston Jewish community, providing an excellent dual curriculum college preparatory education.

We hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane weekly with us! Please feel free to email us some of your own pictures and captions--we would love to feature them!

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The Class of '86 in 7th Grade!
Harry Brown, a current parent of a 10th grader, is in the 2nd row! His older daughter is a proud RMBA alum (class of '17)
From the desk of our
S.T.E.A.M. Lab

This week in STEAM, EC2 focused on the colors and shapes of Rosh Hashanah. They learned about a brown shofar (musical horn) , a red pomegranate, and yellow honey. They looked at how Rosh Hashanah challah, apples, and pomegranates are round like a circle. They also saw a star inside the apple. Students then had fun making circles on a huge board. They practiced red, brown, and yellow color sorting by using tongs to move the different colored balls. They also looked at pomegranate seeds under the microscope and in the light table. Magnifying glasses were used to see the shofar up close, and the scales were used to weigh yellow and red stars. 
Summer Scholars

Students who completed their optional summer work packets were invited for a celebratory breakfast to applaud their accomplishment! Breakfast included fruit plus doughnuts, whipped cream. and sprinkles! All first grade students were invited to attend to inspire packet completion in future years.
Peer Leadership

Students in peer leadership led one another through a maze with only their voice as a guide. Precision and trust were crucial in this exercise.
Clay Crafts

Students in EC4 enjoyed preparing for Rosh Hashanah in their art class! They molded honey dishes out of clay to go with spoons they had made. They then decorated their new dish with bees!
Cake and Cards

Morah Rivkie's 5th grade class and Morah Roza's 4th grade class teamed together to bake honey cake and create pop up cards for Rosh Hashana. The students learned about the importance of checking eggs for blood or spots and enjoyed eating the fresh and delicious baked goods.
Round and Round

Kindergarten students enjoyed spinning around in P.E. as they explored hula hoops through various games and activities.
...and Switch!

Middle school students were up and about in their classroom as they enjoyed rotating stations answering various prompts in their English class.

Mr. Riklin's 5T class spent their science lesson figuring out if an egg could balance on one of its ends. Using the scientific method and a few household ingredients, the experiment was a fun challenge!
Save the Date
Please consider purchasing flowers for Yom Tov by supporting the
12th grade Israel Trip Scholarship Fund

Flowers generously provided by
Houston Flowery
Let the RMBA Senior class build your sukkah as they fundraise for their trip to Israel

$100 to build
$80 to take down
$160 for both if pre-ordered

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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. 

Middle School Volleyball 
The middle school volleyball team will play their first home game  Thursday, September 6 at 4:30

High School Volleyball
The high school volleyball team will play their home opener,  Thursday, September 6, at 5:30 PM  in the Beren gymnasium.

Flag Football  
The flag football team will be on the road Thursday, September 6th when traveling to Chinquapin at 5:30 PM. 
Accessing the current schedule
Please re-sync your calendars weekly.
If you have any questions, please email Coach Cole at
Community Events
Bnei Akiva
4 Minim Fundraiser

Pick your own - $65
Pre-assembled - $70

Deadline extended!
To order: CLICK HERE
Bnei Akiva & UOS Annual

Shuk Sukkot
Sunday, September 23rd
10 AM - 12 PM

$10 per family
FREE admission with Arba Minim order!
Travel through the Fall Holidays with
PJ Library
September 16, 10 AM

Join us for a morning of stories, snacks, crafts and holiday learning.

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