Parashat Vayikra
Candle Lighting 7:19 p.m.
Havdalah 8:21 p.m.
Parsha Talk

One challenge in davening is trying to remain completely focused on prayer. Sometimes when people are rebuked for talking, one of them will respond "but I wasn't talking...he was talking to me!" What does the parsha think of this scenario?
Spread the Good!
A ripple of kindness and smiles
While stopping the spread of COVID-19 is critically important, Spread the Good is about ensuring we are still focused on our humanity during this time of uncertainty. It is about sharing your acts of kindness to inspire others, outweigh the number of confirmed cases, and bring more light during this period of perceived darkness. Let your kindness and good ripple through the world and bring about a wave of smiles.

We have created a Facebook Group where we hope you will join us in posting positive messages of good in your life and/or of kindness you are a part of. Please use the hashtags #spreadthegood or #spreadthegoodRMBA and together let's put good messages out in the virtual world. Click here to join the group and to be inspired.
One Text - Many Voices
This week's One Text - Many Voices features Ilay K, Molly Goldstein, and Daniel Gross. Click here for their views on the following text:

讜职讗执诐志谞侄吱驻侄砖讈謾 讻旨执郑讬 转侄纸讞直讟指謹讗 讜职注指纸砖讉职转指謼讛 讗址讞址转謾 诪执讻旨指诇志诪执爪职讜郑止转 讬职讛止讜指謹讛 讗植砖讈侄謻专 诇止郑讗 转值纸注指砖讉侄謶讬谞指讛 讜职诇止纸讗志讬指讚址芝注 讜职讗指砖讈值謻诐 讜职谞指砖讉指芝讗 注植讜鈥嵵棺犞阶曋: 讜职譅讛值讘执譅讬讗 讗址郑讬执诇 转旨指诪执支讬诐 诪执谉志讛址爪旨譀止讗谉 讘旨职注侄专职讻旨职讱指芝 诇职讗指砖讈指謻诐 讗侄诇志讛址讻旨止讛值謶谉 讜职讻执驻旨侄专蜘 注指诇指吱讬讜 讛址讻旨止讛值譁谉 注址郑诇 砖讈执纸讙职讙指转支讜止 讗植砖讈侄专志砖讈指讙指譀讙 讜职讛芝讜旨讗 诇止纸讗志讬指讚址謻注 讜职谞执住职诇址芝讞 诇纸讜止: 讗指砖讈指謻诐 讛謶讜旨讗 讗指砖讈芝止诐 讗指砖讈址謻诐 诇址纸讬讛止讜指纸讛:

If a person sins and commits one of the commandments of the Lord which may not be committed, but he does not know, he is guilty, and he shall bear his transgression. He shall bring an unblemished ram from the flock, with the value for a guilt offering, to the kohen. The kohen shall then make atonement for his unintentional sin which he committed and did not know, and he shall be forgiven. It is a guilt offering he has incurred guilt before the Lord
Tell Us How You Really Feel
Have you taken up any new hobbies in the last 2 weeks?
The results are in...

COVID-19 is stressful, but what is your silver lining?
Virtual Trip

Students in Ori Friedmann's 9th and 10th grade Hebrew class enjoyed a virtual tour of the Israel Museum. They learned all about Heichal Hasefer (The Shrine of the Book) and the model of the old city.
BIMA Gives Back

RMBA joined the #MillionMaskChallenge along with a large community of printing enthusiasts using the 3D printers in the BIMA lab. Due to the school being closed, Jay Dela Cruz, who lead's the RMBA Technology Integration, brought the printers home to be able to safely make the masks from there. We are proud to be able to help and support all the wonderful medical professional heroes who are at the front line of COVID-19. Thank you for all that you are doing!
Spring Butterflies

Students in Morah Aviva's ECE4 class had fun watching a special youtube video that Morah Aviva made them, which taught them how to craft butterflies for the spring using construction paper, painters tape, and crayons.
Letter of the Week

Students in Morah Alissa's ECE3 class learned all about the letter Q this week. They enjoyed decorating their letters with painted Q-tips, and then emailed in pictures of themselves holding something that began with the letter Q.
The Twits

Students in Ms. Bernosky's 3rd grade class finished their unit on Roald Dahl's The Twits by submitting book report projects. The projects were unique, as students had the choice to submit a movie poster representation of the book, a cereal box, a collage, or a game. The students demonstrated their knowledge and had a great time in the creative process.
Hallel Together

In celebration of Rosh Chodesh Nissan (the new month of Nissan) students in 1st through 5th grades participated in a zoom Hallel, davening all together. Students enjoyed seeing friends outside their grade level and bringing in the new month in such a special way.
Volcano Fun

Students in early childhood through 2nd grade explored volcanoes this week in STEAM. They learned all about what makes volcanoes erupt, and where they are located in the USA. The students also had a great time learning how to make their own volcanoes at home!
Scavenger Hunt

We hope you enjoy the following scavenger hunt put together by Rabbi Ari Kellerman. Please be sure to follow social distancing protocols.

  1. Download the GooseChase iOS or Android app.
  2. Choose to play as a guest, or register for a personal account with a username & password of your choice.
  3. Search for and select the RMBA Family Scavenger Hunt, or search for game code WK69JR.
  4. Follow the prompts to select or create your player profile. If prompted, the password for the game is "#rmbaproud".
Save the Date
Cooking at Home with Tania
Mondays 6:00-6:30 p.m.
To join:
Backgammon for Blood
with Dr. Oberman
Tuesdays 6:00-6:30 p.m.
To join:
Yoga for Girls with Mrs. Renfrow
Wednesday 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
To join:
Mishmar with Rabbi Gelman
Thursdays 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
To join:
Live Kabbalat Shabbat with Jeremy!
Fridays 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
To join:
15th Annual
Everyone's Virtual Mock Seder
April 5, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Please register here to get the zoom link
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. 

Athletic Award Dinner
The Athletic Award Dinner scheduled for Monday, March 30, 2020 will be postponed.
Accessing the current schedule
Please re-sync your calendars weekly.

If you have any questions, please email Coach Cole at
Community Events
UOS and Bnei Akiva
Mother and Daughter Virtual Hafrashat Challah

Thursday, March 26, 2020
8:00 PM

Join from the comfort of your home on any device here:
UOS and Bnei Akiva
Mother and Daughter Virtual Hafrashat Challah

Thursday, March 26, 2020
8:00 PM

Join from the comfort of your home on any device here:
UOS Pre-Shabbat Story
and Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, March 20, 2020
6:30 PM

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UOS Virtual Haddallah

Saturday, March 21, 2020
8:25 PM

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Please make sure to include Ata CHanantanu in the Amidah for Maariv or say 鈥淏aruch HaMavdil Ben Kodesh l鈥機hol (Blessed is he who differentiates between the holy and unholy.) 鈥, before logging on to the virtual Havdallah
Snif next week
Snif at home will be coming your way!
Specific days, times and links for each shevet will be sent out at the beginning of next week.
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