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  • Beren loses quadruple overtime thriller

    March 1, 2013 | 2:05 pm

    Beren Academy, which made international headlines last year with its battle to avoid a forfeit in the Texas state boys' basketball tournament over a Sabbath scheduling conflict, lost a quadruple overtime game in the state semifinals.

    Beren lost by one-point to Boerne Geneva after...

  • Following basketball controversy, press is on Texas school group to be more inclusive

    April 3, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    Comments by the head of a Texas school association at the center of a controversy over Sabbath accommodations is fueling a drive by its members to be more open to the needs of Jewish and Muslim schools.

    Edd Burleson, the director of the The Texas Association of Private and Parochial...

  • TAPPS head: Beren Academy should never have been accepted to association

    April 2, 2012 | 7:58 am

    The Beren Academy Orthodox Jewish day school should never have been accepted to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, the association’s director told a Texas newspaper.

    “We shouldn’t have accepted them in the first place,”  Edd Burleson, director of the Texas...

  • Holy hoops: The story of the Beren Academy basketball team

    March 9, 2012 | 11:28 am

    For one week, the boys basketball team of the Robert M. Beren Academy in Houston, Texas, made nationwide headlines.

    The reason—they made the Texas 2A semifinals, but since the academy is Orthodox Jewish, they couldn’t play the game, which was scheduled on the Jewish Sabbath.

    After a campaign and filed lawsuit, the games were moved to accommodate Beren, and their performance attracted the media, as well as the Texas Jewish community.

    JTA’s Uri Fintzy spent the final four weekend with the Beren staff, students and fans.

    This is the story.

  • Orthodox team advances to Texas state championship game

    March 2, 2012 | 3:41 pm

    After grabbing national headlines with its push for a pre-Shabbat starting time, the Robert M. Beren Academy of Houston registered a decisive 58-46 win over Dallas Covenant to secure a spot in the 2A private and parochial boys basketball state championship game.

    Junior sensation...

  • Shabbat conflict sends Beren Academy hoops squad to the sidelines

    February 28, 2012 | 10:24 am

    Chris Cole, the coach of the boys’ basketball team at the Robert M. Beren Academy in Houston, says his squad is peaking coming off its 27-point victory in the state tournament quarterfinals.

    Apparently the Stars, who with a record of 24-5 are having the best season in school...