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May 08, 2020 Mobiles and Mandalas for Shabbat: Parenting Through a Jewish Lens Family Art Time

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Join Hebrew College’s Parenting Through a Jewish Lens on Zoom for a free family art time at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 8, with Boston artist Tova Speter

Tova will lead us in an art project to add peace, joy, and “shalom bayit” (domestic harmony) in your home during these complicated times. She will also share a second activity for you to do with your family on Shabbat as a way to add some calm amid the chaos. The art projects are inspired by two books by children’s book author and Boston native Linda Elovitz Marshall, Shh… Shh… Shabbat and Shalom Bayit: A Peaceful Home.

Note: this workshop is for all ages and requires minimal materials, all of which you can find around your house. You do not need to have read the two books in order to participate. Register below to receive list of materials.

Materials list
paper plate

washable markers
scissors (for parents only)
paint brush
cup of water
paper towel
pencil or sharpie
piece of string/yarn to hang
printed pdf template (if you don’t have a paper plate, you can use this instead)

Join us on Zoom!

Meeting ID: 876 888 7172
Password: PTJL

Tova Speter Art Project

Tova headshot.jpgTova Speter is an artist, art therapist, art educator, and arts consultant based at Gorse Mill Studios in Needham, MA. She has a private practice that offers art therapy and mental health counseling services to clients challenged by various forms of anxiety, utilizing active art making as a therapeutic tool for self expression and healing. She is the founder and director of The MEM Project, a Boston-based venture that engages individuals and groups in meaningful Jewish art experiences; and works as a CJP consultant helping congregations and organizations explore innovative ways to infuse more arts-based experiences into their programming. Tova works with people of all ages and abilities, in a range of settings, and utilizes a number of different modalities and materials. Her work has been exhibited in local businesses, independent galleries, and Open Studios since 2003; and her mural projects (over 50!) have been empowering communities since 2005 both in the greater Boston area and internationally in Argentina, China, Panama, and Israel. Tova has a specialty in facilitating Jewish art workshops, and has worked in the intersection of arts and the Jewish experience for the past 20 years. More info at

For more information, email Ahava Rosenthal, director of Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, at