As soon as you enter Machaneh Ramah look to your left and you will see two of the murals created during Kishroniyah. Walk around camp and you will see the others, each one representing a specific theme and idea that is important to each summer that they were created. This summer at Machaneh Ramah we are creating the ninth mural that will be added to our beautiful collection on our campgrounds. The mural is an important part of the theme of the summer as it displays the way that the chanichim (campers) think about that theme and the ideas that they come up with to express that theme in an artistic way. The theme for the mural this year is Emet- Truth which is the 2019 summer theme at Machaneh Ramah.

Hadas said, “I like being able to express myself through art.”

Sophie said, “I love the atmosphere of being in an artistic space. I just love the creativity I feel being part of painting the mural.”

Kayla said, “it is very fun to work with my close friends on something so important to camp.”

Noa said, “it is really fun to make something and look back and say that I was a part of it.”

More about the program- Do you love to paint? Would you like to help leave your mark on camp? The Ramahniks who sign up for this workshop will have an opportunity to design and create a colorful outdoor mural that will help beautify camp for years to come! Participants will experience the entire mural process from design conceptualization to priming to painting. This specialized art workshop will engage you in creating collaborative community art as you explore and develop your artistic talents, skills, and interests. Note: no prior art experience is necessary to participate in this session, just come ready to create, have fun, and get messy!

Tova Speter is an artist, art therapist, art educator, and arts consultant based in Newton, MA. She specializes in working with adolescents and has more than fifteen years of experience leading community mural projects in the greater Boston area and internationally in Argentina, China, Panama, and Israel. Find out more about Tova’s work (and see pics from past Ramah collaborations) at Tova also has a private practice offering art therapy and mental health counseling services; works as a consultant with congregations interested in exploring innovative ways to infuse more arts-based experiences into their programming; and is the founder and director of The MEM Project, a Boston-based venture that engages individuals through the artistic process as a means to explore Jewish identity and encourage connection with under-served communities through collaborative mural projects. Find out more about The MEM Project at