The Mural Was For Women and Children, Too!

A significant feature of the Burlington mural is how visible it was for the women and children of Congregation Chai Adam.  They could see and enjoy the work from their seats in the galleries attached to the sides of the long and relatively narrow sanctuary.  The mural was...
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Survival and Memory: Jewish Art in Fragments

Survival and Memory. This is the essence behind the multi-year effort to recover, restore, and present Burlington’s “Lost Shul Mural.” But “Survival and Memory” is also the name of an important exhibition at Burlington’s Fleming Museum of the...
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Mural Project Wins Engineering Award

Congratulations to Engineering Ventures which will be receiving an Engineering Excellence Award from ACEC (American Consulting Engineers Council of Vermont) for their design and execution of the move of the mural. The project won a grand award (the highest scoring category) for...
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Vermont Public Television to Re-air “Little Jerusalem” Documentary

We are delighted to learn the Vermont Public Television is including rebroadcasts of its 2012 award-winning documentary Little Jerusalem as part its March, 2016 programming. Litttle Jerusalem will air on Sunday, March 20th at 3:30.  You can also watch the whole video online here....
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Mural Project Receives Preservation Award

On February 17, 2016, the Lost Shul Mural Project was honored with Preservation Burlington Institutional Award from local preservation advocacy organization Preservation Burlington.  Preservation Burlington board member Daniel Goltzman  made  remarks at the presentation. Former...
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Our Lions’ Lineage I: In the Bible & Ancient Jewish Art

Right up front and center in our mural are two rampant lions supporting the Tablets of the Law. When the mural was painted in 1910 every Jew knew this symbolism. Though lions appear in the art and heraldry of many cultures, in Judaism they are central and count among the most...
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Watch 5 Years of Mural Preservation Work in 14 Minutes

Watch this video to see a top speed review of five years of work on the mural – from the first opening of the wall in 2010 to check the mural’s condition to the final hoisting of the mural into position at it’s new home at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue after the move in...
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Preservation Award to Lost Shul Mural Project

The Burlington Lost Shul Mural Project and Ohavi Zedek Synagogue have been recognized by Preservation Burlington with its 2015 Preservation award for Institutional Property “in recognition of the extensive and painstaking work your synagogue and community has taken the time,...
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Who Were the First Jewish Settlers in Vermont?

As we begin 2016, it’s clear that Sen. Bernie Sanders has surpassed Ben or Jerry as the most famous Jewish Vermonter – whatever his level of community affiliation and religious observance. But Sen. Sanders is a relative newcomer, having arrived in the state in the...
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