Times of Israel Features Mural in “Epic” Article

This week the Times of Israel ran a long and substantial story by Rich Tenorio about the Lost Shul Project. The author interviewed many of the participants of the project and he also made good use on the ever-expanding material on this website. For a detailed overview of the...
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Where Do Jews Draw the Lions?

This Pesach we ask the question, when it comes to decoration, where do Jews draw the lion(s)? The answer is: seemingly everywhere! Here is a mid 19th-century pewter repousse seder plate from Germany (OK, it’s not Lithuanian, but we couldn’t resist) inscribed with a...
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Mural Featured in Moment Magazine

We are delighted that the mural is featured in the March/April issue of Moment magazine. You can read the story about Jewish Vermont and the mural in the print edition, or see it online here.  Thank you editors of Moment for recognizing the history and the power of the Lost Shul...
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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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