Click on the links for videos about the restoration process and of interviews, lectures and other presentations.
As you celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, help bring the Lost Shul Mural from the darkness into the light.
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 May 2015.
Click here for the video and texts of Gov. Madeleine Kunin, Rabbi Joshua Chasan, Dr. Jeff Potash, Mayor Miro Weinberger, Sen. Patrick Leahy and other speakers remarks at the unveiling event, and the actually unveiling of the mural when the curtain came down.
When we began this project former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin made a heartfelt appeal for the project. Three years later, it is is still an appropriate and moving appeal. You can watch it here.
In November of 2013 Dr. Samuel D. Gruber, an internationally recognized expert on Jewish art and the historic preservation of Jewish sites and monuments, delivered two lectures at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue detailing the importance of the Lost Shul Mural. Both lectures can be viewed online from here.
Mural Project art and history advisor Dr. Samuel Gruber recently spoke about the art, history, rescue and preservation of the mural at an international workshop about synagogue wall painting held at the Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in September 2016. You can listen/watch his talk here.