- Associated Press - Sunday, August 2, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - This weekend will mark the official unveiling of the “Lost Shul,” an Eastern European-style Jewish folk art mural that was hidden behind a wall for decades and has recently been restored.

The event is set for 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Ohavi Zedek Synagogue at 188 North Prospect Street in Burlington. It marks completion of a project to restore a mural created in 1910 at the former Chai Adam Synagogue in Burlington by Ben Zion Black.

The congregation brought him from Lithuania to paint the shul mural. The synagogue was later sold for secular uses. Much of the painting was destroyed, but what was left was hidden behind a wall and forgotten until 2012, when it was uncovered.


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