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188 North Prospect Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 864-0218

The Lost Mural

Information on Ohavi Zedek’s Lost Mural, an ‘accidental survivor of the holocaust.’


Smithsonian Magazine – “Why Was a Synagogue Mural Hidden Behind a Wall in a Vermont Apartment?
The restoration of the stunning 112-year-old artwork is now complete…”

LA Times – “A century-old Vermont synagogue mural, said to be unique in the U.S., is uncovered and restored…”

Times of Israel – “Century-old synagogue mural uncovered in Vermont restored and revealed to public
Known as ‘the lost mural,’ the colorful piece was painted by a Lithuanian immigrant in a style common to synagogues across pre-Holocaust Europe”

Lost Mural Reveal Event Video

The Lost Mural Website


Private tours are available only by appointment. Click here to set up a time to visit. A list of historical programs on OZ’s calendar is below.  If you’d like more information on public tours, please email Aaron Goldberg at [email protected].



The Lost Mural Project is seeking volunteers to serve as docents during public tours. If you are interested in being trained as a Lost Mural tour guide, with materials provided by the Lost Mural Project, click here.


High-resolution photos of the Lost Mural (before, during, and restoration) are available upon request. Lectures and Zoom recordings may not be reproduced, reprinted, or used for any purpose without express approval of the Lost Mural Project. Please email Aaron Goldberg [email protected] to request such permission.

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