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Field Trip!

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

On Sunday, June 4, Temple Beth Israel will be taking a field trip to Burlington, Vermont to have a tour of the "Lost Mural" and learn about its role in the history of the Jewish community in Burlington. Visit: for a host of material about this recovered altarpiece and join your fellow congregants and guests to see the real deal. This event is sponsored by the Slatkin Fund and will include a talk, a viewing and, if desired, a short walking tour of the nearby area once referred to as "Little Jerusalem." We will learn about the community that commissioned the mural, the artist that painted it, and the feat of contemporary Jews and Gentiles throughout Vermont and beyond who worked with great dedication to save this important artifact. Additionally, our hosts, Aaron Goldberg and Jeff Potash at Temple Ohavi Zedek have insisted on serving us a nosh, you know, a little something... The program will begin at Ohavi Zedek in Burlington at 11:00 a.m. The viewing and talk will take place first and then those who want to go on the walking tour can choose to do so, and those that do not can end their participation in the program at that point. Aaron and Jeff have asked to know the number of people that will be attending. They need this information to judge the amount of food to prepare but it will also impact how they will conduct the program as the size of the group will dictate whether everyone is in the room with the mural at the same time or if two groups trade places.

Carpools will be available (leaving from TBI parking lot or by other arrangement) and the cost of ferry tickets will be reimbursed (so please retain your receipts). If you plan to join us, please email me at by May 12. Let me know how many will be in your group and if you need to be part of a carpool OR if you are able to offer a seat or two in your car for someone else that needs a ride

.- Diane Fine


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