Free Public Viewing of Treasures from Little Jerusalem

Past event
Jun 23, 2024, 3 to 5 PM

Are you an artist or craftsperson interested in restoration? Are you interested in Vermont history, and in the history of Vermont's immigrant populations? This event may interest you.

Saving Little Jerusalem's Copper Ark: A Second Treasure joins the "Lost mural"

Please join us on Sunday, June 23 from 3-5pm to celebrate the public unveiling of the magnificent century-old Copper Ark that once graced the sanctuary of the former Red Brick Synagogue on Archibald Street. A work comparable in scale and beauty with the famed "Lost Mural," it now joins the Mural under one roof for the first time ever. This free event will take place at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue located at 188 North Prospect Street in Burlington, Vermont. All are welcome!

In addition to the opportunity to view the ark, a brief program will include a taped presentation made for us especially for this occasion by Dr. Samuel Gruber, the world's foremost expert on historic Jewish art and monuments. Much as he did in heralding the preservation of the Lost Mural, Dr. Gruber will explain why the Copper Ark is 'one-of-a-kind'. In addition, we will discuss Morris Wool, the immigrant tinsmith who created the ark, and talk about the almost year-long process of rescuing the ark. Light refreshments in the spirt of Little Jerusalem, the Jewish neighborhood into which Lithuanian immigrants settled in the late 1800s, will be served, and our vision for the future of The Copper Ark will be revealed.

This event is sponsored by The Copper Ark Project. For more information, please visit our website at We look forward to seeing you on June 23!

For more information, please contact Jeff Potash ( or Shanna Ratner (

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188 North Prospect Street, Burlington, VT

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