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Our Beautiful Building: a lens at Sacred Space through history at the "little red synagogue"

  • Ruach haMaqom 168 Archibald Burlington United States (map)

The intra-communal influences within Burlington's tight-knit and contained Jewish community are apparent in the synagogue art, style, and design of Burlington's past and present synagogues. Barrie will be holding a talk about the changes that have taken place in the Ahavath Gerim synagogue interior since the building's construction in 1885, and how each congregation that has worshiped in the space--including Ruach haMaqom--has left a mark on the one-hundred thirty-four year old sanctuary. 

Barrie Knapp recently graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor's in art history. For her senior thesis, Barrie studied the early 20th century Jewish immigration in Burlington, and is excited to share some of her findings on how the community's various liturgical shifts are reflected in the Burlington synagogues themselves. 


Later Event: June 8
Shavuot on the Mountain