January 29, 2023

Long-Lost Mural Art Exhibit at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek Sept 10

A long-long mural, The Founding of the State of Israel, 1948,  by Connecticut artist Sanford Low and his colleague Walter Korder headlines an art exhibit opening September 10th at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek  (CBSRZ) in Chester.

The eighteen-foot mural was located by an agent for Jeff Cooley of the Cooley Gallery in Old Lyme, and Cooley loaned the artwork to CBSRZ for the exhibit.  The CBSRZ exhibit also includes most of the surviving lithographs of Rachel Szalit-Marcus, a high acclaimed artist who was born in Lodz, Poland and died in a concentration camp. Her best-known works are illustrations for books whose authors include the famous Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem.  Szalit-Marcus’ work is on loan to CBSRZ by the Derfner Judaica Museum in New York.

The exhibit is free 
and open to the public beginning Sept. 10 thru Oct. 31, Mon. – Fri,
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the CBSRZ Gallery located at Congregation Beth
Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 Kings Highway, Chester CT.  Call temple
 secretary at 860-526-8920 for group visits.

This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven.