As we told you back in April, the Shriner's building at Keele and Maryport has been sold to developers and will be turned into condos. Members of the DLCVA (thank you Patrick!) took a keen interest in preserving the historic mosaic contained above the main entrance to the Shriner's building.
This mosaic was part of the Beth Am synogogue which was located at that site in the 1950s. When Beth Am closed in the mid 70s, most of the congregants moved to Beth David. They were contacted and were also interested in preserving the mosaic. Negotiations were under way with various parties.
One morning, an observant member noticed that the mosaic was being taken down!! He immediately notified us (thank you Gerry) and we sprung into action! After a flurry of emails and phone calls were exchanged among various parties, we are proud to announce that this historic mosaic has a new home at Beth David synogogue.
Click here to read about it.