Welcoming in Rosh Hashanah

L’shana tovah u’metukah to all my Jewish family and friends. May you have a good and sweet new year.

"The Herald of Dawn" by Elena Kotliarker (1)

Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on the 18th September 2020 and ends at sundown on 20th September 2020. Rosh Hashanah literally translates as the head of the year and it is a time of inner renewal and divine atonement.

Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the two “High Holy Days” in the Jewish religion.2

Over the next two days I am going to showcase some of the works of Elena Kotliarker who was born in 1969 in Kiev, Ukraine and now lives in Israel. She completed her studies from Olga Bebko at the art studio, attached to Mikola House Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine.

Elena is very successful in creating a very intense and vital structures, included the great variety of symbols, both figurative and abstract, using a complicated and complex correlation of techniques and colors. Her works are characterized by a rainbow of colors from the most delicate of pastels to the brightest of expressionist colors.4

The Splash of Life by Elena Kotliarker (4)

The Hebrew month of Tishrei is woven with a 3,000-year-old annual campaign to love, cherish and protect humanity’s common bond and to never give up on the world and its inhabitants.5

Please enjoy a few moments with Elena Kotliarker as she weaves her magic with brush and paint.


  1. villageyontif.com
  2. history.com
  3. saatchiart.com
  4. artmajeur.com
  5. myjewishlearning.com