Malis’s Rosh Hashanah window, featuring a menorah-shofar motif, celebrates the Jewish New Year. To create it, Malis studied the Torah and "looked for the way to present the original Menorah . . . and the Ten Commandments."; He used about five hundred pieces of glass in the composition and etched Hebrew text on the surface with a sandblaster to give it a three-dimensional effect.
Floral border with a large blue scroll containing Hebrew lettering on the top with a menorah below and a depiction of a scale and 2 tablets with Hebrew writing.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, scores more departed for Israel and the United States, primarily New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, cities with large Jewish populations and networks of assistance. In Chicago, several organizations operating under the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, enabled about thirty-six thousand Soviet Jews to relocate to Chicago. The local HIAS chapter helped them make new lives in Chicago. Malis donated this window to the Museum as a way to thank Chicago for helping him escape the Soviet Union.