Georgia Ames, who with husband Stan Ames, of blessed memory, was one of the first members of the con


Georgia remembers attending Midbar's first services that were held in 1995 at Greenspun Jr. High. With Stan and his daughter Ali they were part of the congregation that moved to Eastern and Cactus Garden, and then to the existing campus in 2000. The family continued to attend services together with their granddaughter Ariana. Ariana attended Midbar's Early Childhood Center, graduating in one of the early 1st grade classes, where Georgia says she was "raised and nurtured by all of the amazing teachers." Ariana is now 15 years old.

Georgia came to Las Vegas in 1984 from Encinitas, California. She has a BFA in Studio Art. She shared her talent and love of silk painting with many Midbar Kodesh Temple b'nei mitzvah students, who, under her tutorage, designed the tallit that they wore when called to the Torah for the first time. Her art career included creations as a Visual Artist (Mannequins, Window Displays and Holiday Trim installations) for Bullock’s Department Store in Carlsbad, California and for Neiman Marcus in Las Vegas. She fondly remembers her first job after college as being the most fun, working as the Arts & Crafts director at the San Francisco Boy's Club and Girl's Center. She notes that this was the first Boy's Club in the United States to allow girls to attend and says that she is most proud of the fact that no girl or boy was harmed driving the soap box derby race cars that they built and finished together in wood shop!

Georgia still enjoys painting designs on silk and spends time with Ariana. She belongs to the

Las Vegas Literary Society and the Las Vegas Art Quilters Guild. For several years she could

be found in the Midbar Kodesh Temple kitchen, preparing for onegs and kiddishim after services. Georgia has deep affection for the synagogue and its membership and hopes to volunteer when life gets back to "normal", but for now sends best wishes for everyone's health.

be found in the Midbar Kodesh Temple kitchen, preparing for onegs and kiddishim after services. Georgia has deep affection for the synagogue and its membership and hopes to volunteer when life gets back to "normal", but for now sends best wishes for everyone's health.

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