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Mazel Tov 2020 Grads!

Midbar Kodesh Temple members Kent and Janet Wellish are proud to announce the recent graduation of their daughter, Eve, from the George Washington University. She graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Urban Development and a minor in Geography. Eve attended religious school and celebrated her bat mitzvah at Midbar Kodesh Temple. She was an active member in MKT USY.

During her time at GW, Eve served as a congressional intern with then Representative Jacky Rosen. She enjoyed her involvement in Trails, the outdoor adventure club at GW. Eve became a Trails guide during her Sophomore, Junior and Senior years, leading GW students on hiking trips to various places in the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. She was also a member of TAMID, an organization where students consult for Israeli Start Up companies. Eve spent the summer of 2018 in Israel interning for the Jerusalem Development Authority through TAMID and the summer of 2019 interning for the 11th Street Bridge Park Project in DC.

Eve speaks fluent Spanish, so she chose Santiago, Chile as her study abroad experience. She lived with her host family and attended The Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile from July-December 2019. Eve took advantage of being in South America and had the opportunity to travel to Easter Island, Argentina, Peru, The Inca Trail and many regions in Chile.

Eve is pursuing a career in Urban Development with an eye toward promoting inclusionary development, innovation districts and environmental sustainability.

Kent and Janet Wellish, members of Midbar Kodesh Temple, are proud to announce that their

daughter, Hanna, successfully completed a three-year Scenic Art Apprenticeship through the United Scenic Artists Local 829. She is based in Brooklyn, NY where an abundance of television, film and theater productions are created. Hanna was a student at Midbar Kodesh Temple being called to the bima to celebrate her bat mitzvah. Hanna also was a MKT USYer.

As a scenic artist, Hanna works closely with the designer and scenic charge artist in the layout, priming, painting, texturing, sculpting, and creating detailed visual effects for the set and select props. She uses techniques such as faux wood graining, marbling, aging, resin casting, wallpapering, foam carving, spraying and stenciling to create the desired appearance for the camera.

During her time as an apprentice, Hanna worked on many productions including the following shows: The Irishman (NETFLIX, Martin Scorsese), Madam Secretary (CBS), Mr. Robot (USA), Rise (NBC), The Americans (FX), Daredevil (NETFLIX, Marvel), Ray Donovan (SHOWTIME), Bull (CBS), Gotham (Fox, DC), I Know This Much is True (HBO) and Billions (SHOWTIME).

As soon as productions begin filming again, Hanna will be seen with her paintbrush, paint roller and sandpaper creating art on set for movies and shows watched by us all.

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