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December 15, 1989 - Image 12

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-12-15

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New Theater Offers
Season Packages

The Jewish Ensemble
Theatre (JET) is offering
season ticket packages saving
as much as 30 percent for
playgoers who buy the full
series of three productions
from Feb. 7 through July 1.
JET is the newly organized
professional theatre company
performing at the Aaron
DeRoy Theatre in the Maple-
Drake Jewish Community
Center.
JET will open its first
season with The Man in the
Glass Booth by Richard Shaw
on Feb. 7. Previews will run
Jan. 31 through Feb. 4.
Regular performances will
run through Feb. 25.
The Last Resort, a new work
by Detroit playwright Kitty
Dubin, will preview March
7-12 and open March 14. This
comedy about a recently
singled mother who together
with her 14-year-old son
seeks refuge in a memory-

filled Michigan resort, will
run through April 1.
The final full production in
JET's first season will be
William Hanley's Slow Death
on the Killing Ground,
previewing the week of June
6 and opening on June 13. It
will run through July 1.

In addition to thesse full-
scale productions, JET will
present staged readings on
the four Thursdays in May.
Series subscribers will get
free tickets to these readings.
Grants from the DeRoy
Cultural Arts Fund at the
United Jewish Charities, the
Max M. Fisher Jewish Com-
munity Foundation, the
Michigan Council for the Arts
and Oakland County
Cultural Council have helped
provide the start up for the
organization.
For ticket information, call
JET, 788-2900.

NEWS I

L.A. Museum Gets
$5 Million Grant

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1989

Washington (JTA) — A
$5 million grant for the
Simon Wiesenthal Center's
Museum of Tolerance, ap-
proved by the Senate last
month, now faces an uphill
battle in the House of Repre-
sentatives.
The grant, earmarked for
"education programs con-
cerning the Holocaust," is
contained in the Senate ver-
sion of the Mildred and
Claude Pepper Scholarship
Act.
The House version of the
same bill contains just
$500,000, all earmarked for
scholarships to help the
hearing-impaired learn
about government.
But in passing its version
of the bill, the Senate added
$25.2 million for various
other projects, including the
grant for the Museum of
Tolerance.
An aide to Rep. William
Goodling (R-Pa.), ranking
Republican on the House
Education and Labor Com-
mittee, which has House
jurisdiction over the Pepper
bill, said, "The feeling on the
House side is not good"
toward the Senate version of
the bill.
While the aide called the
museum a "worthwhile pro-
ject," he said it is "not
likely" that the House will

give final approval to the
Senate's additions to the
Pepper bill, including the
Wiesenthal Center grant.
This is not the first time
objections have been raised
about public funding for the
museum.
In 1985, the American
Jewish Committee,
American Jewish Congress
and Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith
opposed a $5 million
California state grant
because of the museum's in-
tricate ties at the time to
Yeshiva University of Los
Angeles.
At the time, one board of
directors oversaw both the
museum and the university,
which is concerned a sec-
tarian institution.
The three Jewish groups
contended that providing
public funds to a sectarian
institution would violate
constitutional prohibitions
against entanglement of
government with religion.
The key lawmakers sup-
porting the grant were Sens.
Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.)
and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah),
the chairman and ranking
Republican on the Senate
Labor and Human Resources
Committee, which has
Senate jurisdiction over the
Pepper act.

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