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Rumanian Ministry of Arts Grants State Theatre Status to Yiddish Playhouse in Jassy

The Ministry of Arts has decided to grant the Yiddish theatre in Jassy the rank of a state theatre, with all of its employees going on the government payroll, it was reported here this week.

Founded last year by a group of amateurs working under the guidance of the Jewish Culture Group, the theatre was warmly received by Jassy’s 22,000 Jews and was soon housed in a government building. At present the theatre includes professional musicians, directors and actors.