DUNWOODY, Ga. — Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Marietta) recently announced that the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta will receive a boost from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

The community center has been approved for a grant to support Jerry's Habima Theatre, a program for actors with special needs.

“Everyone in our community deserves to pursue what they love,” McBath said. “Jerry’s Habima Theatre is the only musical theater company in Georgia for actors with special needs, and it’s an important part of making sure the arts are accessible for all. I am grateful to see grant funding going toward an organization and program that is so meaningful and inclusive.”

The $10,000 grant comes as part of the first round of 2020 grants under the Arts Endowment.

“We are grateful to have received this prestigious grant, which continues to demonstrate the artistic excellence of Jerry’s Habima Theatre,” MJCCA CEO Jared Powers said. “For 28 seasons, Jerry’s Habima Theatre has allowed our actors to shine a spotlight on their abilities while performing to sold-out audiences of nearly 2000 people annually. This program is a jewel in the Marcus JCC’s proverbial crown.”

For more information and a full list of projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

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