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Located in Downtown Walled Lake, Michigan, The Jewish Ensemble Theatre (JET) is one of the longest running professional, Equity theatres in the state. JET provides main stage productions in its immersive theatre for adult audiences from spring until late fall.

In addition to professional live theatre, JET's Dorfman Family Foundation Youth Theatre tours area schools each year with four, anti-bullying shows for K-12th grade audiences. To date, over 800,000 students have taken part in these programs. JET also is proud to partner with the Detroit Institute of Arts each year to produce The Diary of Anne Frank, which is now in its 25th year.  In 2020, JET launched its national tour of this production with student matinees in Phoenix, Arizona. No other theatre in the world has produced The Diary of Anne Frank more than JET.


Since its inception, The Jewish Ensemble Theatre has used its stage to explore and confront issues of humanity. As a theatre of social conscience, we have stood--and will always stand--for inclusion, fairness, justice, and most importantly, equality.


Bigotry, racism, intolerance, discrimination, and prejudice in society is intolerable, which is why JET has worked for 33 years to educate our youth and engage our audiences in these vital issues. JET will continue to honor its guiding principles in this regard.

Board of Directors 

 Our board represents a broad spectrum of  backgrounds. Click here to view our list of board members.

Funder Report

SMU DataArts makes data useful and accessible to all in the arts and culture field. View our annual report from the Cultural Data Project.


All individuals with obvious or non-obvious disabilities or chronic health conditions are able to fully engage with JET Theatre. Click here to read more.


GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. View JET’s Guidestar profile, where we've received a Platinum level of transparency.


JET is built on a legacy of acceptance of all people regardless of religion, race, gender identity, disability, or sexual preference. View our diversity statement here.

Mission Statement

The Jewish Ensemble Theatre was established in 1989 to produce theatre of the highest professional standards and to provide a stage for the exploration of ideas that confront issues of humanity and community from a Jewish perspective. The Jewish Ensemble Theatre serves as a force for Jewish continuity, a platform for new voices, and a bridge of understanding to the general community.

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