pjv_logo_bluethanks you for following us faithfully this past year. Remember that today is the last day to take advantage of the Paypal Giving Fund's offer to match a part of your donation to the Philadelphia Jewish Voice, and to get a deduction on this year's taxes.  
 

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Thank you for your support and Happy New Year! 
 
 
NEWS & OPINION
The Supreme Court is poised to make historic decisions regarding one of the foundations of American democracy: our right to vote.
Summaries and videos of the talks and Q&A by Chris ChristieTed CruzLindsey Graham, John KasichGeorge PatakiMarco Rubio, and Donald Trump. Stay tuned for the remaining talks.
 
LIVING JUDAISM
JCRC forum at Adath Israel helped our community understand the relationship between energy, security and the environment and our moral obligation particularly as Jews.
 
ART & CULTURE
Not tales about Harry Potter, but tales with tails by the beloved English author Beatrix Potter.  This Enchantment Theatre production in celebration of her 150th birthday will stimulate the imaginations of children and adults alike.
 
Bobby and Bonnie Hammel, Wayne Woodman, Reiko Kayne, Ruta Zandman, Toni Young, Rose and Paul Astor and Dr. Barry KayneCOMMUNITY
Two-hundred and fifty people attended the annual tribute event of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Ruta Zandman accepted the award on behalf of her late husband, noted inventor, entrepreneur, industrialist and philanthropist.
Each year, a new show; audiences are given a tour of the state of the art in circus artistry by master performers in their métier from around the world.
CALENDAR
 
Sunday, January 10: Art of Friendship
 
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Best wishes for the new year from all of us at the Philadelphia Jewish Voice.

Yours,

Bonnie Squires president@pjvoice.org
 
Cartoons courtesy of Mike Stanfill (Raging Pencils) and Yaakov "Dry Bones" Kirschen.