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Public Service Message: Today is the open enrollment deadline for Obamacare. For the first time ever, more than 90% of Americans are now covered. 

However some people risk being left out. If you have a friend who recently changed jobs or a family member who recently turned 26, remind them that they can get covered at healthcare.gov
 
Meanwhile, here is the latest news and opinions from the Philadelphia Jewish Voice.

NEWS & OPINION
The President successfully implemented the Iran deal, freed the sailors who strayed into Iranian waters, secured the release of American hostages, and imposed new sanctions against Iran for its ballistic missile testing—all in one week.s.
Shoah remembered in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador and Paraguay. 
According to the Pew Research Center, the American middle class, once the backbone of the economy, is now in the minority. 
 
THE KOSHER TABLE
Going to a Super Bowl party? This snack is easy to prepare, versatile, and new to the palates of many of my American friends.
 
 
ISRAEL
He contrasted Palestinian children's plush terrorist doll (complete with rock to throw) with Jewish children's plush dreidel. 
Israelis need to address the next phase of their relationship with Iran, the Arab states and the United States. 
 
  
COMMUNITY
In his State of the Union Address, Obama called on the Vice-President to sprearhead this new initiative to cure cancer.
The POWER coalition of religious congregations gathered for a legislative assembly at the Arch Street United Methodist Church.
 
 
ART & CULTURE  
Broadway's Allegiance is an emotionally evocative musical based on the George "Sulu" Takei experience as a Japanese American interned during World War II.
 
 
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
 
Sunday, Jan. 31 - Tuesday, Feb. 2: JBHA Drama Dept.'s The 39 Steps
 
Tuesday, Feb. 2 - Wednesday, Feb. 3: Israel Ride at JCCs in PA & NJ
 
Saturday, Sunday, Feb. 6, 7, 13 & 14: Talley's Folly by Theatre Ariel
 
 
Sunday, Feb. 21: Jewish Federation's Super Sunday 2016
 
 
You can add your organization's events to our free community calendar. Choose "Add an Event" under Community Calendar above our logo at pjvoice.org. Contact Amir if you need help.

Yours,

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