Jewish community relations activities are directed toward enhancement of social conditions conducive to secure and creative Jewish living. Such conditions can be achieved only within a societal framework committed to the principles of democratic pluralism; to freedom of religion, thought and expression, equal rights, justice and opportunity; and within a social climate in which differences among groups are accepted and respected, with each free to cultivate its own distinctive values while participating fully in the general life of the society.
Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. According to this text, how do we achieve true Jewish living?
2. Is there a tension present between individualism and mutuality? How can we reconcile these two?
Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)