“Joint Program Plan for Jewish Community Relations 1980-81,” NJCRAC (National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, New York, 1980, p. 3.
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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.
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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?

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Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)