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The Community Relations Council (CRC) engages in public policy issues exclusively on the basis of Jewish values and:

  • promotes and defends equal rights and social and economic justice for all;

  • assures freedom of thought, opinion, expression and association;

  • insists that all governmental actions neither endorse nor unduly inhibit religious practice and that they do not extensively entangle government and religion;

  • fosters amicable relationships among ethnic, racial, national, religious and other groups in our community;

  • promotes better understanding between the Jewish community and the community at large with respect to issues affecting the local, state, national and international Jewish community;

  • enlists governmental and public support on behalf of Israel;

  • enlists governmental and public support for oppressed communities throughout the world, with special vigilance against genocide;

  • advocates positions on human services and social legislation affecting the Jewish community;

  • builds coalitions with groups and organizations in the wider Pittsburgh community in the promotion of all of the above purposes;

  • functions as a non-partisan body without any political affiliation or participation in party or electoral politics.