A wide-ranging survey of Bay Area Jewish adults released Monday points to a community that, not unlike American Jews as a whole, forms its Jewish identity primarily around things like family heritage, Jewish values, culture and Jewish history (specifically, the Holocaust), rather than around religious belief or practice.

It also showed Bay Area Jews have nuanced views on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While the vast majority of survey respondents said they support a Jewish and democratic state in Israel, most (66%) reported unease with Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

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