Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks


Jewish Cultural Center

An extention of Jewish life beyond school, the workplace and houses of worship.

Jewish Family Service

Responding to the needs of a large elderly population in need of services.

Lakin Holocaust Resource Center

Providing community awareness, information, audio-visual support and education.

Authors and Books List

92nd St. Y DVD Program

"How to Fight Anti-Semitism: Bari Weiss in Conversation with Jake Tapper"


Two screenings on Monday, November 18:

2 p.m. at The Highlands

 7 p.m. at the JCC

Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service

Wednesday, November 27

7 p.m.

Immanuel United Church of Christ

99 S Waverly St. Shillington




Participating Communities include: The Islamic Center of Reading, Kesher Zion Synagogue, Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County, Wyomissing Church of the Brethren, Immanuel UCC. 


Join together for a service of reflection that honors our various traditions, gives thanks for the bounty of God's goodness, and challenges us to live each day with gratitude.

A time of fellowship with light refreshments will follow the service.

Bus Trip to Philadelphia

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Personal Tour of National Museum of
 Jewish American Heritage's Special Exhibit
 Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of
 Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Cost is $45 per JCC Member, $55 per non-member. Student price is $25.
Includes round-trip bus fare, driver gratuity, museum admission and private tour.
RSVP Required to info@jfreading.org or 610-921-0624 by December 6, 2019. Bus leaves JCC at 11 a.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. All meals on your own.


  • New to Reading, PA?

    We would like to welcome you with information about our Jewish Community. Your "Welcome Packet" has the most recent SHALOM publication, program guides, and other handy information.

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