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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.

"RBG" Screening at Googleworks


"RBG" opens May 25, 2018 with showtimes at 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays at Goggleworks Film Theatre, 201 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601.


"RBG" is a revelatory documentary exploring Ruth Bader Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen.  At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. 


JCC Israel Book Club

Invites you to join in reading

"Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of 

Benjamin Netanyahu"


Our JCC Israel Book Club will not meet until July 25th, however since this new book is quite long we wanted to give advance notice of the selected book so everyone had time to read.


Copies can be purchased at major book retailers or borrowed from your local public library.

The Jewish Federation of Reading is excited to invite you to our 2018 mission tour to Israel.

Join us in celebrating Israel's 70th anniversary year.  The mission departs December 25, 2018 and returns January 2nd, 2019.

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  • 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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