Jewish Federation of Reading Family Mission​

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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Reading Interfaith Mission

October 17-24, 2018


The Jewish Federation of Reading is inviting our interfaith community to join us on a group trip to Israel.  We hope to enhance everyone’s understanding of the multi-faith complexities of Israel and the Middle East by traveling, visiting, and learning together.  Imagine visiting the Dome of the Rock and see it through the eyes of a Muslim?  See Masada through Jewish eyes as a last stand against the Romans.  Imagine learning about the security checkpoints not from the media, but from personal experience and conversation with people on both sides of the issue. 


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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.


"Catcher was a Spy" tells the story of major league baseball player, Moe Berg, who lived a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services in WWII. "Catcher was a Spy" opens August 17 at Goggleworks Film Theatre with showtimes at 3 pm and 7 pm on weekdays and 12 pm, 3 pm and 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday.


Jewish Federation of Reading will lead a special post-film discussion following the 3 pm screening of "Catcher was a Spy" on Sunday, August 19. Our discussion will be led by Brian Engelhardt, a local baseball historian and author of "Reading's Big League Exhibition Games".


Tickets are available for purchase at the Goggleworks box office starting thirty minutes before showtime. The film is rated R and runs 98 minutes.

 Richard M. Cohen and

Meredith Vieira with

Dr. Oz: Chasing Hope

Monday, August 20 at 2:00pm 

at the Highlands Cultural Center Side B

DVD presentation of an

earlier live satellite broadcast

You know her as a journalist and as a charming and funny TV co-host. He is the respected former CBS News producer and New York Times bestselling author. But did you know that for 40 years, they have been living with multiple sclerosis?

Richard Cohen struggles with failing limbs and is legally blind. He has sur­vived two bouts of cancer and a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs. But now, a flicker of hope has emerged in a groundbreaking medical procedure. Join him as he discusses his new book, Chasing Hope, the account of his exploration into the cutting-edge world of stem cell research and the doc­tors, scientists, religious leaders and patents who live, as he does, with the possibility of hope.

Tot Shabbat End of Summer BBQ

Home of Jennifer & Joseph Woodward

Wyomissing, PA


Families with children through grade 2 & siblings are warmly welcome. Please bring a dessert!


RSVP BY Friday, August 17th to

Meet author Louise Borden and learn about the  amazing journey to save Curious George.
Separate  children and adult programs will explore the true  wartime escape of Margaret and H.A. Rey, creators  of Curious George, from France in 1940.
Special appearance by Curious George!

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Kids program at 4 pm
Adult program at 6 pm
Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA

Curious George Flyer.pdf


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