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

Ambassador Ido Aharoni

Sunday, October 27, 2019


Ambassador Aharoni will be our guest at JFR's Leadership Reception & Dinner at 4:30 p.m. Minimum recommended gift $1,200 per person.

Ambassador Aharoni will give a community lecture (open to the public) at 7 p.m.

Both events will be held at the Miller Center for the Arts in Reading.

JCC Israel Book Club

Tuesday, October 22

7:30 p.m. at JCC *

Join us for a discussion of Daniel Gordis' book "We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel".


*Please note that Simchat Torah will be over so we will be meeting at the JCC at 7:30 p.m.


Kristallnacht Commemoration Service

November 7, 2019
Christ Episcopal Church
435 Court Street

6:30 pm Circle of Light

7 pm Interfaith Service

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