We are devastated by the senseless hate-filled terror attack targeting two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. Our Jewish community mourns the tragic loss of 49 innocent lives. We know all too well the price of terrorism, racism, and hatred.

No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship. The xenophobia that led to this unspeakable bloodshed must be condemned in no uncertain terms by leaders worldwide and the public-at-large. Hatred and vitriol must have no place to manifest. We cannot allow it to continue to violate the moral and ethical core of our society.


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.

APRIL 16, 2019 - 7:00 P.M.
LETTY COTTIN POGREBIN - Renown Author & Activist


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Lakin Preschool Open House

Wednesday, March 27 

6-8 p.m.

555 Warwick Dr. Wyomissing


Join us for the Lakin Preschool open house! Tour the facility and learn about our curriculum and program for children ages 2-6. In addition to three classes of preschool, a private Kindergarten class is also offered. Flexible drop-off and pick-up offered as well as small class sizes. 


For over 50 years, Lakin Preschool has built a reputation as a center of excellence for pre-academic education, where we emphasize self-confidence, independence, cooperation, and problem solving skills. The value of good deeds, caring for one another, and education are reinforced in all of our classes. While our program integrates Jewish holidays and traditions, we welcome children of all backgrounds and religions.


For more information or questions please contact Judy Synnamon at 484-332-5981 or school@ohebsholom.org 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

3:00 to 5:30 PM


15th Annual Richard J. Yashek Lecture featuring David Fishman, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 3, - 7:30pm
Albright College




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