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.

JCC Israel Book Club

Wednesday, Sept. 26

7:15 p.m.

Home of Andi & Bill Franklin



 Join us in reading "The Case  for Democracy" by Natan Sharansky. 

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


Operation Finale

now playing at

Fox Berkshire, 800 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing


This drama vividly captures the true story of the ingenious and brilliantly executed mission to capture Adolf Eichmann, one of the chief architects of the Holocaust.

Fifteen years after the end of World War II, Israel's intelligence agency Mossad and security agency Shin Bet - led by the tireless and heroic agent Peter Malkin (Oscar Isaac) - launched a daring top-secret raid to capture the notorious Eichmann (Ben Kingsley), who had been reported dead in the chaos following Nazi Germany's collapse but was, in fact, living and working in a suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina under an assumed identity along with his wife and two sons. Determined to sneak him out of Argentina to stand trial in Israel, Malkin and Eichmann engage in an intense and gripping game of cat-and-mouse.


12 p.m.

Wyomissing Family Restaurant


Retired old men eating out or ROMEO groups can be found across the country. The JCC is looking to start a ROMEO group and is seeking interested retired men in the community!


The JCC ROMEO group will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at noon in Wyomissing Family Restaurant, 1245 Penn Ave. Lunch typically lasts about 90 minutes. 


If you are interested please contact Bob Caster at 610-587-1985 or email Bill Franklin. 

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