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.

92nd St. Y DVD Program

"Stacey Abrams in Conversation with Holland Taylor"

Monday, May 20

2 p.m. at Highlands, Cultural Center

2000 Cambridge Ave. Wyomissing

What's next for Stacey Abrams? One of America's rising Democratic stars, the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States, she gained national attention for her campaign in Georgia last year-and raised more money than any candidate, Democrat or Republican, in Georgia's history. After witnessing the gross mismanagement of the 2018 election by the Secretary of State's office, Abrams launched Fair Fight to ensure that every Georgian has a voice in our election system.

 Join her for a revealing conversation about her politics, her own personal story, and her future plans. Hear her inspiring leadership philosophy as outlined in her recent book, Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change. Abrams will be in conversation with Holland Taylor, who has spent years studying and writing about women's leadership for her various theatrical roles.

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Annual meeting and picnic set for June 2 at Wyomissing Hills Park

Gather your family and friends and join us in the park on Sunday, June 2 for the Jewish Federation of Reading’s annual meeting and picnic! A free kosher picnic meal will be served after our  annual meeting at noon. Guests will also be invited to swim, free of charge, at the Wyomissing Hills Pool, across the street from the park. For those not interested in swimming there will be plenty of yard games and other fun. Cool off with Rita’s Italian Ice after all the fun and dancing.

The meeting will take place at Wyomissing Hills Park, 53 Valley Road in Wyomissing. Activities will start after the meeting and continue until 3 p.m. Free parking is available at the Wyomissing Hills Pool or on the street by the park.
We only ask that you kindly RSVP to Brenda by Friday, May 24 at 610-9210624 or brendas@jfreading.org. We hope community members of all ages will join us for this fun afternoon!


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Special Book Discussion & 92nd St. Y DVD Program Discussing Dr. Deporah Lipstadt's new book 

"Antisemitism: Here & Now"


Thursday, June 6 at the JCC

6:30 p.m. Book Discussion

7:30 p.m. 92nd St. Y DVD Program featuring Dr. Deborah Lipstadt 

Join us in reading the New York Times bestseller "Antisemitism: Here & Now" and discussing this highly relevant book. 

Bus Trip to NYC
Sunday, September 8, 2019

Personal Tour of Museum of Jewish Heritage's
Special Exhibit

Cost is $50 per JCC Member, $60 per non-member. RSVP Required to info@jfreading.org or 610-921-0624 by August 1, 2019


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