Jewish Family Service of the Jewish Federation of Reading

The Jewish Family Service of the Jewish Federation of Reading was established in 1979 to respond to the needs of a large elderly population in need of services. The agency now serves all age groups and is dedicated to maintaining and strengthening the quality of individual and family life in the Jewish community.


CONFIDENTIALITY - Jewish Family Service of Reading has a professional responsibility to maintain the highest standards in guarding the confidentiality of the individuals who use our services.

 

FEES - Jewish Family Service operates on a sliding scale.

 

SERVICES COUNSELING - Jewish Family Service offers professional counseling for families and individuals. Our staff is professionally trained.

 

FOOD BANK - Our monthly food pantry, in conjunction with the Greater Berks Food Bank, distributes groceries to those who meet federal guidelines.

 

TRANSPORTATION - Jewish Family Service offers a taxi service in the community, which enables seniors and the disabled to get to doctors' appointments, socialize and remain independent.

 

OUTREACH - Members of the Jewish community are visited in their homes, hospitals, and long-term care facilities by staff to assess needs.

 

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL - Jewish Family Service provides information on other services, agencies and resources in the community.

 

LIVING WITH LOSS - Support group held twice a month for members of the Jewish community who have suffered the loss of a loved one. A variety of topics and readings that are relevant to the participants interests are discussed in order to provide an atmosphere of comfort and support.

The Benefit Bank
A Jewish Family Service Program


Find out your eligibility and apply for benefits online
with a counselor in a confidential setting.

                                           
                                                Food Stamps                    LIHEAP and more
                                                Cash Assistance               Medical Benifits


To find out if TBB can help you,
Call Sari or Carole at 610-921-0624

 

JFS Community Resources

 

 - Grocery Stores that deliver


 - Pharmacies that deliver

 

Contact Us:

 

Phone: (610) 921-0624
Fax: (610) 929-0886

 

Sari Incledon, M. Ed., Director of Social Services / E-mail

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

JFR Food Pantry--"Staffed" by 10 to 15 volunteers, on the third Wednesday of each month, 150 families receive groceries at no cost through our Food Pantry at the new location at the Olivet Boys & Girls Club in Reading. We purchase these groceries through the Berks County Food Bank​

More Ways to Help

 

Opportunities for Volunteers

 

Jewish Family Service is grateful to committed volunteers who participate in programs that greatly benifit members of the community. We welcome inquiries from prospective volunteers who are able to share their time to help others. Here are some programs that volunteers are needed for.

 

Help Fight Hunger - donate your time to the JFS Food Pantry at Olivet Boys & Girls Club Reading and become a partner in the fight against hunger.

 

Share Your Professional Expertise - donate a professional service such as accounting, law or photography.    
 

Share Your Time - a small investment of your personal time can make a profound difference in someone's life. Visit a shut- in, shop for a homebound senior, or take someone to a doctor's appointment. Bring warmth, joy, and care to others by joining our family of volunteers.

 

JFS Vehicle Donation Program

 

Enjoy tax benefits. Learn more about turning cars into care.

Extra plastic bags at home?

Jewish Family Service is in need of plastic grocery bags for our food pantry. Please drop them off at the JCC.