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JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service 

Premieres on Comcast's Xfinity X1 Channel 1684


JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, America's #1 24/7 Jewish cultural network is now on Xfinity X1 CH 1684, making it available and easily accessible to more viewers than ever before. 


The addition of JBS will give all Xfinity X1 customers access to daily news from Israel, leading Jewish figures, issues and events of Jewish importance, call-in programs, Jewish studies, 92nd Street Y, Live Friday and holiday services for the home-bound, children's programs, films, music, books and entertainment. 


JBS is for members of the Jewish community and anyone with a passion for learning and a desire to gain a greater understanding of Jewish tradition, Jewish life, and the land of Israel.


JBS presents daily news and analysis from and about Israel; extensive event coverage of major Jewish conferences, addresses and lectures; an array of Jewish Studies programs including series where viewers can learn to read Hebrew or study Talmud; and twice-daily programs for Jewish children and grandchildren.


Virtual Tour of the Ben-Gurion House in Tel Aviv 

Tuesday, January 19 at 12 p.m.

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Join us for a fun, interactive tour of the Ben-Gurion House in Tel Aviv. We'll be live with a tour guide who will answer all your questions!


The Ben-Gurion House in Tel Aviv was the private home of Paula and David Ben-Gurion, the first prime minister and minister of defense of the State of Israel. The house was built in the early 1930's in Tel Aviv and served the Ben-Gurion family as their main home until they settled in Sde-Boker in the southern Negev desert. In his last will, Ben-Gurion bequeath the house to the state of Israel. In 1974, a year after his death, the house was open to the public as a museum and an educational and cultural center.

The house tells both a national story, as it sheds light on the backstage of the critical moments in the early years of the state of Israel, and a personal story through an unmediated encounter with Ben-Gurion's private figure and lifestyle. The different rooms show original furniture and historical artifacts that reflects moments in Ben-Gurion's daily life as well as his public career: the living room, the private bedrooms or the kitchen, as well as his study and private library - an extensive and inspiring collection of more than 20,000 books, in more than 30 languages, covering a wide field of subjects from ancient Greek philosophy and biblical studies to modern military history.


Celebrity Chefs

Einat Adomy--The Ultimate Balaboosta

Tuesday, January 19 at 8 p.m.

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Join celebrity chefs for interactive cooking classes! Available through Federations across the country. 

Israeli Cooking Class with Adi's Mom

Sunday, January 24 at 1 p.m.

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Join Adi and her mom for a special Tu B'Shevat cooking class, where we will make traditional Ma'amoul,  just like Adi's grandmother makes.


Questions? Email Adi.

Monthly Community Meditation

Sunday, February 7 at 7 p.m.

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Join us online for a community meditation on the first Sunday of each month. We will do a guided meditation, followed by opportunity for discussion.
The series will be led by Julie Gabriel LCSW, a Wyomissing resident, who is a therapist and certified yoga and meditation teacher.

Questions? Please email adi at adis@jfreading.org 

Missed an event? No problem!


Check out the Jewish Federation of Reading YouTube Channel or our Facebook page for videos of many of our virtual events! Catch up on the My Jewish Story videos on YouTube. 




Did you know that preordered and prepaid groceries or prescriptions can be picked up by JFS Transportation?

Contact us for more information!


Life: Online

Educational Programs by Federation's Community Shlichim


Life: Online is a community project initiated by community Shlichim around the U.S. to provide a variety of content to Jewish communities in the U.S. and beyond in fields of cooking, dance, history, philosophy, current events and so much more! 


To receive more info, click here to join our Facebook group and click here to sign up for our weekly e-mail with our program schedule. 


Federation has established a central communications network with JFS, RCOS, KZ & Chabad to ensure up-to-date knowledge of community members’ health status and needs to coordinate assistance.  The Jewish Federation will serve as a centralized, non-medical hotline for those in need of assistance (shopping, supplies, food drop-off while under quarantine etc. or any other help such as access to clergy or other support professionals.

You can communicate with us by using the office answering service (610-921-0624), e-mailing williamf@jfreading.org or calling on Bill’s cell phone (610-927-7136).

Brighten someone’s day. Send us your best drawings or create a "Happy Day" card and we will send it to an elder in a local nursing home or assisted living facility who can no longer receive in person visits from friends or family. Make your own card or use our template. Scan and email them to us and we will send them out