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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.

Authors and Books List

"Shtisel" Viewing Event

Sunday, January 19

7 pm at JCC


In preparation for the visit of "Shtisel" creator Jonathan Indursky on February 13th, come watch the first episode together at the JCC on Sunday, January 19 at 7 pm. We'll also be viewing another episode on Thursday, February 6.


Free and all are welcome!


Questions? Email Adi or call 610-921-0624.

Israeli Movie Night 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

7 p.m. at JCC

FREE and ALL are Welcome!


Join our Community Shlicha, Adi Shalev, for monthly Israeli movie nights! For January Adi selected a drama/comedy, "Maktub".


Steve and Chuma, two criminals are the sole survivors of a terrorist attack at a restaurant in Jerusalem. They decide to change their ways and become flesh and blood angels. They go on a journey of wish fulfillment for people who write requests on paper and put between the sacred stones of the Wailing Wall.


Click here to view the trailer

JFS Movie Monday

January 27, 2020

2 p.m. at JCC

FREE Movie and Popcorn!


The incredible story of how an American Jewish businessman joined forces with Booker T. Washington and African American communities in the segregationist South to build more than 5,000 schools and engaged in other philanthropic endeavors in the first half of the 20th century. 


Click here to view the trailer.

Literatour Berks Presents

Barbara J. Ostfeld, First Female Cantor


January 27

7 p.m.

Exeter Community Library

4569 Prestwick Dr. Reading


Meet the first female cantor and hear her amazing life story at this FREE event.

Registration is required. Click here to register. 

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