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.
ABOUT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
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.
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF
THE READING JEWISH FEDERATION
PHONE: (610) 921-0624
FAX: (610) 929-0886
SARI INCLEDON, M. ED.
DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES
MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
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.