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THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE | THE POWER OF COMMUNITY

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.

2018 Annual Community Campaign Kick-Off

 

Federation’s Leadership Gifts Dinner on October 15th marks the start of the 2018 Annual Community Campaign.  Held this year at Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, our speaker is Tamara Wittes, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute - Center for Middle East Peace. The dinner begins with a reception for Dr. Wittes at 4:30 p.m. A contribution of twelve-hundred dollars per person towards the 2018 Annual Community Campaign is recommended for anyone interested in attending the reception and dinner with Dr. Wittes. For those who are unable to attend the dinner, there will be a free and open community lecture by Dr. Wittes at 7:00 p.m. followed by a dessert reception. You can register for the Leadership Gifts Dinner or the community lecture online at ReadingJewishCommunity.org or by email to brendas@jfreading.org or by calling Federation at 610.921.0624. Registrations are requested no later than October 9th.

Tech Tuesday at JCC at 4 pm

 

September 19--Google Drive 

October 3--Find iPhone and Google Maps

October 17--Android Phones 

 

Please try to bring the appropriate device to class. ALL are welcome!

 

Please note these are free classes, but we need RSVPs to hold the class. Please let Brenda know if you are planning to attend by the day prior. Email Brenda or call 610-921-0624.

Peter Schnore
A Lifetime Achievement
Exhibition of Art
“Reading” Oils by Peter Schnore

Peter Schnore
modern artist and painter
September 14 - December 1
At Jewish Cultural Center​

Bus Trip to the
National Museum of African American History & Culture 
with the Central PA African American Museum

Thursday, September 28

Donation: $50 per person

Bus leaves Reading at 7 am and returns that night at 7 pm

We have been invited to join our friends from the Central PA African American Museum in Reading on a bus trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C. in September.

Seats are available on a first come basis. In order to secure your seat a non-refundable payment is due with the form (form available at JCC or print at home). Tickets will be mailed upon receipt of payment.

For additional information contact Mildred Gilyard of CPAAM at 610-223-1339

If interested in tickets please send your non-refundable payment of $50 per person, name, home address, phone and email address to 

Mildred Gilyard: 4500 Sefranka Rd. Temple, PA 19560 

Make checks payable to CPAAM.

Build a Sukkah with PJ Library

Sunday, October 1 at 1 p.m.

Wyomissing Home Depot, Training Room

1731 Crossing Dr. Wyomissing

 

Join the professionals from Home Depot for a special instructed lesson on how to build your own WOODEN SUKKAH, just in time for Sukkot!

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: This activity is recommended for ages 4-9. Younger children welcome with parent's help. Each child must have an adult present to help with this project, as we'll be using hammers and nails.

 

This event is FREE but RSVP is REQUIRED by Friday, September 29 to Amanda at amandah@jfreading.org or 610-921-0624.

PJ Library in Reading is collecting books to send to our friends in Houston, TX affected by Hurricane Harvey. Many communities lost their entire PJ Library collections.

 

If you have gently used PJ Library books you'd like to donate to Houston please drop them off at the JCC by September 29, 2017. For questions or more information please contact Amanda at amandah@jfreading.org or 610-921-0624

JCC Youth Event at 

South Mountain YMCA Camp

Sunday, October 8 

12:30-3 p.m.

Lunch will be provided

Ages 6-13

 

Youth ages 6-13 are invited to a JCC Youth Event at the South Mountain YMCA Camp on Sunday, October 8. After lunch at the camp, we'll break off for a variety of fun activities including archery, fishing, map quest, climbing tower and low ropes course.

 

The cost is $15 per child and RSVP with payment is required by October 2, 2017 to Brenda at brendas@jfreading.org or 610-921-0624. 

Israel, America and the Middle East

 with

Tamara Cofman Wittes, Ph.D., Senior Fellow-Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom

4:30 p.m. Reception

5:30 p.m. Dinner

7 p.m. Community Presentation

Minimum recommended Annual Campaign gift $1,200 per person

Privacy and security are two hotbutton

topics currently in the news. In

a speech titled “The U.S. Constitution:

Honoring the Past, Imagining the Future”

Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of

the National Constitution Center, will

address these and other pressing issues

regarding our constitution and privacy

concerns. Rosen will give the 38th

Annual Leo Camp Memorial Lecture at

Albright College on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at

7:30 p.m

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