Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks



*Please note that due to a server issue, emails sent between January 16 and 18, 2024 may not have been received. If you have not received a response from Federation staff, please resend the email. Thank you for your understanding.

Learn more about Jewish Federation’s Israel Emergency Relief Fund 100% of your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by the Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Reading. Israel needs you, please give generously. For more information, please click on the link below:


The Lakin Holocaust Library & Resource Center is proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year! $30 for 30 campaign

Your gift of $30 will allow us to transcribe more than two dozen video testimonies of local Holocaust survivors held at the Lakin HRC. These transcriptions will allow students at Albright College and researchers around the world to better search and 
analyze these important first- person accounts of survival during the Holocaust. This vital addition will ensure that the 
survivors' legacies live on and stories are heard.

Jewish Federation of Reading is happy to be an affiliate of the Weitzman Museum Store, part of the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History Museum in Philadelphia. Enjoy tax-free Judaica purchases while supporting two Jewish institutions with every purchase! (double mitzvah!) By shopping through the link below, our Federation will receive 10% back on your purchase.

Join your JCC today!

Community Shabbat

Friday, March 1

5:45 p.m. Candle Lighting 

6 p.m. Service

6:45 p.m. Dinner


Sponsored by your Jewish Federation, please join us for this unique opportunity for community members from far and wide to come together to celebrate Shabbat!


Service followed by Kosher dinner from Deluxe Catering. Sign up today!



Hosted at Kesher Zion Synagogue

555 Warwick Dr. Wyomissing

New Pilates Classes

Tuesdays & Fridays

starting February 6

10 am-11 am at JCC

All community participants are welcome, no experience is necessary and all levels (including beginners) are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and either grippy socks or bare feet and bring a water bottle. 1-hour class at 10 am on Tuesdays and a 1-hour class at 10 am on Friday. $5 per class (first class is free for all participants, Fridays are free in February for JCC members). Class fee is payable by cash or check only.

RSVP to info@jfreading.org

A new topic every Friday with coffee, snacks and great discussion! Open to all, begins at 10:30 am.

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To register for Great Decisions and order a copy of the book email info@jfreading.org or call 610-921-0624 by February 16


Daniel Stone Author of "Sinkable"

Tuesday, February 20

12:00 p.m. at JCC

Virtual Event


Two ways to enjoy this program:

Daniel will lead a virtual discussion with attendees on his book "Sinkable"

-Viewing party at the JCC with light refreshments. Join us in person to view this LIVE virtual presentation

-Zoom link at your home


Call 610-921-0624 to RSVP

Literatour is a community-wide celebration in its fifth year with exceptional events featuring authors, celebrities, and cultural influencers throughout Berks County from October 2023 to May 2024.

Literatour is being presented by Jewish Federation of Reading in partnership with Exeter Community Library.

Click for book titles, authors and dates.