Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks



Win Disney tickets for Kids or Grandkids just in time for Hanukah!


Purchase your tickets today to win! 

Drawing will be held on 

Thursday, December 8, 2022.

Yuletide Around the World

Saturday, December 3

9-1 pm


Join Ziv at the RPM for a Hanukkah demonstration.

Fun activities included with paid admission.

Tween Event

Escape Room


Sunday, December 11 at 4 p.m.

600 Penn Ave, West Reading

Ages 10 and up

$30 per child


Join Ziv for another adventure in a Viking themed escape room. Pizza party at Federation afterwards.

Please arrive 15 min early and sign the Waiver for your child online before you arrive.

RSVP required by Dec 7 to zivl@jfreading.org

Jewish Heritage Night at the Philadelphia 76ers

Monday, December 19

Bus leaves JCC at 5 p.m.

Game time 7:00 p.m.


Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks invites the community to celebrate Jewish Heritage Night at a basketball game with the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors on Monday, December 19. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.


Kids under 13 are required to bring an adult. Teens will be monitored by our Shalich Ziv Laskin and JCC staff.


Pricing includes roundtrip transportation and ticket to 76ers game (200 level seat). The cost is $65 per JCC member or child, $80 per community member or child (non-JCC member) and $30 per youth who attends 3 community youth events through December.


A $30 deposit per youth is required by December 1. Adult registration with full payment is due upon registration. Registration open until Thursday, December 1, 2022.

Sign up now for your JCC Membership, Annual Calendar and/or Shalom Sponsorships.

Three great ways to support your Jewish Cultural Center and Federation! JCC members receive discounts on our programs, our calendar will keep you up-to-date and sponsoring our Shalom is a wonderful mitzvah to keep our entire community informed of all the great things we do.

Literatour is a community-wide celebration in its fourth year with 8 exceptional events featuring authors, celebrities, and cultural influencers throughout Berks County from October 2022 to May 2023.


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

  • New to Reading, PA?

    We would like to welcome you with information about our Jewish Community. Your "Welcome Packet" has the most recent SHALOM publication, program guides, and other handy information.

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