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

Literatour Berks Presents

Saul Austerlitz

 Monday, February 3

7 p.m.


 Learn about the hit TV show "Friends"! Special "Friends"' themed door prizes!

 Registration is required. Click here to register. 

"The Interpreter"

Wednesday, February 5


800 Berkshire Blvd. Wyomissing


$6 per film for JCC members

$8 per film for non-members


"Shtisel" Viewing Event

Thursday, February 6

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.


Mark Oppenheimer from the Unorthodox Podcast!


Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m.



 An Unorthodox Guide to Everything Jewish

Deeply knowing, highly entertaining, and just a little bit irreverent, this unputdownable encyclopedia of all things Jewish and Jew-ish covers culture, religion, history, habits, language, and more. Readers will refresh their knowledge of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, the artistry of Barbra Streisand, the significance of the Oslo Accords, the meaning of words like balaboosta,balagan, bashert, and bageling. Understand all the major and minor holidays. Learn how the Jews invented Hollywood. Remind themselves why they need to read Hannah Arendt, watch Seinfeld, listen to Leonard Cohen. Even discover the secret of happiness (see "Latkes").


Click here to RSVP.

Literatour Berks Presents:


A Conversation with Jamie Bernstein

Sunday, March 1, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading

701 Penn St. Reading


9 a.m. Registration & Brunch

10 a.m. Jamie Bernstein


The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir. An intoxicating tale, Famous Father Girl is an intimate meditation on a complex and sometimes troubled man, the family he raised, and the music he composed that became the soundtrack to their entwined lives. Deeply moving and often hilarious, Bernstein's beautifully written memoir is a great American story about one of the greatest Americans of the modern age.


$36 per person

$50 brunch and paperback copy of Famous Father Girl

$18 Paperback copy of Famous Father Girl


Click here to reserve your seat! Community is welcome!

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