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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.

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Join us for a pre-recorded Streiker Center program with editors Mark Weitzman and Dr. Robert J. Williams along with Professor Magda Teter as they discuss the new volume of The Routledge History of Antisemitism. It is a guidebook to the breadth and depth of conspiracy theories, libels, rumors and propaganda that have underpinned the oldest hatred across time and space.

Learn more about Jewish Federation’s Israel Emergency Relief Fund.  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.

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.

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