Jewish Federation of Reading Family Mission​

The Jewish Federation of Reading is excited to invite you to our 2018 mission tour to Israel.

Join us in celebrating Israel's 70th anniversary year.  The mission departs December 25, 2018 and returns January 2nd, 2019.

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Reading Interfaith Mission

October 17-24, 2018


The Jewish Federation of Reading is inviting our interfaith community to join us on a group trip to Israel.  We hope to enhance everyone’s understanding of the multi-faith complexities of Israel and the Middle East by traveling, visiting, and learning together.  Imagine visiting the Dome of the Rock and see it through the eyes of a Muslim?  See Masada through Jewish eyes as a last stand against the Romans.  Imagine learning about the security checkpoints not from the media, but from personal experience and conversation with people on both sides of the issue. 


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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.

 Richard M. Cohen and

Meredith Vieira with

Dr. Oz: Chasing Hope

Monday, August 20 at 2:00pm 

at the Highlands Cultural Center Side B

DVD presentation of an

earlier live satellite broadcast

You know her as a journalist and as a charming and funny TV co-host. He is the respected former CBS News producer and New York Times bestselling author. But did you know that for 40 years, they have been living with multiple sclerosis?

Richard Cohen struggles with failing limbs and is legally blind. He has sur­vived two bouts of cancer and a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs. But now, a flicker of hope has emerged in a groundbreaking medical procedure. Join him as he discusses his new book, Chasing Hope, the account of his exploration into the cutting-edge world of stem cell research and the doc­tors, scientists, religious leaders and patents who live, as he does, with the possibility of hope.

Tot Shabbat End of Summer BBQ

Home of Jennifer & Joseph Woodward

Wyomissing, PA


Families with children through grade 2 & siblings are warmly welcome. Please bring a dessert!


RSVP BY Friday, August 17th to


Tuesday, Sept. 4

12 p.m.

Wyomissing Family Restaurant


Retired old men eating out or ROMEO groups can be found across the country. The JCC is looking to start a ROMEO group and is seeking interested retired men in the community!


The JCC ROMEO group will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at noon in Wyomissing Family Restaurant, 1245 Penn Ave. Lunch typically lasts about 90 minutes. 


If you are interested please contact Bob Caster at 610-587-1985 or email Bill Franklin. 

Meet author Louise Borden and learn about the  amazing journey to save Curious George.
Separate  children and adult programs will explore the true  wartime escape of Margaret and H.A. Rey, creators  of Curious George, from France in 1940.
Special appearance by Curious George!

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Kids program at 4 pm
Adult program at 6 pm
Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA

Curious George Flyer.pdf


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