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.

Click for more information and registration form..

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.


JCC Israel Book Club

Invites you to join in reading

"Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of 

Benjamin Netanyahu"


Our JCC Israel Book Club will not meet until July 25th, however since this new book is quite long we wanted to give advance notice of the selected book so everyone had time to read.


Copies can be purchased at major book retailers or borrowed from your local public library.

 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.

  • 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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