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Learn more about Jewish Federation’s Israel Emergency Relief Fund 100% of your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by the Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Reading. 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.

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.

Join your JCC today!

A new topic every Friday with coffee, snacks and great discussion! Open to all, begins at 10:30 am.

Literatour Berks Presents

Susan Verde, Author of: Can you see it?

Sunday, April 21

4:00 p.m. at Exeter Community Library.


Susan Verde is a #1 New York Times best selling children's yoga and mindfulness expert. Susan will be leading an afternoon walk on our story walk as attendees read along!

This program is appropriate for all ages.


Call 610-406-943 to RSVP or visit www.berkslibraries.org/exeter


RCOS Community Passover Seder

Monday, April 22


RSVP 's and payment due by April 1.

Yom HaShoah

Sunday, May 5

7 p.m. at The Highlands

2000 Cambridge Ave. Wyomissing


This Holocaust Memorial Day, meet Holocaust survivor Mariette Jacobson as she shares her miraculous story of survival in France.

Memorial candles will be lit by local survivors. Name reading of victims will be led by students.


RSVP to info@jfreading.org or call


Yom Hazikaron

Israel's Memorial Day

Monday, May 13

12 p.m. at JCC

1100 Berkshire Blvd. Suite 125 Wyomissing


Join Jewish Federation for a memorial ceremony for Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. Featuring special guests from Israel.

Yom Ha'atzmaut

Israeli Independence Day

Tuesday, May 14

5- 7 p.m.

555 Warwick Dr Wyomissing



Join Jewish Federation to celebrate Israel's 76 years of independence.

  • Face painting
  • Hora dancing
  • Israeli crafts & games
  • Israeli wine tasting
  • Meet our special guests from Israel
  • Food to purchase, order ahead only
  • Gifts & More...


RSVP to info@jfreading.org or call 610-921-0624.

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.

Click for book titles, authors and dates.