Jewish Family Service of the Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks

The Jewish Family Service of the Jewish Federation of Reading was established in 1979 to respond to the needs of a large elderly population in need of services. The agency now serves all age groups and is dedicated to maintaining and strengthening the quality of individual and family life in the Jewish community.

CONFIDENTIALITY - Jewish Family Service of Reading has a professional responsibility to maintain the highest standards in guarding the confidentiality of the individuals who use our services.


FEES - Jewish Family Service operates on a sliding scale.


SERVICES COUNSELING - Jewish Family Service offers professional counseling for families and individuals. Our staff is professionally trained.


FOOD BANK - Our two monthly food pantries in conjunction with Helping Harvest, distributes groceries to those who meet federal guidelines.


TRANSPORTATION - Jewish Family Service offers a taxi service in the community, which enables seniors and the disabled to get to doctors' appointments, socialize and remain independent.


OUTREACH - Members of the Jewish community are visited in their homes, hospitals, and long-term care facilities by staff to assess needs.


INFORMATION AND REFERRAL - Jewish Family Service provides information on other services, agencies and resources in the community.


JFS Community Resources


 - Grocery Stores that deliver

 - Pharmacies that deliver


Contact Us:


Phone: (610) 921-0624
Fax: (610) 929-0886


Carole Robinson  Director of Social Services / E-mail

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm , Friday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

JFR Food Pantry-- ​We are serving more families each month! Please bring donations of canned tuna, soup, fruits and vegetables to the JCC.   Thank you!

More Ways to Help


Opportunities for Volunteers


Jewish Family Service is grateful to committed volunteers who participate in programs that greatly benifit members of the community. We welcome inquiries from prospective volunteers who are able to share their time to help others. Here are some programs that volunteers are needed for.


Help Fight Hunger - Donate time to JFS Food Pantry at Olivets … or SDA Church.


Share Your Professional Expertise - donate a professional service such as accounting, law or photography.    

Share Your Time - a small investment of your personal time can make a profound difference in someone's life. Visit a shut- in, shop for a homebound senior, or take someone to a doctor's appointment. Bring warmth, joy, and care to others by joining our family of volunteers.


JFS Vehicle Donation Program


Enjoy tax benefits. Learn more about turning cars into care.