The Jewish Cultural Center of Reading/Berks

The Jewish Cultural Center (JCC) of Reading is an extension of Jewish life beyond school, the workplace and houses of worship. Its the nucleus of our community and its heart. The JCC is where Jewish life is celebrated, a place where we embrace our Jewish connections. It is the hub of education and Jewish culture for people of all ages. It is where we can grow intellectually, spiritually and socially.


Combining tradition with fresh programming and activities, the JCC is about serving you, our members, and working together to meet the broader needs of our ever-changing community. Regardless of your spiritual path, we hope you will consider the JCC your home.


The JCC offers a variety of:


Classes - Short term classes are offered throughout the year, generally related to literature, current events, art, music, and Judaism.


Lectures - Lectures are offered in conjunction with the JCC Annual Book Fair, with the Friendship Circle meetings and at other times throughout the year.


Bus Trips - Bus trips may include visits to New York and Philadelphia for museum exhibitions, concerts, and plays. We welcome suggestions from members.


Holiday Programs - Join our annual community celebrations for Shabbat, Purim and Chanukah.


Mah Jongg - Games are played at the JCC every Monday at 1 pm. Everyone is welcome to join the games.


Senior Club - Our Friendship Circle meets twice a month on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. at the JCC. Programs are free, optional lunch is $7. Join us for an afternoon of fun.


Check calendar for upcoming programs and holiday closings.



Fall office hours are 8:30-4:30 Monday through Thursday. 8:30-3 on Friday.



 JCC Membership Rates

    $118+     Chai Membership
    $350+     Silver Membership
    $650+     Gold Membership
    $1,200+  Platinum Membership
    $2,500+  Benefactor


Your JCC membership is tax deductible and includes reduced prices on Center events like theater trips, concerts, films and dinners plus a free community calendar with your name distinguished as a member. Thanks to a special arrangement with Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex, you will be entitled to special fitness and aquatics membership rates.


As a member, you will also enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped to ensure a viable, vibrant Jewish community in Berks County for all to enjoy. Center memberships excludes Body Zone membership fees.


Call the JCC office at 610-921-0624 for more information.




JFS is partnering with CommunityAid to collect gently used clothing, shoes and accessories.


For more info call Carole 610-921-0624 or email