Kosher Symbols

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The rules of kashrut dictate which foods and drinks can be eaten, how animals must be slaughtered, and how to separate meat and dairy. Kosher animals are more passive in nature (see Hirsch). Some of these laws are driven by compassion for animals, others have different explanations (such as).

A kosher home is an important element in the foundation of Jewish life. Jewish dietary laws, a kosher kitchen is designed to separate items used for preparation and serving of meat and dairy meals. Ideally, cookware, utensils, bowls, and dishes would be stored in separate drawers and cabinets.

In today’s world of prepared foods, ingredients and processing methods are often unclear. Kosher certification agencies examine the ingredients used to make the food, supervise the process by which the food is prepared, and periodically inspect the processing facilities to make sure that kosher standards are maintained. Different kosher certifying agencies tend to follow different kosher certification standards, some more strict and others more lenient.

Products that have been certified as kosher are labeled with kosher symbols. The symbols are printed on the food’s package. Kosher symbols are registered trademarks of kosher certification organizations, and cannot be placed on a food label without the organization’s permission.

Kosher symbols not only ensure that the food is kosher, they also identify the kosher certifying organization that issued the certification. This guide identifies the kosher certifying agencies behind the most commonly used kosher symbols in the United States. More information about each agency, and the kosher standards it maintains can be found on the agency’s site.

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DISCLAIMER: eKollel does not vouch for the accuracy of the information submitted to the database. It is up to the consumer to verify the information by requesting to see a copy of the kashrut certification, or speaks with your local Rabbi.

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 United States

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California
Kehillah Kosher
Igud Hakashrus of Los Angeles
(Kehillah Kosher)
Rabbi Avraham Teichman
323-935-8383
186 North Citrus Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Vaad Hakashrus of Northern California Rabbi Avi Lebowitz
510-843-8223
2520 Warring St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Rabbinical Council of California (RCC)
Rabbi Nissim Davidi
213-389-3382
3870 Wilshire Blvd. #420
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Rabbinical Council of Orange County & Long Beach Rabbi Binyomin Fejnland
562- 426-4894
3505 Lime Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807
Kosher Supervision of America Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon
310-282-0444
P. O. Box 35721 8850 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles , CA 90807
Colorado
Scroll K
Vaad Hakashrus of Denver
Rabbi Elchonon Joseph
303-595-9349
245 S Benton St..
Lakewood, CO 80226
District of Columbia
Vaad HaRabanim of Greater Washington Rabbi Moshe Walter
301-770-0078

11140 Rockville Pike, Suite 550E
Rockville, MD  20852

Florida
Kosher Miami
Vaad HaKashrus of Miami-Dade
(chalav Yisroel)
Rabbi Mordechai Fried
786-390-6620 
PO Box 403225
Miami, FL 33140
Kosher Miami
Vaad HaKashrus of Miami-Dade
(non chalav Yisroel)
Rabbi Mordechai Fried
786-390-6620 
PO Box 403225
Miami, FL 33140
Florida K
and Florida Kashrus Services
Rabbi Sholom B. Dubov
407-644-2500
708 Lake Howell Rd
Maitland, FL 32751
Rabbinate of Central & North Florida Rabbi Sholom Dubov
877-435-0200
708 Lake Howell Road
Maitland, FL 32751
Orthodox Vaad of Orlando (OVO) Rabbi Michoel Rennert
Rabbi Dovid Yachnes
407-538-1254
8591 Banyan Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

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Orthodox Rabbincal Board of Broward (ORB) Rabbi Pesach Weitz
Rabbi Edward Davis
954-797-7888
951 NE 167th Street, Suite 134
North Miami Beach, FL 33021
Sunshine State Kosher Rabbi Moshe Berger
954-312-3785
4700 Sheridan Road, Suite J
Hollywood, FL 33021
Georgia
Atlanta Kashrus Commission Rabbi Reuven Stein
404-634-4063
1855 La Vista Rd. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329
Kosher Savannah Rabbi Yerucham Schochet
912- 220-2821
100 Atlas St.
Savannah, GA 31405
Illinois
Chicago Rabbinical Council
(cRc)
Rabbi Sholem Fishbane
www.crcweb.org
773-465-3900
2701 W. Howard
Chicago, IL 60645-1303
 Midwest Kosher Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Goldzweig
773-761-4878
2857 W. Pratt
Chicago, IL 60645
Indiana
Indianapolis Orthodox Board of Kashrus Rabbi Yisrael Gettinger
317-253-5253
6510 Hoover Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Indianapolis Beth Din
Rabbi Abraham Grossbaum
317-251-5573
1037 Golf Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46260
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Louisiana
Louisiana Kashrut Committee Rabbi Yossie Nemes
504-957-4986
4141 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002
Maine
Vaad HaKashrus of Eastern Canada and Maine Rabbi Yitzchok Isaac Yagod
610-905-2166
18 Mill Street
Mars Hill, ME 04758
Maryland
Star-K Kosher Certification
(chalav Yisrael)

Dr. Avram Pollack
410-484-4110

122 Slade Ave. #300
Baltimore, MD 21208
Star-D Certification
(non-chalav Yisrael)
Dr. Avram Pollack
410-484-4110
122 Slade Ave. #300
Baltimore, MD 21208
Massachusetts
Vaad Harabonim of New England Rabbi Moshe Kaufman
617-426-2139
665 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215
Diamond K Rabbi Yerachmiel Lieberman
617-469-5000
100 Woodcliff Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Michigan
Council of Orthodox Rabbis of Greater Detroit
Rabbi Moshe Wainkrantz
248-559-5005 x101
18877 West 10 Mile Rd, Suite 101 Southfield, MI
Minnesota
United Mehadrin Kosher (UMK)
Note: unless the meat states that it is glatt, it is certified not-glatt by the UMK. The cRc only accepts Glatt Kosher meats.
Rabbi Asher Zeilingold
651-698-8300
1001 Prior Ave. South
St. Paul, MN 55116
Blue Ribbon Kosher
Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc)
 
Rabbi Sholem Fishbane
Rabbi Eli Markowitz
773-465-3900
2701 W Howard
Chicago IL 60645
Minnesota Kosher
Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc)
 
Rabbi Sholem Fishbane
Rabbi Eli Markowitz
773-465-3900
2701 W Howard
Chicago IL 60645
Missouri
Vaad Hoeir of Saint Louis  Rabbi Zvi Zuravin
314-569-2770
4 Millstone Campus
St. Louis, MO  63146
New Jersey
Rabbi Shlomo Gissinger
“CHES K”
732-364-8723 170 Sunset Rd.
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Kashrus Council of Lakewood N.J. Rabbi Avrohom Weisner
732- 901-1888
750 Forest Ave.
Suite #66
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Kof-K Kosher Supervision Rabbi Zecharia Senter
201-837-0500
201 The Plaza
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Passaic-Clifton Kashrus Inc Rabbi Shraga Klein
973-553-6940
279 Brook Avenue
Passaic, NJ 07055
Vaad Harabanim – Rabbinical Council of Bergen County Rabbi Dovid Shapiro
(844) 895-RCBC (7222)
Post Office Box No. 1233
Teaneck, NJ 07666
New York-Bronx 
Rabbi Zevulun Charlop 216-407-7398 100 E. Mosholu Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10458
New York – Brooklyn
Rabbi Yechiel Babad
(Tartikover Rav)
718-951-0952/3 5207 19th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Beth Din Minchas Chinuch Tartikov Kashrus Division Rabbi Shmuel Teitelbaum
718-972-3508
5014 16th Ave. #115
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Tarnopol Kashrus
Rabbi Naftali Meir Babad
718-437-2000
163 Parkville Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Central Rabbinical Congress
(Hisachdus HaRabanim)
Rabbi Yitzchak Glick
718-384-6765
85 Division Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Rabbi Nussen Naftoli Horowitz 718-234-9514 1712 57th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Kehilah Kashrus
(Flatbush Community Kashrus Organization)

Rabbi Zechariah Adler
718-951-0481
1294 E. 8th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Vaad Harabanim of Flatbush
Rabbi Tzvi Shaul Goldberg
718-951-8585
1206 Avenue J 3rd Floor.
Brooklyn, NY 11230
The Organized Kashrus Laboratories (OK)
Rabbi Don Yoel Levy
718-756-7500
391 Troy Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Rabbi Shlomo Stern (Debraciner Rav) 718-853-9623 1641 56th St. Brooklyn, NY 11204
Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum
(Nirbater Rav)
718-851-1221 1617 46th St.,
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Rabbi Nuchem Efraim Teitelbaum
(Volver Rav)  
718-436-4685 5808 11th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Vaad Hakashrus Crown Heights  Rabbi Dov Ber Levertov
718-604-2500
1518 Presidents St.
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Vaad Hakashrus Mishmeres L’Mishmeres Rabbi Yitzchok Zeide
718-680-0642
1157 42nd. St.
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Kehal Machzikei Hadas of Belz 718-854-3711 1435 51st St
Brooklyn, NY 11219
New York – Manhattan
Orthodox Jewish Congregations (OU) Rabbi Menachem Genack
212-563-4000
11 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
Khal Adath Jeshurun Rabbi Moshe Zvi Edelstein
845-425-9089
85-93 Bennett Avenue
New York, NY 10033
New York-Long Island
Vaad Harabanim of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway   Rabbi Yosef Eisen
516-569-4536
597A Willow Ave.
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
New York-Queens
Vaad Harabanim of Queens
Rabbi Chaim Schwartz
718-520-9060
141-49 73rd Avenue
Flushing, NY 11367
New York-Upstate
Rabbi Mordechai Ungar 845-354-6632 18 N. Roosevelt Ave.
New Square, NY 10977
Vaad Hakashrus of Mechon L’Hoyroa Rabbi Y. Tauber
845-425-9565 ext. 101
168 Maple Ave.
Monsey, NY 10952
Rabbi Avraham Zvi Glick   845-425-3178 34 Brewer Road
Monsey, NY 10952
Rabbi Yitzchok Lebovitz   845-434-3060 P.O. Box 939
Woodridge, NY 12789
New Square Kashrus Council   Rabbi C.M. Wagshall
845-354-5120
8 Truman Ave
Suite #2
New Square, NY 10977
Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District Rabbi Dr. Moshe Bomzer
518-489-1530
877 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY 12208
Rabbi Chaim Meir Wagshal 845-721-4798 25 Monsey Boulevard
Monsey, NY 10952
Rabbi Menachem Meir Weissmandel   845-352-1807 1 Park Lane
Monsey, NY 10952
Ohio
Cleveland Kosher Rabbi Shimon Gutman
440-347-0264
P.O. Box 181476
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Cincinnati Kosher
(Vaad Hoier of Cincinnati)
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib
513-532-3800
2455A Section Road Cincinnati, OH 45237
Oregon
Oregon Kosher Rabbi Tzvi Fischer
503-343-3497
6698 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219
Pennsylvania
Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia Rabbi Naftoli Eisemann
347-927-5742
2014 Upland Way
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Rhode Island
Rhode Island Kosher Rabbi Shaul Gallor
401-830-3570
401 Elgrove Avenue
Providence RI 02906
Texas
The Houston Kashruth Association Rabbi Yehoshua Wender
832-477-2406
P.O. Box 35225
Houston, TX 77235
Texas-K
Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc)
Rabbi Sholem Fishbane
773-465-3900
2701 W. Howard
Chicago, IL 60645
Dallas Kosher Rabbi Sholey Klein
214-739-6535
7800 Northaven Rd.
Dallas, TX 75230
Virginia
Vaad Hakashrus of Tidewater Rabbi Sholom Mostofsky
757-627-7358
420 Spotswood
Norfolk, VA 23517
Washington
Vaad HaRabanim of Greater Seattle Rabbi Moshe Yaakov Kletenik
206-760-0805
5305 52nd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118
Wisconsin
Kosher Supervisors of Wisconsin
Central States Kosher (CSK)
Rabbi Benzion Twerski
414-573-9353
7020 N. Green Bay Ave Milwaukee 53209

 Israel

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Bedatz Mehadrin, Rubin

Bedatz Yerushalayim

Rabbi Moshe Landau

 Canada

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Rabbinical Council of British Columbia

COR

Ottawa Vaad Hakashrut

Montreal Kosher

Montreal

Eastern Kosher

 England – UK, Great Britain

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London Bais Din

Kedassia

Machzikei Hadas Manchester

Gateshead Kashrus Authority

Manchester Bais Din

  Europe   

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France

Beth Din Zedek of Paris

Rabbi Mordechai Rottenberg
Rabbi Shmuel Akiva Schlesiger

Switzerland

Rabbinat der Israelitischen Gemeinde Basel

Badatz Amsterdam

Siks (Israel, Italy)

  South africa

 

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