Biographies

Alphabetical by Name of Agency or Rabbi


Academy of Kosher Supervision (Vaad Mishmeres HaKashrus). Presently a training program only, the Vaad will begin issuing hashgachos this year. Rabbi Yochanan Davis, who founded the Vaad 17 years ago, has semicha from Rabbi Gershon Tenenbaum.

Agudas Hamashgichim. Rabbi Harry Lax, President of the Union for 18 years, has semicha from Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.

Atlanta Kashruth Commission. Eight years ago, Rabbi Reuven Stein became administrator of the now forty-year-old AKC. He has semicha from Telshe Yeshiva. AKC oversees 80 companies and issues hashgachos out-of-state, but focuses on "southeast region community kashrus and education."

Auckland Hebrew Congregation. Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence joined AHC as Rabbinic Administrator three years ago. He received semicha from Dayan Avraham Kopshitz and Rabbi Y. A. Poupko at Yeshivath Knesseth Beth Eliezer. The Congregation, over 160 years old, now certifies about 20 companies.

Bais Din of Crown Heights, Vaad Hakashrus. The Vaad, started in 1986, offers hashgachos internationally, emphasizing certification of "dairy, meat, wine, shmurah matzos and spices." It is the only officially-sponsored Chabad hashgacha.

The Bais Din Tzedek of K’hal Machzikei Hadas. Rabbi Mordechai Brisk joined the Bais Din last year. They certify about 300 companies.

Bet Din Zedek Bet Yosef. The rabbinic head is Rishon LeTzion, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. The hechsher certifies dozens of companies worldwide, and specializes in shechita and melicha of meats in Argentina and Israel.

Beth Din of the Federation of Synagogues. The Beth Din’s Director of Kashrus, Dayan M. D. Elzas, joined the organization 11 years ago. He received semicha from Yeshivas Mir (Jerusalem), Rabbi Werner (Av Beis Din, Tel Aviv) and Rabbi Bernstein (Av Beis Din, Agudas Yisrael, Jerusalem). The Beth Din issues hashgachos internationally, with an emphasis on "investigation of [the] kosher status of ingredients; raw materials; retail products."

Blue Ribbon Kosher. Rabbi Baruch Meir Clein, Kashrus Administrator of Blue Ribbon Kosher since its inception in 1992, received semicha from Yeshiva Chaim Berlin. He also has a degree in Human Physiology, including 7 years in medical research, and a degree in horticulture, with an expertise in tropical and exotic plants and a specialty in entomology. The organization gives certification internationally, emphasizing organics, dairy products, chemical products and baked goods, nutraceuticals, botanicals and functional foods.

The "Cap-K." Cantor Leo Fettman formed the "Cap-K" in 1980. He has semicha from Maor Hagola Rabbinical College (Montreal), and is a member of the Cantorial Council of America. He gives hashgachos in Kansas and Nebraska, and describes the focus of his organization as, "assisting small companies/producers in the Midwest."

Certified Kosher Underwriters. Rabbi Pinchos D. Horowitz, received semicha from Ponovez Yeshiva.

Chai Kosher. Rabbi Finman has been the Supervisor of Chai Kosher since its inception in 1992. "Chai Kosher Consultants draws upon 30 years of expertise in all facets of kosher food production, from farm to consumer. We specialize in market and systems analysis and systems design. As consultants, we assess real market place needs, including the use of other kashrus agencies for the client's ongoing hashgacha. Our clients have included food manufacturers, corporate operations, tour guides, distributors, retailers, restaurants and caterers."

Chicago Rabbinical Council. Rabbi Dovid Jenkins received semicha from Rabbi Avraham Chaim Levine. He joined the "cRc" four years ago. The "cRc," now 75 years old, gives certification to over 350 companies internationally, as well as directing the certification of Texas-K and International Kosher Supervision of Texas.

Connecticut-K. Rabbi Yaacov Fink, a talmid of Yeshiva Torah Ore, received his semicha from Rabbi Chaim P. Scheinberg. Rabbi Fink has directed Connecticut-K since its inception in 1982. The hechsher certifies two companies.

Council of Orthodox Rabbis of Greater Detroit. Rabbi Grubner has been the menahel of the the Council since its inception 17 years ago. The Council certifies about 50 companies in the Detroit area.

Diamond-K. Rabbi Rachmiel Liberman formed Diamond-K over ten years ago. He received semicha and dayanus from Rabbi Pinchas Hirshprung, Chief Rabbi of Canada, and from Yeshiva Tomchei T'mimim. The agency certifies factories world-wide. He drafted and sponsored the Massachusetts Kosher Law (1990). He is a member of the Igud HaRabbonim and Agudas HaRabbonim, and is a frequent contributor to The Jewish Press.

"Double-U" Kashrus. Rabbi Yehudah Shain, is the Administrator of Double-U since it's inception in 1995. The Double-U certifies mostly industrial products through the United States and other countries.

Gran Rabinato de Agudath Israel Argentina Control de Alimentos Kosher. Rabbi Yosef Libersohn joined the Vaad around 1980. He has semicha from Telshe Yeshiva. The Vaad, now about 40 years old, gives hashgachos throughout Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Brazil, with an emphasis on meat, grape juice, chocolate and candy products. (See also: Kosher de Uruguay al Mundo; Uruguay.)

Greater Phoenix Vaad Hakashrut. Rabbi David Rebibo, who founded the Vaad 30 years ago, received semicha from Rabbi David Ashkenazi. The Vaad certifies about twenty five companies locally.

Rabbi Abraham Hochwald. Rabbis Hod and Hochwald both received semicha from Yeshivas Hebron (Jerusalem) and are members of the Conference of German Rabbis and the Conference of European Rabbis. Rabbi Hochwald started his hechsher, which certifies about 100 companies throughout Europe, in 1993. They offer "an extensive knowledge of the structure of the German food industry, including raw materials and chemical substances, and perfect command of seven European languages, besides Hebrew and Yiddish." They have also authored articles on kashrus in International Food Ingredients and in the Jewish press in Europe and Israel.

Rabbi Noson Naftali Horowitz. Rabbi Horowitz received semicha from Rabbi Shmuel haLevi Wosner (Bnei Brak). He has been giving hashgacha since 1995, specializing in chocolate products.

The Houston Kashruth Association. Rabbi Joseph Radinsky, a musmach of the Hebrew Theological
Seminary (Skokie, IL), joined the Houston Kashruth Association about 24 years ago. The 50 year old
Association certifies local companies.

Indianapolis Beth Din. Rabbi Abraham Grossbaum, Executive Director of the Beth Din for 18 years, is affiliated with Chabad-Lubavitch. He certifies five companies.

Kashrus Information Center. The Administrator, Rabbi Moshe Weiner, has semicha from Mesivta Chaim Berlin, Yeshiva Emek Halacha and Rabbi Tuvia Goldstein. He joined the Center last year. The KIC does not certify any establishment, but monitors Brooklyn eating establishments for the Flatbush Rabbinate.

Kashrut Commission of Greater Hartford. The Commission’s Administrator, Rabbi Yitzchok Adler, is a member of the RCA Executive Committee. He joined the Commission four years ago. The Commission, endorsed by the local Jewish Federation and all area synagogues, supervises bakeries, butchers, caterers and production factories in the region.

Kashruth Council of Toronto. Rabbi Mordechai Levin, Executive Director since 1984, received semicha from Rabbi Mordechai Weinberg (Yeshiva Gedolah of Montreal). He is a member of the RCA-Institute of Food Technology. Founded in 1955, the Council certifies over 700 companies.

Kashruth Division of the Chabad House of Western Michigan. Rabbi Yosef Weingarten received semicha from Chabad-Lubavitch. He is a "freelance rabbi in [the] area for leading kashrus organizations." He has been directing the Kashruth Division since its inception in 1977.

"KOA" Subsidiary of Orthodox Association for the Observance of Kashruth. Rabbi Shlomo Isaacson founded the agency in 1978. He has semicha from Rabbi Ephraim Yolles (Philadelphia) and from Rabbi Eliezer Levine (Detroit). He is a member of Agudas Yisrael of America, and has been President & Kashrus Coordinator of the KOA for 15 years. Rabbi Shlomo Isaacson is a member of Igud HaRabbonim. KOA certifies about 30 companies internationally, specializing in flavors, nutraceuticals, bakeries and catering.

Kashruth Supervision Service. Rabbi Shmuel Vitsick has been the Kashrus Administrator of the Service since its inception over 30 years ago. His semicha is from Slobodka. Kashruth Supervision Service gives certification internationally, mostly on spices.

Kehilas Bais Ben Tzion. Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech, author of many articles about kashrus issues, specializes in "technical kashrus issues." He received semicha from Yeshivas Ner Yisrael. After working for a number of kashrus agencies, he began this hechsher in 1999. (See also UMK.)

Rabbi Yehuda Kelemer. Rabbi Kelemer received semicha from Yeshivas Mir (Jerusalem). For 20 years, he has certified products made only from whole foods. He certifies about 5 companies throughout the North East.

K'hal Adath Jeshurun. Rabbi Moshe Zvi Edelstein, KAJ’s Kashrus Administrator for 23 years, received semicha from the Viznitz Yeshiva in Israel. KAJ certifies about 40 companies, and emphasizes "reliability of kashrus."

Knesset Israel Congregation. The Administrator, Rabbi Avrohom Shmidman, joined the Congregation about two years ago. He has semicha from Rabbi Pinchas Hirshprung of the Rabbanus Harashis of Montreal and from REITS, where he was once editor-in-chief of the Torah journal, Beis Yitzchok.

K-O Kosher Service. Rabbi Moshe Novoseller studied at Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim and at Telz, and received semicha from REITS. He joined Kosher Service in 1956. The organization, started in 1940, certifies over 70 companies internationally.

"KOF-K" Kosher Supervision. Rabbi Dr. Zecharia Senter has semicha from Yeshiva University, and is a member of Igud Harabonim. He has been the director of KOF-K since its inception in 1967. The organization certifies over 500 companies world-wide, specializing in "flavors and chemicals." They have a PhD chemist and three members of the Institute of Food Technologists on staff.

Kosher Certification Service. Administrator Rabbi Eli Frankel started the organization in 1991. He is a musmach of Rabbi M. Shapiro of Israel and Rabbi Panet of Deesh. KCS gives hashgacha internationally.

Kosher La-Mehadrin. Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein started the Kosher La-Mehadrin hechsher in 1989. He has semicha from Beth Medrash Govoha (Lakewood) and is a member of the National Council of Synagogue Rabbis of Agudath Yisrael. Rabbi Marmorstein is author of Halachos of the Seder, Halachos of Purim, and Bartenura; co-author of Yad Yoledes. His assessment of the strengths of the Kosher La-Mehadrin hechsher: "Local hashgacha; intimate knowledge of [the] establishments supervised; open disclosure policy."

Kosher Overseers Associates of America. The Director, Rabbi Yehudah Bukspan, received semicha from Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He has authored "several volumes of responsa still in manuscript form." Kosher Overseers issues hashgachos nationally and internationally. Rabbi Bukspan is also the Director of "The United States K."

Kosher Supervisors of Wisconsin. Started in 1993, KSW has been under the direction of Rabbis
Nachman Levine, Tuvia Torem and Benzion Twerski for five years.

Kosher Supervision of America. KSA has been under the direction of Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon since its inception 1993. He has semicha from Rabbi Hirshprung (Lubavitch of Montreal). They issue hashgachos internationally.

Louisville Vaad Hakashrut. The Vaad has been giving certification for over 40 years. They currently certify about a dozen companies world-wide.

M.A.O.R. Mid-Atlantic Orthodox Rabbis. Rabbi Herzel Kranz, Executive Director of M.A.O.R. since its inception in 1993, received semicha from Telshe Yeshiva. They certify three local establishments.

Manchester Beth Din. Dayan Osher Westheim became Kashrus Administrator of the Kashrus Department of the Manchester Beth Din over 20 years ago. The Beth Din, founded over a century ago, now certifies more than 100 companies. Dayan Westheim has semicha from Dayan Yitzchok Weiss of England and Eretz Yisrael, and describes the strengths of the Beth Din’s hechsher as, "efficiency, high standard, reasonable rate, top class reputation!"

Metropolitan Kashruth Council of Michigan. Rabbi Jack Goldman founded the Council since its inception in 1958. He has semicha from RIETS, and is a member of the RCA. The Council gives hashgachos in 42 states and in France, emphasizing "dairy products, baked goods, flavors, vitamins, candy, nuts [and] food supplements."

Natural Food Certifiers. The Administrator, Rabbi Reuven Flamer, received semicha form Tomchei T’mimim Lubavitch and now directs the Chai Center of Lubavitch of Westchester. He formed the organization in 1996. They issue hashgachos internationally to 15 companies.

New York Kosher. Rabbi Yaakov Neiman received semicha from Yeshivas Ner Yisrael. He has over 25 years experience with kashrus vaadim and retail establishments, and is a member of the Igud HaRabanim. He recently started New York Kosher, which currently certifies several companies.

Nova Scotia Kosher. Rabbi Grafstein received semicha from Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, and has run NSK since its founding in 1996. He is the author of the book, Judaism's Bible. He is "open to assist supervision on a volunteer 'tzorchei tzibur' (public need) basis," and supervises "CUSAK" (Canada/USA Kosher) in that capacity.

Rabbi Moshe Nourollah. Rabbi Nourollah has semicha from Yeshivas Ner Yisroel.

The Organized Kashrus Laboratories. Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, who received semicha from Rabbi Moshe Feinstein and Rabbi Meir Bransdorfer, joined the OK in 1977. The organization, started in 1935 by Rabbi Levy’s father, Rabbi Bernard Levy, a"h, gives hashgachos across the nation and internationally.

The Orthodox Council of Kashrus MaHaRa"L. The Council, under the direction of Rabbi Samuel Mardokhey Abramson, certifies 12 companies. Rabbi Abramson received semicha from Rabbi Yoel Schwartz (Yeshivas Dvar Yerushalayim, Jerusalem).

The Orthodox Rabbinical Council of Greater Boston. Rabbi Nochum Cywiak, President of the Council for 18 years, received semicha from Telz Yeshiva (Rabbi Solovetchik). The Council, started about 40 years ago, certifies about ten companies in Boston.

Orthodox Jewish Council - Kosher Technical Konsultants. Rabbi Alan Silver, M.D., Director of Supervision, co-founded the Council about 30 years ago with other local baal habatim. They certify about 50 companies in Pennsylvania. Rabbi Silver's semicha is from Rav Rafael Mayer Cohen of Rehovot, Israel.

Orthodox Rabbinical Council of South Florida. The Council, started by the local rabbinical vaad over ten years ago, certifies about 20 companies. Rabbi Avrohom Yeshaya Groner joined as Rabbinic Administrator about 5 years ago. His semicha is from Telshe Yeshiva.

Orthodox Rabbinical of San Francisco. The Chairman, Rabbi Jacob Traub, received semicha from Mesivta Torah Vodaas. He joined the Council at its inception in 1971.

Orthodox Vaad of Philadelphia. Rabbi Shlomo Caplan, Rabbi Aharon Felder, and Rabbi Yehoshua Kaganoff co-founded the Vaad about ten years ago. They certify about fifteen companies locally, mostly restaurants and bakeries.

Ottawa Vaad Hakashrut. Last year Rabbi Mitchell Cohen became the Director of Kashrut of the 30 year-old Vaad. He has semicha from Hebrew Theological College (Skokie, IL), and is a member of the RCA, CRC, NCYIR and NAJC. The Vaad certifies 30 companies and highlights their "wide range of in-town and out-of-town hashgacha."

Rabbi Baruch Poupko. Rabbi Poupko has been giving a hechsher for about 35 years. He received semicha from REITS and Rabbi Moshe Feinstein. He currently certifies three companies.

Quality Kosher Supervision. The Administrator, Rabbi Aryeh Spero, formed the organization in 1980. He is author of the book, A Guide to Nikkur. "We limit ourselves to factories [that] we consistently visit."

Rabbinaat Joodse Gemeente Amsterdam (Amsterdam Rabbinate). Nearly four hundred years old, the Rabbinate certifies nine companies in Amsterdam. Rabbi F. J. Lewis, Av Beis Din, joined the Rabbinate 10 years ago.

Rabbinical Council of California. Rabbi Nissim Davidi, the Council’s Kashrus Administrator, received semicha from Rabbi Ruderman (Yeshivas Ner Yisrael), Rabbi Moshe Heineman, Rabbi Sasson and Rabbi Bakshi Doron. He joined the Council nine years ago.

Scranton Orthodox Rabbinate. Rabbi M. Fine, who received semicha from REITS, has been giving a hechsher for over 27 years in the Scranton area. Rabbi A. Herman, who received semicha from Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim, joined him at the Rabbinate about ten years ago. They certify about five companies locally.

Scroll K/Vaad Hakashrus of Denver. Rabbi Moshe Heisler, Kashrus Administrator of the Vaad since its inception in 1979, received semicha from Yeshiva Marbitzei Torah (New York). The Vaad certifies about 100 companies. Rabbi Heisler also serves as the Executive Director of the AKO (Association of Kashrus Organizations), an umbrella organization for many kosher agencies.

Rabbi M. Small, has been giving certifications for 27 years. He received semicha from Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.

South Shore Vaad. Rabbis Daniel Mehlman and Chaim Wakslak have been the Administrators of the Vaad since its inception in 1990. Rabbi Wakslak has semicha from Yeshivas Torah Vodaas, Rabbi Mehlman from Yeshiva University. They certify three companies.

Star-K. Rabbi Moshe Heineman received semicha from Rabbi Moshe Feinstein and Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, and is a member of the Synagogue Rabbonim of Agudath Israel of America. He started the Star-K hechsher in 1947. They now operate eight offices world-wide, with a focus on meat and dairy products, industrial chemicals, and "prompt and efficient service."

The "Tablet-K." Rabbi Rafael Saffra is a musmach of RIETS. He has been the Director of the Tablet-K since it began 20 years ago.

Tri-County Vaad Hakashrut. Rabbi Bernard Rothman has been the Rabbinic Kashrus Administrator of the Vaad since its inception more than 20 years ago. The Vaad certifies about a dozen organizations in a three-county area in Southern New Jersey.

Tri-Sulom/Beis Medrash Kehilas Yaakov. Rabbi Shmuel Goldstein received semicha from Rav Zalman Nechamia Goldberg of Badatz Yerushalayim. Last year he joined Tri-Sulom, a 25 year old agency that certifies seven companies in the Denver region.

Twin Cities Community Kashruth Council. The Council, which certifies 10-15 local establishments, is under the administration of Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Leiff and Rabbi Chaim Goldberger. Rabbi Leiff received semicha from the Mir and Telshe yeshivos and is a member of the Agudas Yisrael Rabbinical Association. Rabbi Goldberger received semicha from Yeshivas Ner Yisrael, and is a member of the RCA.

The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of Argentina. Rabbi I. Hendel, once a Dayan in Montreal’s beis din, has been issuing hashgachos for 12 years, especially "supervision on matzo, wine, meat, etc." He certifies 25 companies.

The "United States K." Rabbi Yehudah Bukspan has been the Director and Kashrus Administrator of the organization since its inception in 1960. He received semicha from Yeshivas Ner Yisroel. They certify companies across in the United States and Israel.

Vaad Ha'ir of Greater Dayton. Rabbi Avraham Avnit started this Vaad in June. He received semicha from the Chief Rabbi and Rosh Kollel of Givatayim and from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Rabbi Avnit has 28 years experience in Rabbinate, kashrus, shechita and as a Rav Hamachshir with OU, KOF-K, KOA and the Vaad Ha'ir of Cincinnati and of Indianapolis. His rabbinical experience includes service in South Africa, Australia, Zimbabwe and Canada. He is Kashrut Consultant and Rabbinic Administrator of the Vaad.

Vaad Hakahal of Passaic-Clifton. The Vaad’s Chairman, Rabbi Dr. Solomon Rybak, is a musmach of RIETS, and an officer of the RCA and the RZA, as well as a member of the RKC of the OU. He joined the Vaad 16 years ago. The Vaad certifies local restaurants and stores.

Vaad HaKashrus of Fairfield County. Rabbi Jacob Mendelson, a musmach of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim (Queens), has been president of the Vaad since its inception five years ago. He is the Rav of Congregation Bikur Cholim (Bridgeport, CT), a rabbinic coordinator for the OU, and a member of Agudas Yisroel. The Vaad certifies about a dozen local establishments, as well as coordinating local supervision for such national agencies as the OU, OK, KOF-K and Star-K.

Vaad Hakashrus of Tidewater. Rabbi Yosef Friedman has been Rav Hamachshir of the Vaad for
four years. The Vaad certifies about eight organizations locally.

Vaad Hakashrut of Richmond. Director Rabbi Zvi Ron joined the Vaad in 1994. A member of the
RCA and the OU, he has semicha from the Rabbanut Harashit of Israel.

Vaad Hakashrut of Rochester. Rabbi Shaya Kilimnick, Director of the Vaad for 20 years, received semicha from Yeshivas Ner Yisrael (Baltimore). They certify three companies in the Rochester area.

Vaad Hakashruth of Buffalo. The Vaad’s Administrator, Rabbi Yirmiya Milevsky, received semicha from Rabbi Shlomo Miller (Toronto) and Rabbi Y. Kolitz (Jerusalem). The Vaad certifies 20 companies.

Vaad Hakashruth of Kansas City. The Kansas City Vaad supervises and certifies approximately 20 local establishments of various types. Rabbi Ari Perl, a musmach of REITS, recently replaced Rabbi Morey Schwartz as Rav Hamachshir.

Vaad Hakashruth of Omaha. The Vaad’s Administrator, Rabbi Howard Kutner, received semicha from Yeshiva University. He is a member of the RCA.

Vaad Hakashruth of Rhode Island. Rabbi Mitchell Levine, Supervisor of the Vaad for five years, received semicha from Rabbi Chaim Brovender, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. The Vaad is dedicated to promoting and supervising local and commercial kashrus and the maintenance of the Rhode Island Mikvah. Caterers must be shabbos observant, or are assigned a mashgiach at all times that food is being prepared. Jewish-owned establishments must be closed for retail on shabbos.

Vaad Harabanim of Greater Washington. Rabbi Kalman Winter, Vaad Director since 1995, studied at Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim and received semicha from Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.

Vaad HaRabbonim of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway. Rabbi Yosef Eisen received semicha from Yeshivas Torah Vodaas. For ten years, he was the Director of the Food Service Department of OU's Kashrus Division. He has been with the Vaad of the Five Towns for over 20 years. The Vaad, which recently merged with the Vaad of Far Rockaway, certifies about 35 companies.

Vaad Harabonim (Vaad Hakashrus) of Massachusetts. Rabbi Abraham Halbfinger, Administrator of the Vaad for 20 years, has semicha from Rabbi Y. B. Soloveitchik. They issue hashgachos internationally.

Vaad Harabonim of Queens. Rabbi Sladowsky, Executive Vice-President of the Vaad for 28 years, directs the Vaad’s kashrus policy. He received semicha from Yeshiva University and is a member of the RCA. A "local hashgacha in Queens and [Long Island]," the Vaad certifies 87 companies.

Vaad Ho-ir of Columbus. Rabbi William Goldberg received semicha from Rabbi Mendel Epstein (Bais Yaakov of Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York). He has been the Vaad’s Administrator for 18 years. The Vaad, which certifies 15 companies, boasts "almost 40 years in existence, 18 [under the] present administration."

Vaad of Lancaster. The Vaad’s Administrator, Rabbi Shaya Sackett, received semicha from Yeshivas Ner Israel Rabbinical College (Baltimore). He joined the Vaad at its inception in 1992. The Vaad certifies three companies in the Lancaster area.

Wellington Hebrew Congregation. The Congregation’s Director, Rabbi S. Zajac, joined last year. Their specialties are "concentrate juices [and] cheese."

West Coast Rabbinical Council (WCRC-Badatz). The Av Beis Din, Rabbi Gavriel Cohen, has been with the Council since its inception in 1983. He has semicha from Rabbi Shneur Kotler (Lakewood), and dayanus from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, Rabbi Zalman Nechamia Goldberg and the Rishon L’tzion, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu. The WCRC issues hashgachos internationally. Rabbi Nissim Elmeliah administers their Tel Aviv office. The Council’s kashrus work is mostly with factories.

Rabbi Michael Whitman. Rabbi Whitman received semicha from Yeshivas Ner Yisrael. A member of the RCA and the National Council of Young Israel Rabbis, he began his hechsher in 1987.

Rabbi Mendel Zuber. Rabbi Zuber, who received semicha from Rabbi Yaakov Spivak (United Kosher Supervision, Monsey, NY), has been giving hashgacha since 1998.


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