Alabama

 

Knesseth Israel Congregation, 3225 Montevallo Road, Birmingham, AL 35223. (205) 879-1664; Fax: (205) 879-5774. Rabbi Avrohom Shmidman, Rabbinic Administrator. Biography

Arizona

ariz_k.gif (1299 bytes) Chabad Lubavitch Arizona, 2110 East Lincoln Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85016. (602) 944-2753; Fax: (602) 749-1131. Rabbi Zalman Levertov, Rabbinic Administrator.

E-mail: chabadaz@aol.com

phoenix.gif (1388 bytes) Greater Phoenix Vaad Hakashrut, 515 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012. (602) 277-8858, Fax: (602) 274-0713. Rabbi David Rebibo, Rav HaMachshir; Rabbi Nathan Greenblatt, Posek. Biography

E-mail: eldor567@aol.com

Publication: Vaad Bulletin (3 issues/year).

California

igud.gif (1249 bytes) Igud Hakashrus of Los Angeles (Kehilla Kosher), 186 North Citrus Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036. (323) 935-8383; Fax: (323) 965-9020. Rabbi Avraham Teichman, Rabbinic Administrator.

E-mail: ravavt@aol.com

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For industrial products.

kcs.gif (1259 bytes) Kosher Certification Service, 401 North Laurel Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048. (323) 782-1433; Fax: (323) 651-0660. Rabbi Eli Frankel, Rabbinic Administrator, Rabbi Michael Schick, Kashrus Consultant. Biography

E-mail: kcs@easy-access.com

Website: www.easy-access.com/kcs

  Kashrus Information Bureau, 12753 Chandler Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91607. (818) 929-2626; Fax: (818) 766-8537. Rabbi Eliezer Eidlitz. Posek: Rabbi Moshe Heinemann. Hotline: (818) 762-3197.

E-mail: eeidlitz@kosherquest.org

Website: www.kosherquest.org

Publications: Kashrus Conscience Faxletter and Is It Kosher?

No supervision provided; maintains a kashrus information database.

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For Israeli products sold here or those exported to Israel:

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Kosher Overseers Associates of America, A Division of the Orthodox Rabbinical Association, Inc., P. O. Box 1321, Beverly Hills, CA 90213. (323) 870-0011; Fax: (323) 567-4371. Rabbi Zvi Boruch Hollander, Rabbinic Administrator.

E-mail: ko@kosher.org

Website: www.kosher.org

Publications: Global Guide to Kosher Foods & Restaurants, Nothing Left To Commemorate, Jews on the Frontier, The First Rabbi (Vol.1, Origin and Conflict between Orthodox & Reform, Vol.2, Anthology of Sermons 1840-1862; Vol.3, Responsa, Polemics, Correspondence).

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For gelatin derived from kosher species animals (behemos teharos) not kosher-slaughtered by shechita.

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For U.S. Food Service Company Rykoff-Sexton, Pacific Coast Producers and Tri/Valley Growers brand "Fruit Cocktail" & "Fruit Mixes," which contain carmine (a red dye derived from the cochineal beetle). The Hebrew in the symbol is the source in the responsum of Rav Ovadia Yosef upon which this certification is based.

ksa.gif (1733 bytes) Kosher Supervision of America, POB 35721, Los Angeles, CA 90035. (310) 282-0444; Fax: (310) 282-0505. Rabbi Binyomin Lisbon, Kashrus Administrator; Rabbi A. Tzemach Rosenfeld, Senior Kashrus Coordinator. Biography

E-mail: kosher@primenet.com

Website: www.primenet.com/~kosher

nourollah.gif (1594 bytes) Rabbi Moshe Nourollah, 1066 S. Bedford Street, Los Angeles, CA 90035. (310) 652-6636; Fax: (310) 838-9910. Biography
  Orthodox Rabbinical of San Francisco, 1851 Noriega Street, San Francisco, CA 94122, POB 22491. (415) 564-5665; Fax: (415) 665-0394. Rabbi Jacob Traub, Kashruth Chairman. Biography

E-mail: orcsf@aol.com

orangek.gif (1538 bytes) Rabbinical Council of Orange County & Long Beach (the "Orange-K"), 3505 Lime Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807. Tel/Fax: (562) 426-4894. Rabbi Binyomin Fejnland.
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Rabbinical Council of California, 617 South Olive St., Suite 515, Los Angeles, CA 90014. (213) 489-8080; Fax: (213) 489-8077. Rabbi Boruch Kupfer, President; Rabbi Nissim Davidi, Kashrus Administrator; Rabbi Avrohom Union, Rabbinic Administrator; Rabbi Gershon Bess, Posek. Biography

E-mail: info@rccvaad.org

Website: www.rccvaad.org

Publication: Kosher Directory (Free).

usk.gif (1142 bytes) The "United States K," 6407 W. Orange Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048. (323) 653-5083; Fax: (323) 653-2880. Rabbi Yehudah Bukspan. Biography
vaadNoCal.gif (1355 bytes) Vaad Hakashrus of Northern California, The Kosher Food Council of N. California, 2520 Warring St., Berkeley, CA 94704-3111. (510) 843-8223 (Business Offices); (510) 432-2770 (Rabbinic Offices); Fax: (510) 849-0536. Rabbi Levy Zirkind, Rabbinic Administrator; Rabbi Ben-Zion Welton, Supervision Coordinator.

E-mail: vaad@flash.net

  Vaad Harabonim of San Diego, 8950 Villa La Jolla, Suite 1224, La Jolla, CA 92037. (858) 535-1196; Fax: (858) 535-0037. Rabbi Jeffrey Wohlgelernter.

E-mail: rjfromlj@aol.com

Website: www.jewishinsandiego.org/adatyeshurun

wcrc.gif (1622 bytes) WCRC - Badatz (West Coast Rabbinical Council), Rabbinical Court of Beverly Hills, 331 N. Alta Vista Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. (323) 939-0298; Fax: (323) 933-3686. Rabbi Gavriel Cohen, Av Bet Din and Kashrut Administrator. Biography

E-mail: bethdin@aol.com

Website: www.beth-din.org

Publication: Freedom of a Nation (Passover).

  Rabbi Howard Zack, Beth Jacob Congregation, 3778 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94610-0283. (510) 482-1147.

Colorado

scrollk.gif (1488 bytes) Scroll K/Vaad Hakashrus of Denver, 1350 Vrain Street, Denver, CO 80204. (303) 595-9349; Fax: (303) 629-5159. Rabbi Yisroel Mayer Kagan, Interim Rabbinic Administrator; Rabbi Moshe Heisler, Kashrus Administrator. Biography

Website: www.iex.net/arcpac/vaad

Publication: Kashrus Komments.

trisulom.gif (1691 bytes) Tri-Sulom/Beis Medrash Kehilas Yaakov, 295 South Locust Street, Denver, CO 80224. (303) 377-1200; Fax: (303) 355-6010. Rabbi Mordechai Twerski, President; Rabbi Shmuel Goldstein, Kashrus Administrator. Biography

E-mail: tri@jewishpeople.com

Connecticut

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Connecticut-K, 526 W. Mckinley Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. (203) 384-8192. Rabbi Yaacov Fink. Biography

E-mail: finkfamily@juno.com

  The Greater Hartford Kashrut Group (Conservative), 160 Mohegan Dr., West Hartford, CT 06117. (860) 236-1275; Fax: (860) 231-8890. Rabbi Abraham deleon Cohen.
hartfield.gif (2048 bytes) Kashrut Commission of Greater Hartford, 20 Dover Rd., West Hartford, CT 06119. (860) 236-1241; Fax: (860) 232-8272. Rabbi Yitzchak Adler and Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, Rabbinic Administrators; Rabbi Moshe Trencher, President. Biography

E-mail: rabbi@bethdavidwh.org

Website: www.bethdavidwh.org

whitman.gif (1105 bytes) Rabbi Michael Whitman, 292 Norton Street, New Haven, CT 06511. (203) 776-4212, Fax: (203) 776-1805. Biography

E-mail: michael.whitman@yale.edu

Website: www.youngisrael.org/yinh/

fairfield.gif (1242 bytes) Vaad haKashrus of Fairfield County, 2365 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604. (203) 336-3383. Rabbi Jacob B. Mendelson, President, (203) 372-6529; Fax: (203) 373-0467. Rabbi Shalom Baum, Vice President. Biography

E-mail: yaakovm@ou.or

Delaware

wilmington.gif (1264 bytes) Vaad Hakashruth of Wilmington, c/o Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth, Washington Blvd. and Torah Way, Wilmington, DE 19802. (302) 762-2705; Fax: (302) 762-3236. Rabbi Sanford Dresin, Rav Hamachshir; Mollie Epstein, Chairperson.

District of Columbia (Washington, DC)

washdc.gif (1314 bytes) Vaad Harabanim of Greater Washington, 7826 Eastern Avenue NW, Suite LL8, Washington DC, 20012. (202) 291-6052; Fax: (202) 291-5377. Rabbi Hillel Klavan, President; Rabbi Kalman Winter, Director. Biography

E-mail: capitolkdc@aol.com

Website: www.capitolk.org