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Updated Pas Yisroel Information


The cRc is proud to announce that starting in 5783, all cRc Restaurants will be fully Pas Yisroel with the exception of franchise establishments (such as Dunkin Donuts, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Rita’s and Cinnaholic). (Please note that the bagels in the cRc-certified Dunkin Donuts are Pas Yisroel.) We thank our certified restaurants for doing their...

Get Ready For Rosh Hashanah With the Updated Simanim Chart


With Rosh Hashanah on the way, we’re all preparing the simanim for Rosh Hashanah. Many people eat pomegranate, fish head, and of course, they dip the apple in the honey!   But, most importantly, don’t forget to make sure that there are no kashrus issues. Use our updated Simanim Chart to get the latest info...

A Sticky Rice Situation


New posting from The Kashrus Awareness Project! Join an insightful conversation between Rabbi Yitzchok Hisiger and Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, Director of Kashrus for the Chicago Rabbinical Council, and the Executive Director of AKO, discussing a sticky rice situation that happened at a recent event. See the video by clicking here....

Liquid Sale – cRc Kosher Visits Buffalo Trace


“If we’re selling our chometz, it has to be done right, no shortcuts,” says Mark Brown, president and CEO of Sazerac Company, the second-largest spirits company in the US and parent company of Buffalo Trace bourbon. Mark might not strike you as the man responsible for thousands of bottles of some of the best bourbons...

Rabbi Fishbane Featured in Mishpacha Magazine


The cRc Kosher is proud to announce that Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, our Kashrus Administrator, was featured in Mishpacha Magazine (Issue 897, February 2, 2022). In an article titled, Step Up To The Plate, Rabbi Fishbane bemoans how kosher consumers may not be as vigilant as they need to be. “We’ve come a long way in...

Buffalo Trace Releases cRc Kosher Certified Products


Since ancient times, alcoholic beverages have played an important role in both religious and social life. The use of wine in temple services spanned across many cultures. The local pub was the social center of towns, where events were celebrated, and tales were told.  These cultural developments have stayed with us today, although modern palates...

cRc Featured in Whisky Advocate Article


Passover, which occurs every year in the spring, is an 8-day Jewish holiday celebrating the ancient Hebrew’s exodus from Egypt.  During this holiday, Jews are prohibited from owning any leavened products made from 5 grains: wheat, barley, oats, rye and spelt. Every year before Passover, cRc Kosher takes great steps to ensure that Jewish community...

Kashrus Community Mourns its 2020 Heroes


From Kosher Today: This was a year of many significant losses of kosher certification personalities with the Covid-19 pandemic claiming many victims. The most recent loss was Rabbi Abe Sharp, longtime Assistant and Business Manager for the Association of Kashrus Organizations and the Chicago Rabbinical Council. He played a major role in organizing many of...

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