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cRc Kosher Hosts Evening of Appreciation For Mashgichim


The cRc recently celebrated our Mashgichim at a special Melave Malka. This was an opportunity to show recognition and appreciation to the Mashgichim and their families, and a chance for the Mashgichim to get to know each other better, share ideas, and discuss their struggles and solutions to common concerns. Several speakers addressed the group,...

2023 Pesach Guide Now Available


March 17, 2023 The cRc Kosher is happy to announce that our popular Pesach Guide 2023 is now available for free pickup in select Chicagoland stores. It is also available for free download on our dedicated Pesach Page. Our Pesach Guide includes everything you need to prepare for Pesach, including our classic Shopping Guide, Pesach...

New Sefer From Rabbi Dovid Cohen – Animal Products


Rabbi Dovid Cohen, cRc Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator, has published a new sefer, Animal Products. This sefer covers items which come from animals (and birds and insects) that are not fleishig, including yotzeh min hatamei (YD 81), eggs (YD 86), milk and dairy (YD 115). It is available at www.kashrushalacha.com through Lulu or Amazon....

A Bone to Pick with Poultry


Let’s Talk Kashrus Episode 23 Breaking down chicken for the kosher consumer. Join an insightful conversation between Rabbi Yitzchok Hisiger and Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, cRc Kashrus Administrator and the Executive Director of AKO. Enjoy the conversation regarding the Kashrus of chickens and broken bones. Click here to watch the video....

Is Keeping Kosher Now Harder Than 50 Years Ago?


November 24, 2022 Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, cRc Kashrus Administrator, recently presented a fascinating shiur in Agudas Yisroel of West Rogers Park titled: Is Keeping Kosher Now Harder Than 50 Years Ago? Click here to watch the shiur: https://crckosher.org/video/is-keeping-kosher-now-harder-than-50-years-ago/...

Kosher Vitamin Efficiency


The Kashrus of Vitamins Part 3 You care for the health of your Neshoma as well as the wellness of your ruchniyus. Join Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinical Coordinator at the cRc Kosher, on The Kashrus Awareness Project as he discusses medicines in Halacha together with R’ Yitzchok Hisiger in this 3-part series.   Click...

A Better Pill to Swallow


The Kashrus of Medicine Capsules Part 2 Never underestimate the Kashrus pitfalls with over the counter medicines. It can really be a tough pill to swallow. Join Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinical Coordinator at the cRc Kosher, on The Kashrus Awareness Project as he discusses medicines in Halacha together with R’ Yitzchok Hisiger in this...

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...

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...

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