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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...

Pesach Guide Almost Done!


Wondering when we start working on the cRc’s popular annual Pesach Guide? Believe it or not, we start working on it immediately after each Pesach. We discuss what went right and what needs to be fixed. We also plan which feature articles we would like to publish the following year. The work in earnest begins...

cRc Guides the Community During This Unique Passover Season


On March 16​th, under the guidance of our esteemed Av Beis Din, Rabbi Yona Reiss​, and ​our Board of Directors, the cRc closed its offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This presented a unique challenge to us during what can be considered our busiest season. With Passover just a few weeks away, the cRc’s ​leadership...

Kosherfest 2019


Once again, the cRc attended Kosherfest, the annual Kosher Food Show, held this year on November 12 and 13 in Secaucus, NJ.  Dubbed “The Worlds Biggest Kiddush”, vendors from all over the world come to showcase their products, hoping to gain a foothold in the the growing Kosher market.  The cRc staff distributed over 700...

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