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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....

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...

cRc Rabbis Participate in Siyum HaShas

This past Sunday, January 5, 2020, at the Rosemont Theater in Rosemont, IL ,the Chicago community celebrated the 13th completion of the “Daf Yomi” Talmud program.  The Daf Yomi program was founded in 1924 by Rabbi Meir Shapiro of Lublin.  In this program, Jews worldwide study one folio of the Babylonian Talmud  daily until completion...

Chanuka 5780

The cRc held its annual Chanuka party this year on Monday, December 23, 2019.  The event was once again hosted by Arie Crown Hebrew Day School in their  Multi-Purpose Room.  Dinner was catered by Starr Kosher Catering, and supplemented by contributions from the cRc staff.  Among the food provided was potato kugel, potato knishes, salads...

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