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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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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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