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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...

Just a Spoonful of Glycerin


The Kashrus of Liquid Medicine Part 1 The Kashrus of children’s medications is truly no child’s play. 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 here to watch the video....

cRc Kosher Visits Kosherfest 2022


cRc Kosher is proud to once again exhibit by Kosherfest. Kosherfest 2022 is coming near and we’re looking forward to meeting our certified companies and meet some new ones. Please stop by Booth 437 to meet our team. Rabbi Eli Markowitz and Rabbi Sholem Fishbane Pick up our popular cRc Kosher hechsher cards! Let us...

The Kosher Triangle


September 14, 2022 In the aftermath of the Manalapan kosher restaurant scandal, the Jewish community was forced to take a strong look at the state of kashrus. Mishpacha Magazine interviewed Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, cRc Kashrus Administrator, who shared his formula for a trustworthy eatery — and his concerns about a public that expects anything and...

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....

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