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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 […]

The cRc Remembers Rabbi Benjamin Shandalov

The cRc was saddened to learn of the passing of Rabbi Benjamin Shandalov, of blessed memory. Born in St. Louis, MO, Rabbi Shandalov held many communal leadership positions. He led pulpits in Dallas, TX and Waco, TX. He was the director of Camp Moshava in Wild Rose, WI,  and  was an administrator at the Hebrew […]

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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