Sukkas Available / And a List of All Keystone-K Establishments

The following is the list of all the establishments under Keystone-K / Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia supervision.  If you hear of any establishments that are not on this list claiming to be under our supervision, please notify us.   We note establishments that report having a sukka.  As many establishments put up Sukkas shortly … Continued

Pas Yisroel – Jewish Baked Goods

Pas Yisroel – Jewish Baked Goods Rosh HaShona 5779 Sources Yoreh Deah 112, Orach Chaim and Mishna Brura 242, 422/423, Orchos Chaim l’ha’Rash   During the Aseres Yimai Teshuva, between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, there is a widespread mihhag that even people that do not eat Pas Yisroel during the rest of the year … Continued

STAR-K Starbucks Alert

Our fellow AKO member, Star-K of Baltimore, sent out the following alert dated – July 13, 2018. As many people have been making use of the Star-K list regarding Starbucks we are sharing the Star-K update.  The status of any particular Starbucks may vary.  It is recommended that you follow the guidance of your own … Continued

Technology and Scientific Developments Impact on Halocha / Lettuce, Chicken, Ovens, Refrigeration, Lab Grown Meat

Technology and Scientific Developments Impact on Halocha / Lettuce, Chicken, Ovens, Refrigeration, Lab Grown Meat Rav Yaakov Yisroel Kanievsky zt”l (The Steipler) in his Sefer, Chayai Olam, quotes the Zohar that the wellsprings of scientific knowledge will gush forth during the latter part of the sixth millennia.   We all see that this scientific progress may … Continued

DIY Teruma and Maaser in 4 Easy Steps

DIY Teruma and Maaser in 4 Easy Steps As it is a Mitzva to eat the produce of Eretz Yisroel, and supporting the economy is a mitzvah as well, we encourage our members to follow the procedures below so that they can purchase Israeli vegetables without concern. Research has determined that a significant percentage of Israeli fruit … Continued

Keystone-K Health Alert – Romaine Lettuce

Keystone-K Health Alert – Romaine Lettuce NOW LIFTED   The CDC has issued an E.coli alert for chopped Romaine lettuce from Yuca, Arizona.  It should not be used even if thoroughly washed. Washing thoroughly with detergent or veggie wash is not only good for eliminating insect infestation, but it is also good for preventing bacterial infections.  … Continued

Keystone-K Kosher for Passover Establishments

Kosher for Pesach Food Available at Local Establishments   The following is a list of establishments under Keystone-K supervision that offer Kosher for Pesach items as described.  Unless clearly stated, our supervision is Kosher for Pesach for both Ashkenazim and Sefardim.   Star of David is planning to offer a Pesach menu from their new … Continued

Kosher for Pesach – Tequila

The following are Kosher for Pesach without any special markings: Tequila Blanco 100% Agave Hacienda Xalpa Tequila Blanco 100% de Agave Los Pilones Tequila Blanco 100% de Agave Dos Lunas Tequila Blanco 100% Blue Agave Don César García Tequila Blanco 100% de Agave Oro Viejo Tequila Blanco 100% de Agave Río de Plata Tequila Blanco … Continued