New Kashrus Administrator – Rabbi Yonah Gross

Dear Community Members,    On behalf of Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia (Keystone-K), we wish a heartfelt Tzeischem L’shalom to Rabbi and Mrs. Eisemann who will be making Aliyah this coming May. Six years ago we engaged Rabbi Eisemann to fill the role of our first full-time Kashrus Administrator. During this time he worked tirelessly to assure … Continued

Pesach Information – (Shopping with your Eyes Wide Open)

1-  Many stores carry products with kitniyos (“legumes”) or egg matzah.  Please check ingredients and follow your custom.  These items are a great convenience for the days before Pesach, as you can give them to your children to eat and you don’t have to worry about them leaving the crumbs around the house.  Even those … Continued

DIY Teruma and Maaser in 4 Easy Steps

  DIY Teruma and Maaser in 4 Easy Steps Both fruit and vegetables from Eretz Yisroel are sold in numerous area stores.  By law the country of origin all produce must be posted.  Please check if produce comes from Eretz Yisroel. As it is a Mitzva to eat the produce of Eretz Yisroel, and supporting … Continued

Many Worcestershire sauces contain anchovies.

  Keystone-K: Important information from our sister agencies.  As with all halocha matters, you should turn to your own rabbi for Halocha guidance. From the OU: Many Worcestershire sauces contain anchovies. Is it permissible to add Worcestershire sauce to meat? We noted in the past Halacha Yomis that there is a dispute whether fish is … Continued

Carolina Brand Brown Rice

Keystone-K: Important information from our sister agencies.  As with all halocha matters, you should turn to your own rabbi for Halocha guidance. STAR-K ALERT     December 2, 2019   Carolina Brand Brown Rice   STAR-K certified bags of Carolina brand brown rice with a best by date of September 2021 were found to be … Continued

Lieber’s Chocolate Bits

Some packages of Lieber’s Chocolate Bits have mini-bits mixed in.  These mini-bits have a lighter appearance than the regular size bits.  The mini-bits were mixed in by mistake, however, they are both kosher and Parve.  The mini-bits are coffee flavored.  They do not contain milk.

Establishments with a Sukka for 5780

Establishments with a Sukka for 5780 The following establishments plan to have a Sukka for the year 5780 (2019).  We do not have the opportunity to inspect each Sukka before the Chag: Hillel – University of Pennsylvania Hillel – Temple University House of Kosher Mikva Israel Sholom Pizzeria  

Keystone-K – Nana’s Kitchen – Narberth – Great News!

Keystone-K – Nana’s Kitchen – Narberth – Great News!   IY”H beginning January 8, 2020 Nana’s Kitchen – Narberth, 109 N Narberth Ave., Narberth, PA, will be be opening at this new location.  Pas Yisroel and Cholov Yisroel.  will be available by request only.                  

“Pick Your Own” and other alerts

Keystone-K appreciates that our sister agencies generously share their knowledge base.  The following are a number of alerts that may be of interest to you: It is recommended that corn on the cob should be unhusked and washed well before cooking, microwaving, or grilling. Pick your own and organic blueberries have a higher rate of … Continued