PESACH FOOD AVAILABLE from the following establishments

Nana’s Kitchen Nana’s Kitchen decided not to make Pesach foods..   Chef Daniel Israel Kosher Catering Philadelphia AND  Deluxe Catering Philadelphia Taking orders for Pesach   House of Kosher – Extensive Pesach menu available.   A la Karte A la Karte is serving our community in this times of uncertainty with Kosher L’Pesach foods at the highest … Continued

Keystone-K Updated Coronavirus status information from the establishments that have reported to us so far.

Keystone-K Updated information from the establishments that have reported to us so far.   We plan to share updates on our web-site with the community regarding the status of our establishments as the information becomes available.  We would appreciate it if our establishments keep us posted so that we can share updated information with the … Continued

Ferrara Candies / Atomic Fireballs & Jawbreakers

There has been much kashrus confusion with Ferrara candies over the years.  These candies are popular in Mishloach Manos.  To avoid kashrus errors I suggest relying only on Atomic Fireballs and Jawbreakers that have the printed UMK supervision.  Due to many cases of confusion, misinformation, and mislabeling I recommend not using other Ferrara products even … Continued

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