BOARD OF KASHRUS – A board of kashrus was originally established to supervise and approve the kosher status of foods for consumption by orthodox communities, in accordance with the standards and requirements of those communities. Led by Rabbi Issachar Dov Rottenberg of Voideslav, and Rabbi Usher Babad of Tartikov, one of its first major kashrus projects was the founding of a shechita, producing a full line of meat and poultry slaughtered and koshered under the high standards and requirements of the CRC.
MAJOR CERTIFICATION AGENCY – The CRC has emerged as the largest and most respected kashrus agency for the “Heimishe” (strictly Orthodox) community. The CRC certifies hundreds of foods manufacturing plants, producing thousands of kosher products, as well as many retail establishments, catering halls and eateries. It also provides kosher certification to two large poultry plants, and five meat processing plants, employing 50 shochtim, as well as several large dairy farms and world-class wineries.
HIGH STANDARDS AND PROFESSIONAL TEAMS – The kashrus division of the CRC is a well-run professional kosher certification agency, employing a large staff of kashrus experts including well -trained supervisors – mashgichim – who travel the world to visit and supervise food production facilities for kosher certification by the CRC. These supervisors and their teams meticulously assure that all kosher requirements are met. The team includes professionals who conduct research and study ingredients. They also coordinate production dates for kosher runs with food manufacturers all around the globe, arrange the logistics for the kosher supervisors to arrive at the site on time, and help prepare the company and the mashgichim with the proper instructions and guidance to ensure full kashrus compliance.
STATE OF THE ART RESEARCH LABORATORY – The CRC kashrus laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility, including a separate division for בדיקת תולעים, bug and food infestation checking.
PUBLICATIONS – The CRC publishes an annual Kashrus Information Guide before Passover, the מפתח הכשרות. It also publishes a full color brochure on kashrus news and alerts several times a year, or whenever there are relevant important updates in the kashrus field.
The kashrus division is led By Rabbi Lipa Klein who’s the Rabbinic Administrator and CEO of the Organization.
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LARGE ASSEMBLIES – The CRC organizes large rabbinical conventions and assemblies, addressing Jewish issues and concerns throughout the USA, Canada and abroad. These gatherings typically bring together some of the foremost rabbinic leaders and scholars as well as community leaders and activists.
THE BETH DIN – As part of its public service activities, the CRC sponsors a Beth Din – rabbinical court, arbitrating and adjudicating hundreds of cases annually, from business disputes to marital conflicts, siddur kiddushin and divorces, and other relevant issues to a Jewish court – beth din. Its rabbinical board is directed by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Silber, who serves as the head of the beth din, with a panel of prominent dayanim. The Beis Din Secretary is Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Illovitz and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
BEIS HAOROAH – The CRC serves the community with a full-time office, the Beis Haoroah, with rabbis manning shifts to answer public inquiries in Jewish law. The service, which is available from early morning until late evening, is a very popular program for the local community. It is led By Rabbi David Mentzer and can be reached email@example.com
GROWING MEMBERSHIP – The organization grew rapidly, quickly emerging as a highly respected rabbinical organization, with hundreds of rabbis joining as members. It eventually became the voice and umbrella organization for hundreds of groups and communities with thousands of members throughout the USA and Canada, giving it extraordinary influence internationally.