REMINDER: Navigating the Israel Kashrut Scene

13 Tishrei 5771
September 21, 2010

A 90 minute interactive PowerPoint presentation

getting-the-word-out-photo1Will you be in Israel on Sukkot? Planning to eat out? How do you know their kosher standards are the same as yours? Is a rabbanut hechsher the same as an American certification that you trust? What’s the difference between mehadrin and regular kosher?  Is the restaurant’s sukkah kosher?

Shopping at the shuk or local market? Are the special laws relating to Eretz Yisrael being satisfied such as trumah, ma’aser etc? Are all the kosher certification symbols legitimate? What do the prominently displayed signs really mean?

Yechiel Spira, “the secret agent of Yerushalayim” will challenge you to find your “kosher comfort zone” as he gives you an up to date look at the local food scene. He recently authored the Ramat Beit Shemesh/Beit Shemesh Kashrut Guide. He is a well known kashrut educator at one year seminaries and yeshivot as well as a kashrut consultant for smachot.

The English-language event is geared for visitors as well as residents who simply remain perplexed regarding the kashrus world of Eretz Yisrael.

Date: Monday Sept. 27th, chol hamoed Sukkot
Meeting place:  Marzipan bakery (Agrippas Street at the shuk)
Time: 10:45am
Fee: 40 shekels per person

Reservations are on a first come first serve basis and must be prepaid.

Please write to and in the subject line write “Sukkot event” and you will receive registration and payment instructions.

Presentation begins promptly at 11a.m. upstairs at the Weiner Jewish Heritage Center – one block in from Agrippas near the shuk

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