Letter from Rabbonim Regarding Catered Events

29 Tammuz 5772
July 19, 2012

Regular followers of JKN are aware that on a number of occasions I have addressed the issues that may arise regarding catered affairs. All too often we make the incorrect assumption that an event is “badatz” when in actuality this is not so. In actuality, many affairs lack any kashrus supervision. Simply stated, too many of us lack the awareness that a problem may exist.

Baruch Hashem, a number of English-speaking rabbis in Israel have undertaken to (1) increase awareness, (2) set a standard for their respective congregations, and (3) encourage caterers to comply with the desires of communities towards enjoying catered events with valid kashrut certification.

Rather than attempt to explain more, I refer you to the letter, which was written, signed and distributed by the rabbonim, and is self explanatory.


Click on the hyperlink to view the letter - Catering Letter – Tammuz 5772


  • David
    July 19, 2012 - 18:06 | Permalink

    The Kashrut advisory body called “Koshrot” will provide the same service irrespective of who is giving the kashrus, as far as I understand.

    See here:


  • John M
    July 29, 2012 - 11:06 | Permalink

    there are 12 signatures
    i only recognize 2 names
    who are these rabbis?

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