Kashrus


Purchase the 5772 Kashrus Guide here:

The guide is available either in print or as a PDF.

You can purchase a printed guide for 10 NIS at the BTYA office, with cash or credit card, during office hours.

To purchase a PDF version, you have the following options:

  • Credit Card: Send an email to kashrut@btya.org with your phone number. Someone will contact you within 72 hours, IY”H. The cost is 11 NIS (includes additional fees incurred).
  • PayPal: Click the payment button below. The cost is $3 (includes additional fees incurred).

Forward your payment confirmation to kashrut@btya.org. Upon receipt of payment confirmation, the guide will be emailed to you.

The PDF version is for PERSONAL, not organizational use, and it MAY NOT BE FORWARDED in any way, shape, or form without specific permission from BTYA. Any such use is gezel.

The 5772 Shovavim Kashrus Lecture Series

Beis Tefillah Yonah Avraham invites the tzibbur to join

R’ Yechiel Spira, from Jerusalem Kosher News

As he delves deeply into the following topics:

•          Milk and Dairy Products: What’s the big deal?

•          Chicken: Shechita and Beyond

•          Goyim: Bishul Akum and Pas Akum

•          Hafroshas Challa

•          Wine: Stam Yeinam, Yayin Nesech, and more

•          Liver: Kashering and Cooking

Click here to go to our Shiurim Website, where you can listen to or download the shiurim that have been given.

 

Click here to download a sample of the printed course materials.

Click here to download the course material for the first topic…Chickens.

Click here to download parts of the PowerPoint presentation for the first topic…Chickens.

The 5771 Shovavim Kashrus Lecture Series

BTYA and Jerusalem Kosher News (www.jerusalemkoshernews.com) were pleased to present:

Understanding Kashrus – a Shovavim Lecture Series for the public.

This lecture series is being presented as a public service to the RBS/BS community.

Listen to the lectures given.

The Second Community Kashrus Lecture

Following R’ Yechiel Spira’s First Kashrus lecture (described below), BTYA commissioned him to explore around our neighborhood. The Second Lecture was a summary of his investigation.

R’ Yechiel spoke to a “standing room only” crowd reviewing his work in the RBS/BS areas.

To listen to the lecture, click here.

To download the lecture, right-click here, and choose “Save Target As.”

Release of the first “RBS/BS Kashrus Guide”

R’ Yechiel’s findings were compiled into a first-time ever guide, in both English and Hebrew. The guide covers several topics, including:

  • Kashrus Basics
  • Review of over 70 restaurants, bakeries, stores, and other locations
  • General Concerns
  • Kashrus Agencies

It is worthwhile to note that much of the guide is applicable to food served throughout Israel (as well as the rest of the world), as these Kashrus agencies supervise food that is exported to everywhere.

The guide is available for 10 NIS, either in print or as a PDF.

You can purchase a guide at the BTYA office, with cash or credit card, during office hours, or at Jo’s Club (cash only, women only).

To purchase a PDF version, you have the following options:

  • Credit Card: Send an email to kashrut@btya.org with your phone number. Someone will contact you within 72 hours, IY”H. The cost is 11 NIS (includes additional fees incurred).
  • PayPal: Click the payment button below. The cost is $3 (includes additional fees incurred).

Forward your payment confirmation to kashrut@btya.org. Upon receipt of payment confirmation, the guide will be emailed to you.

The PDF version is for PERSONAL, not organizational use, and it MAY NOT BE FORWARDED in any way, shape, or form without specific permission from BTYA. Any such use is gezel.

You can contact R’ Yechiel directly at rbskashrut@gmail.com.

Click this picture to view excerpts from the guide.

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The community research, lecture, and Kashrus Report are presented as a public service by Kehillas Beis Tefillah Yonah Avraham of RBS (www.btya.org), sponsored, in part, by Jo’s Club.

www.jerusalemkoshernews.com

www.btya.org

www.josclub.co.il

The First Community Kashrus Lecture

On a hot July 4th day, nearly 300 men and women from Bet Shemesh attended a very informative lecture on Kashrus.

The lecture, delivered by R’ Yechiel Spira of Jerusalem Kosher News, gave deep insight into the need for a proper Hashgacha on stores, bakeries, restaurants, basically any place that sells food.

The lecture was given twice, once in the morning for women only, and then again in the evening for women and men.

R’ Spira showed examples of tens of forged, fake, out-of-date, or otherwise “Passul” teudot Kashrut from several different kinds of “food”institutions in the Jerusalem area, many in “Charedi” neighborhoods, too. He opened the eyes of everyone who attended the lecture.

The lecture was spearheaded by HoRav Malinowitz, Sh”lita, and took place under the initiative of Kehillas Beis Tefillah Yonah Avraham. Eli Gherman did the behind-the-scenes work, and Jo’s Club was the corporate sponsor.

At the end of the lecture, the participants were given a chance to ask questions.

There was a groundswell of, “if this is what is happening in Yerushalayim, what is going on in our city?” Rav Malinowitz and others are pushing for R’ Spira to come back to Bet Shemesh and take some time to review our local institutions and then to come back and report on his findings in our city.

Stay tuned!

Click here to listen to or to download the lecture.

Click here to download the Rabbanut Yerushalayim’s guide to “Katif” lettuce.

R’ Spira (www.jerusalemkoshernews.com) wrote the following article on his Web site after the lecture:

JKN Teams with RBS (Ramat Beit Shemesh)

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23 Tammuz 5770

July 5, 2010

I am usually not at a loss for words, but my experience yesterday in the community of Ramat Beit Shemesh left me searching for the correct adjectives to describe the exuberance and genuineness of the community’s desire to learn just how one can navigate the Israeli kosher scene – how to enjoy eating out and finding the supermarket bargains without compromising one’s kashrut standard.

In truth, many of us, including long-time residents of Eretz Yisrael learned they really did not know what the standard is, since that requires understanding the system, which many do not.

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