Yoshon.com is run by The Yoshon Network Inc. (TYNI), a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit organization, which endeavors to help make the Mitzvah of Keeping Yoshon as “easy as pie”! See our Site Map below for descriptions as to what is on our site, and click on the blue links to go to each page.

Using Yoshon.com

How to Use Our Site This page gives a visual demonstration as to where to find all the information you need on Yoshon.com.

YAIR – Our “Yoshon.com Artificial Intelligence Robot” is always there to help and guide, on almost every single page. He can answer general questions, or get you to information you might need. He does just about everything but product searches, and is just plain cute!

Educational Articles on Keeping Yoshon

“What Is Yoshon”? Explores this lesser-known Biblical commandment in detail.

“Myths About Yoshon” Myths and Facts about yoshon and products, such as items thought to be always yoshon that really are not.

“Starting to Keep Yoshon” This article helps newcomers to start the mitzvah of “Keeping Yoshon”.

“The Five Grains and Their Products” Visual examples of the types of grains that are subject to the status of yoshon.

“Date Codes Explained” Some people are perplexed as to how to read product Date Codes. This article demystifies this too-often confusing road-block.

“How to Calculate Date Codes” Guidelines to help with figuring out and calculating date codes.

“Product Ingredients” Guidelines to help with buying products that could potentially have problematic ingredients.

“Storing Yoshon Products” Helpful tips for storing items, and keeping them bug-free.

“Keeping Yoshon Anywhere” Insights into keeping yoshon in various areas of the world.

“Glossary of Terms and Phrases” A list of words commonly found on packages, or referred to on our site and in the Guide.

Helpful Pages for Yoshon-Keepers

The Yoshon.com Homepage Do online searches for Date Code information or the Yoshon status of products using our Online Date Code Database. This can be done right in the store on your smart phone, or from the comfort of home on your computer.

Updates & Downloads Resource page for downloading reference sheets for Yoshon Start Dates, Yoshon Cereals List, “Cheat Sheets” for reading Julian Date Codes, and current Yoshon Bulletin Updates to the Guide, Canada and South Africa.

Recently Updated Products Shows the latest products that have been entered or updated in our site’s database.

Yoshon Establishments Resource page for local Yoshon restaurants, Bakeries, and Caterers in the USA, Canada, and South Africa.

Hechsher Info Resource page for contacting the most commonly found agencies that do hashgacha on products found within our site. Featuring “Click-to-call” links, easily  contact an agency to find out more about a product they oversee.

Buying Yoshon Online Links to many online sources where Yoshon products can be ordered and purchased.

Brands Page Displays an alphabetical list and a carousel of product brands listed in our database from A to Z. Use this to contact companies that you may need product information on. Click on the logo or brand name to go to the company’s website.

FAQ Page View some of our more Frequently Asked Questions from over the years.

Yoshon Contacts Yoshon Contacts and Gemachs in the US and Around the World. Online resource for Yoshon Keepers to contact when traveling, relocating, or needing to locate items or restaurants.

Videos, Resources and Tools

“Tools” Offers a variety of tools for calculating date codes.

“Yoshon Videos” Offers a variety of videos for new learners.

“Yoshon Audio Shiurim” Offers audio shiurim on yoshon.

“Yoshon.com App” Shows all the features of our Official Yoshon.com Mobile App, and where to go to get it.

News and Alerts from Yoshon.com

The TYNI Product Manual: Contains much of the information on products found on Yoshon.com in a printable PDF, that is searchable and is easy to navigate.

Yoshon.com Newsletter and Alerts Subscription: Click on the Subscribe Button to Subscribe to this free service. Be prepared for the season with our monthly newsletter, which has yoshon information, alerts and recalls on products, and sometimes, discount coupons on products. Alerts are issued when info comes in, generally on new products, recalls, new updates from the Project Chodosh or yoshon information from kashrut agencies.

Yoshon.com News Archives: Contains all of the current Yoshon.com Newsletters and Alerts, and those for the last season.

Yoshon.com on WhatsApp: Individual texting is available from the link in this title heading, or join one of our Yoshon.com WhatsApp Groups by clicking on a link below. New members must go through a screening process.
Our groups feature news, information, and a variety of group member questions. Members range from seasoned Mashgichim and rabbis to the totally-new-to-yoshon.
Click on the link to the screening process, which will take you to our WhatsApp Police Bot‘s page. Answer some simple questions, and if you qualify, you can join: Visit our WAPBot.


Booklet Honoring Rabbi Herman z”l Dedicated to the founder of the Guide and Project Chodosh, this booklet tells a bit about their history. It was put together by the Herman family in honor of his first Yartzeit on 5 Shevat, 5780, in 2020.

About The Yoshon Network Inc. (TYNI)

Our Services Information on our services and what we have to offer.

About Us Read about our history, how Yoshon.com has evolved, what we hope to accomplish, and meet our staff.

Contact Us Let us know what you think about us, how we’re doing, or correct any inaccurate information or typos (which hopefully won’t exist).

Help Support The Yoshon Network Inc.

Yoshon consumer. All work is strictly volunteer. Yoshon.com costs money to run, and we need your help to keep the site up and running. There are two ways you can help fund TYNI. Yes, we may be a tiny organization, but we have big dreams- to help people keep the mitzvah of Yoshon as easily as possible, and connect with others who want to do the mitzvah!

Donate Directly to TYNI via PayPal: Donations are tax deductible and directly go to keeping up Yoshon.com.

Donate Directly to TYNI via Stripe: Donations are tax deductible and directly go to keeping up Yoshon.com.

We at The Yoshon Network Inc. thank you for your support!

Updated As Of:
December 7, 2023