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The Yoshon Network Inc. endeavors to bring people together. Here we present Yoshon Contacts from the US and around the world. Whether you are going on a trip or plan to move to a new area, the contacts listed in the area should be able to help you with your yoshon needs.

If you would like to be a contact for your area, we'd love to hear from you! Please send us your name, address or location, your email address and/or phone number, the name of your group if you have one, a Rabbi of reference and his email address or phone number.

Yoshon Contacts and Referring Organizations Around the United States

Contacts listed by state below:

Arizona

 

Scottsdale, AZ

Local Contact:

Chasya Katriela Eshkol
Phone: 7325-YOSHON (732-596-7466)
[email protected]

Scottsdale, AZ

Local Contact:

Akiva and Meira Maki
Phone: 510-368-0796
[email protected]
(Specify that you do keep Yoshon.)

California

 

Los Angeles, CA

Local Contact:

Rabbi Nachman Morgan
343 N. Detroit
Phone: 323-938-2428

 

Florida

 

Miami

Local Contact:

Rabbi Manish Spitz
4510 Post Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Phone: (305) 672-1240

 

Illinois

 

Chicago

Local Contact:

Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc)
Phone: (773) 465-3900.
www.crcweb.org

 

Maryland

Baltimore

Local Contacts:

Star-K of Baltimore
Phone: (410) 484-4110
www.star-k.org

The Yoshon Exchange
Mrs. Debby Nelkin, c/o Star-K, (410) 484-4110
(Specializes in a Yoshon Gemach.)

Michigan

 

Detroit

Local contact:

Rabbi Berel Broyde
15130 Burton, Oak Park, MI
(248) 968-3057

Yoshon Hashgacha: Vaad Harabonim of Greater Detroit (COR)
248-559-5005

 

New Jersey

 

Lakewood

Local Contacts:

Rabbi Yoseph Greenfeld
1172 Tiffany St., Lakewood
(732) 364-1979

Rabbi Shimon Greenfeld
1 Kew Gardens Rd., Lakewood
(732) 364-7576

 

New York

 

Monsey

Contact for local information:

Y. Herman
20 Sylvan Road
Monsey, NY
Phone: 718-305-5133

 

Ohio

Cincinnati

Local Contact:

Cincinnati Yoshon Network (Part of The Yoshon Network Inc.)
7070 Elbrook Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Phone: 513-815-7070.
(Specializes in a Yoshon Gemach and setting up hospitality meals.)

Washington, D.C.

 

Washington, D.C.

Local Contact:

Rabbi Gedalia Walls of the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington
Phone: (301) 983-1121

 

Yoshon Contacts and Referring Organizations Around the World
Contacts listed by country below:
Australia

Melbourne

For local information, contact:

Kolel Bais Hatalmud
362A Carlisle St.
Balaclava, Melbourne (3183)

Belgium

Antwerp

Note: Locally grown Wheat and Barley are Yoshon! Bakeries use local wheat flour for breads and challah. Some bread-like cakes, such as yeast cakes may be Chodosh.
For pasta, ask for Israeli products, which are always Yoshon. During some years, most barley used for cholent comes from North America and may be Chodosh.

For local information, contact:

Rabbi S. Golovenshitz
011-323-230-8537

Canada

Montreal

Note: Wheat and oat items made in Canada are Yoshon at least up to a packing date of Sept 22.

Contacts:

Rabbis Peretz Jaffee or Y. Wenger of the Jewish Community Council of Montreal
5491 Victoria Ave.
Montreal
(514) 739-6363.
(They publish local Chodosh Bulletins)

Bakeries

Renfell Bakery-Montreal
Yoshon under the hashgocho of the CRC.

Toronto

Local contact:

Rabbi Yehoshua Norman at the COR
(416) 635-9550
(COR also publishes local Chodosh Bulletins.)

England

Gateshead

Local contact:

Rabbi Elozor Lieberman
37 Grasmere St West
Gateshead
Telephone 011-44-191-477-1598
(All food establishments in Gateshead, England are Yoshon under the hashgocho of Rabbi Lieberman.)

London

Local contacts:

Rabbi Michoel Scharf of Kedassia.
Office phone: 011-44-208-800-6833, Fax: 011-44-208-809-7292.
(All packaged items, under their hashgocho are certified. Most bakeries are Yoshon. The season starts in Nov. or later. Contact them for updated bakery lists.)

Federation of Synagogues
London
Telephone number 011-44-208-202-2263
Dayan Moshe Elzas.
(All packaged products with the Federation's KF symbol are always Yoshon, whether sold in Israel or elsewhere.)

London Beth Din
Rabbi Gershon Feinsilver
Telephone number 011-44-208-343-6253
(Contact them for some Yoshon information.)

Manchester

Local contact:

Manchester Beth-Din
00-44-161-740-9711
(Many services are Yoshon under the Beth Din.)

Israel

Food Exported by Israel

Note: Food produced in Israel under reliable hashgacha are also always Yoshon. In addition all items produced under the hashgocho of the Badatz Eida HaChareidus of Yerushalayim are also always Yoshon, even if they are packed outside of Israel.

Food Imported to Israel

Note: Many American-brand-name food items sold in Israel and other countries are produced under contract outside of the USA. Often packaged goods are imported to Israel without regard for the possibility of them being Chodosh. Importers may paste their own labels, in Hebrew on such packages, describing the foreign kashrus organization that vouches for the kashrus, but not the Yoshon status, of the contents. The general public in Eretz Yisroel is often unaware that some hashgochos in Chutz L'Aretz are not usually avoiding Chodosh.

Reliable Hashgacha

Rabbi O. Y. Westheim
(Everything under his hashgacha is always Yoshon everywhere in the world. This includes Bobbie's fish products sold in Europe.)

Kedassia
Rabbi Michoel Scharf of Kedassia
Office phone: 011-44-208-800-6833, Fax: 011-44-208-809-7292
London
(Everything with this hashgacha on it Yoshon everywhere in the world.)

London Federation of Synagogues
Telephone number 011-44-208-202-2263. Dayan Moshe Elzas.
(London Federation of Synagogues advised that to their knowledge all crackers and biscuits produced in Europe are Yoshon. Obviously not all of these are under the hashgocho of the Federation. All packaged products with the Federation's KF symbol are always Yoshon, whether sold in Israel or elsewhere.)

South Africa

Johannesburg

Local Contact:

The Union of Orthodox Synagogues of South Africa in Johannesburg
011-27-11-485-4865
www.uos.co.za
(Up to date Yoshon information is available from the UOS. Their Yoshon Bulletin may be accessed on the Web at their site. Look for the "Kashrus Guide", and under that, look for "Yoshon Update".)