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:
Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Nachman Morgan
343 N. Detroit
Rabbi Manish Spitz
4510 Post Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Phone: (305) 672-1240
Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc)
Phone: (773) 465-3900.
Star-K of Baltimore
Phone: (410) 484-4110
The Yoshon Exchange
Mrs. Debby Nelkin, c/o Star-K, (410) 484-4110
(Specializes in a Yoshon Gemach.)
Rabbi Berel Broyde
15130 Burton, Oak Park, MI
Yoshon Hashgacha: Vaad Harabonim of Greater Detroit (COR)
Rabbi Yoseph Greenfeld
1172 Tiffany St., Lakewood
Rabbi Shimon Greenfeld
1 Kew Gardens Rd., Lakewood
Contact for local information:
20 Sylvan Road
Cincinnati Yoshon Network (Part of The Yoshon Network Inc.)
7070 Elbrook Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45237
(Specializes in a Yoshon Gemach and setting up hospitality meals.)
Rabbi Gedalia Walls of the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington
Phone: (301) 983-1121
Yoshon Contacts and Referring Organizations Around the World
For local information, contact:
Kolel Bais Hatalmud
362A Carlisle St.
Balaclava, Melbourne (3183)
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
Note: Wheat and oat items made in Canada are Yoshon at least up to a packing date of Sept 22.
Rabbis Peretz Jaffee or Y. Wenger of the Jewish Community Council of Montreal
5491 Victoria Ave.
(They publish local Chodosh Bulletins)
Yoshon under the hashgocho of the CRC.
Rabbi Yehoshua Norman at the COR
(COR also publishes local Chodosh Bulletins.)
Rabbi Elozor Lieberman
37 Grasmere St West
(All food establishments in Gateshead, England are Yoshon under the hashgocho of Rabbi Lieberman.)
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
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.)
(Many services are Yoshon under the Beth Din.)
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.
Rabbi O. Y. Westheim
(Everything under his hashgacha is always Yoshon everywhere in the world. This includes Bobbie's fish products sold in Europe.)
Rabbi Michoel Scharf of Kedassia
Office phone: 011-44-208-800-6833, Fax: 011-44-208-809-7292
(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.)
The Union of Orthodox Synagogues of South Africa in Johannesburg
(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".)