Other News From The STAR-K
Star-K 7th Annual Kashrus Training Program
STAR-K’s Kashrus Training Program will be held Monday, July 12 through Thursday, July 15, 2010. This intensive seminar, held at STAR-K’s offices in Baltimore, Maryland, is limited to 25 students—rabbonim, kollel fellows, and others serving as klei kodesh---who have studied Yorah Deah. In addition to lectures, audio-visual presentations and a hands-on practicum, several field trips are planned.
To apply, call Star-K office at 410-484-4110 and speak with Rabbi Zvi Goldberg, or go to www.star-k.com to download the application form.
Telekosher Conference SeriesStar-K’s ongoing TeleKosher Conference Series for consumers is scheduled for the last Wednesday of each month at 12 Noon EST, hosted by Rabbi Zvi Goldberg. To join the conference, call 1-605-475-8590 and enter conference 528-5502#. Now also accessible online – go to www.star-k.org/telekosher for details.
Know Thy InsectsConfused about which fruits and vegetables need to be checked for bugs and how to check them? Visit www.checkforinsects.com, Star-K’s new multimedia insect checking website. Get detailed instructions, watch video tutorials, and view pictures and videos of the insects.
STAR-K SHIDDUCH PROGRAMStar-K is pleased that we are still able to continue our popular Shidduch program. Awards of $2500 are available for any qualified shadchan who makes a shidduch with a Baltimore girl over the age of 22 years and 2 months. Please see http://www.star-k.org/cons-new-bignews-shidduch.htm for the rules, or call our office at 410-484-4110. Star-K can only provide an award if a minimum of $1500 has been paid to the shadchan before the wedding. This change was due to the fact that some couples have not been paying the customary shadchanus fee, assuming that the Star-K award is sufficient. Star-K’s award is above and beyond the normal shadchanus fees that are paid by the chosson and kallah before the wedding.