Star-K Side Bar Summer 2008

Other News From The STAR-K


Announces Monthly TeleKosher Conference Program for Local Kashrus Agencies

In an attempt to alleviate the kashrus challenges unique to smaller towns, STAR-K CERTIFICATION announces a unique opportunity for local Vaadim, Rabbis and Mashgichim the world over.  STAR-K’s monthly TeleKosher Conference program will enable them to speak directly to kashrus experts from various agencies, in a non-political forum, posing their most pressing kashrus questions that are distinctive to their communities. 

The monthly conference has already featured Rabbi Zushe Blech, Rabbi Yaakov Luban, Rabbi Moshe Heinemann and Rabbi Mayer Kurcfeld.  The conferences are archived here.  For further information, call the STAR-K office, (410) 484-4110 or email the Star-Khere..

An additional TeleKosher Conference series for the general public 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. Brought to you by

Star-K Kashrus Training Program
Now Accepting Applications

Star-K’s Kashrus Training Program will be held Monday, July 28 through Thursday, July 31, 2008. 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 handson practicum, several field trips are planned.

To apply to the Star-K Kashrus Training Program, call the Star-K office for an application at 410-484-4110 and speak with Rabbi Zvi Goldberg, or go here to download the application form.

Star-K Shidduch Program Up”date”

Keep thinking of those shidduchim! To date, STAR-K’s Shadchan Incentive Program has awarded a sizeable sum to the shadchanim of 80 successful shidduchim since the program started four years ago. For program rules, call the Star-K office at 410-484-4110 ext. 200 or visit Star-K online here click on Programs/Shidduch Incentive Program/“Striking Matches: Star-K Partnering with Shadchanim.”