Only two shuls stand in Lviv, Ukraine today. The home to approximately 6,000 Jews once bustled with 98,000, before the Second World War. Miraculously, the observance of kashrus and other mitzvos have undergone a recent revival; the collapse of the Soviet Union no longer forces Torah observance underground. Considering that just ten years ago, there were virtually no kosher products being produced in the Ukraine, Star-K’s annual Kashrus Seminar had an even greater zechus of hosting Rabbi Mordechai Bald of Lviv.

Although Rabbi Bald traveled the farthest to Baltimore’s Star-K offices to attend the intensive seminar, held July 25 through July 29, several other attendees came from afar to join local Marylanders, as well. They came from California, Illinois, Minnesota, Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, Ohio, Georgia, and Ontario, to participate in a very unique interactive, hands-on seminar.
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