STAR-K Speakers Bureau Takes Kashrus on the Road, Near and Far

On January 28, STAR-K Kashrus Administrator Rabbi Sholom Tendler addressed the Shomrei Emunah Night Kollel, in Baltimore, about the practical halachos related to cholov Yisroel and its differing common practices in the field of kashrus. A PowerPoint production detailed STAR-K’s management of cholov Yisroel hashgacha at Kreider Farms.

“Rabbi Tendler’s presentation was the perfect complement for the night kollel’s study of the sugya of cholov Yisroel,” remarked Rabbi Shmuel Iser, Rosh Kollel.  “His clear exposition of the halachos and valuable and in-depth knowledge of issues in the real life field of cholov Yisroel hashgachah were greatly appreciated by the fellows of the night kollel.  It is always a wonderful thing when you can take a sugya you are learning and translate it into the real world.”

Rabbi Tendler was also invited to Detroit, on February 10, to present the latest developments in the world of kashrus and bug infestation, including hands-on cleaning and inspecting techniques. Mashgichim working in the food service industry certifying restaurants, caterers, and senior living centers, participated in the session held at the Detroit Vaad K-COR offices.

“We asked Rabbi Tendler to address the mashgichim, as he has several times before, in addition to addressing our general community–because he is good, to the point, and knowledgeable,” remarked Rabbi Doniel Neustadt, Chairman-Yoshev Rosh of the K-COR Kosher division of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis. “How amazing it is that the STAR-K helps out the smaller Vaadim who don’t have the resources the big agencies do.”

Last month, STAR-K Kashrus Administrator Rabbi Dovid Heber gave a shiur to members of Baltimore’s Kollel Nachlas HaTorah–comprised of men of all ages who have flexible schedules, are retired or between jobs–on understanding the leap year and the halachos related to both months of Adar.

“It was a great honor and privilege to have Rabbi Heber speak about leap years at Kollel Nachlas Hatorah,”said Rabbi Nechemiah Goldstein, Rosh Kollel. “As an expert in calendars, his shiur was very informative and interesting. A large, enthusiastic crowd attended his special shiur. We look forward to hearing from Rabbi Heber again.”

STAR-K’s Speakers Bureau presents selected topics ranging from the basics of keeping a kosher home and its philosophical and spiritual significance and practical application to a behind-the- scene look at the manufacturing and processing of several industries. For further information, visit: or call STAR-K, (410) 484-4110.