COR Passover Magazine 2021/5781
Halachic CORner Magazine - 2020
COR Pas Yisroel List 5781/2020
COR is proud to present our annual Pas Yisroel List for the Aseres Yimai Teshuva. The Pas Yisroel List helps kosher consumers adhere to the requirement to keep Pas Yisroel during the 10 days of teshuva between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur&nb...
Is Uber Eats Kosher?
Let’s Get It Started
What do cheese, sourdough, kombucha, and kefir all have in common? By: Rabbi Yechiel Teichman What do cheese, sourdough, kombucha, and kefir all have in common? Each of these products is made using a...
2020 Canadian Kosher Slurpee List
Amazon Deliveries on Shabbos and Yom Tov
A Brief History of Seltzer
Whether on Passover or during the year, Jews have always loved this carbonated beverage. By: Judy Pister In The Beginning… Everything has a history. Even water. Or in this case, sparkling water or seltzer. The concept of...
COR Passover Magazine 2020/5780
Video: How to Kasher a Gas Stove Top & Oven
Video: How to Kasher Your Sinks & Countertops
Video: How to Kasher an Oven & Stove with an Electric Element
Video: How to Kasher a Glass Stovetop
COR's Top Fifteen Passover Questions
COR is pleased to answer questions from kosher consumers throughout the year. This service is especially popular during the weeks leading up to Passover, as evidenced by the over 5000 questions answered last...
Kashering Countertops with Steam
A good steam cleaner picks up dirt and removes bacteria. But, could it be used to kasher your countertops for Pesach? Besides removing any visible chametz from one’s possession, a person is tasked with the responsibility...
CORcast Episode 14: Pesach Prep in the Age of Coronavirus with Rabbi Dovid Rosen
Pet Food on Passover and Throughout the Year
Passover Product Confusion
Passover Medicine List 2020
Passover Personal Care & Cosmetics List 2020
Passover Product List 2020
Tradition Meets Technology (Video)
Rabbi Matis Stebben is a Senior Mashgiach at COR. He graduated from Adaleg IT’s training program and is using his newfound skills to enhance COR’s kosher supervision program. Rabbi Stebben’s training focused on...
A Last Resort: A Kid's Passover Story
Kosher Tank: Episode 1
Kosher Tank Episode 2
February is Kosher Restaurant Month!
COR- Kashruth Council of Canada is pleased to announce that February is “Kosher Restaurant Month” in the Greater Toronto Area! Participating COR certified kosher restaurants are offering 10% off their regular...
CORcast Episode 13: Mrs. Karen Sitnik, Senior Principal, Eitz Chaim Girls
CORcast Episode 12: Rabbi Don Pacht, Head of School, Vancouver Hebrew Academy
Passover Pet Food Guide 2020
CORcast Ep 11: Rabbi Avi Berman, Executive Director of OU Israel
CORcast Ep 10: Rabbi Dr. Rafi Cashman -- Head of School, Netivot Hatorah Day School
COR Establishments with a Sukkah
The following establishments will have a Sukkah on premises for the duration of Sukkot: Restaurants: Aroma Espresso Bar Kosher 3791 Bathurst St, Toronto, OntarioBa-Li-Laffa 7117 Bathurst St #110, Thornhill,...
The Kosher Tank
COR Pas Yisroel List 5780/2019
COR is proud to present our annual Pas Yisroel List for the Aseres Yimai Teshuva. The Pas Yisroel List helps kosher consumers adhere to the requirement to keep Pas Yisroel during the 10 days of teshuva between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur&nb...
CORcast Ep 9: Lance Davis, JNF Canada
CORcast Ep 8: Marc Rosenberg, Nefesh B'Nefesh
Have you ever thought about moving to Israel? On this installment of the CORcast, COR's Managing Director Richard Rabkin is joined by Marc Rosenberg, Director of Pre-Aliyah at Nefesh B'Nefesh, and he discusses some of the ins...
CORcast Ep 7: Rabbi Seth Grauer, Head of School, Bnei Akiva Schools
CORcast Ep 6: Rabbi Moshe Stern, Rabbi Emeritus Shaarei Tefilah
Keeping Kosher at an Airbnb
2019 Canadian Kosher Slurpee List
CORcast Ep 5: Rabbi Mordechai Rothman - Chai Lifeline Canada
Chai Lifeline Canada helps children and their families deal with illness. Listen to Executive Director Rabbi Mordechai Rothman discuss the amazing work they do with COR's Managing Director Richard Rabkin...
Uncertified Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Shops
As part of a kosher certification program, reliable kosher certification agencies ensure that their certified products are packaged and sealed according to appropriate halachic guidelines. This means that as long as the product...
CORcast Ep 4: Bernie Moskoff, Founder of the Innisfil Project/A Time to Move
CORcast Ep 3: Mike Fegelman, Executive Director of Honest Reporting Canada
Can anything be done about the media's anti-Israel bias? Mike Fegelman, Executive Director of Honest Reporting Canada certainly thinks so. Listen to his conversation with COR's Managing Director Richard Rabkin...
CORcast Ep 2: An Interview with Rabbi Yoseph Oziel of Petah Tikva Congregation
Why Recreational Marijuana Isn’t Kosher
By: Rabbi Tsvi HeberOriginally published in The Kosher CORner Passover Guide 2019 Cannabis is now legal in Canada for both recreational and medicinal purposes. Medicinal use of cannabis was legalized nationwide in 2001 while recreational...
Laiki: When Rice is the New Black
CORcast Ep 1: Rabbi Dan Rand, Ezer Mizion Canada
Hans Dairy: Is Your Dairy Owner an Aerospace Engineer?
Mendel Gansburg: A Man on a Mission
Tzvi Kidron – Kitchen24 From Homeless to Feeding the Homeless
Rabbi Mikhail Belenky: Looking for a Quiet Place
Shachar Kalgal – Shalom India: A Home Away From Home
Originally published in The Kosher CORner Passover Guide 2019 In the neighborhood of Thornhill, Ontario, sits the only kosher meat Indian restaurant in all of North America. It offers traditional Indian dishes as...
Inca Gold Organics: A Dream Turned Reality
Originally published in The Kosher CORner Passover Guide 2019 Like many of us, Juana Garcia always dreamed of starting her own business, but, unlike many, she actually turned that dream into reality. Born and...
Ocean Wave Imports: Bringing the Caribbean to Canada
Originally published in The Kosher CORner Passover Guide 2019 Ocean Wave Imports has a colourful background, and not just because of all the tropical fruit they import. Ganesh Lachman, originally from Guyana,...
Rivi’s Guilt Free Cookies: When One Story Leads to Another
Meaty Kashrus Issues for Vegans
The halachic status of Beyond Meat, Impossible Burger and synthetic meat. By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber “Every day, thousands of innocent plants are being killed by vegetarians. Help end the violence…EAT RIBS!” These were...
COR Kosher CORner Passover Magazine 2019/5779
One Potato, Two Potato
"Making Pesach Like a Pro": Tuesday April 2, 2019
Rochester Welcomes COR at Pre Passover Event
COR Community Kashering at the BAYT: Tuesday April 2
COR-The Kashruth Council of Canada Presents: COR Community Kashering for Pesach at the BAYTTuesday April 2 6-9 P.M.BAYT613 Clark Ave.(Meat Kitchen on the Main Level)We invite you to bring your items for...
Granolagate-- Exploring the Controversial Question: What Bracha Do We Make on Granola Bars?
The “No Shaila” Granola Bar
By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber3 cups Rice Krispies 2½ cups oats ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup oil ½ cup honey ½ cup chocolate chips Directions: Place all ingredients into a large zip-lock bag and combine together. Remove the contents and press onto a baking sheet....
The Art and Science of Kosher Cheese Making
By: Rabbi J. NormanCheese making is an ancient art that dates back thousands of years. Before refrigeration, it was the only way that people could preserve nutritious yet highly perishable milk. There are...
Sacred Grains: Do Quinoa Burgers Require Bishul Yisroel?
Freshly Brewed Coffee--On Shabbos?
But Is It Really Dairy?
COR Pas Yisroel List 5779/2018
Kitchen 24: Behind the Scenes (Video)
CORcast #12: The Ins and Outs of Pas Yisroel (Audio)
Galt Bakery’s New COR Certified Quinoa Puff Cookies Taste Like Home
2018 Canadian Kosher Slurpee List
Auleaf Café: A Home Not Too Far From Home
Maytar Elgaza, Owner At some point in her early years, Maytar Elgaza started picking up on the challenges that large families face when it comes to obtaining the basic necessities that living an Orthodox life...
ExlPure: Seeing the Forest for the Trees
Guy Paillard, President & Bernadette Maillet, Sales Manager From the beginning, ExlPure’s entire business model was set up to overcome challenges. It was 2010, shortly after the recession, and like everywhere else, the small community of...
Bubby’s Bagels: Filling a Hole in the Community
Simcha Breslow & Sruli Portowicz, Owners For such a big Jewish community, it was always so surprising that Toronto didn’t have a real, authentic kosher bagel place. What food is more Jewish than bagels? Enter Bubby’s Bagels. Bubby’s, which...
CORcast #11: How Do You Make Kosher Cheese?
A Birthday Wish Come True: How Artsy Baker Became COR Kosher Certified
“I started out because I never got a birthday cake”. That’s how Antonella Cellini explains why she started her company, Artsy Baker. Her family was very traditional and didn’t believe in having birthday parties....
Nature’s Mix: A Healthy Start
Tzafona: Wine of the North
Avraham Gislason & Toby Berkel, Owners Hashem created the world in a way that every spot is ideal for growing or producing different things. The northern regions of the world, for example, are colder than...
Who is Wise Bites? One Who Sees the Future
Cathline James, Owner When Cathline James was nine years old, her mother was diagnosed with cancer. Six years later, her mother passed away. In Cathline’s mind, she decided that cancer is caused by what a person...
Pure Greens: Turning Over New Leaves
WOWBUTTER: Fake It ‘til You Make It
Scott Mahon, Owner It’s not socially acceptable to eat peanut butter anymore. At least in mixed company. For many, the peanut allergy is an airborne thing, so it’s not just about being careful not to eat anyone...
The Kosher Status of Gelatin, Carmine and Shellac
COR Kosher CORner Passover Magazine 2018/5778
"Making Pesach Like a Pro" Toronto Community Event March 14, 2018
COR Community Kashering at the BAYT Wednesday March 21st
COR-The Kashruth Council of Canada Presents: COR Community Kashering for Pesach at the BAYTWednesday March 21st 6-9 P.M.BAYT613 Clark Ave.(Meat Kitchen on the Main Level)We invite you to bring your items for...
COR Passover SmartLists
Overcoming Diet-Related Challenges on Passover
Top 15 Questions from the COR Passover Hotline (2018)
COR is pleased to answer questions from kosher consumers throughout the year. This service is especially popular during the weeks leading up to Passover, as is evidenced by the over 10,000 questions...
Non-Edible Products List- Passover 2018
Edible Products List- Passover 2018
COR Live in Hamilton Sunday March 11 for a Pre Passover Community Event
COR- Kashruth Council of Canada Live in Hamilton for: Answers & Appetizers, a Pre-Passover Hamilton Community Event Sunday, March 11thAppetizers at 7:30pmAnswers at 8:00 pm Adas Israel Synagogue 125 Cline Ave S, Hamilton...
Are Vegan Restaurants Kosher?
Here are some of the challenges for kosher consumers looking to dine in vegan restaurants. By Richard Rabkin Market research amongst consumers who look for kosher certified food shows an interesting phenomenon: Jews...
How Do You Make Gum Kosher?
Three Sisters' Kitchen Café: A Community Experience
CORcast #10: Meet the Mashgiach for the Toronto Maple Leafs - David Tock
Jelly Donuts in Halacha
Jelly Donuts in Halacha By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber, Director of Community Kosher On Chanuka, there is a prevalent custom to eat foods that are fried in oil, such as latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). The...
CORcast #9: COR's Top 10 Kosher Secrets
Can Dairy Naan Bread be Kosher Certified?
The True Colours of Canadian Whisky
The Halachic CORner 2017/5778
What is the kosher status of Canadian whisky? Can dairy Naan bread be kosher certified? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the latest edition of COR's Halachic CORner. Click here for an online version of...
How to Enter Products in CORporate Kosher
COR Establishments with a Sukkah 2017/5778
The following COR certified establishments will have a sukkah on premises for the duration of Sukkot. The kosher status of the following sukkahs has been verified by COR's rabbis: Restaurants: Aroma Espresso...
Just Checking: How to Clean & Check Romaine Lettuce (Video)
Just Checking: Romaine Lettuce from COR Kosher on Vimeo. With thanks to: Katan Studios & Sandy Sugar Interiors Checking Process: 1) Preliminary Check: Check the produce for the presence of insects; focusing on...
Just Checking: How to Clean & Check Strawberries (Video)
COR_ Strawberry - Final Version from COR Kosher on Vimeo.With thanks to: Katan Studios & Sandy Sugar Interiors Checking Process: 1) Preliminary Check: Check the produce for the presence of insects; focusing on...
Just Checking: How to Clean & Check Herbs (Video)
Just Checking: Herbs from COR Kosher on Vimeo.With thanks to: Katan Studios & Sandy Sugar Interiors Checking Process: 1) Preliminary Check: Check the produce for the presence of insects; focusing on heavy...
Just Checking: How to Clean & Check Green Onions (Video)
Just Checking: Green Onions from COR Kosher on Vimeo.With thanks to: Katan Studios &Sandy Sugar Interiors Checking Process: 1.Slit open all scallions or leek from top to bottom.2.Separate each individual layer.3.Loosen...
Just Checking: Supplies (Video)
CORcast #8: One on One with Toronto's "Kosher Guru", Shlomo Assayag
CORcast #7: Is COR Responsible for the (High) Cost of Kosher Food?
CORcast #6: A Trip Down Memory Lane with Esther Scheer - COR's Longest Standing Office Staff Member
How to Make Used Cast Iron Cookware Kosher
CORcast #5: Interview with the Chairman
CORcast #4: Questions, Answers & Everything in Between
CORcast #3: What is a Kosher Supervised Event & Why Does it Matter (Podcast)
CORcast #2: Tips & Tricks for the Kosher Traveler (Podcast)
CORcast: The Kosher Status of Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Shops (Podcast)
COR Passover Magazine (2017/5777)
The 2017/5777 COR Passover Magazine is available in print at local community establishments. To view an electronic copy click the link below: COR Passover Magazine (2017/5777) For Passover questions please email...
COR- Kashruth Council of Canada Trains Ottawa Community for Pesach
Pesach, Matzah & Marror: A Pre-Passover Toronto Community Event March 28
Tuesday, March 28thth, 2017 Appetizers & Desserts at 7:30 pm Lecture at 8:00pm Shaarei Shomayim - 470 Glencairn Ave. Toronto Pesach – Rabbi Sholom H. Adler: Topics in today’s shechita industry Matzah – Rabbi Dovid...
COR Live in Ottawa for a Pre-Passover Community Event Monday, March 20
COR LIVE IN OTTAWA For… Answers & Appetizers: a Pre-Passover Ottawa Community Event Monday March 20th Appetizers at 7:30 pm Answers at 8:00pm Soloway Jewish Community Centre 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa COR Rabbis will outline the most frequent Pesach questions...
Top 15 Questions from the COR Passover Hotline
Top Fifteen Questions from the COR Passover Hotline COR is pleased to answer questions from kosher consumers throughout the year. This service is especially popular during the weeks leading up to Passover, as...
How to Save Money and Stay Healthy on Passover
Kashruth Council of Canada (COR) and Niagara College Partner on Project to Integrate Kosher, Food Safety Guidelines
Seeking a more efficient way to make kosher certification integrate with food safety planning, the Kashruth Council of Canada recently partnered with Niagara College on an ambitious project to do just that.Most...
Cast Iron Cookware: Pre-Seasoned
Cast iron cookware requires seasoning or coating with oil to prevent rusting and to provide non-stick properties. Although traditionally the consumer would do the seasoning, at present most cast iron cook-wares are pre-seasoned by...
COR's Rabbi Catriel Blum Named Mashgiach of the Year
COR’s very own Rabbi Catriel Blum has been selected “Mashgiach of the Year.” KASHRUS Magazine, the Brooklyn-based periodical for the kosher consumer and Trade made the announcement and presented him with a check...
How Does a Product Become Kosher?
Are Zebus Kosher?
By Rabbi Yechiel Teichman Kosher animals are separated by the Torah into two groups. The first group is domesticated animals (beheima) and includes three types: cattle, sheep, and goats. The second group...
The Kosher Status of Genetically Modified Salmon
By Rabbi Tsvi Heber A Genetically Modified Fish After two decades of exhaustive and rigorous review, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the first ever genetically engineered...
The Inside Scoop: We All Scream for Ice Cream!
AISH TANOOR: A Little Israel on Eglinton
2020 Canadian Kosher Slurpee List
May is Kosher Restaurant Month!
COR- Kashruth Council of Canada is pleased to announce that May is “Kosher Restaurant Month” in the Greater Toronto Area! 26 participating COR certified kosher restaurants are offering 10% off their regular...
2016/5776 COR Passover Magazine
The 2016/5776 COR Passover Magazine is available in print at local community establishments. To view an electronic copy click the link below: 2016/5776 COR Passover MagazineFor Passover questions please email us...
Top Ten Questions from the COR Passover Hotline (2016)
Top Ten Questions from the COR Passover Hotline COR is pleased to answer questions from Canadian kosher consumers throughout the year. This service is especially popular during the weeks leading up to Passover,...
COR-Kashruth Council of Canada Conducts Pre Pesach Community Events Across Canada
From Edmonton, Alberta to Toronto, Ontario, the Kashruth Council of Canada, better known as “COR” for their kosher symbol, has been educating kosher consumers across the country leading up to the holiday...
A Kosher Jew in a Non-Kosher Workplace
COR’s Passover Extra Virgin Olive Oil Policy Explained
New Kosher Chicken Processing Plant Coming to Ontario
The Kashruth Council of Canada (COR) is pleased to announce that the Chicken Farmers of Ontario(CFO), the regulatory body that oversees the growing and marketing of chicken in Ontario, has approved the...
COR Launches First of its Kind College Accredited Mashgiach Training Program
A lawyer attends law school; a doctor goes to medical school; plumbers, electricians and tradespeople of all types have professional training and licensing programs. But the standard in the kosher industry is that...
Un-supervised Events could be Un-Kosher Events
Just like the government has health inspectors who visit restaurants to ensure compliance with the government’s health and safety standards, in simple terms, a mashgiach or a kosher supervisor, ensures that an establishment,...
Shemittah beyond Shemittah
An examination into how Shemittah remains relevant to kosher consumers beyond the Shemittah year.By Rabbi Tsvi HeberIntroductionThe conclusion of the Shemittah year 5775 is a significant milestone for the farmers...
Pas Yisroel: Turning up the Heat
New COR Kosher Symbol Card
COR Answers over 5000 Consumer Questions for Passover
New Text-A-Question service a resounding success with over 1000 text questions It has been said that for a kosher certifier, the month before Passover is akin to an accountant during tax season and...
The Kosher Status of Vitamins and Medicines
A Halachik analysis of the kosher status of vitamins and medicines. By Rabbi Tsvi Heber The constant stream of questions from our community pertaining to medicines and vitamins rank amongst the most frequently asked...
Blessings on Fruit Trees
No Question Left Unanswered at COR Pre Passover Event
By Sarah RosenThe Toronto Jewish community was well fed, well informed andwell entertained on Wednesday, March 18th at The Kashruth Council ofCanada (COR)’s annual Pre-Passover lecture, held this year at...
2015 COR Passover Magazine
Top Passover Questions from the COR Kosher Hotline
Why Does the US Have More Kosher Products than Canada?
Kosher Cheese Please
A halachik analysis of the requirements to make kosher cheese. By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber Introduction This article examines several issues that surround the kashrus of cheese-making; both historical and contemporary. 1. What makes kosher cheese...
Why is Kosher Meat More Expensive than Non Kosher Meat?
By Richard RabkinI just returned from a convention of the Association of Kashrut Organizations (AKO) where the different kosher agencies get together to learn, exchange ideas and share best practices...
Rosh Hashana Kosher CORner Magazine 2014/5775
The Big Apple Pie: Chudleigh's Goes COR Kosher
Chudleigh’s apple farm is well known as a destination for family outings. But if you like apple pie, get to know Chudleigh’s 125,000 square foot commercial bakery which is now under COR supervision....
A practical overview of the Shemittah laws for the upcoming year. By Rabbi Tsvi Heber Introduction "Shemittah" literally means to disengage and is the commonly used word to refer to the Sabbatical year in which the...
Cooking on Yom Tov: A Halachic Analysis
When it Comes to Kosher Affairs, "Unsupervised is Uncertain"
Kosher Camps: What Does it Take to Keep a Summer Camp Kosher?
Understanding Kosher Restaurant Costs: INFOGRAPHIC
A Day in the Life of COR Mashgiach (VIDEO)
A Day in the Life of COR's Baycrest Mashgiach (VIDEO)
A Response to Issues Raised by the Canadian Jewish News
We appreciate this opportunity to respond to issues raised by the Canadian Jewish News about our organization. COR provides a critical service to the community and we welcome the chance to provide more...
COR Proprietors Speak Out (Video)
An Open Letter to the Jewish Community
COR Answers over 3000 Consumer Questions for Passover
By Chava Fine The COR Passover hotline was ringing nonstop from Purim to Passover, with questions ranging from how to kasher a kitchen for Passover, to whether chocolate matzah can be consumed during...
Kensington Place: A Kosher Retirement Resort
By Chava Fine In Toronto, when you think ‘kosher retirement home’, think ‘all-inclusive resort’. Residents of Kensington Place, a kosher retirement home certified by COR, experience an all-inclusive lifestyle which includes gourmet kosher...
Mr. Jack Feintuch Remembers R' Leiby Newman at the COR Pre Passover Lecture (Video)
Video Instructional: Tithing Produce from the Land of Israel: Terumot and Maaserot
Produce of Israel: A Primer
Top Passover Questions from the COR Kosher Hotline 2014
COR is pleased to answer questions from kosher consumers throughout the year. This service is especially popular during the weeks leading up to Passover, as evidenced by the nearly two thousand questions answered...
COR Passover Guide 2014
Sephardic Passover Traditions
A look at some of the fascinating Passover rituals practiced by Moroccan, Iraqi, Bucharian and Indian Jews By Chava Fine Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews each possess a rich set of customs and traditions that trace...
Shaimos Guidelines: Discarding Holy Objects
The ABC's of Kitniyot
In addition to the Torah’s prohibition of chametz on Pesach, many people have the custom to refrain from consuming kitniyot as well. Origins The earliest literature regarding kitniyot dates back over 700 years. The Smak (R...
Remembering Leiby Newman: A Mashgiach and a Mensch
Keeping Toronto Kosher During the 2013 Ice Storm
Yoshon: Frequently Asked Questions
By Rabbi Yechiel Teichman, COR Rabbinic Coordinator 1) What is yoshon? The Torah states that grain which was planted after Pesach may not be consumed until the following Pesach. In greater detail, grain may...
Supervising the Largest Kosher Dinner in Canadian History
By Richard Rabkin The Jewish National Fund’s Negev dinner honouring Prime Minister Stephen Harper has rightfully received much attention. But what has received less attention are the details of the dinner itself, and specifically...
Lighting up Toronto: Halachik Challenges of the 2013 Ice Storm
COR Mashgiach Yehoshua Levy's Excellence Recognized by Kashrus Magazine
Mashgichim: the Unsung Heroes of the Kosher Consumer
[email protected] Video: What's the Bracha on Kellogg's Corn Pops?
The Kosher Chicken Situation: Information and Update
[email protected] Video: What Does "Dairy Equipment"(DE) Mean?
COR Statement on Kosher Status of "Test-Tube" Meat
We at COR-Kashruth Council of Canada read with great interest the recent news that scientists at Maastricht University in the Netherlands have created meat in a laboratory derived from animal cells. We...
[email protected] Video: Does Dish Soap Require Kosher Certification?
Rabbi Moshe Elefant Speaks at the Joint COR/Ask OU Educational Event (Video)
Notice to Consumers Regarding Kosher Poultry
As the Greater Toronto Area’s community kosher certifier, and Canada’s largest kosher certifier, we at COR – Kashruth Council of Canada share the concern of kosher consumers across Canada regarding the closure of...
Greater Toronto Area Celebrates the Success of Kosher Restaurant Month
May was “Kosher Restaurant Month” in the Greater Toronto Area, where 34 participating COR certified kosher restaurants offered 10% off their regular menus to encourage consumers to come out and support their local...
Kosher Food at Pearson Airport Thanks to COR Certified Grodzinski Bakery
COR's Top Ten Passover Questions and Answers for 2013
Consumers in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada had kosher questions leading up to Passover and many of them called the COR Passover hotline for answers. COR-Kashruth Council of Canada answered approximately...
My Kosher Kitchen @ COR:Two New Cooking Classes in the GTA
COR’s Pre-Pesach Community Lecture Inspires
By Suri Ervin Three hundred members of the Toronto Jewish community assembled at Clanton Park Synagogue to attend an annual Pre-Pesach lecture put on by COR-Kashruth Council of Canada, Canada’s largest kosher certifier. This year,...
A Brief History of Macaroons
Rabbi Yehuda Simes at the COR Pre Passover Lecture (VIDEO)
Rabbi Dovid Heber at the Pre Passover Community Lecture (Video)
COR Passover Guide 2013/5773
Mashgiach @ Home: A First Hand Account
[email protected] Commemorative Journal Available Online
An Eye on Kashrus: The Impact of Maris Ayin on Contemporary Kashrus
By Rabbi Tsvi Heber, Director of Community Kosher Introduction Maris ayin is a unique rabbinic enactment whose breadth spans the entire spectrum of halacha. From proscribing a Jewish agent from lending a gentile's money to...
My Kosher [email protected]: Adventures in Bug Checking
Perl's is Back!
To this day when Canadian kosher consumers hear the name “Perl’s” they think kosher meat. Perl’s was known by kosher and non-kosher consumers alike, as the largest manufacturer of kosher meat products in...
PR Creative Caterers: Food that’s Fit for a President
My Kosher [email protected]: Zucchini Soup
By Nancy Weisbrod, Director of Culinary Education, COR- Kashruth Council of Canada While the secular world celebrates the calendar new year with parties where champagne flows and party horns blow (I’ve never...
COR Mashgiach at Baycrest Rabbi Wilhelm Demonstrates Pan Engraving System (Video)
COR Hosts Kosher Certifiers at AKO Vaadim Conference
Rabbis representing kashrus agencies from around North America and beyond met for the AKO Vaadim Conference in Toronto Canada July 15-17 to unite, share best practices, and raise kashrus standards. The event was...
Introducing...My Kosher Kitchen @ COR
What is a "Kosher Tanker"?
By Rabbi Yechiel Teichman Kosher consumers are amongst the most inquisitive and educated about the food that they purchase. Most consumers probably pick up their favorite branded items, place them in their...
How Kosher is Your Simchah? (Mishpacha Magazine)
By Dovid Sussman Are you eating the main course at that chasunah simply because all the other religious-looking guests are eating it too? Kashrus experts expose some alarming trends in catered affairs that might...
A Brief History of COR: 60 Years Serving the Community
This year, 2012/5772, COR – Kashruth Council of Canada is celebrating a milestone -- 60 years serving as Toronto’s community kosher certifier and Canada’s largest kosher agency. Birthdays are often a time to...
Hamizrach Restaurant: The Food Tells a Story
COR Answers Over 1500 Passover Related Consumer Questions
Kosher at the Park Hyatt
COR Pre Passover Lecture Inspires
Say Kosher Cheese
COR Supervision Model
By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber, Director of Community Kosher In recent years, the Greater Toronto Area’s kosher community has experienced unprecedented growth so it is not surprising that COR now provides kosher supervision for more than 160...
The Pesach Traveller
The Ten Commandments for a Healthier Passover
By Miriam Leibowitz, MHSc, RD As Passover approaches, I’m sure you are all busy cleaning your homes and stocking your kitchen with Passover foods and snacks. Unfortunately, it is more than likely that the foods...
Purim Recipes by Norene Gilletz
PAREVE PURIM TREATS By Norene Gilletz Looking for some pareve Purim treats for your Purim baskets for mishloach manot or to serve for your Purim seudah? Try these new angles on traditional treats. Enjoy! POPPY...
Kosher Issues Involved with Nannies
COR Promotes Continuing Education Amongst Rabbinic Inspectors
Technology is advancing rapidly and food manufacturing facilities are no exception. As a result, COR – Kashruth Council of Canada, Canada’s largest kosher certifier, has instituted an aggressive continuing education regimen for its...
COR Spotlight: Spudniks Snack Foods
Bakers Journal Magazine Profiles COR Presentation at Guelph Food Technology Centre Seminar
A Baker's Tale: COR's Bulik Bakery Featured in Mishpacha Magazine
Video: Behind the COR with Rabbi Tuvia Basser
Video: Behind the COR with Rabbi Yacov Felder
Video: Behind the COR with Rabbi Sholom H. Adler
Video: Behind the COR with Rabbi Tsvi Heber
Kosher Certification in Quebec
Kosher Certification in Quebec COR provides kosher certification in the province of Quebec, Canada’s second most populous province. The agri-food industry plays an important role in the economy of Quebec. It...
Video: Behind the COR with Rabbi J. Norman
Video: COR Kosher Certificates
GFTC Conference on Kosher to Feature COR
The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) is pleased to announce their first "Innovation Breakfast" for 2012, on Wednesday January 25th and the Person Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario. The subject will be three emerging...
COR Kosher Consumer Survey
Top Ten “CORporate Kosher” Tips
Staying on top of your kosher data program is an art. Thankfully, COR’s computer database program -- CORporate Kosher -- makes keeping your company kosher straightforward. Below are the top ten tips to...
PregVit® and PregVit folic 5® Prenatal Multivitamins: Fully Compliant with Passover Requirements
Duchesnay, the first Canadian company to have been granted Kosher certification from the Kashruth Council of Canada (COR) for its prenatal multivitamins PregVit® and PregVit folic 5®, has just received confirmation that the two products...
The Technology Behind a COR Potato Chip
As described by Rabbi Sholom H. Adler, Director of Industrial Kosher Operations If you are like me, you may occasionally enjoy “noshing” on a bag of potato chips, and as a consumer, satisfying this...
Who's Who at the COR: Joseph Sheinis, Software Developer
The World Wide Web of Kosher Certifiers
New COR Restaurant: Dr. Laffa
Can a Can of Tuna Have Kosher Considerations?
By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber, Director of Community Kosher Operations Canned tuna has been a household staple since the advent of its canning process in the early part of the twentieth century. Mixed with mayonnaise...
Canadian Business Journal Profiles COR
Howie T’s: A Burger Bar Blessing
COR Certifies Metropolitan Ice Cream and Helps Keep Summers Cool
COR Arranges Tour for Jewish Camp at COR Certified Candy Manufacturer
PregVit and PregVit Folic 5: COR Kosher and Proud
What Does Dairy Equipment (DE) Mean?
Does It Really Need to be Kosher Certified?
By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber, Director of Community Kosher Operations, COR Keeping kosher has never been easier for kosher shoppers. Statistics show that kosher certified products now represent a whopping 1/3rd of all products for sale at...
COR Posts its Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Manual
iCOR: COR Rabbinic Inspectors Go Digital
The kosher dietary laws are thousands of years old. But that doesn’t mean COR (the Kashruth Council of Canada) is behind the times because COR’s industrial Rabbinic Inspectors have recently gone digital....
Bug Off: COR in the Community Presents at Eitz Chaim in Toronto
COR a Featured Presenter at SIAL -- Canada’s Largest Food Show
Perspectives on Starbucks
By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber The recent brouhaha surrounding the kosher status of some Starbucks products has brought a fundamental issue into the spotlight. The kosher certification industry has jumped leaps and bounds in recent...
Are Slurpees Kosher?
Kosher consumers seeking relief from the heat migrate to their local 7-Elevens, gas stations and other variety stores for ice-cold and refreshing Slurpees. With a Slurpee in one hand and a cell phone...
COR and GFTC Form Exclusive Partnership
Two leading Canadian organizations in the food and beverage industry have formed an alliance to better service food manufacturers and end consumers. COR (Kashruth Council of Canada) – Canada’s largest kosher certification agency,...
Perspectives Interview with COR's CEO Rabbi Tuvia Basser
COR Holds "Mashgiach Appreciation Night"
What to do About Prohibited Chometz after Passover
By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber, Director of Community Kosher The prohibition of eating chometz, leavened products, on Passover is unique in its transitory status. For 346 days of the Hebrew calendar, we are permitted...
A Guided Tour of the New COR Website
Infestation In Sardines: A Case Study
As we at COR have written here, there have been several reports recently of consumers finding worm infestation in their sardines. Sardines from Morocco, Philippines and Thailand and all skinless and boneless sardines are...
The Working Mashgiach
Is Sushi Kosher?
The Kosher Professional
Bagels for Pesach
Meat & Milk Questions for Shavuot
By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber, Director of Community Kosher OperationsOne might assume that naturally unadulterated produce such as fresh herbs would inherently pose no kashrus concern. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Fresh...
Kosher Certification in Alberta
COR provides kosher certification in the province of Alberta, a leader in Canadian food processing and agriculture and has one of the strongest economies in Canada. Alberta’s food and beverage processing industries represent the...
Kosher Certification in Saskatchewan
COR provides kosher certification in Saskatchewan, a province that generates approximately $50 to $60 million of annual export sales from processing ingredients and products for the natural health and functional food sector. Saskatchewan food processors...
Kosher Certification in New Brunswick
COR provides kosher certification to companies in New Brunswick, a province with a rich agriculture and agri-food sector. The industry is flourishing with over 3,000 farms and 100 food processing plants. This sector is...
Kosher Certification in Guelph
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Guelph. Agri-food represents a $63 billion value chain in Ontario. The Agri-food and Innovation Cluster in Guelph-Wellington represents a system of market and non-market links between companies and institutions...
Kosher Certification in Calgary
Kosher Certification in Prince Edward Island
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Prince Edward Island. Prince Edward Island’s agriculture remains the dominant industry in the provincial economy. The province is known worldwide for potato industry and several of...
Kosher Certification in Newfoundland
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Newfoundland. The fishing industry remains an important part of the provincial economy, employing roughly 20,000 and contributing over $440 million to the GDP. Dairy production is also another huge...
Kosher Certification in Hamilton
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Hamilton. The food and beverage processing sector in Hamilton is Ontario and Canada’s third largest manufacturing sector. Hamilton’s food industry activities include food and beverage processing, warehousing and distribution,...
Kosher Certification in Nova Scotia
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Nova Scotia. The Agri-Food Processing sector is a significant contributor to the province’s economy. Annual farm-gate and agri-food processing sales contribute over 1 billion to the economy...
Kosher Certification in Kelowna
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Kelowna, British Colombia. Located in the Okanagan Valley, this city is known for its sprawling vineyards and tourist attractions. Kelowna is home to several food processing facilities,...
Kosher Certification in Edmonton
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Edmonton. Edmonton’s economy is one of the most diverse in Canada; in fact it has been ranked one of the top 5 cities in North America for investment...
Kosher Certification in Regina
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Regina, the cultural and commercial centre of southern Saskatchewan. The farm and agricultural component is a significant part of Regina’s economy. COR provides kosher certification to several...
Kosher Certification in Winnipeg
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital city located on the eastern edge of the Canadian Prairies Winnipeg has a diverse economy; The CIBC Metropolitan Economic Activity Index has rated Winnipeg's economy...
Kosher Certification in St. John’s
COR provides kosher certification to companies in St. John’s, the capital and largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador and the oldest English-founded city in North America. The economy has been growing quickly in recent years and...
Kosher Certification in Saint John
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Saint John, the largest city in the province of New Brunswick, and the second largest in the maritime provinces after Halifax. Saint John has a diverse...
Kosher Certification in Charlottetown
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Charlottetown, a flourishing community of around 34,562 people located on the south shore of Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown is the capital city of Prince...
Kosher Certification in Fredericton
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick, Canada. Fredericton boasts a rich cultural and historical background. With a metro population of 94,268, Fredericton is situated in the...
Kosher Certification in Taiwan
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Taiwan. Taiwan’s total trade in 2010 reached an all-time high of US 526.04 billion, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Finance. Both exports and imports for the year 2010...
Kosher Certification in Moncton
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Moncton. Moncton has a heritage of being a commercial, distribution, transportation and retailing centre. This is due to Moncton's central location in the Maritimes: it has the...
Kosher Certification in Halifax
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Halifax, the largest maritime city, recently ranked by MoneySense magazine as the fourth best place to live in Canada for the year of 2012. Agriculture and fishing...
Kosher Certification in Saskatoon
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Saskatoon. Saskatoon's nickname, "Hub City", refers its ideal central location for distribution and logistics. The economy of Saskatoon is strongly connected to agriculture (specifically wheat). COR certifies several of Saskatoon's...
Kosher Certification in Windsor
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Windsor, the southernmost city in Canada, located in southwest Ontario. Windsor borders with major US city Detroit and is home to several large corporate headquarters. COR...
Kosher Certification in Manitoba
COR provides kosher certification to companies in Manitoba and certifies several of Manitoba’s largest food processors. COR is the kosher certification trademark used by the Kashruth Council of Canada, the largest kosher certification agency in...