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Just Checking: Supplies (Video)

Just Checking: Supplies from COR Kosher on Vimeo....

CORcast #8: One on One with Toronto's "Kosher Guru", Shlomo Assayag

Richard Rabkin talks with Shlomo Assayag about "Guru Nation", why it is so difficult to run a kosher restaurant, and much more... If you can not see...

CORcast #6: A Trip Down Memory Lane with Esther Scheer - COR's Longest Standing Office Staff Member

Join us for another edition of the CORcast where we take a trip down memory lane with Esther Scheer - COR's longest serving office staff member:  ...

CORcast #5: Interview with the Chairman

Have you ever wondered who the Chairman of COR's lay board is and what he does? Tune into the CORcast as we interview Dr. Ira Marder: If...

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

Rabbis from the Kashruth Council of Canada, better known as “COR” for their kosher symbol, made their mark on the nation’s capital with a Pre Pesach lecture for the Ottawa Jewish community...

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

By Miriam Leibowitz, MHSc, RD Plan your menu in advance, make a shopping list and stick to it. Avoid impulse buys -- do you really need that $30 jar of cashew...

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...

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?

By Rabbi Sholom H. Adler How does a company actually become kosher? This is a question that I often receive in my capacity as Director of Industrial Kosher of the Kashruth Council...

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

A guide for keeping kosher at the office – both during Passover and year round.                                     ...

COR’s Passover Extra Virgin Olive Oil Policy Explained

Consumers may have noticed that we have changed our policy with respect to extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) on Passover, in that we are only recommending those that bear specific kosher for Passover...

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,...

New COR Kosher Symbol Card

COR has published a new kosher symbol card that features the most popular kosher symbols that appear on kosher products in Canada.If you would like copies of the COR Kosher...

2015 COR Passover Magazine

The 2015/5775 COR Passover Magazine is available in print at local community establishments. The electronic copy is available at the link below. This is a large file, so it may...

Top Passover Questions from the COR Kosher 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 evidenced by the over three...

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...

When it Comes to Kosher Affairs, "Unsupervised is Uncertain"

By Richard Rabkin A couple of years ago I was invited to an event and was assured by the person extending the invitation that it was kosher. That’s a workplace hazard I guess...

Kosher Camps: What Does it Take to Keep a Summer Camp Kosher?

By Richard Rabkin   School is out, summer is here and for many kids that means summer camp. The tradition of going to camp seems to be particularly strong in the Jewish community...

Understanding Kosher Restaurant Costs: INFOGRAPHIC

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A Day in the Life of COR Mashgiach (VIDEO)

A Day in the Life of a COR Mashgiach from COR Kosher on Vimeo....

A Day in the Life of COR's Baycrest Mashgiach (VIDEO)

A Day in the Life of a COR Mashgiach: Baycrest Edition from COR Kosher on Vimeo....

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)

COR Proprietors Speak from COR Kosher on Vimeo....

An Open Letter to the Jewish Community

The Kashruth Council of Canada (COR) would like to initiate a dialogue with the community about our services and in the interests of transparency, discuss our fee structure, our business model and...

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)

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Shaimos Guidelines: Discarding Holy Objects

As we clean for Passover, we tend to use the opportunity to de-clutter our homes as well. We find that over the course of the year we manage to collect a sizeable...

Pet Food on Passover and Throughout the Year

Although one is allowed to feed pets non-kosher foods, there are still kashrut issues that one has to be aware of. Throughout the year, not only are we commanded not to eat foods...

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

By Richard Rabkin A few years ago, I took my wife out for dinner to the Park Hyatt’s Anona restaurant for our wedding anniversary. About halfway through our meal I saw a dapper...

Keeping Toronto Kosher During the 2013 Ice Storm

By Richard RabkinWho’s ready for summer? This winter, the weather has been particularly harsh, and it’s not even half over yet! I think Someone Above is trying to give us a hint...

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...

COR Mashgiach Yehoshua Levy's Excellence Recognized by Kashrus Magazine

By Chava Fine Ensuring that 15 food service outlets have their kosher program together on a daily basis is a demanding job. Yehoshua Levy, COR mashgiach for 20 years, does just that, and his...

Mashgichim: the Unsung Heroes of the Kosher Consumer

By Richard Rabkin  “What is a ‘mashgiach’ and what exactly do they do”? This is a question we often receive at the Kashruth Council of Canada (COR) --often followed by “and how...

Rabbi Moshe Elefant Speaks at the Joint COR/Ask OU Educational Event (Video)

COR/Ask OU Educational Event from COR Kosher on Vimeo....

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...

COR@60 Commemorative Journal Available Online

The COR@60 commemorative journal marking COR's 60 years of service to the community is now available online here....

PR Creative Caterers: Food that’s Fit for a President

When Israeli President Shimon Peres came to Toronto to speak at the Sony Centre, the organizers of the event needed to find a caterer able of providing a meal that was kosher and,...

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...

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...

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...

COR Pre Passover Lecture Inspires

By Judy Pister On March 26, 2012 COR hosted a Pre Pesach Community lecture in Toronto. Featured guest speakers were Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operating Officer of OU Kosher and Rabbi Moshe Tuvia...

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

By Rabbi Chaim D. Kulik Going away for Pesach? You’re in good company!  For hundreds of years almost all Jews ‘went away’ for Pesach.  During the times of the Bais Hamikdash every Jew had...

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...

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...

Bakers Journal Magazine Profiles COR Presentation at Guelph Food Technology Centre Seminar

February 1, 2012, Brampton, ON - Kosher is capturing a growing share of the food market as consumers of all faiths put their trust in food products prepared according to...

A Baker's Tale: COR's Bulik Bakery Featured in Mishpacha Magazine

A fascinating feature article in Mishpacha magazine about COR certified Bulik Bakery. Attached below....

Video: Behind the COR with Rabbi Tuvia Basser

Behind the COR with Rabbi Tuvia Basser from COR Kosher on Vimeo....

Video: Behind the COR with Rabbi Sholom H. Adler

Behind the COR with Rabbi Sholom H. Adler from COR Kosher on Vimeo....

Video: Behind the COR with Rabbi Tsvi Heber

Behind the COR with Rabbi Tsvi Heber from COR Kosher on Vimeo....

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

Behind the COR with Rabbi J. Norman from COR Kosher on Vimeo....

Video: COR Kosher Certificates

COR Kosher Certificates from COR Kosher on Vimeo....

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...

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...

Who's Who at the COR: Joseph Sheinis, Software Developer

Joseph Sheinis was born in Korosten, Ukraine before moving with his family to St. Petersburg when he was five years old. After graduating high school he went to St. Petersburg Technical ...

Canadian Business Journal Profiles COR

Promoting koshers products in Canada Kashruth specifically refers to the Jewish dietary laws. Conforming...

COR Arranges Tour for Jewish Camp at COR Certified Candy Manufacturer

In a real life adventure straight out of Willy Wonka, COR recently facilitated a visit to Karma Candy Inc., located in Hamilton for a group of Yeshiva Mishkan Hatorah students and their teachers....

New Kosher Restaurant Opens in Toronto: Mi Kamocha

If you lived in Panama City -- where temperatures remain a constant 27 degrees Celsius throughout the year -- would you move to Toronto which averages around four and a half feet...

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

How could something so small be that bad for you? That was one of the questions addressed at COR’s recent bug checking seminar given to the Eitz Chaim girl’s school in Toronto....

COR a Featured Presenter at SIAL -- Canada’s Largest Food Show

For COR, the Kashruth Council of Canada, kosher isn’t only about food. It’s also about education. And nowhere was this more apparent than at the recent SIAL Canada food show. SIAL Canada...

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

Perspectives: Rabbi Basser. You have been acting as the CEO of the COR for a few months now. How has it been going? What have been some of your biggest challenges thus...

COR Holds "Mashgiach Appreciation Night"

People who keep kosher spend a considerable amount of time ensuring that the food they consume is kosher. But we do not spend much time thinking about how something became kosher, or...

A Guided Tour of the New COR Website

Welcome to the new COR website. We hope you find it a useful resource. Since many of our users have not yet seen the new COR website we thought a “guided tour”...

Rabbi Tuvia Basser Appointed CEO

COR -- the Kashruth Council of Canada, Canada’s largest kosher certification agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rabbi Tuvia Basser as its new Chief Executive Officer. Rabbi Basser has had...

The Working Mashgiach

By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber, Director of Community Kosher Monitoring the kosher program in a catering or restaurant environment is...

The Kosher Professional

By: Rabbi Tsvi Heber, Director of Community Kosher Keeping kosher has never been as easy as it is today. Just take a stroll down the “kosher aisles” of the local COR certified supermarkets...

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

COR provides kosher certification to companies in Calgary, a city with a booming economy that has seen ample growth over the past several years. Agriculture has always been a key component of the...

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...

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