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In order to maintain the kashrut of our synagogue kitchen and dining facilities, it is necessary that only those who have completed the rabbi's Kashrut Course work alone or supervise others in preparing and serving food at the synagogue. People planning synagogue events must include a trained synagogue mashgiah in their committees.

This document covers only a small part of the information in the NHS Kashrut Manual. It is intended to help congregants who may wish to bring food into the synagogue for congregational events.

The following items do not need rabbinic supervision:

  • fresh fruits and vegetables

  • eggs

  • milk (plain, white, milk only)

  • frozen fruits and vegetables with no sauces, seasonings, etc.

  • canned fruit, with no grape juice or carmine as ingredients

  • dried apricots, dates, whole figs, peaches, pears, pineapple, prunes, and domestic raisins

  • plain coffee, tea, and cocoa

  • salt and pepper

  • white granulated sugar

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • peanuts roasted in their shells, and raw nuts of all kinds

The following commonly found soft drinks and juice drinks (regular and diet, except as noted) may be used, whether or not they bear symbols of rabbinic supervision:

    • A&W: Cream Soda, Root Beer
    • Canada Dry Ginger Ale: Regular, Cherry, Cranberry, Golden, Lemon
    • Canada Dry No-Cal: Black Cherry, Cherry Flavor Mix, Cola, Cream, Ginger Ale, Lemon-Lime, Raspberry Flavor Mix
    • Coca Cola: Coke, Caffeine Free Coke, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Diet Coke with Lime, C2
    • Crush (US only): Pink Grapefruit, Birch Beer, Orange, Cream Soda Candy, Pineapple, Peach, Grape, Strawberry, Berry Blast, Red Cream Soda, Lime, Red Licorice, Pink Grapefruit Sparkling
    • Diet Rite: Black Cherry, Cola, Draft Cola, Golden Peach, Key Lime, Kiwi Strawberry, Lemonade. Lemon Sorbet, Mango Melon, Passion Plum, Pink Grapefruit, Red Raspberry, Strawberry, Tangerine, White Grape
    • Dr Pepper: Dr. Pepper, Red Fusion; All of the Dr. Pepper/7UP Company products that are certified are kosher-pareve except for the following, which are dairy: Pacific Bay, Fruit Fraize Brand
    • Hawaiian Punch (12 ounce cans, 20 ounce plastic bottles, and 2 liter plastic bottles only): Fruit Juicy Red, Orange, Grape, Blue Tropical, Strawberry, Red Chillers, Surf ‘n Strawberry
    • Mountain Dew: Regular and Caffeine Free, Blue Shock Freeze, Code Red, LiveWire, Pitch Black
    • Pepsi Cola: Pepsi, Pepsi Blue, Caffeine Free Pepsi, XL, Wild Cherry, Crystal, Holiday Spice, Kona, Josta, Pepsi One, Pepsi Twist, Pibb Xtra, Pepsi Limon, Vanilla, Edge
    • RC Cola
    • Seltzer: any unflavored
    • 7-Up: Regular, Cherry, DNL
    • Slice: Cherry, Cherry Lime, Cola, Dr. Slice, Fruit Punch, Grape, Lemon-Lime, Orange, Peach, Pineapple, Pink Lemonade, Slice Cola, Slice Red, Strawberry: Fountain Drinks - Orange Slice, Peach Slice, Dr. Slice, Slice Cherry Lime, Grape Slice, Pineapple Slice, Slice Red
    • Sprite: Sprite, Berry Clear Remix, Tropical, Diet

The following commonly found hekhsherim (symbols of rabbinic supervision) are acceptable:

OU-Kosher food mark
Circle K
Kosher symbol
Triangle K
Star K
Ohio K
Q Kof
Torah K

The following local establishments are under reliable rabbinic supervision, and food products from them may be used at the synagogue:

  • Remke's (Kosher section 3240 Highland Ave. store only)

  • Kroger (Kosher section at 4100 Hunt Rd. store only)

  • Marx Hot Bagels – (9701 Kenwood Rd.) Bagels are pareve, other baked goods may be dairy or pareve

  • Maribelle Cakery (8921 Reading Rd. ) Only when specifically baked under kashrut supervision – dairy or pareve as designated

  • Rinaldo’s Bake Shop (910 West Fairview Ave., Dayton, OH) - pareve

  • Cedar Village (5467 Cedar Village Dr. Mason, OH)

  • Cookies By Design (9405 Kenwood Rd. only) – baked goods are dairy

  • Kinneret Café (8316B Plainfield Rd.)

  • The J Café (8485 Ridge Rd.)

  • Amma’s Kitchen (7633 Reading Rd.) South Indian vegetarian food. Wednesdays lunch buffet is Vegan.


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