Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Why doesnt Lakewood have a Kashrus agency that services the Tzibbur

No one in Lakewood put out a List of which stores one can purchase chometz after Pesach. In other cities such as Baltimore, LA, Chicago they each have a kashrus agency whose job is to service the needs of the kehilla. Lakewooders are frustrated and left in the dark not knowing which stores are ok and which ones are problematic. Why has the KCL not taken the initiative and inform the tzibbur with the necessary information. A Kashrus agency is not only about making money it is also about servicing the tzibbur it officially represents. Askanim say,  Lakewood is the envy of other kehillos, well it looks as if others have  surpassed it.

16 comments:

  1. Your question is actually your answer. Kcl is NOT a tzibbur organization, its a money maker, period. If someone paid them to do a list you may be luckey, but otherwise dont count on one

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    1. star k is also a money maker (and it makes a lot more money than kcl) servicing the kehila is also a good strategy to make money.

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  2. Chas v'chalila a store in Lakewood that's problematic?

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  3. Who does this in NYC? Lakewoid is not a small out of town community with one kehila like Baltimore etc. Its like NY. No kehila structure.

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  4. just shop local and all your problems are answered

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  5. Kcl makes sure that all establishments under their supervision sold their chometz. Kdas u kdin. Target , shop rite , Walmart etc. are not their problem.

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    1. Sorry it should be their problem, If they are Lakewoods kashrus agency it is their responsibility to service the community. Botton line a huge population of the frum community does shop in Target, Shop rite, Walmart, Aldi, Stop n shop etc.. Kashrus is not about money its about making sure people eat kosher.

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  6. This us pretty ridiculous. When i grew up in NY nobody published lists about chain stores. Its your responsibility to make sure you buy in a store that is kosher aftrr pesach. The hashgocha just has to make sure that their stores sild their chometz.

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  7. There is no need for a listbin a town that has sufficient stores that sell their chometz. In a town that needs it, a list is provided.

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    1. Why than do they always issue alerts about vegetables and fruit sold in the chain stores that mat be problematic if it came from Israel? why should they care about those who shop in those stores?? your logic does not hold.

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    2. Yoshon issues are also NOT thier problem. Orr so they say. But a name on a restaurant which they dont approve of is thier problem even though no one ever had issues in other branches in the tri state areas

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  8. Alumni Beis EliyahuMay 4, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    One of the issues is that kashrus in Lakewood is tumult driven and not based on Shulchan Aruch.Therefore positions change too rapidly for a consumer hotline and the only real fix would be a website which they cannot maintain because it`s the kashrus agency of Bnei Torah . HisAchdus has the same issue .

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  9. ABE, You are in the wrong thread :)

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  10. I love how people decide who's job is to do what. Does Kcl charge you money ?? No it's a free service to the Lakewood community. A store owner who decides to carry his hashgacha needs to pay a fee for the service they will provide him. But as a community we are not entilited to any Kcl services. If you have a Kashrush question believe it or not but that is the job of the local rabonim

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    1. They need to pay more than just ""a fee"" how about all other stuff forced on the store owners and all other inconveniences to the tzibbur over the years before competing out of town hashgachos came to town??

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  11. ABE finally got bored of Westgate politics!

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