November 5, 2015
OK Kosher and Kehilla Kosher (Los Angeles) today announced their decision to merge the two organizations. The merger agreement was approved by the respective corporate boards with support of the community rabbinic advisory board of Kehilla Kosher.
Kehilla Kosher welcomes the opportunity through this merger to further its service mission in Los Angeles retail kashrus, in regional industrial kashrus, and beyond. OK Kosher is recognized and highly regarded as a global leader within the kosher food certification industry, and provides certification services on six continents. With headquarters in New York and regional offices around the world, Rabbi Don Yoel Levy leads a team of highly-skilled and highly- trained staff with more than 300 of the world’s leading kosher experts who ensure the highest standards of kosher compliance tailored to each of the thousands of establishments OK Kosher certifies.
As a symbiotic endeavor, the merged entity will be greater than the sum of its parts. With this merger, OK Kosher gains a leading, cutting-edge, West Coast regional Vaad HaKashrus partner to enhance OK Kosher’s mission of advancing kashrus around the world.
We are all thrilled about the unique opportunities this merger will create of benefit to consumers, as well as manufacturers.
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