OK Kosher Expands to the West Coast

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Updated July, 2021.

In November 2015, OK Kosher acquired most of the assets of Kehilla Kosher (Los Angeles) as announced by the two organizations. The acquisition agreement was approved by the respective corporate boards with support of the community rabbinic advisory board of Kehilla Kosher.

Kehilla Kosher has welcomed the opportunity through the transfer of its assets to further its service mission in Los Angeles retail kashrus, in regional industrial kashrus, and beyond. OK Kosher is 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 affiliate offices around the world, OK Kosher, under the leadership of the late Rabbi Don Yoel Levy and his successors, continues to engage a team of highly skilled and 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 that OK Kosher certifies.

As a symbiotic endeavor, the acquisition of Kehila Kosher’s assets by OK Kosher is greater than the sum of its parts. This has enabled OK Kosher to gain a leading, cutting-edge, West Coast regional Vaad HaKashrus organization to enhance OK Kosher’s mission of advancing kashrus around the world.

We are all thrilled about the unique opportunities this acquisition has created, which benefits consumers and manufacturers alike.


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