Rabbi Dr. Moshe E. Bomzer
Rav HaMachshir/Certifying Rabbi
Rabbi Binyamin Taub
Mrs. Bev Shor
For over ninety years, since 1920, the Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District (VHCD) has provided meaningful kashruth for the region. Initially providing supervision for meat houses and bakeries (Rabbi Nachman Kornmel), VHCD has expanded to include the Kosher Kitchens at SUNY at Albany, Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, and a Full Service Kosher Store part of Price Chopper at Colonie (#224). Today’s Vaad is strengthened by its partnership with the giants of kosher supervision including the Orthodox Union (OU), the Star-K, Kof-K and KVH. Additionally, VHCD is proudly serving agencies such as the Mohawk Food Commissary and Beechnut Foods.
The Vaad Hakashruth of the Capital District has played a central role in sustaining the infrastructure of the traditional community of the Capital District and providing a bulwark against the tide of assimilation. In addition to its activities in the arena of kashruth, the Vaad is the home of the Albany Community Eruv supervision and has been the home of the community’s Mikveh supervision.
In cooperation with Price Chopper, the Vaad has been able to provide kosher for its local populace, as well as travelers from Monsey to Montreal, from New York to Buffalo, from Monroe to Boston and everywhere in between.