The Massachusetts Kosher Commission (MKC) formerly known as the Springfield Vaad Hakashruth (SVK)
is pleased to announce the following list of establishments that are under our supervision for 2018-2019.  

The MKC is a subsidiary of Congregation B’nai Torah,  a 501 (C)(3) tax exempt religious organization, just as the SVK was.  Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe is the Rav Hamachshir (supervising rabbi). Arie Shteyntsayg, President, Ken Gorenstein, Treasurer.  Izzy Gesin, Bob Kushner, Mary Nathanson and Joe Singer are board members. Mashgichim (Kosher supervisors) are Avie Friedman and Alan Lerman.  The MKC adheres to globally accepted  Halachic standards of  Kashrut.

Each establishment on the following list has particular parameters to its kosher supervision, therefore please read the language carefully.

With the exception of Tech Aire and UMASS kosher dining, none of the establishments are kosher for Passover.

This is a comprehensive list. All updates will be disseminated promptly to the community. We are continuing the use of the SVK logo until further notice. A new logo for the MKC will be phased in over time in the near future.

In response to many inquiries please note, the Jewish Nursing Home (JGS Lifecare), Ruth’s House and all associated entities. are not under the supervision of the MKC.

For all inquiries, please contact Rabbi Yaffe at

Al’s Beverage
All beverage products are under the MKC

Catering by Cheryl  Blonder
Kosher Catering is under the supervision of the MKC when the food is 
 prepared at the B’nai Torah Synagogue kitchen.  A date specific letter or email from the Mashgiach will be required.

Catering by Meital
Kosher Catering is under the MKC supervision when the food is prepared at the B’nai Torah Synagogue kitchen. A date specific letter or email from the Mashgiach will be required.

Chez Josef
Events out of the Kosher kitchen catered from the Agawam location are under MKC

Diana’s Bakery
All pre-packaged pastry items bearing the SVK-D or SVK Dairy logo are under MKC supervision. In addition, at the retail bakery in Enfield (35 Pearl St., Enfield). All cakes and pastry items are under MKC supervision and are kosher dairy. All breads and rolls are not under our supervision.

Essellon Coffee Roasters
All packaged coffee is under the MKC supervision.

Heart of the Harvest
All  packaged vegetables are kosher. Inspection for tola’im (insects etc.) is the responsibility of the end user where deemed necessary by Jewish Law.

High Lawn Farm Dairy
All milk and cream is under the MKC supervision, 535 Summer St, Lee, MA

Indigo Coffee Roasters
All packaged coffee is under the MKC supervision.

JCC (Only Vi’s Cafe)
All food at Vi’s cafe in the Springfield JCC is under the MKC supervision. Some items are dairy. No other facilities at the JCC are supervised by the MKC.

Masse’s Seafood
Kosher varieties of whole fish maybe purchased cleaned and cut under the observation of the buyer using the designated kosher knife and board. Kosher knife and board will be cleaned and stored separately.  List of Kosher fish can be found on the website of the OU and other Kashrut organizations. 1329 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA

National Yiddush Book Center
MKC supervision covers catered events at the center. The caterer must have an event specific letter from the MKC. This also applies to caterers not under MKC supervision but can be approved by the MKC. 

Nut Lady
All nuts are under the MKC supervision, Albany, NY

Pierce Bros. Coffee
All packaged coffee is under the MKC supervision.

RAO’s Coffee
All packaged coffee is under the MKC supervision.

Rondeau’s Ice Cream
All ice cream and toppings are kosher dairy. This excludes all hot toppings and sauces. No other items in the store are kosher, 1300 Ware St, Palmer, MA

Tech Air
All gas products are under MKC supervision.

 Only the kitchen deemed “Kosher” is under MKC supervision.  It is in the Franklin Commons dining hall, 260 Stockbridge Rd, Amherst, MA

The shul (legal name is Alliance of Orthodox Congregations a 501 {C} (3) organization) oversees the Kashrut in the region under the name of:

Massachusetts Kosher Commission formerly known as the Springfield Vaad HaKashruth.

Kashrut Alert – Alex’s Bagels!

 Effective Immediately,
Alex’s Bagels of  Longmeadow, MA  is no longer  under the Kosher supervision of the 
Springfield Vaad Hakashruth (SVK)
For further inquiries please call 413-567-0036