• 293 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 120. Livingston, New Jersey 07039
  • rabbis@metrowestvaad.org
  • (+1) 973-850-9144
  • MetroWest Vaad
  • MetroWest Vaad
  • MetroWest Vaad
  • MetroWest Vaad

Welcome to Vaad Harabonim of MetroWest, NJ.

What is the Vaad?

The Vaad Harabonim of MetroWest was founded over 30 years ago to unite the local Orthodox rabbis who shared a vision of a Jewish community devoted to Shemiras Hamitzvos, Mitzvah observance. Since then the Vaad has grown to serve the many Jewish communities in the MetroWest, NJ region including Livingston, Short Hills, Springfield, and West Orange.
The Vaad certifies a growing number of kosher establishments in the area and meets regularly to jointly work on issues that are important to the entire Jewish community. The Vaad is a not-for-profit organization with its Member Rabonim serving on a voluntary basis.

Establishment Guide

Kosher Establishments Certified by the
Vaad Harabonim of MetroWest

8th Day Caterers

69 West Main Street
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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Aron's West Orange

629 Eagle Rock Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Alpine Glatt Caterers
of Crystal Plaza

305 W. Northfield Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Chocolate Works

1170 Town Center Way,
Livingston NJ 07039
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Glatt Fusion

478 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Jerusalem Restaurant

99 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Kosher Village of
Essex Green Shop Rite

1 Rooney Circle
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Kosher Village of
Livingston Shop Rite

483 S. Livingston Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Lester Senior Housing

901 Route 10
East Whippany, NJ 07981
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Parties by Shimon / Shimtal Caterers

110 South Livingston Avenue
Livingston NJ 07939
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Pomp Caterers

45 Park Place South (Suite 263)
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Reuben's Glatt Spot

659 Eagle Rock Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Rye Deli

779 Mountain Ave.
Springfield, NJ 07081
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Special Touch by Surri

700 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Super Duper Bagels

498 S. Livingston Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Tokyo Hibachi

238 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
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West Orange Bake Shop

480 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Westco Fruit
and Nuts Inc

93-97 Coit Street
Irvington, NJ 07111
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News & Alerts

RITA'S ICES located at 142 S. Livingston Ave Livingston, NJ 07039
973-533-0303 has ceased operation as a business decision.

Fumio Glatt Kosher Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is no longer certified by the Vaad Harabonim of Metrowest.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments
regarding kashrus, establishments or obtaining a kashrus certificate.

Contact details
293 Eisenhower Parkway,
      Suite 120.
      Livingston, New Jersey 07039

Phone (1) 973-850-9144
Fax (1) 973-356-0035

Rabbi Yakov Teichman
Rabbinic Administrator

Rabbi Yakov Teichman received his Smicha (Rabbinical ordination) from Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood, NJ, where he studied for close to 10 years. A native of Los Angeles, he also studied in the Yeshiva of Philadelphia, where he developed a close relationship with Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky Shlit"a and Rav Elya Svei Zt"l, and in Yeshivas Brisk- under Rav Dovid Soloveitchik Shlit"a.

Rabbi Teichman grew up in the world of kashrus; he is the son of Rabbi Avrohom Teichman, the founder and director of Kehilla Kosher, an internationally renowned hashgacha. Both informally- and later formally- as an active participant and employee of Kehilla Kosher, he has absorbed the intricacies of kashrus from the inside track.

To complete his formal training, and to adequately prepare himself for a career in Kashrus, Rabbi Teichman received extensive training from the Orthodox Union (OU Kashrus Internship Program) and the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc).

We welcome Rabbi Teichman as our Rabbinic Administrator and feel confident that he will benefit our organization with his professionalism and expertise.

To contact Rabbi Teichman with any questions or concerns you may have, please see contact details on the left.

Rabbi Aaron Leff
Rabbinic Coordinator

Aaron Leff has been working for the Vaad HaRabonim of Metrowest since 2002. He learned at Yeshivat HaKotel, Yeshiva University, and Rabbi Issac Elchonan Theological Seminary. He also attained a Master's of Science degree in E-Commerce from Touro College. In addition to the local Vaad he has done Kashrus work for the Orthodox Union and Rabbinical Council of Bergen County. Growing up in Livingston he was an active member of NCSY, and was the NCSY advisor for Suburban Torah Center for several years. At that time he started to check the Eruv which he still does today. Currently residing in West Orange, he hopes to continue serving the community in which he grew up.

Founding Rabbis: Rabbi Moshe Kasinetz, Rabbi Alvin Marcus

Co-Presidents: Rabbi Chaim Marcus, Rabbi Mendel Solomon, Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler

Members: Rabbi Shmuel Bogomilsky, Rabbi Mendel Bogomilsky, Rabbi Zvi Karpel, Rabbi Mendy Kasowitz, Rabbi E. Samuel Klibanoff, Rabbi Shlomo Krupka, Rabbi Yeheskel Lebovic, Rabbi Shalom Lubin, Rabbi Eliezer Mischel, Rabbi Yosef Sharbat, Rabbi Marc Spivak, Rabbi Avrohom Stone