Vaad Harabonim of MetroWest, NJ
The Council of Orthodox Rabbis of MetroWest, NJ


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Recent News

  • Dunkin Donuts has decided to stop the Kosher program with the Vaad of Metrowest. The store will remain Kosher up to and including the permissible time to eat Chametz on Monday, April 14.
  • The Vaad of Metrowest is pleased to welcome Nosh Pit which recently purchased Poppy's Bagels. The restaurant is at the same location, 455 Mount Pleasant Ave in West Orange, NJ (near Metropolitan Plant Exchange, next to Curves) and can be reached by phone at the same phone number (973) 669-2888.
  • The ownership of Mosaica has decided to discontinue operations. This was the owner's decision and was in no way Kashrus related. Any one with food from Mosaica from today, 11/29/12 and earlier may eat it. The Vaad wishes them success in their future endeavors.
  • The Vaad is pleased to welcome Tokyo Hibachi to our community. They will be serving Japaneese style meat dishes. There is street parking available on Morris Avenue however there is a parking lot behind the restaurant. One can enter from Church Mall and make a left into the parking lot.
  • Message from the Vaad HaKashrus of Metrowest
    It has been brought to our attention that Shoprite Supermarkets are selling bags of carrots from Israel in the fresh produce section. The status of these carrots, as with most Israeli fruits and vegetables regarding Terumos and Maasros, is unknown. Therefore the Vaad advises these items should not be used without separating Terumos and Maasros first.

    The process of separating Terumos and Maasros is not difficult. Step by step instructions can be found at http://www.ou.org/kosher/tithing.htm. It is advisable to check carrots that have already been purchased for their source as a number of consumers have already unknowingly purchased carrots without knowing the source. Other fruits and vegetables such as oranges, green peppers, red peppers, colored peppers, tomatoes, and other herbs are imported from Israel and are subject to taking Terumos and Maasros.
  • Shoprite of Parsippany now has a Glatt Kosher butcher certified by the Vaad HaKashrus of Metrowest. Please note that this is the only Kosher department in the store that is certified by the Vaad HaKashrus of Metrowest.
  • Fumio Glatt Kosher Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is now open. Please note the new phone number 973 994 2344. They recommend calling in advance to make a reservation.
  • As of May 1, 2009 the Kosher certification of Dr. Fish has been terminated.
  • The Subway Restaurant in Livingston is no longer be certified by the Vaad Hakashrus of Metrowest.
  • At the request of the owner, Gimmee Jimmy's Cookie Bar, located at 2110
    Town Center Way in Livingston is no longer certified by the Vaad Hakashrus of Metrowest.
  • Both Cold Stone Creamery at 4115 Town Center Way in Livingston and the Cold Stone Creamery in West Orange are no longer certified by the Vaad. Any item bought from Cold Stone Creamery at 4115 Town Center Way in Livingston before October 30, 2008 at 4 PM is Vaad certified.
  • As of 5 pm Friday October 19, 2007, Zayda’s Butcher located at 309 Irvington Ave, South Orange, NJ will cease to be under the certification of the Vaad Hakashrus of Metrowest. All products and items produced, packaged or sold before that time are under the Vaad’s supervision when bearing the label with the Vaad’s name on it. Products purchased after this time are not under Vaad supervision regardless of the labeling. This action is being taken at the owner’s request and for reasons unrelated to any Kashrus factor. The Vaad appreciates the sincere effort and cooperation extended by Zayda’s throughout the entire period that the store was under our supervision.
  • Poppy's Bagels at 455 Mount Pleasant Ave in West Orange, NJ (near Metropolitan Plant Exchange, next to Curves) is now open and is certified by the Vaad of Metrowest. They can be reached by phone at (973) 669-2888.
  • Rita's Ices at 142 South Livingston Ave in Livingston is now certified by the Vaad. See their website ritasice.com for additional information.
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