In preparation for the upcoming Yom Tov of Pesach, the Chief Rabbinate of Russia’s kashrus arm has been working the past few months to ensure that there’s a large variety of products for Pesach meeting the kashrus standards set by Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar.
As Jewish communities flourish across the country, the demand for kosher products throughout Russia increases every year. This is especially the case as Pesach approaches, when thousands of Jews scattered across Russia prepare for the Rabbis and Chabad shluchim who will arrive to conduct public Sedarim in their cities.
In order to satisfy the widespread demand, the Rabbis of the kashrus department, headed by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Marzel, traveled to Belarus for a special shechitah run. The matzah bakeries have increased their output as well. And this year, for the very first time, the RC Cola company was thoroughly checked and awarded a kosher for Pesach certificate.
This is in addition to the wineries that regularly provide quality wines that are kosher l’mehadrin, and the hundreds of kosher food plants, some of which have been specially prepared for Pesach. The factory owners feel that this investment is worthwhile as the kashrus certification of the Chief Rabbinate of Russia is a symbol of quality as well as a high level of kashrus.