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May 24, 2022

Kyiv…Thousands of Ukrainian refugees still in Ukraine or in temporary shelters in Hungary and Romania are clamoring for kosher food. “The leading provider of kosher food for Ukrainian refugees is the Reb Shayale Kerestirer Guesthouse organization, headed by Rabbi Moshe Yosef Friedlander,” said Ukrainian

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May 11, 2022

Chicago…Israel’s 74th Anniversary was celebrated by many retailers with impressive displays of Israel foods and wines. Jewel-Osco in Evanston, Ill is one store that celebrates Israel's Independence Day every year and this year was no exception. In Boro Park, one store was promoting Lag B’aomer sweets and

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May 11, 2022

New York…The retail market for Kosher food has expanded exponentially over the past 30 or so years. Along with food is a growing appetite for Judaica products. It enables Jewish customers to easily purchase products with which to celebrate the holidays. Shulsinger Judaica, a sales division of Rite Lite Ltd., has

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May 11, 2022

Secaucus, NJ…When Kosherfest ‘22 opens on November 9th, it will again showcase the many Matzoh brands that were sold in the US as it has throughout Kosherfest’s 33-year history. Except for the machine matzoh (not handmade Shmurah) manufactured by the family owned Streit’s brand, most brands sold in

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May 11, 2022

New York…A group of kosher food executives, mainly involved in the distribution of kosher foods, held an inaugural meeting on May 5th. The meeting resolved that the main purpose of the newly formed KFEA would be to promote the kosher category within the industry and with the end user. The Zoom conclave was chaired

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May 11, 2022

Brooklyn, NY…Breadberry is not your typical large kosher independent supermarket. It is smaller than many of the others and has a unique compact layout that gives the shopper an intimate connection with the foods. Upon entrance, there is the café, produce and a Sushi station. It is part of the vision of

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May 11, 2022

London…Passover 2022 was an enormous success, according to Raphy Bloom of https://www.totallyjewishtravel.com , who is a major resource for the kosher travel business. He said that nearly 100,000 Jews were at more than 100 programs. In what turned out to be the most successful in more than two years, Passover

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April 26, 2022

Miami Beach…Within minutes after Passover had ended the newly opened Fialkoff’s Pizza Store was doling out pie after pie to people who had made reservations for the coveted post Passover treat days before the holiday. Fialkoff’s, a Catskills landmark pizza store, had recently opened a store in Surfside.

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April 26, 2022

Kerestir, Hungry…With Passover only days away Moshe Yosef Friedlander who operates Reb Shayele’s Guesthouse coordinated an enormous operation to bring Passover to Jews still stranded in the war-torn Ukraine. Included in the huge shipments were more than fourteen tons of Matzoh. Truckloads of Passover foods

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April 26, 2022

Orlando…An estimated 80,000 people spent Passover in Orlando in what became an instant holiday observant community. Makeshift pop-up synagogues were everywhere. Well-known independent kosher supermarkets sent truckloads of food to Orlando. The popular destination with its many private homes was a favorite for many

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