About the Vaad

About the Vaad

The Vaad HaKashruth of Kansas City (“the Vaad”) is a 501 (c) 3 religious tax-exempt organization, founded in 1994 by kosher-observant members of the community who wanted an improved level of kosher supervision and looked forward to additional supervised kosher food options.

Our Purpose

The Vaad HaKashruth of Kansas City is a community service organization whose mission is to maintain a high standard of kosher supervision. Made up of rabbis and lay leaders, the Vaad provides kosher certification, supervision, education, and inspection for caterers, wholesale and retail food vendors, and food production companies in the Kansas City area and the Midwest.

Who We Are

Rabbi Daniel Rockoff is Rav HaMachshir, Rabbi Herbert Mandl is Rabbinic Chairperson, and Karen Pack serves as President. The Rav HaMachshir is the halachic or legal authority on kashruth issues, defining policy according to the kashruth standards to be upheld by the Vaad, and is consulted on specific Jewish legal issues as they arise.

Day-to-day operations are overseen by Rabbi Mendel Segal, Executive Director/Rabbinic Coordinator.

For more information and a complete list of our Board of Directors, visit www.vaadkc.org.

Vaad – pronounced VAH ahd, or just plain VAHD.

Kashruth – often pronounced KAHSH roos.



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