The Vaad Hakashruth of Kansas City is a community service organization composed of Rabbinic and lay leaders providing kosher inspection, certification, supervision and education for caterers, wholesale and retail food vendors, and food production companies in the Kansas City region.
Who Are We
Rabbi Daniel Rockoff and Rabbi Herbert Mandl provide the rabbinic leadership as Rav HaMachshir and Vaad Rabbinic Chairperson, respectively. The Rav Hamachshir is the halachic or legal authority on kashruth issues, as it regards defining of policy as per kashruth standards to be upheld by the Vaad, and is consulted on specific issues as they arise and need input and/or decision-making regarding Jewish Law.
Rabbi Daniel Rockoff – Rav Hamachshir
Rabbi Yitzchak Mizrahi – Executive Director and Rabbinic Coordinator
Rabbi Herbert J. Mandl – Chairman
Bruce Daniels – Senior Mashgiach
Cara Krashin – Mashgiach
Rabbi Benjamin Kopelman – Mashgiach
Alisa Kartch – Administrative Assistant
Lay leadership is provided by the Board of Directors, comprised of representatives from the majority of area congregations, as well as members-at-large.
Jeff Goldenberg – President
Joseph Martin – Secretary
Howard Rosenthal – Treasurer
Yosef Silver – VP of Personnel
Debbie Sosland-Edelman – Immediate Past President
Board of Directors
Sue Ann Strom
The Vaad is grateful for the support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, the Menorah Heritage Foundation, and the Jewish Community Foundation.