KINAHARA™ Supervised Products & Vendors

Camp Laurelwood Mess Hall. Camp Laurelwood, 463 Summer Hill Road, Madison, Connecticut 06443. All items prepared and served in the Camp mess hall during summer camping season are strictly kosher but may contain hamets (leavening) and may not be used for Pesah (Passover). Meals are either meat or dairy as indicated at each meal. No representation is made concerning Camp-sponsored activities or events that take place off-site. No representation is made for events at the site before or after camping season. Supervision began 2 August 2009. Supervision for visiting non-Camp events may be available on request; contact the Camp office at See more information about camping at Camp Laurelwood. See Camp Laurelwood's Kashrut Certificate.

BEKIUSY Pies. Seasonal pumpkin and apple pies made by the United Synagogue Youth (USY) chapter of Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel are Kosher Pareve, no fish, contain hametz, and are produced under the supervision of KINAHARA™. The pies are sold frozen and must be cooked by the consumer before eating.

BEKI Youth Commission Superbowl Deli Boxes. Deli boxes are assembled by volunteers of the joint Youth Commission of Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel for distribution on Superbowl Sunday. The meat sandwiches are meat; all other items are pareve, and are produced or assembled under the supervision of KINAHARA™.

Jamestown Technologies Water Treatment Products: The products listed below manufactured by Jamestown Technologies and Jamestown Chemical Company, Inc., at 280 Callegari Drive, West Haven, CT 06516, and shipped in original containers from that location, were kosher certified by KINAHARA Kosher™. These products are strictly kosher pareve, and contain no meat, no dairy, no fish and no hamets (leavening), and may be used during Passover and year-round. Kosher Certified Products were as of 15 July 2008:

Molygard-120 Cooling Water Treatment Program
Molygard-600 Cooling Water Treatment Program
BW-OR/L-CAT Boiler Water Treatment
BT-975 Boiler Water Treatment Program
BT-141 Boiler Water Treatment
BW-AF/HP Boiler Water Antifoam
SLT-150 Boiler Water Treatment

See Jamestown Technologies' Kashrut Certificate.

Supervision by Affiliated Local Agencies

Several vendors, restaurants or manufacturers are supervised by The Hartford Kashrut Commission (160 Mohegan Dr., West Hartford CT 06117, 860.236.1275), with which the Connecticut Valley Rabbinical Assembly is affiliated.

Supervision in Greater New Haven by Other Local Agencies

The listings below seek to provide the Kosher Consumer current data on the kashrut supervision status of local vendors, agencies and restaurants. This is for informational purposes only. Inclusion or absence on this list does not represent an endorsement or lack of endorsement by the New Haven Area Rabbinical Assembly or any of its members (unless explicitly stated). The agencies and individual rabbis listed are not associated with the New Haven Area Rabbinical Assembly unless noted.

Please consult with your own rabbi for the determination of acceptability of the local providers listed. While the actual rules of kashrut vary only in minutia among the rabbis and communities, each community has its own set of procedures to insure kashrut and level of willingness to trust various vendors and supervisors.

Please direct questions or updates to Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen at

  • Abel Caterers, 70 Bradley Road, Woodbridge CT 06525, 203.389.2300; 800.942.2235; fax 203.389.2668. Vaad HaKashrus of Fairfield County. Rav HaMakhshir: Rabbi Fred Hyman. December 2015
  • Claire's Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel Street, New Haven CT, (203) 562-3888. Vaad HaKashrus of Fairfield County. Rav HaMakhshir: Rabbi David Avigdor, 203.671.7044 and Rabbi Fred Hyman . November 2017
  • Edge of the Woods, Whalley Avenue, New Haven CT. Agency: Vaad HaKashrus of Fairfield County (VKFC). All prepared foods are Halavi-Dairy. Bagels baked elsewhere are Pareve/Pat Yisrael. May 2009
  • Westville Kosher Market, 95 Amity Road, New Haven CT 06515, (203) 389-1166. Provides meat and dairy items. Agency: Vaad HaKashrus of Fairfield County (VKFC). Rabbi Chagie Rubin and Rabbi Fred Hyman. November 2017

New Haven Area Rabbinical Assembly

Rabbi Murray Levine, Chairperson
Rabbi Eric Silver, Treasurer
Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen, Rabbinic Administrator

To contact NAHARA, please email Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen at