Baltimore, MD - May 16, 2024  - STAR-K is once again offering the following popular seminars at its Baltimore corporate headquarters to take you "behind the scenes" of the world of kashrus.

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JULY 29-31: 11th Annual Foodservice Mashgiach Training Seminar

This intensive three-day seminar is an in-depth training program for those currently involved –  or who wish to become involved – as mashgichim in the foodservice industry (e.g., restaurants, catering halls, hotels). The course deals in depth with the various issues and skills a mashgiach requires in order to work effectively in all types of settings and conditions (e.g., Shabbos, Yom Tov) Participants will also receive training and certification in bug checking. NOTE: This program does not include the kashrus of factories, kashering for Pesach, or other topics which are dealt with as part of the Annual Kashrus Training Program described below. Women may apply to this course. There will be separate seating.

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AUGUST 5-8: 21st Annual Kashrus Training Program

This widely acclaimed four-day program provides rabbonim, certifying agency administrators, kollel members and others serving in klei kodesh, the opportunity to meet the personalities behind the internationally recognized and trusted STAR-K symbol. Attendees will be provided with a hands-on, practical application of the Shulchan Aruch, and learn how to structure a kashrus organization, along with all the ins and outs of kashrus challenges at various venues. Seminar participants will be taken behind the scenes of a first-class luxury hotel's kosher kitchen and a manufacturing facility. They will also benefit from lectures delivered by STAR-K kashrus administrators; audio-visual presentations on relevant topics; and a hands-on practicum to find the less obvious thrips and aphids hiding in a restaurant's produce. This course is for men only.

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For more information, contact Rabbi Zvi Goldberg, STAR-K's seminar coordinator, at 410-484-4110, ext. 219, or email

Early registration is advised as each program is limited to 25 students and spaces fill up early.