Kashrus/Shatnez Services

Kosher Food Services

The Vaad Hakashrus of Tidewater provides kosher supervision for local businesses and products. Visit its website for more information: Vaad of Tidewater.com. Scroll down to see recent kashrus updates from the Vaad.

Shatnez Services

We do not wear clothing containing the mixture of wool and linen, yet many garments are made with that fiber combination, often hidden in seams and facings.

Elka Shereshevsky can test your clothing to make sure that just as you eat kosher, you wear kosher! The shatnez-checking fee is $10.00 per piece checked (a suit counts as 2 pieces). Contact the shul office, 757-627-7358 or office@bnaiisrael.org, to leave a message for her, and she will contact you. Make checks out to the Vaad Hakashrus of Tidewater.

Kashrus Alerts


May 19: Alert! Ciao Bella Blackberry Cabernet Sorbetto. Update: Slurpee List

May 10: Alert! Arnold’s Bread


Jun. 28: Grandma’s House Bakery

Mar. 18: Ferrara Pan Candies

Mar. 11: Glass Stovetops for Pesach

Mar. 1: O’s Donuts no longer under Vaad Supervision.

Feb. 11: Kashrus Update, Feb, 11

Jan. 21: Kashrus Alert Jan 21 2016

Jan. 18, 2016: Kashrus Alert Jan. 18

Dec. 7: Kashrus Alert Dec. 7 Cranberry Mix, Wellsley Farms

Nov. 19: Includes Krispy Kreme Update

Edible Arrangements Jun 23

Kashrus Update May 28-29 re Mountain Dew Kick Start and Hunter Farms Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mar. 23: From the Vaad HaKashrus of Tidewater: Effective immediately,
Carolina Cupcakery located on Colley Avenue in Ghent is no
longer under the Kosher Supervision of the Vaad Hakashrus of
Please continue to support all the other kosher establishments here in Tidewater.

The last day to submit clothing for shatnez testing is Wed., March 25.

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on March 23, 2015: Please be advised that while OK Kosher certifies many Snapple products, not all are Kosher certified. Snapple Cranberry Raspberry Juice Drink is no longer
certified. This includes Regular and Diet. Consumers are urged to check for the OK symbol before purchasing any products.

Jan. 26: 7-11 Hot Drinks

Jan. 19: O’s Donut Sale and more
Kashrus Alert Jan 16: Shemita Produce

Most recent Slurpee info, per Kashrut.com: Details.

Link to Alerts at Kashrut.com: Click here.
Shul Kitchen Policy
Local Kosher Resources
Vaad’s latest Slurpee List, Aug. 13, 2014