Hashgacha Pratit

Hshgacha-Pratit Presents an alternative model to the rabbinical kashrut and therefore challenges the monopoly of the main rabbinate. The organization was established by Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz, Head of Beit Midrash “Sulam Yaakov” in Nachlaot, and Secretary General of the”Yerushalmim” party in the Jerusalem city-council. As an act of affirmative action, most of our “mashgichot kashrut” (kashrut supervisors) are women. Although there is no Halachic prohibition on women to be a Mashgicha, no other Kashrut agency employs women. We provide vocational training for women to become mashgichot. We also give lectures about pluralistic Judaism to schools, youth groups and the general public, about the relationship between religion, community and state,to make halacha serve as a bridge between communities in Israel.

Address Ben Yehuda St. 1
City Jerusalem
Zip Code 9462401
Country Israel
Phone 02-5353269
Website www.kashrut.org.il
ID Number 58-0614790

If you wish to make a contribution to Hashgacha Pratit please send us a check payable to "PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc." and note in the memo portion of the check, or include in a separate note, your recommendation that we should make a contribution to Hashgacha Pratit. Please include the ID Number (58-0614790) for the charity as well. Please do not include any other words (such as the name of the charity) on the payee line of your check or else our bank will not accept it and we will have to return the check.

Please be sure to provide your name and mailing address so that we can acknowledge your contribution. The minimum contribution accepted is $25. Mail your check and recommendation to:

PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc.
630 Third Ave, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017