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Chief Rabbinate Tests Female Kashrut Supervisors

In Efrat, female kashrut supervisors have already been employed in some establishments for some time.
Orthodox Jewish women attend a "Mashgiach" course at the Faith Seminary College for Jewish Women's Studies in Jerusalem.  (archive / 2013)

Orthodox Jewish women attend a "Mashgiach" course at the Faith Seminary College for Jewish Women's Studies in Jerusalem. (archive / 2013)
Photo Credit: Miriam Alster / Flash 90

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel today (Wednesday) administered the first official certification exam for women who wish to become kashrut supervisors (mashgichot).

The test, which took place at the International Convention Center (Binyanei Ha’Uma) in Jerusalem, was administered only to those who had first passed a special course approved by the Chief Rabbinate.

In the Gush Etzion city of Efrat, located barely ten minutes away from Jerusalem, female kashrut supervisors have already been employed in some establishments for some time.

The women taking the test on Wednesday have studied materials and undergone a training program that was designed to meet the standards of supervision by the Chief Rabbinate.

Israel Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Landau said at the time the course was designed that he saw no reason why women could not serve as kashrut supervisors.

Those women who pass the test on Wednesday will be awarded a certificate enabling them to seek employment as kashrut supervisors.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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5 Responses to “Chief Rabbinate Tests Female Kashrut Supervisors”

  1. Oh my G-d! Women will be the strictest inspectors ever!

  2. BRAVA…BRAVA…BRAVA…

  3. Keep up the great work! Next up Rabbis!

  4. now you’ll see kosher!!

  5. Kay Xiarras says:

    but they can only test when they are not niddah 😛

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