Meet Our Team
The Kosher Check team has many years of experience in the food manufacturing and kosher certification industry. Our staff is passionate about keeping your operations compliant and safe. They are equally committed to helping you discover new markets and opportunities to help grow your business.
Rabbi Avraham Feigelstock â€“ Av Beis Din
Rabbi Avraham Feigelstock was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and graduated from the Rabbinical College of Canada with Smicha in Yoreh Yoreh and Yadin Yadin. He went on to study at the Central Chabad Yeshiva in New York and received his Smicha there, as well. He also recieved Smicha in Yoreh Yoreh and Yadin Yadin from Rabbi Piekarsky and Rabbi Hirshprung, Chief Rabbi of Montreal. Rabbi Feigelstock is a certified Shochet and mohel and an expert in the design and construction of mikvaot. He apprenticed, took shimush, at the Beis Din of Montreal under the guidance of Rabbi Hendel and Rabbi Schwei.
He moved to Vancouver in 1982 to lead a congregation. Thereafter, he established the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia and the Beit Din, of which he is the Av Beit Din.
He also established the Kosher Check certification and the Ohel Yaakov Community Kollel.
Rabbi Mendy â€“ Executive Director
Rabbi Mendy has worked for Kosher Check for over 15 years, starting as a Mashgiach and working his way up. Rabbi Mendy is in charge of the Certification Department and is a rising star in the field of Kosher Supervision. With a tremendous knowledge of ingredients and food processing, he quickly puts at ease any person who may be unfamiliar with Kosher Certification. Rabbi Mendy received Semicha from Rav Mordechai Ashkenazi of Kfar Chabad and Rav Yehuda Yaroslavsky of Kiryat Malachi.
RABBI SCHNEUR - RABBINICAL COORDINATOR
Rabbi Schneur is the newest addition to the Kosher check team as our Rabbinical Coordinator and manages the kashrut of our local stores and caterers. Amongst other things, Rabbi Schneur is also very active in the Vancouver Jewish community and is passionate about outreach.
Rabbi Schneur joins us after having recently received his Semicha from Rabbi Dovid Schochet, President of Toronto Rabbinical Council, Rabbi Dovid Schmukler and Rabbi Baruch Hertz.
Rabbi Schneur enjoys learning with members of the community sharing his passion for Judaism.
MS. BELLA SIMON ZEVOLUN â€“ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Bella joined the Kosher Check team in 2018 and is responsible for the day to day activities of the office staff. Bella assists clients with questions regarding their certification and Kosher certification renewal. Bella specializes in customer service and is always happy to help our clients with whatever they need. Bella is originally from South Africa and resides in Vancouver with her husband.