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Pas Yisroel and Yoshon Information
Last Update: 10/14/16


Rabbi Yoseph Herman, Shlit'a, has spent many years working on keeping the public informed on issues regarding Yoshon and Chodosh. There is a email system set up to keep you up to date on current issues. Those who have access to email can have important corrections and updates sent to their email address automatically. To subscribe to this free service send a blank email message to:
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Chodosh telephone Hot Line 718-305-5133 or email to

It is suggested that you refer to chodosh bulletins below for possible updates on the Yoshon Guide

Click here to view recent chodosh bulletins.  

Click here to view complete Yoshon guide

Click here to view an abridged version of the list.
We thank the Star K and Seven Mile Market in Baltimore for allowing this list to be made available to the general public.



All bakeries listed below are Pas Yisroel, and are cRc certified unless otherwise noted.

To see a Kashrus Disclosure Chart for cRc certified restaurants and bakeries, click here.

Adina's Designer Cookies 773-338-6190
Breadsmith of Skokie (NOT Yoshon) 3750 W. Dempster, Skokie, IL 60076
847 -673-5001  
Emma's  (Only in-house baked goods are yoshon)  9306 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077
Jewel Food Store (OU)    (Yoshon as noted on label) 1600 W. Deerfield, Highland Park, IL 60035 847/579-0872
Jewel Food Store (OU)  (Yoshon as noted on label) 2485 W. Howard, Evanston, IL  60202
847-328-9791 >
North Shore Bakery  (Yoshon) 2919 W. Touhy, Chicago, IL 60645  
773 -262-0600  
Shalom Bakery  ( NOT Yoshon) 1165 Arlington Hts. Road, Buffalo Grove, IL
Tel Aviv Bakery (OU) (Yoshon) 2944 W. Devon, Chicago, IL 60659 
773 -764-8877  
Zelda's (Yoshon) 4113 Main, Skokie, IL   847 -679-0033



Some cRc meat, dairy and Pareve restaurants offer a variety of Yoshon and Pas Yisroel
selections. Please check with the on-premise mashgiach for details.

DAIRY AND PAREVE RESTAURANTS (All cRc certified unless otherwise noted)

Chalavi Dairy Restaurant (Cholov yisroel but not yoshon) 2931 Touhy, Chicago
Dairy Star (Ice Cream Parlor - Seasonal - Cholov Yisroel available 3472 W. Devon, Lincolnwood, IL 60645 

Dunkin Donuts  (Bagels are Pas Yisroel & Pareve)

These two locations only!

3132 W.Devon,Chicago
3900 Dempster, Skokie
EJ's Pizzeria (Cholov Yisroel- but not all Yoshon)

9149 N. Gross Point

Emma's  (Pas Yisroel - Cholov Yisroel - available. Yoshon - in house baked goods only)  9306 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077
Slice of Life (Cholov Yisroel available) 4120 W. Dempster, Skokie, IL 60076
Tel Aviv Kosher Pizza (Cholov Yisroel - Pizza is Yoshon) 6349 N. California, Chicago, IL 60659 



Rabbi Dovid Cohen writes about Pas Yisroel During the Aseres Y'mei Teshuvah.
Click here to view the article

Only those industrial bakeries that print "Pas Yisroel" on the individual labels or on their current cRc kosher certificate are certified as Pas yisroel. All other cRc certified industrial bakeries are assumed to NOT be Pas Yisroel.


Al Kahayam pita is Pas Yisroel , as of 11-26-2013, but not Yoshon.

Azteca Tortillas are NOT Pas Yisroel and are NOT Yoshon.

Bay's English Muffins (dairy, Cholov Stam) are NOT Pas Yisroel or Yoshon.

Eli's Cheesecake (dairy, Cholov Stam) is Pas Yisroel but not Yoshon.

Enjoy Life products are not made with the "five grains" Therefore they are not considered Pas and Yoshon is not an issue.

All Gluten-Free breads and rolls are not considered Pas and do not pose any Yoshon or Pas Yisroel issues.

Kasia's Blintzes (dairy-Cholov Stam) are Bishul Yisroel, but NOT Yoshon.

Kronos pita is Pas Yisroel but not Yoshon.

Mission Foods Tortillas and ALL of their other products are NOT Pas Yisroel and are NOT Yoshon.

Nu World products are not made with the "five grains" Therefore they are not considered Pas and Yoshon is not an issue.

O & H ( dairy, Cholov Stam) is NOT Pas Yisroel or Yoshon.

Sanabel Bakery Regular pita is Pas Yisroel, but not Yoshon. The Lebanese pita is NOT pas Yisroel or Yoshon.

Tortillas: Please note that the cRc presently does NOT certify any tortillas under any label as being Pas Yisroel or Yoshon.



HaRav Gedalia Dov Schwartz, Shlit"a
Rosh Beth Din

HaRav Yona Reiss, Shlit"a
Av Beth Din


Rabbi Sholem Fishbane
Kashruth Administrator

Rabbi Levi Mostofsky
Executive Director

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