In 1998, faced with a cluttered, confusing kosher landscape, Rabbi Moshe Reuven Barkin o’’bm founded Cleveland Kosher to create a reliable and centralized kosher certification agency in Northeast Ohio. An innovative non-profit organization, Cleveland Kosher now certifies many companies throughout Ohio and the Midwest, from manufacturers to caterers.

Endorsed by the Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO) , Cleveland Kosher’s symbol is recognized and respected by the growing and vibrant kosher community in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Cleveland Kosher prides itself in keeping a finger on the pulse of the community’s needs, publishing regular seasonal guides , sending out alerts, and offering educational classes.

With over 50 years of combined experience in kosher certification and food production, Cleveland Kosher is your first choice for kosher certification, expertise, and education.


Cleveland Kosher’s twofold mission is:

  • To provide quality kosher certification and expertise to food processors.
  • To expand reliable kosher options available to kosher consumers, and support their needs through community outreach.