Our rabbi, Rabbi Davis, heads the Kosher Commission of Charleston (KCC) in conjunction with Rabbi Refson, the Rabbi of Chabad of the Low country. Currently there are three retail facilities under supervision (though more are in the works):
King Street Cookies
Downtown Charleston / 370 King Street
Krispy Kreme Dougnuts
1491 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407
* All dougnuts are kosher, beverages are NOT certified kosher.
Several of the local grocery stores in Charleston enjoy an impressive stock of kosher items. They are:
Publix – 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd · Charleston
Earthfare – 74 Folly Road Blvd · Charleston
Whole Foods – 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd · Mt Pleasant
Trader Joe’s – 401 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mt Pleasant
These stores are not under kosher supervision and as such not all the products they sell in their respective kosher sections are necessarily endorsed by our local rabbis.
Griller’s Pride is a company in Atlanta that has a large selection of kosher meats and other assorted kosher items. They make a delivery to Charleston every six weeks and orders can be placed on their website.
For a directory of kosher certifying agencies visit the Chicago Rabbinical Council’s website. If you are unsure about a particular symbol, or have any other kosher related questions please contact Rabbi Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CATERING AND TAKE OUT
Hyman’s Seafood, located in downtown Charleston at the corner of Meeting St. and Market St., sells kosher certified meals that are prepared by the Chabad of Charleston. The restaurant will sell them frozen or hot and they come completely sealed and double wrapped.
There are a variety of local caterers who can do large affairs as well as small dinner parties and take out Shabbat meals. Catered affairs and meals that are certified kosher must take place under the guidance of an approved mashgiach (kosher supervisor) and prepared in a kosher supervised kitchen. All kosher certified events and meals must bear the KCC logo. Please contact the synagogue office for details.