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Rabbi Sholem Fishbane
Executive Director


Rabbi Abe Sharp
Executive Assistant


Executive Committee

Rabbi Sholom H. Adler

Rabbi Moshe Elefant

Rabbi Saul Emanuel

Rabbi Sholem Y. Fishbane

Rabbi Menachem Genack

Rabbi Yitzchok Glick

Rabbi Don Yoel Levy

Dr. Avrom Pollak

Rabbi Ari Senter

Rabbi Avraham Teichman




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The Association of Kashrus Organizations was established in 1985. It was first chaired by Rabbi Benjamin Shandalov of the cRc, and then came under the direction of Rabbi Moshe Heisler at the Scroll K. Its primary goal is to unite the different kashrus agencies around the globe under one umbrella, serving the Jewish community to raise and maintain the highest level of kashrus possible. To that end, the leading authorities in the world today have a medium where they can discuss the numerous situations that arise in the kashrus industry, to create a plan for emergency kashrus situations, to construct basic guidelines for mutually acceptable standards and to present a unified voice in kashrus.

Since 2003, AKO has seen a rebirth under the able direction of its executive director, Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, Kashrus Administrator of the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc). Both in public forums and behind closed doors, AKO has become the nucleus of international kashrus administration.


While the AKO organization itself does not give any kosher endorsements, its members work together to provide the kosher community with the utmost in kosher supervision

We are happy to announce that the next AKO Vaadim Conference will be held, IY”H, on Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th at the beautiful Capital Retreat Center, located in Pennsylvania, approximately one and a half hours from Baltimore.
We are honored to have this year’s conference hosted by the Star K.

Further details will follow as soon as they become available.

Due to the close proximity of the vaadim conference to Kosher Fest, the annual NY AKO conference  will not be held this year.



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