The members of the Rabbinical Council of Europe convened for their annual meeting in the month of Cheshvan. Among the issues they discussed was the rising prices of kosher meat, which pose a challenge for many Jews. In response, the council decided to work towards a solution to market high-quality kosher meat at an affordable price.

In light of this decision, the RCE organized a mehadrin shechita run in Poland, in the first endeavor of its kind by the RCE. The slaughter was done in adherence to stringent religious guidelines, ensuring that Jewish communities across Europe can enjoy high-quality meat at a fair price.

The RCE established a special Va’ad Hashechita, with leading European rabbis in charge. It is headed by Rabbi Eliezer Liber Schneebalg, Av Beis Din of Machzikei Hadas in Edgeware, England; Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Kahn, Member of the Lubavitch Beis Din in Paris, and Rabbi Yaakov David Shmahl, Dayan of the Shomrei Hadas community of Antwerp, Belgium.

The Va’ad Hashechita closely supervised the process, alongside experienced shochtim and a team of conscientious mashgichim with many years of experience. The meat will be available in European communities in the near future.

This groundbreaking project was spearheaded and overseen by Rabbi Yosef Bainhaker, Vice President of the RCE. He invested considerable effort to ensure the success of this important initiative that benefits Jewish communities across Europe.

The CEO of the RCE, Rabbi Arie Goldberg, noted: “This is an extremely exciting moment, when we have the privilege of conducting premium and meticulous shechita for the Jews of Europe. This step follows a decision by the Rabbinical Council, and with the help of Heaven, we will continue to assist the Jews of Europe wherever needed.”

Chairman of the RCE, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, emphasized that “shechita is an integral part of the ongoing and expanding activities of the RCE for the benefit of rabbis and Jewish communities across the continent.”

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