The Or Hadash congregation developed its kashrut policy when it moved into its current building as an attempt to strike a balance between our desire for inclusiveness while maintaining a respect for our tradition.
The kitchen at Or Hadash is a dairy Kosher kitchen. Only dairy products and pareve products are allowed. No meat, meat products or shellfish products are permitted in. Congregants are welcome to bring in purchased or home-baked goods. Dairy Kosher and pareve products may be served from synagogue trays. Baked goods from non-Kosher home kitchens or non-Kosher bakeries are also welcomed, but should be served from their own dishes/containers or on paper goods rather than synagogue trays. Under no conditions should any animal fat be used in baked goods brought into the synagogue.
The full text of the synagogue's kashrut policy can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.