Meet Our Team
The Kosher Check team has many years of experience in the food manufacturing and kosher certification industry. Our staff is passionate about keeping your operations compliant and safe. They are equally committed to helping you discover new markets and opportunities to help grow your business.
Rabbi Avraham Feigelstock was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He studied for several years at the Yeshiva Gedola of Montreal, receiving Semicha from Rav Pinchas Hirschprung ZTâL. Rabbi Feigelstock also has Semicha in Yadin Yadin. Rabbi Feigelstock is an expert in the design and construction of Mikvahs, helping communities construct these ritual immersion baths from as far afield as New Delhi, India. Rabbi Feigelstock received a call to lead a congregation in Vancouver in 1982. Since then he has established the British Columbia Beth Din of which he is the Av Beis Din, as well as establishing Kosher Check Kosher Certification and the Ohel Yaakov Community Kollel.
Richard Wood has worked for Kosher Check since 2010 and is the 'go to' person responsible for Client Relations, Marketing, and Development. Richard is always on the go, responding to clients requests no matter the time of day or night. Richard has over 15 years management experience in the Food Industry. Richard has a degree in Hotel Management and is currently working towards an MBA.
Rabbi Mendy has worked for Kosher Check for over 10 years, starting as a Mashgiach and working his way up. Rabbi Mendy is in charge of the Certification Department and is a rising star in the field of Kosher Supervision. With a tremendous knowledge of ingredients and food processing, he quickly puts at ease any person who may be unfamiliar with Kosher Certification. Rabbi Mendy received Semicha from Rav Mordechai Ashkenazi of Kfar Chabad and Rav Yehuda Yaroslavsky of Kiryat Malachi.
Rabbi Levi has worked for Kosher Check for several years. Rabbi Levi is responsible for Kosher Field Supervision in the Lower Mainland, Alaska, and Washington State. Having spent many summers in Alaska, Rabbi Levi has become an expert in the field of kosher supervision for fish and fish by-products such as fish oil and roe. Rabbi Levi received Semicha from Rav Yehuda Yaroslavsky of Kiryat Malachi and Rav Moshe Havlin of Kiryat Gat.
Hila has worked for Kosher Check for a few years and is responsible for the day to day activities of the office staff. Hila assists clients with questions regarding their certification and Kosher certification renewal. Hila is originally from Israel and resides in Vancouver with her husband and daughter.