VOICE OF THE VAAD
QUESTION: Faygo Beverage Co. recently decided to "go Kosher" under the
VAAD with the OU (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations) symbol. What
ingredients in soda pose a kashruth question? And what about other brands
1. R. — Oak Pork
William Gershon, Cantors: Chaim
Najman, Sidney Rube. Services:
Monday and Thursday 7:30 a.m.,
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
7:45 a.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., Friday
5 p.m., Saturday 8:45 a.m. Daily 6
B'NA1 ISRAEL CENTER
4200 Walnut Lake Rd., West
Bloomfield, 681-5353. Rabbi: Dr.
Sherman P. Kirshner. Services:
Friday 7:15 a.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.,
Weekdays 7:15 a.m. Sunday 9 a.m.
TEMPLE BETH EL
7400 Telegraph Rd., Birmingham,
851-1100. Rabbis: Daniel Polish,
Julian I. Cook; Richard C. Hertz,
Rabbi Emeritus. Cantor: Gail P.
Hirschenfang. Friday 8 p.m.;
Saturday 11 a.m.; Torah Study, 9:30
a.m. Rabbi Polish will give the D'var
Friday evening Rabbi Cook will
speak on "What Does Reform
2730 Edsel Dr., Trenton, 675-0355.
Student Rabbi: Ruth Alpers.
Services: Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday
TEMPLE EMANU - EL
14450 W. Ten Mile Rd., Oak Park,
967-4020. Rabbis: Lane B. Steinger,
L. David Feder. Rabbi Emeritus: Dr.
Milton Rosenbaum. Cantor Emeri-
tus: Norman Rose. Services: Friday
8:15 p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m.
Torah Study, 9:30 a.m. in the library.
Rabbi Feder will speak Friday and
5725 Walnut Lake Rd., West
Bloomfield, 661-5700. Rabbis: M.
Robert Syme, Harold S. Loss, Paul
M. Yedwab. Cantor: Harold Orbach.
Services: Friday 8 p.m., Saturday
10:30 a.m. (Rebbe's Tish 9:30 a.m.),
Weekdays 7:30 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m.
Friday: Rabbi Loss will deliver the
sermon. Saturday: Rabbi Yedwab
will deliver the sermon.
TEMPLE KOL AMI
5085 Walnut Lake Rd., West
Bloomfield, 661-0040. Rabbis:
Norman T. Roman, Rabbi Emeritus:
Ernst J. Conrad. Services: Friday 8
p.m. Saturday 9:15 a.m. Chevrat
Torah Study Session and Shabbat
A Limud (Learning) Oneg will follow
services. Rabbi Conrad will discuss
"Memory Offended" by Dr. Carol
Rittner and John Roth.
TEMPLE SHIR SHALOM
5642 Maple, West Bloomfield,
737-8700. Rabbi: Dannel I. Schwartz.
Services: Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 11
a.m. Rabbi's Tish 9:30 a.m.
3633 W. Big Beaver, Troy, 643-6520.
Rabbi: Arnie Sleutelberg. Services:
Friday 7:45 p.m.
Services conducted by Pennie
Michelin and Judy Paratore.
Services will be held in the lounge.
THE BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE
28611 West 12 Mile Rd., Farmington
Hills, 477-1410. Rabbi: Sherwin T.
Wine. Services Friday 8 p.m.
No service this evening. Shabbat
celebrations will resume Jan. 3.
1035 St. Antoine at Monroe, Detroit,
393-9493. Service: Friday 7:45 p.m.
Services conducted by Ralph Lash,
Marshall Zumberg and Fran
OF GREATER DETROIT
17030 New Jersey, Southfield.
557-8551. Services: Sunday 9 a.m.
at Yeshivah Beth Yehudah, 15751 W.
The Young Israel of Green-
field will hold its annual
melava malkah to welcome
new members 8 p.m. Jan. 11
at Young Israel.
Mark Tripp, hypnotist,
mentalist and comedian, will
perform. Songs from an
original operetta titled Red,
written by Jeffrey Last, will
be presented. The cast in-
cludes Edward Feigelman,
Elie Frances, Jeffrey Last,
Ron Katz, Simon Kresch,
Larry Singal and David
There is a charge. For infor-
mation and reservations, call
the Young Israel of Greenfield
office, 967-3655; or Jeffrey
he problem ingredients in soda pop,
which are also found in innumerable
other products, are the flavorings and col-
ors. A partial list of some of the problems is as
FLAVORS: Food flavorings may consist of
many substances, both natural and synthetic.
Flavors may be produced from fats and oils of
either animal or vegetable origin or from
petrochemicals. "Natural flavors" too are not
automatically Kosher (a pig is also "natural").
Many flavors contain enzymes and extracts
from various animal organs. Some examples
are: ambergris — derived from the intestines
of sperm whales ; castoreum — derived from
beaver glands and used in berry flavors: civet
— derived from the Ethiopian civet cat and us-
ed to blend flavors, or with alcohol and
cheese flavors. Some flavors also contain (non-
listed) dairy ingredients.
COLORINGS: Government regulations permit
coloring substances which may be of natural
and/or synthetic origin. Some problematic col-
ors are: carmine or cochineal — derived from
the dried bodies of certain insects; carotene
— generally synthetic but often marketed in
tiny beads of gelatin which is not Kosher.
(Gelatin will be discussed in a later column.)
SPICE OILS OR EXTRACTS: Substances add-
ed to these products to increase their solubili-
ty may be either animal or vegetable derived.
In point of fact, when Faygo Beverage Co.
agreed to "go kosher" they needed to change
As for as other soda pop beverages are con-
cerned, most nationally available brands (Pep-
si, 7 UP, Coke, etc.) are kosher. For a complete
listing or regarding a specific product, please
contact the VAAD at (313) 559-5005.
Questions and comments may be addressed to:
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