Thursday, 24 April 2014 04:35 pm

Resources


Below is a list of local resources for visitors and new residents.

Eruv | Mikveh | Kosher dining | Jewish day schools | Other

Acceptable Hechshers

See under "Rabbi" in the Halacha box.

Eruv

The eruv in Berkeley runs roughly between Martin Luthor King Way and Curtis Street in Berkeley. (www.berkeleyeruv.org)

Places to Stay

The first four hotels are the closest to Beth Israel. Please note, not all of these are included in the eruv (see http://www.berkeleyeruv.org).

Berkeley Travelodge (outside eruv)
1820 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 843-4262

Campus Motel (inside eruv)
1619 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 841-3844

Berkeley Capri Motel (inside eruv)
1512 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 845-7090

Rodeway Inn (inside eruv)
1461 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
800-608-7329 or gm@berkeleyri.com

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (less than one block outside eruv)
1175 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 548-1700

Ramada/University Inn (five blocks outside eruv)
920 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
(800) 954-7575

Hotel Shattuck Plaza (three blocks outside eruv)
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 845-7300

Bancroft Hotel (ten blocks outside eruv)
2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 549-1000

Beau Sky Hotel (ten blocks outside eruv)
2520 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 540-7688

Durant Hotel
2600 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 845-8981

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Mikveh

Mikvah Taharas Israel
2520 Warring St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
for appointments call (510) 848-7221

Beth Jacob Community Mikvah
Beth Jacob Congregation
3778 Park Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 482-1147


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Kosher Dining

East Bay establishments catering to kosher customers: a printable, two-sided sheet listing the names and addresses of vendors.

Restaurants

Oakland

Amba
6464 Moraga Ave
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 339-8000
www.ambafalafel.com/
Middle Eastern Salads -- Vegan, Vegetarian
Supervision: Vaad HaKashrus of Northern California

San Francisco

Sabra Grill Restaurant
419 Grant Avenue (at Bush)
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 982-3656
Meat restaurant, Israeli cuisine, Falafel, Schwarma, Hamburgers, etc.
Supervision: Vaad HaKashrus of Northern California

Shangri-La Vegetarian Restaurant
2026 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 731-2548
Vegetarian Chinese restaurant.
Supervision: ORC


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Delis & Bakeries

Berkeley 

Metropolis
707 Heinz Ave # A
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 848-7263
www.metropolisbaking.com
Description:  Traditional Italian breads 
Supervision: Vaad HaKashrus of Northern California 

Semifreddi's
 
3084 Claremont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 596-9942
and
372 Colusa Ave.
Kensington, CA 94707
(510) 596-9935
Breads, Biscotti and Cakes. Sandwiches are not kosher.
Supervision: ORC


Vital Vittles (warehouse) (www.vitavittles.com)
2810 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 644-2022
Organic whole grain bread, as well as rolls, cookies, brownies, and honey buns.
Supervision: Vaad HaKashrus of Northern California

Oakland

Oakland Kosher
3419 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 839-0177
Description: fresh meat, & deli counter, wines, cheese, and groceries.
Supervision: Vaad HaKashrus of Northern California

Grand Bakery
3264 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 465-1110
Challah, Breads, Cookies, Scones, Pastries, Soups, Pizza, Potato Latkes.
Supervision: Vaad HaKashrus of Northern California

San Rafael

Galaxy Desserts (www.galaxydesserts.com)
40 Golden Gate Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 459-3537
To place an order call Andrea Sarnataro (Sales Coordinator) ext. 203
Mousse Cakes, Tarts, Pastries, Cheesecakes.
Supervision: KSA

San Francisco

Have Your Cake (www.haveyourcake.org)
308 Alida Way
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 873-8488
Description: Cookies, Brownies, Cakes, Tarts, Tortes.
Supervision: Rabbi Zarchi

Israel Kosher Meat, Poultry and Deli
5621 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 752-3064
Fresh meat, & deli counter, wines, cheese, and groceries.

Tel Aviv Strictly Kosher Market
2495 Irving Street (at 26th)
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 661-7588
Fresh meat, & deli counter, wines, cheese, and groceries.
Supervision: ORC

Peninsula

Krispy Kreme
All Stores in Bay Area are Kosher
Store Closest to Berkeley:
2146 Leghorn St.
Mountain View CA
(650) 254-1231
Donut Shop Supervision: Vaad HaKashrus of Northern California


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Groceries

Note: This list is by no means comprehensive outside of Berkeley's immediate vicinity.
Printable Kosher Resources Guide

Berkeley

Ledger's Liquors
Selection of kosher wines.
1399 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702-1796
Phone: 510-540-9243

Berkeley Bowl
Large selection of fresh produce, frozen Meal Mart and Empire meats.
2020 Oregon Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: 510-843-6929

Monterey Market
Large selection of fresh produce.
1550 Hopkins
Berkeley, CA 94707
Phone: 510-526-6042
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 7 pm

Whole Foods Market
Wise kosher organic chicken, large selection of produce.
3000 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: 510-649-1333
Hours: 8 am – 10 pm

Safeway
1444 Shattuck Place
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: 510-526-3086
Hours: 6 am – 12 am

Emeryville

Trader Joe's
Kosher meat, wine , challah, and hekshered items.
Emeryville (72)
5700 Christie Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: 510-658-8091
Store Hours: 9 am - 9pm

El Cerrito

Trader Joe's
Kosher meat, wine, challah, and hekshered items.
El Cerrito (108)
225 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Phone: 510-524-7609
Store Hours: 9 am - 9 pm

Albertson's
Kosher bakery items and packaged goods.
1000 El Cerrito Plaza (off San Pablo Road)
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Phone: (510) 524-7282
Store Hours: 6 am – 12 am

Oakland

Oakland Kosher
Fresh meat, & deli counter, wines, cheese, and groceries.
3419 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 839-0177

San Francisco

Mollie Stone's Supermarket.
Full line of kosher food products (including Cholov Yisroel products), grocery, dairy, frozen foods, wines and meat.
635 Portola Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 664-1609

Israel Kosher Meat, Poultry and Deli
5621 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 752-3064

Tel Aviv Strictly Kosher Market
2495 Irving Street (at 26th)
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 661-7588


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Kosher Catering

Printable Kosher Resources Guide

Alan Finkelstein Catering
(510) 845-8275
** CBI Member ONLY When Cooked and Catered out of the Beth Israel or Beth Jacob Oakland Kitchen
Description: Full Service Catering.
Supervision: For Beth Israel event's Rabbi Yonatan Cohen

Janice Mac Millan
1552 Sacramento
Berkeley, CA 94702
cell (510) 387-6536
Description: Full Service Catering.
Supervision: For Beth Israel event's Rabbi Yonatan Cohen

Sefaradic Catering Service
Aron Menda
menda613@gmail.com; (510) 524-3604 or (510) 423-1421
ONLY When Cooked and Catered out of the Beth Israel or Beth Jacob Oakland Kitchen
Description: Full Service Catering. Middle Eastern Flavor
Supervision: Rabbi Yonatan Cohen @ Cbi, Rabbi Judah Dardik @ Beth Jacob

Continental Ceterers/Too Caterers (www.continentalcaterers.com)
441 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 322-4189
Description: Full Service Formal Catering
Supervision: Rabbi Zarchi


Kosher Supervision available for catering at various Bay Area locations:

Va'ad Hakashrus of Northern California
Rabbi Benzion Welton Supervisor Coordinator: (510) THE-VAAD / (510) 812- 7000
vaad@flash.net

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Jewish Day Schools

Jewish Community High School of the Bay (www.jchsofthebay.org)
1835 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 345-9777
contact@jchsofthebay.org

Oakland Hebrew Day School (http://www.ohds.org/)
5500 Redwood Road
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 531 8600

Tehiyah Day School (www.tehiyah.org)
2603 Tassajara Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 233-3013

Contra Costa Jewish Day School (www.ccjds.org)
3800 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 284-8288
info@ccjds.org


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Other

Afikomen Judaica (www.afikomen.com)
3042 Claremont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 655-1977

Bob & Bob's
151 Forest Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 329-9050


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