Our office has received numerous requests for clarification on the kosher status of the Graeter’s Ice Cream store at Pinecrest.
In particular, an article published by the Cleveland Jewish News has led some to believe that the store itself is certified kosher by STAR-K/STAR-D. (“Here’s the scoop! Graeter’s kosher ice cream open at Pinecrest,” June 12, 2018)
While the ice cream and sorbets are indeed kosher-certified, the store itself does not carry kosher certification.
We ask that you print our STAR-D kosher letter of certification that outlines the conditions for purchasing ice cream at non-certified stores. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Rabbi Jonah Gewirtz
STAR-D Director of Supervision