Pas Yisroel

What is Pas Yisroel?

Pas Yisroel is a bread or pastry product that was baked with the participation of a Jewish person.

Are all kosher baked goods Pas Yisroel?

No. Unlike many cooked items where the participation of a Jewish person in its cooking is an absolute requirement, with baked items it is only a preference. Therefore, an item certified by a reliable kosher certification should be assumed to be non-Pas Yisroel, unless the packaging bears the Pas Yisroel designation.

How are commercially produced products made to be Pas Yisroel?

The most reliable way to make a product Pas Yisroel would be for a Jewish person to either place the item into the oven or to turn on the fire. Since this is not feasible in most commercial establishments, most reliable kashrus certifying agencies will use alternate methods to manufacture products as Pas Yisroel.

The following guide indicates the local establishments which produce Pas Yisroel, as well as the system that they are using. A “Comments” column regarding the standard of Pas Yisroel is included.

LocationPas Yisroel ProductsSystemComments
Bagel StoreAll breads, cakes and pastriesThe Jewish person lights the pilot lightThe products are certified as Pas Yisroel when the sign in the store so indicates
East Side Kosher DeliAll products baked by the East Side Kosher DeliA Jewish person lights the pilot light, a Mashgiach Temidi is on premise during all hours of operationThe Vaad certifies these products as Pas Yisroel
King Sooper’s BakeryBreads and buns
except the 8-Pack of hotdog and hamburger buns(Cakes and pastries are not Pas Yisroel)
The Mashgiach turns on the oven at times and the oven does not cool down to room temperature for many monthsDue to the possibility that the oven will be cooled down for maintenance without our knowledge, we are not certifying these products as Pas Yisroel
King Soopers In Store Bakeries,
890 S. Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO
All items baked at this location (note: some bakery products sold at this location are baked elsewhere and are not Pas Yisroel)The Mashgiach turns on the oven at times and the oven is not turned off completelyOnly items that bear the Scroll K symbol are kosher certified. Items baked at this location are certified Pas Yisroel