לא-תעשק שכיר עני ואביון מאחיך או מגרך

אשר בארצך בשעריך

ביומו תתן שכרו ולא-תבוא עליו השמש כי עני הוא ואליו הוא נשא את-נפשו;

ולא-יקרא עליך אל-יי והיה בך חטא.

 
   
 

STANDARDS

Hekhsher Tzedek certification is based on a company’s adherence to standards in five separate categories:

wages and benefits

health, safety and Training

environmental impact

product development

corporate transparency

Each of these categories will be evaluated in a uniform, objective and verifiable manner, consistent with appropriate Jewish legal and ethical concerns.

MAKING KASHRUT RELEVANT

Hekhsher Tzedek is bringing Jewish values in food production front and center, sometimes for the first time, to any consumer of kosher products. 

Keeping kosher is a central part of Jewish identity and this initiative will engage consumers in social justice as well as reinforce the relevance of kashrut to contemporary life. 

It will demonstrate that both ritual and ethical commandments (mitzvoth) have an equal place at our tables and that isolating one at the expense of the other is to do a disservice to Jewish tradition and the meaning of kashrut. 

Hekhsher Tzedek will also show that Judaism speaks to the greater community about the meaning of compassion, fairness and the presence of one G-d.

 
     
 

Hekhsher Tzedek
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
155 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010-6802


1-888-893-3351
(1-888-TZEDEK1)

www.hekhshertzedek.org