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Kitchen Policies

Screenshot 2016-02-18 22.19.30The Roth Center strives to maintain a strict standard of kashrut so that all of our congregants can enjoy Shabbat dinners prepared in our kitchen, regardless of their level of observance of kashrut. As such, we ask that anyone who uses the kitchen is careful to follow these policies.

We cannot guarantee that this will be enough to meet everyone’s requirements. If you have questions, please contact the rabbi at or the current Hillel President of Religious Affairs and Education.

Policies for Kitchen Use

Prepared foods that did not come from the Roth Center Kitchen cannot be taken into the kitchen for storage (e.g., leftover food from potluck or other functions.) Glass plates, glassware, uteScreenshot 2016-02-18 22.24.46nsils, pots, pans and flatware from the kitchen must not be used with such prepared food. Disposable plates and utensils may be used for meals prepared outside of this kitchen.

All prepackaged or processed foods must have a hechsher (certification of kashrut) clearly visible on the label in order to store or prepare in the kitchen.

Fresh produce or unprocessed foods are permitted even without a clearly visible hechsher.

Only certified kosher meat can be stored or prepared in the kitchen.

Dairy and meat dishes, utensils, ports and pans must be kept separate. All kitchen utensils are either labeled or marked in blue for dairy and red for meat. All meals prepared in the kitchen must not mix dairy and meat.

Portions of meals prepared elsewhere may not be brought into the kitchen and may not be served on dishes or with utensils from the kitchen.


If you would like to use a kosher caterer, they would need to be certified as such and meet with the Rabbi. They then can use our kitchen for food preparation.

Caterers must also be bonded for Dartmouth College.

The caterers below will not use the Roth Center Kitchen but, they are familiar with our policies and understand where their food can be placed, respecting the level of kashrut maintained in the building as well. We will not endorse or refer to any specific caterer, but do know that the following companies have worked with the Roth Center in the past.

Local Caterers:

Coventry Catering                 Lynn or Daniel Caple                 (603) 252-5605

Maple Street Catering                                                                  (802) 296-2400

Lou’s                                                                                                (603) 643-3321

Delicata                                                                                           (802) 373-9255

Kosher Caterers:

Tova’s Catering                                                                             (508) 286-2242

Vermont Kosher                                                                           (802) 658-0119

The Perfect Platter, LLC                                                             (603) 765-7350

Grocery Stores with Kosher Options

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Hanover Co-Op Foodstores

45 S. Park St., Hanover 03755

Price Chopper
285 Plainfield Rd., West Lebanon, NH 03784

Hannaford Supermarket
8 Market St., West Lebanon NH 03784

10 Benning Dr., West Lebanon NH 03784