Chabad Shliach Rabbi Chaim Bruk of Bozeman is starting Montana’s first kosher-certification agency as part of his drive to bolster Judaism in the Big Sky State.
Although fewer Jews live than almost anywhere else in the country, Bruk says businesses will have a local contact if they want to start selling kosher products.
AP reports that his first client, a Gallatin County grain plant, could be certified as kosher sometime next month.
Bruk moved to Montana in 2007 to conduct outreach for the orthodox Chabad Lubavitch movement of Judaism. He says he already has helped certify seven businesses as kosher through out-of-state agencies.