About the Council of Orthodox Rabbis

Established in 1948, the Council of Orthodox Rabbis of Greater Detroit, popularly known as the Vaad Harabbonim, is the Detroit community’s Orthodox rabbinic body dedicated to providing communal services that support Torah community living. The Vaad includes a Rabbinic Council, professional staff, and lay leaders from the Orthodox Jewish community of Greater Detroit.

Rabbinic Council

The Rabbinic Council meets periodically to discuss issues pertaining to the Orthodox Jewish community of Greater Detroit. It includes representatives from various sectors of the Torah community.



Rabbi C. Bergstein
Bais Chabad of Farmington Hills
Rabbi S. Katz
Young Israel of Oak Park
Rabbi A. Eisenberger
Agudas Yisroel / Mogen Avraham
Rabbi C. Hadar
Woodward Avenue Shul
Rabbi A. Kostelitz
Congregation Dovid Ben Nuchim - Aish Kodesh
Rabbi B. Levin
Bais Haknesses Hagrah
Rabbi Y. M. Levin
Beth Tefilo Emanuel Tikvah
Rabbi D. Loketch
Agudas Yisroel / Mogen Avraham
Rabbi Y. Morris
Young Israel of Southfield
Rabbi E. Silberberg
Sara and Morris Tugman Bais Chabad Torah Center
Rabbi S. Werner
Bais Chabad Torah Center of North Oak Park
Rabbi Y. Wolf
Congregation Shomer Yisrael
Rabbi E. Yelen
Yagdil Torah
Rabbi S. Zachariash
Congregation Shomrey Emunah

Professional Staff

Professional staff oversees daily activities for the Vaad Harabbonim, which include maintaining retail and commercial kashrus oversight, addressing the community’s social service needs, administering the local Beis Din, and other community services.

Rabbi Moshe Wainkrantz, Director of Kashrus, joined the administration of the Vaad's K-COR Kashrus division in 2017. He can be reached at (248) 559 - 5005 x101 or mwainkrantz@cordetroit.com.
Rabbi Beryl Broyde has been associated with the Vaad's kosher supervision for over 30 years. He is deeply involved with researching commerical and retail products and their ingredients. He also assembles information for the K-COR kashrus alerts and annual Pesach Gram. Rabbi Broyde can be reached via the Kosher Information Line at (248) 559 – 5005 x103 or bbroyde@cordetroit.com.
Rabbi Yosef Krupnik, Kashrus Administrator of the Vaad’s K-COR Kosher Certification division, has been with the Vaad for over 20 years. He can be reached at (248) 559 – 5005 x102 or ykrupnik@cordetroit.com.
Mrs. Malka (Regina) Blumenfeld is Administrative Assistant for the Council of Orthodox Rabbis. She can be reached at mblumenfeld@cordetroit.com.