The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis — joins Klal Yisroel in mourning the passing of our highly respected and esteemed Chaver, HaRav Don Yoel Levy, ZT’L head of the OK Kashrus Agency and Rov of the Beis Eliezer Yitzchak Shul in Crown Heights.

Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president of the Rabbinical Alliance of America stated, “Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, ZT’L joined the OK at the request of his father HaRav Berel Levy, ZT’L and, on his father’s passing in 1987, assumed leadership of the respected organization. Rabbi Don Yoel Levy continued his father’s legacy in making the OK Kashrus Agency a premier international kosher certification agency. By doing so, Rabbi Levy helped Klal Yisroel by further strengthening kashrus standards on a global level and enhancing the availability and selection of kosher food and products for consumers around the world. Rabbi Levy fortified Torah observance and made being a religious Jew so much more attractive and easier, thereby helping unaffiliated Jews become more observant. In order to achieve his impressive accomplishments, Rabbi Levy traveled the world and unlocked many kosher products for the Jewish community.

“We at the Igud HaRabbonim will fondly remember Rabbi Levy’s and the Levy family’s commitment to Kashrus. That memory and example will serve as an inspiration to the kosher community ad biyas goal tzedek.”