In response to the increasing demand for shmurah matzah, a new Chabad matzah bakery was opened in the city of Uman, Ukraine. Kfar Chabad Rov Meir Ashkenazi traveled this week to supervise the process.
By Anash.org reporter
Baked in the Chabad Bakery of Uman…
In response to the increasing demand for shmurah matzah, a new Chabad matzah bakery was opened in the city of Uman, Ukraine, famously known for being the location of the annual pilgrimage of hundreds of thousands of Breslover chassidim, who travel to spend Rosh Hashana by the gravesite of Reb Nachman of Breslov.
The new bakery was opened by Rabbi Meir Stambler, owner of the Tiferet Hamatzos bakery in Dnepro. Recent increases in orders, along with the high demand for matzah to distribute on mivtzoim, necessitated the opening of the second location.
Continuing the tradition of Kfar Chabad Rov Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi, who would certify the main branch, his son, Harav Meir Ashkenazi, who succeeded his father as rov of Kfar Chabad, visited the new bakery to inspect and certify the process.
Joining him on his tour were owner Rabbi Stambler, who also serves as the Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine, as well as Rabbi Elisha Baram, Head of the Kashrut Department of the Jewish Community of Dnipro. He also met the directors of the new bakery, Mendy Stambler and Moshe Horowitz.
While visiting Uman, the rov was warmly welcomed by the city’s Chief Rabbi Yaakov Jan. The two rabbonim spoke of about the work of the shluchim all around the world, and the Uman rov praised them, and especially their work to bring shmurah matzah to each and every Yid, as per the Rebbe’s request.