Got Kosher Files For Bankruptcy

Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy sent out an email to parents today saying that Got Kosher (which serves Hillel’s lunch program) is filing chapter seven bankruptcy.

Hillel’s rival business partners asked Hillel to choose between them and Hillel blew them both off.

Here’s the email:

Dear Hillel Families,
I am writing to you to inform you that our lunch vendor, Got Kosher? has filed for bankruptcy today. Despite this sudden turn of events, Hillel is prepared and will continue to provide hot lunch everyday. The system in place will essentially remain the same except that checks should now be made out to Hillel.

* If your child is on the full year plan, he or she will continue to get lunch.

* For those who purchased tickets, please know that those tickets will still be honored.

* Students and staff may still use cash to buy lunch daily.

* Tickets can still be purchased through Mrs. Eaton in the lunch room between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Starting on Monday, March 24th Hillel will work with Nutritionwise catering, the caterer who provides lunch for Camp Hillel each summer. For your information, Nutritionwise is exclusively a hot lunch caterer and successfully runs the lunch programs at Yavneh and Or Eliyahu. We have every confidence that Nutritionwise will satisfy the lunch needs of our school.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change in service. Monday’s lunch will be chicken and we will post a detailed menu as soon as possible.

Robertson Rae emails: "Got kosher was another one of Morey Levovitz’s great business decisions to go along with Tom Avery, Aviva Ebner etc…… And everyone knows how that ended. Also booting Carmelith Arfa out with only 15 minutes to pack her bags."

Jeff emails: "This is not so interesting-they went out of business without notice. No idea why. Hillel is managing lunches directly until it finds a new vendor…"

Got Kosher filed for bankruptcy March 19.

Here are the documents:

 U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Central District Of California (Los Angeles)
Bankruptcy Petition #: 2:08-bk-13576-RN

Assigned to: Richard M Neiter
Chapter 7
No asset
Date Filed: 03/19/2008
Got Kosher? Inc a California Corp
1410 S Livonia Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Tax id: 81-0656681

represented by Baruch C Cohen
4929 Wilshire Blvd Ste 940
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Sam S Leslie
Leslie, Engell & Associates LLP
6310 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 320
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 549-6900

U.S. Trustee
United States Trustee (LA)
725 S Figueroa St., 26th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Filing Date


Docket Text

03/19/2008 1 Chapter 7 Voluntary Petition . Receipt Number O, Fee Amount $299 Filed by Got Kosher? Inc a California Corp Section 316 Incomplete Filings due by 5/5/2008. Schedule A due 4/3/2008. Schedule B due 4/3/2008. Schedule D due 4/3/2008. Schedule E due 4/3/2008. Schedule F due 4/3/2008. Schedule G due 4/3/2008. Schedule H due 4/3/2008. Statement of Financial Affairs due 4/3/2008. Employee Income Record due by 4/3/2008. Statement – Form 22A Due: 4/3/2008. Summary of schedules due 4/3/2008. Declaration concerning debtors schedules due 4/3/2008. Incomplete Filings due by 4/3/2008. (Collins, Kim S.) (Entered: 03/19/2008)
03/19/2008 2 Meeting of Creditors with 341(a) meeting to be held on 04/15/2008 at 11:00 AM at RM 101, 725 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017. (Collins, Kim S.) (Entered: 03/19/2008)


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