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Rabbi Shloima Isaacson - Kashrus Coordinator and President of the KOA lives in Passaic New Jersey, and is the Rav of K’hal Bais Dovid.  He has served in the realm of Kashrus for the past 37 years, with positions in the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis, the Kof-K in the Midwest, and Rabbinical Field Supervisor for the KOF-K.  He is the bearer of several Semichos from prominent Rabbanim including Rabbi Ephraim Yollis of Philadelphia zt’’l, Rabbi Eliezer Levin  of Detroit zt’’l, and the Tenker Rav- Rav Shloima Zalman Friedman zt’’l. 


Rabbi Aaron Pessin is KOA’s Kashrus Possek for the past seven years; he serves as Rosh Kollel of Keren Shlomo in Brooklyn New York. He is a member of the Staten Island Bais Din and a Magid Shiur for the community for the last twenty eight years. He began his studies in “Yaakov Yosef” elementary and high school, continued in the famous Mir Yeshiva under Harav Shmuel Brudny zt’’l, and Rosh Hayeshiva Shmuel Berenbaum.In Israel he attended Yeshiva Tifereth Yerushalyim. Rabbi Aaron Pessin is one of the few that received a S’micha from Hagaon Rav Moshe Feinstein zt’’l. He writes various Halacha articles for a number of Torah publications, and authored a book “Hilchos Shabbos”. 


Rabbi Chaim Shulem Isaacson, Rav of Khal Bais Shloime in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, is the executive director of K.O.A. Rabbi Isaacson initiated the Orthodox Association for the Observance of Kashrus a kiruv organization with its primary goal of re-awakening the importance of Kashrus to people who were not yet observant. This project caused a greater demand for kosher, thus the KOA.