I live in the Hartford Connecticut area and while the population of people who practice the Jewish faith is increasing, the ability to find Kosher food is on the decline. Even the local Kosher grocery store sells made in Italy pepperoni pizza.

How can we increase the demand for Kosher food amongst those who believe in Judiasm?

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    Is this a question about Judaism?
    – jake
    May 12, 2011 at 1:24
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    @jake - I think it is certainly a question about Jewish life. It is a question of believers in Judaism matching practice to their belief. It could be a question about adult education or motivation.
    – WAF
    May 12, 2011 at 1:31
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    ...However, the title is misleading since the question does not mention any acceptability judgment about Hartfordians' practice.
    – WAF
    May 12, 2011 at 1:33
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    Are you asking how to convince Jews to keep Kosher, or are you asking how to convince (get) stores to carry Kosher?
    – yydl
    May 12, 2011 at 3:53
  • Hold on, is the "Made in Italy" pepperoni pizza vegetarian? Or is your local "Kosher" grocery store selling treif? I'm confused.
    – HodofHod
    May 11, 2012 at 15:59

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Start by creating a demand. Every time you walk in to any store that sells food, ask "Do you have Kosher food".

On subsequent visits, ask about particular foods: "Don't have have the Kosher Pizza made by XYZ?"

Try meeting the Marketing Manager or owner and presenting them with a "plan": Create a Kosher Section and see how many extra customers you get, with targeted ads.

Once there's plenty Kosher available, start a Eat Kosher campaign.

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    ...Get other people to do the same.
    – HodofHod
    May 11, 2012 at 16:01
  • As @yydl commented above, this only addresses the question of convincing stores to carry Kosher. It seems though that the question was about convincing Jews to keep Kosher. The former mostly presents an inflated demand, but doesn't actually increase it.
    – Hartzl
    Nov 22, 2013 at 5:58
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    @Hartzl - thanks for reminding me - I never finished the post. Nov 28, 2013 at 11:36

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