The Beach Bakery Cafe on Main Street in Westhampton Beach will again be a kosher establishment beginning on May 2, owner Simon Jorna confirmed this week.
Mr. Jorna explained that his business sold kosher products for 20 years before stopping last year after the Hampton Synagogue, located on Sunset Avenue in the village, “didn’t honor an agreement” related to catering, according to the shop owner. He added that synagogue leaders recently approached him about once again committing his establishment to Kashrut observance and, after a few meetings, the two parties came to an agreement, he said.
The business owner, who recently completed extensive renovations to his bakery, adding a luncheonette and more seating, said he will no longer serve any meat once it becomes a fully kosher establishment. The cafe will still offer soups, salads and plenty of brunch items, and he said the bakery will not be affected by the change.
He noted that the Beach Bakery Cafe will continue to be open seven days a week.
Rabbi Marc Schneier, the founding rabbi of the Hampton Synagogue, did not return a call seeking comment this week.
Mr. Jorna said he is pleased to again provide a place for his Jewish clientele to enjoy.
“I’m happy to be back with them,” he said.
Shock Ice Cream on Main Street and Edible Arrangements on Old Riverhead Road are also kosher establishments in the village and under the supervision of the synagogue.