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Kosher Bakery Coming to Wheaton Costco

Kemp Mill resident Phil Lehman will run the bakery, the Washington Jewish Week reports.

Phil Lehman, a 67-year-old Kemp Mill resident, has been the subject of not one but two articles in the Washington Jewish Week this month.

Lehman is a certified spinning instructor and leads classes at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville. (Spinning in this context is not turning around in circles; it’s an exercise workout on stationary bikes.)

But Lehman is also the man behind the kosher bakery planned for the new Costco in Wheaton. Lehman apparently did his research, contacting 22 area synagogues to gauge interest. The response? Very favorable.

This would be the 16th Costco bakery to go kosher, according to Washington Jewish Week.

The Wheaton area already has several kosher bakeries, including and .

What do you think of the plans for a kosher Costco bakery: good for shoppers or bad for competing local businesses? Tell us in the comment section below.

To read more about Lehman, see the spinning story and the kosher bakery story in Washington Jewish Week.

AntonFisher April 18, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Kosher Costco bakery is good for the jewish community, but it will be bad for the small jewish bakeries. I just can's wait until Costco opens.
AntonFisher April 19, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Kosher Costco bakery is good for the jewish community, but it will be bad for the small jewish bakeries. I just can's wait until Costco opens
Janet Mathias October 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM
I like it. Thank You Lord JESUS. I will have communion bread.
Marcie April 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM
I heard that the Kosher Bakery at Costco will be dairy. Is this true? Why not Parev? I have a child who can not consume any dairy and we keep Kosher. Guess we will still get all of our baked goods from Shalom.

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