As the leader in worldwide kosher certification, the Orthodox Union takes additional steps to serve as a leader in educating the public in matters of kosher law.
Over the past several years, OU Kosher, in partnership with the Harry H. Beren Foundation of New Jersey, has developed numerous kashrus educational programs for the benefit of the public known as The Harry H. Beren ASK (Advanced Seminars on Kashrus) OU Kashrus programs.
Rabbi Eli Eleff, OU Kosher Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator, serves as Director of OU Kosher Education. For more information on any of the programs listed below, including scheduling a visit for your yeshiva, community, or kollel, contact Rabbi Eleff at 212-613-0602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASK OU 2021 Virtual Kashrus Seminar – Day 3: The Bakery Industry
@ Patis Bakery, Lyndhurst, NJ
ASK OU 2021 Virtual Kashrus Seminar – Day 2: Food Service
@ Wall Street Grill
The Kashrus of Ice Cream
From the 26th issue of Daf Hakashrus Ice cream used to be considered a kosher-friendly dairy product. Consisting of fresh cream and sugar, with added vanilla beans/cocoa/ strawberries, it was so easily made kosher. Those days are long gone, and contemporary ice cream is one of the most challenging of dairy products out there. Let’s […]
Of Kashrus and COVID-19
My name is Shimon and I do Jewish outreach in a place where Judaism has barely reached. I am not a missionary. I follow the guidelines of my faith and do not seek to bring non-Jews to conversion. My job is restoration—to introduce Judaism to Jews who have never encountered their birthright and heritage. There […]
What If I Find A Dairy Spoon In My Meat Dishwasher?
What do we do when we find a dairy spoon in the meat dishwasher? These mixups happen! Rabbi Elefant explains what to do with the dishwasher, the meat dishes, and the rogue piece of dairy silverware.
How To Use A Single Sink For Meat And Dairy
What do you do to separate meat or dairy if you only have space for one sink? Do you need sink racks? Rabbi Elefant explains the best way to keep meat and dairy separate in a small living space.
Can A Sous Vide Machine Be Kashered?
Can you make a sous vide machine kosher if it’s been used for non-kosher? Rabbi Elefant explains the OU’s opinion on this, and how it should be done.
Can I Open An Umbrella On Shabbat?
Can you open an umbrella on Shabbat? And can you use an umbrella that was already opened before Shabbat? Rabbi Elefant explains the halacha.