ASK OU

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 Yosef Grossman, 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 Grossman at 212.613.8212 or grossman@ou.org.

Read more about the various ASK OU Programs

A Philadelphia Story: ASK OU Outreach and First Seder Presentation in Bala Cynwyd

From left: Rabbi Chaim Loike, OU rabbinic coordinator and bird expert; Rabbi Yitzchok Friedman, OU rabbinic field representative in MD and PA; Rabbi Uri Greenspan, Rosh Yeshivah, First Seder Bais Medrash; Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU senior educational rabbinic coordinator; and Rabbi Avraham Shmidman of the Lower Merion Synagogue. In the spirit of the City of […]

Identifying Kosher Eggs, Mammals and other Animals

The ninth Harry H. Beren ASK OU SKYPE Shiur to Kollel Beth HaTalmud in Melbourne, Australia took place as part of the Kollel’s Yarchei Kalah program on Thurs. Dec. 26th @ 5:00PM NYC time and on Fri. Dec. 27th @ 9:00AM Melbourne time. Whether it was discussing speckled quail eggs, or comparing a giraffe’s foot […]

Checking Fruits and Vegetables

An ASK OU Skype Shiur to Kollel Beth HaTalmud in Melbourne, Australia Introduction by — Rabbi Yosef Grossman Presented by – Rabbi Issar Mordechai Fuchs

Special Kashrus Event in Toronto, Canada

Harry H. Beren/COR ASK OU Outreach Special Kashrus Event in Toronto, ONT. Canada. Introductions by: Rabbi Zvi Heber, COR and Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Kosher Presenter – Rabbi Moshe Elefant, OU Kosher The Integrity of Kosher Meat after the Los Angeles Meat Scandal

Rabbi Juravel Webinar: Inspecting a Whey Plant

A recorded webcast of Rabbi Juravel from OU Headquarters on October 11th, 2013.

Rav Belsky Shlita’s Shiur on Hilchos Treifos

Rav Belsky Shlita’s Shiur on Hilchos Treifos given to Bnei Kollel of BMG Lakewood. Oct. 27, 2013–10–28

Ohr Chana High School of Rego Park comes to OU Headquarters

The Ohr Chana High School of Rego Park participated in a Harry H. Beren ASK OU – VISIT OU program at OU headquarters accompanied by their teacher Rabbi Meir Leibowitz a talmid of Rabbi Genack.  Rabbi Leibowitz can be seen on the picture below second from the right. Rabbi Genack addressed the students discussing general […]

About ASK OU

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 […]

ASKOU 10 Seminars On Kosher Law And Practice Draw Participants From Near And Far

Those who know OU Kosher only for its visits to its facilities and its certification of their products may be both surprised and intrigued to learn that the OU is also the leading purveyor of practical and comprehensive kosher education in the world, dispatching its rabbis all over North America to provide kashrut (kosher) knowledge to audiences ranging from small children to distinguished rabbis; using schools and synagogues as their classrooms; producing CD’s, broadcasts and webcasts on the finer points of kosher practice; and in the process translating centuries old kosher law into a “how to do” it for the modern world.

AskOUtreach Goes to Yeshiva Ohr Somayach in Monsey for May-June Program

After receiving outstanding results from sending OU Kashrus experts to places they have never gone before, the Orthodox Union’s Harry H. Beren ASK OUTREACH program will continue its travels to Monsey, NY, where it will present a series of shiurim. The program, located at Yeshiva Ohr Somayach, 244 Rte. 306, in the new Bais Shvidler auditorium will begin Sunday, May 10, and will continue to run Sundays until June 7.