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OU Kosher Pre-Pesach Webinar – Registration

March 10, 2015

Please complete the form below to register for this year’s Pre-Pesach Webinar.  The program will be live from OU Headquarters in New York, NY on Tuesday, March 17 from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EDT. The OU Kosher panelists and topics include: Rabbi Moshe Elefant, chief operations officer, on What’s New for Passover? Rabbi Nachum Rabinowitz,…

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CEO OF OU KOSHER, TO RECEIVE AWARD AT RIETS ANNUAL GALA

February 26, 2015

Rabbi Menachem Genack   Rabbi Menachem  Genack, chief executive officer of the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division, will be honored at the annual gala of the Yeshiva University affiliate Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) on Sunday, March 8 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. At the ceremonial dinner, Rabbi Genack will be presented…

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OU Kosher Presents Consumer Hotline FAQ’s for Sukkot

October 5, 2014

OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers in preparation for Sukkot. Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org. The questions below were answered by  Rabbi Eli Gersten, rabbinic coordinator and halachic recorder. The responses were reviewed by Rabbi Yaakov Luban, OU Kosher executive rabbinic coordinator. Rabbi Moshe Zywica, OU Kosher executive…

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HARRY H. BEREN ASK OU COMMUNITY KASHRUT PROGRAM

July 31, 2014

RIETS students gather around OU Kosher CEO Rabbi Menachem Genack, seated at center, together with Rabbi Yaakov Luban, standing to his near right,and Rabbi Dov Schreier, far right.             The Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division recently held its annual seminar for advanced semicha (ordination) students at RIETS, the rabbinical seminary of Yeshiva University. The Harry H. Beren ASK OU Kashrut…

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A PHILADELPHIA STORY: ASK OU OUTREACH AND FIRST SEDER PRESENTATION IN BALA CYNWYD

July 28, 2014

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…

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OU KOSHER HONORS TERRY GRILLO OF FIRMENICH FOR 20 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE

May 28, 2014

On May 21 the OU recognized Terry Grillo, Regulatory Specialist at Firmenich, upon the occasion of her retirement after more than 20 years of dedicated service to the Orthodox Union kosher program. Firmenich is one of the global leaders in the flavor industry. Left to right: Elisa Berger, Flavor Analyst and Administrative Assistant to Rabbi…

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Pfizer Inc. Receives kosher Certification for Elelyso™ (taliglucerase alfa) for Injection, For the Treatment of Type 1 Gaucher Disease, Most Frequently Found Among Ashkenazi Jews

May 19, 2014

Treatment for rare inherited lysosomal storage disorder is the first prescription medication to receive kosher certification from the Orthodox Union Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the Orthodox Union (OU) has granted kosher certification to ELELYSO™ (taliglucerase alfa) for injection, an enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for the long-term treatment of adults with a confirmed diagnosis…

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Role of Technology in Kosher Supervision

May 13, 2014

After a very busy Passover season in April, OU Kosher convened its annual departmental conference in May for rabbinic coordinators and rabbinic field representatives. The conference was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Brooklyn with 150 attendees arriving from all over North America. The event was coordinated by Rabbi Michael Morris, rabbinic coordinator for OU…

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OU PASSOVER 2014 WRAP UP: SHARED EFFORT, BIG NUMBERS

May 13, 2014

Even as the 50-day sefirah countdown to Shavuot (June 4-5) proceeds, OU Kosher has released a different set of holiday-related numbers, reflecting the performance of the Orthodox Union during the recently concluded Passover festival. As always, Passover was a gargantuan effort for the Orthodox Union, but the work was organizational rather than departmental, and shared…

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OU Honors Mr. Edmundo Gabaldon of Cargill Foods Mexico

May 6, 2014

The Orthodox Union honors Mr. Edmundo Gabaldon of Cargill Foods Mexico for his dedication and excellence in support of the OU’s programs servicing the community worldwide. Edmundo Gabaldon accepted the award on May 15, 2014 from Rabbi Genack , CEO of OU Kosher on behalf of Cargill. Edmundo noted the wonderful work of the OU and how much…

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