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OU Honors Sandra Sorenson of ADM

April 22, 2013

The Orthodox Union honors Sandra Sorenson, Global Procurement Manager of ADM (Archer Daniel Midland) for her dedication and excellence in support of the OU’s many non profit program servicing the community worldwide. Sandra Sorenson accepted the award on April 23 , 2013 from Rabbi Genack , CEO of OU Kosher on behalf of ADM. Sandra…

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The Numbers Are In: The OU Had A Busy Passover; Disseminating Knowledge Was An Organizational Effort

April 12, 2013

The period between Passover and the Festival of Shavuot is a time of numbers for the Jewish people, with the daily counting of Sefirat HaOmer, for 49 days, leading up to Shavuot on the fiftieth day.   At OU Kosher, it is also a time for reflecting on how the OU served the Jewish community in…

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Special Extended Hotline Hours Before Passover

March 12, 2013

SUNDAY, MARCH 24 (10 A.M.-NOON), AND MONDAY, MARCH 25 (10 A.M.-1P.M.) OU Kosher announces special extended hours of the OU Kosher Hotline to assist with Passover preparations—from 10:00 a.m-12 noon on Sunday, March 24, 2013 and from 10:00 a.m-1:00p.m on Monday, March 25, 2013 (the night of the first seder.) The OU Kosher Hotline is 212-613-8241. “This…

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OU KOSHER’S Rabbi Moshe Elefant Joins Talkline With Zev Brenner Live Each Night Leading Up To Passover

March 8, 2013

Rabbi Moshe Elefant may be most closely identified as Chief Operating Officer of OU Kosher and the magid shiur of the Orthodox Union’s Daf Yomi webcast (whose 1,800 learners a day around the globe make his lectures the most popular Daf in the world).  For listeners of the popular Talkline With Zev Brenner radio program,…

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OU KOSHER Comes To SoHo, With New York City’s Newest Glatt Kosher Restaurant: “The J”

March 8, 2013

Name Has Changed but Restaurant Still Continues to Create Fun, Modern, Elegant Kosher Dining Experience                                                                                                                         There is good news for New York-area dining patrons in search of the ultimate destination, combining stunning surroundings, delectable dishes and creative cuisine: The world’s foremost authority on kosher food, the Orthodox Union, will now be responsible for…

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In Time For Passover 2013, OU KOSHER Announces New “OU Kitniyot” Certification Symbol

February 28, 2013

[lead]OU Kosher, the world leader in Passover preparation and kosher certification, today announced a new symbol of authorization for Passover products: OU Kitniyot.[/lead] [lead]The new symbol of authorization will appear on packaging with the explanatory message: OU Kitniyot: Acceptable for those who consume kitniyot on Passover.[/lead] Among the better known customs of Passover is the…

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OU KOSHER Releases New Upgraded App In Time For Passover To Search Products With Easy And Direct Access For iPhone And Android

February 28, 2013

A year after launching, the OU Kosher App, which allows consumers to search the kosher status of all OU products Kosher for Passover and year-round, has been newly designed and upgraded to include Passover FAQ’s, a new side navigation and educational articles. Since its launch, the free App has been downloaded by close to 20,000…

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Minute Maid® & Simply Beverages Get OU KOSHER Certified

February 26, 2013

Multiple juice and juice drink varieties from Minute Maid® and Simply BeveragesTM will now carry the kosher certification in the U.S. A variety of delicious options from the popular beverage brands have received certification from the Orthodox Union (OU), the world’s largest kosher certification agency. The Minute Maid portfolio of beverages, with more than 100…

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OU KOSHER Plans Many Pre-Passover Programs

February 22, 2013

AS PASSOVER APPROACHES, A PLETHORA OF OU KOSHER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS ARE SET FOR FLATBUSH, WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, BOSTON, LAKEWOOD, AND OF COURSE, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA The weeks leading up to Passover are very busy in Jewish organizations, just as in Jewish homes, so it is no surprise that OU Kosher will present six rabbis participating in five…

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Harry H. Beren Foundation Of New Jersey Renews Its Annual Grant For OU Kashrut Education Programs

February 14, 2013

The Harry H. Beren Foundation of New Jersey has renewed its annual grant to OU Kosher to support programs of kashrut education, such as ASKOU and Visit OU. The Foundation has been sponsoring OU Kosher programs since 2006. Rabbi Yosef Grossman, Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator of OU Kosher, administers the Beren programs. “The president of…

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