Rudolf Jelínek‘s 400-Year Tradition of Making Slivovitz Bears Fruit in the U .S.

October 5, 2010

Rudolf Jelínek is a joint stock company engaged in the production of alcoholic beverages and currently ranks among the major producers of fruit brandy in the world. The company was founded in 1894 and follows a 400–year-old tradition of slivovitz-making in Walachia, Czech Republic.

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OU Kashrus Prepares for Part II of its ASK OU Outreach in Brooklyn

April 22, 2010

After Drawing An Audience of 500 Last Sunday Night, OU Kashrus Prepares For Part II Of Its Ask OU Outreach Program In Brooklyn

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Harry H. Beren OU Kosher summer program, now accepting applications

April 16, 2010

Judaism and the Jewish way of life are full of cycles—from holidays that reoccur every year to the moon that renews each month; from milestones that mark significant events in one’s life such as birth and death, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, to marriage and family. Now, in July, an OU Kosher cycle will renew, the Harry H. Beren ASKOU program held every other summer, which for the tenth time will train kosher professionals to become experts in their fields. Applications are now being accepted for the ASKOU10 elite education program.

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Gatorade Announces OU Kosher Certified Products

April 8, 2010

Gatorade partners with Orthodox Union to kosher certify Gatorade Thirst Quencher® and G2®

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February 4, 2010

Kosher Tidbits, an initiative of OU Kosher which presents audio and visual learning sessions regarding contemporary kashrut issues, is nearing the 150 mark with the announcement of its 143rd production last week, “Onions and Radishes: Proceed with Caution,” with Rabbi Hershel Schachter, OU Kosher Senior Halachic Consultant. Available on and geared toward the general Kosher-observant community across the globe, Kosher Tidbits are an informal and enjoyable means of developing substantial kashrut knowledge. New Tidbits are added to provide insights into aspects of kashrut in today’s world and to show how centuries old halacha is applied to modern technology processes.

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“America’s Favorite Candy”, Tootsie Roll, Goes Kosher

December 3, 2009

Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. today announced that Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Fruit Rolls, Frooties and DOTS have become kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union, the world’s largest kosher certification agency. New packaging bearing the “OU” symbol will be distributed nationwide beginning in the next few weeks.

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OU Honors Schreiber Foods Inc. &amp

November 10, 2009

Schreiber Foods Inc. and its President and CEO Michael J. Haddad will be honored at the Orthodox Union’s 111th Annual Dinner & Awards Presentation, with the National Kashrut Leadership Award, Sunday evening, December 6 at the Hudson Theater and Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York.

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“The Original” Wrapole’ Premium Quality Tortillas® Now Certified by the Orthodox Union

October 22, 2009

Ellen Libfeld, Vice President of “The Original” WrapOle’ Premium Quality Tortillas®, announced the Orthodox Union will be the certification agency for product made in Florida. All products will continue to be Pas Yisroel and made with the same ingredients customers have enjoyed since 1996.

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Heering® Coffee OU Certification Announced

September 11, 2009

Heering Coffee Liqueur Joins Cherry Heering Liqueur certified by the Orthodox Union

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Rabbi to appear with legal expert -Let’s talk Kosher

August 4, 2009

Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, Senior Rabbinic Coordinator and Vice President of Communications and Marketing of OU Kosher, will be one of two experts appearing in the webinar, “Let’s Talk Kosher! Kosher Food: What Does it Mean for Food to Be Labeled as Kosher and What Are the Implications for Food Producers, Distributors and Marketers?” The webinar will be presented by the Orthodox Union and the Food Institute on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 12:00 p.m., Eastern time.

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