OU Kosher Hosts Conference to Show Appreciation for Mashgichim in Israel

OU Kosher Staff

Top: Rav Shmuel Rabinowitch, Rabbi of the Western Wall and the Holy Sites of Israel; Rav Mordechai Gross; OU Kosher CEO Rav Menachem Genack; and OU Kosher COO Rav Moshe Elefant at OU Kosher’s conference in Jerusalem. Left: Rav Moshe Elefant greets Rav Osher Weiss. Right: Rav Menachem Genack addresses attendees at OU Kosher’s conference in Jerusalem.


OU Kosher supervises nearly  250 sites in Israel certifying many thousands of products produced in the holy land. OU’s Rabbi Menachem Genack (CEO) and Rabbi Moshe Elefant (COO) travelled to Israel for a special Jerusalem event to express appreciation to its network of mashgichim in Israel. One hundred and twenty attendees were addressed by OU leadership, including newly appointed OU Kosher Chairman Dr. Josh Penn and prominent Rabbis.

Rabbi Elefant said: OU Kosher is the most recognizable kosher certification in the nation. Our clients are proud to bear the OU Kosher symbol. A luncheon with gedolei Yisroel is an appropriate way to honor the people who help make that possible.”

Rabbi Genack concluded: “Our mashgichim are the backbone of OU Kosher. Their work is the highest level of excellence. Each mashgiach in our network is talented and bright, and the OU Kosher team works collaboratively together and learns from each other every day.”

OU Israel Kashrut Director, Rabbi Yissachar Dov Krakowski added retrospectively: Since the conference, I’ve been getting non-stop messages from the mashgichim about how much they enjoyed it. I’m so glad we could show them how crucial their work is as part of the OU mission.”

OU Kosher Staff

Get the OU Kosher App

Search all OU Products for Passover and year-round. Get Kosher alerts, new product updates and just click to ask a question.