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 […]

Where Medicine Meets Passover: OU Kosher, NYMC and Touro Host Groundbreaking Webinar

OU Kosher, New York Medical College (NYMC), and Touro University came together to host a groundbreaking webinar titled “Medicine meets Passover: what clinicians and rabbis need to know.” The event, which took place on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, attracted 350 participants from across the globe, including the United States, Canada, Israel, Germany, Australia, and Belgium. […]

From Greece to America: Serenata Chocolates

Greece is not well known as a manufacturer of premium chocolate products, but that’s all about to change here in the U.S. with the OU Kosher certified Serenata™ brand of chocolate wafers. For over 50 years, the family enterprise Tottis-Bingo s.a. has been manufacturing these iconic chocolate wafers for their home market in Greece, in […]

Rabbi Dovid Jenkins Speaks in the Kosher Sports Drink Arena

Spring and sports drinks are inextricably linked. It’s a time of more outdoor exercise calling for additional body replenishment. In North America, the sports drink market is burgeoning. One of the more well-known of them is OU kosher–certified Gatorade, an account managed by Rabbi Dovid Jenkins. We talked to him about the greatest kashrut concern […]

Curtice Brothers: A Condiment Startup Takes On the Giants

OU Kosher: I’d like to start by asking you for a general overview of Curtice Brothers and about you and your role as head of international sales . Curtice Brothers History Alex Fisher: Curtice Brothers makes organic and natural condiments. The company actually started in 1868, and we are proud to say that we are […]

Rabbi Nachum Rabinowitz Discusses Kosher Wine and Passover

In 2023, US production of wine (including kosher wine) is on the rise, and wine is inextricably linked to Passover. We presented these two themes to Rabbi Nachum Rabinowitz, Senior OU Rabbinic Coordinator, who oversees certification for kosher alcoholic beverages and serves as the editor of the OU Passover Guide. He offered insights into both of these areas. Steven […]

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