OU Kosher will take its show on the road when it presents its highly popular Harry H. Beren ASK OU OUTREACH program on Sunday, February 5 from 9:45 a.m.-noon at the Young Israel of Hollywood. The session will be part of the OU Community Weekend in South Florida, in which Orthodox Union member synagogues in the area will play host to visiting scholars-in-residence from the OU.
Rabbinic Coordinators Rabbi David Jenkins and Rabbi Chaim Loike will give presentations. Rabbi Jenkins will speak on how Tootsie Roll and Gatorade became OU Kosher -- a development which met with great enthusiasm in the Orthodox community. Rabbi Loike, OU Kosher’s bird expert, will speak on “The Mesorah (Tradition) of Kosher Birds,” which will include a full-color life-like manual of “his feathered friends,” to aid in the discussion.
The program will also include an ASK the OU Rabbonim session in which Rabbi Yosef Grossman, Senior Education Rabbinic Coordinator of OU Kosher, who organizes the ASK OU programs all over the country, will join Rabbis Jenkins and Loike on the panel of experts.
Rabbi Grossman commented, “OU Kosher’s innovative ASK OU OUTREACH program began by meeting enthusiastic audiences in the citadels of Torah communities in, or in close proximity to the New York metropolitan area. These communities included Boro Park, Flatbush, Kew Gardens Hills, Far Rockaway/Five Towns and Monsey in New York, and Passaic and Lakewood in New Jersey. The ASK OU programs have expanded nationally to such cities as Los Angeles (as recently as December), Boston, and New Haven where in all cases we were received with great excitement and interest. We eagerly look forward to our first program in South Florida and for the warm response we anticipate there as well.”
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