Ask OU Kashrut Returns to Boro Park, April 6

01 Apr 2011


High-level leadership from the OU Kashrut Department will be returning to Boro Park with the popular Harry H. Beren program, ASK OU, to once again address halacha and OU kashrut policies. The evening’s shiurim, to focus on “Wine and Passover Issues” will take place on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Agudas Yisroel Zichron Moshe, located at 1561 50th Street. Admission is free, but due to limited seating, this event is for men only.

As with all ASK OU programs, the event is sponsored by the Harry H. Beren Foundation of Lakewood. NJ. Other successful Harry H. Beren ASK OU educational programs have taken place in many communities throughout the country such as Lakewood, Monsey, Passaic, Los Angeles, Flatbush, Queens, Far Rockaway/Five Towns,New Haven, and most recently, in the Sephardic community of Brooklyn.

Among the experts will be Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher; OU Posek Rav Yisroel Belsky; and Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operating Officer of OU Kosher. Also featured, in separate events, will be Senior Rabbinic Coordinator and wine expert Rabbi Nachum Rabinowitz and Reb Feish Herzog, of Royal Wine (Kedem).

According to Rabbi Yosef Grossman, Director of OU Kosher Education, “We are very excited at the OU for the opportunity that Bnei Yeshiva will have in being able to begin their Pesach Bein Hazmanim by attending these fascinating Kashrus shiurim on Pesach and Kosher Wine issues.”

The evening’s event will feature “OU Wine and Grape Juice,” by Rabbi Rabinowitz at 7:30 p.m.; followed by Mr. Herzog, who will discuss “Kedem Wine and Grape Juice” at 8:00 p.m.; and a panel of “Ask the OU Rabbonim” who will be answering questions on halacha and OU policy at 8:30 p.m. The panel will include Rav Belsky; Rabbi Genack; and Rabbi Elefant.

Rabbi Grossman noted that at the first ASK OU program in Boro Park in late January, “There was an overflow standing-room only crowd of close to 500, with approximately 100 in the Ezras Nashim upstairs.” It was, he said, “the largest crowd for any event in this shul.” He added that “the tremendous feeling of achdus among all the different types of Torah Jews was palpable.”

Questions for the rabbinic panel will be accepted prior to the event. Priority will be given to questions sent via email to {encode=”” title=””} or faxed to (212) 613-0621.

For further information, contact Rabbi Grossman, at (212) 613-8212, (914) 391-9470, or email {encode=”” title=””}.

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