Orthodox Union and Rabbinical Council of America Present Annual Pre-Passover Kashrut Seminar

March 27, 2006

The Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America presented their annual Pre-Passover Seminar for Rabbis this week, addressing a variety of issues that involve the laws of kashrut and holiday observance. The program was webcast and viewed by rabbis around the country and as far away as Germany. Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld was Program Coordinator.

The presentations were as follows:

* Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator/Chief Operating Officer of OU Kosher: Illegal OU’s- How Are We Dealing With Them; * Rabbi Shmuel Singer, Director, Passover Production/OU: What’s New for 5766; * Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher: Feeding Chametz to Your Animals and other issues; * Rabbi Leonard Steinberg, Rabbi Avrohom Leib Weiss, and Rabbi Joseph Asia: Exploring the Leafy Vegetable Situation.

From left: Program Coordinator Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld and Rabbi Emanuel Holzer, Chairman, Rabbinic Kosher Commission of the RCA.

Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator and Chief Operating Officer of OU Kosher

Rabbi Shmuel Singer, Director, Passover Production of OU Kosher Rabbi Menachem Genack, Chief Executive Officer of OU Kosher

From left: Rabbis Joseph Asia and Leonard Steinberg


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