Thousands Tune Into OU Kosher’s Annual Pesach Webinar 2017


Once again, thousands of Kosher consumers tuned into OU Kosher’s popular seventh annual Pre-Pesach Webinar on Tuesday, March 22, 2017.  Presented by leading OU Rabbi’s including Rabbi Moshe Elefant, OU Kosher’s COO, Rabbi Gavriel Price, Rabbinic Coordinator, of OU Kosher’s Ingredient Department, Rabbi Eli Gersten, Recorder of OU Kosher P’sak, and Rabbi Zvi Nussbaum, the voice behind the OU Kosher Hotline. Topics included the Kosher for Passover status of coconut, soy and almond milk; items considered kitniyot; various ways to kosherize an oven, quinoa; and which nuts can be eaten on Passover without special Pesach certification.

Most people don’t realize that Passover at the OU actually begins as early as Chanukah, with manufacturers and suppliers contacting the OU with questions about Passover production and acceptable ingredients. Shortly after Purim, the OU Kosher Hotline and online venues are inundated with phone calls and emails from consumers regarding product acceptability for Passover.

“Over the years, the number of calls and emails from consumers has grown by the thousands,” said Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher. “We’ve been able to successfully catalog frequently asked questions, and this live webinar gives us the opportunity to reach the largest audience at once.”

To contact the OU Kosher certification agency with your Passover questions:

OU Kosher Hotline: 212-613-8241

Hours Daily: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

Sunday, April 2, 2017: 10:00 am – 12 noon

MondayThursday, April 3 – 6, 2017: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm [Extended Hours]

Sunday, April 9, 2017: 10:00 am – 12 noon


Questions can be sent via email to OU Kosher’s Webbe Rebbe: [email protected]


Twitter:  @OUKosher

Facebook:  OU Kosher


Download the OU Kosher for Passover Guide:


Download OU Kosher App for Iphone and Android:


Or search for OU Kosher certified products:


Upcoming Harry H. Beren Ask OU Outreach

Pre-Passover Kosher Community Events

Monday, March 27, 2017

Twin Rivers, NJ

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Congregation Toras Emes/Twin Rivers Community Synagogue


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Monsey, NY

10:30 am – 12 Noon

Bais Medrash Shaarei Tefilah


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Brooklyn, NY

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Agudas Yisroel Bais Binyomin



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