December 5, 2011

OK Kosher Conference Focuses on its World-Wide Reach; Honors Post Cereals

Brooklyn ... Just hours after more than 4,000 Chabad emissaries (“shluchim”) from around the world gathered for a festive gala on Sunday November 27th, some 200 stayed on for the annual Conference sponsored by Brooklyn-based OK Kosher Certification. Most of the participants are part of the growing corps of Chabad rabbis and others who are supervising and certifying food products around the worked. After welcoming remarks by Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, Kashrus Administrator of OK Kosher, the assemblage heard from a number of speakers from around the world as well as Menachem Lubinsky, founder and co-producer of Kosherfest. The gathering honored Mr. Ad van Vugt, Exter BV (Belgium) and Post Foods, which has been under OK certification for more than two decades. In an emotional moment, Mrs. Thelma Levy, widow of OK founder Rabbi Bernard Levy, turned to the Post executives and recounted the early years of Post’s emerging relationship with the OK. In another big moment at the conference, Tamir Goodman, known as the “Jewish Jordan” (after basketball legend Michael Jordan) presented his OK approved Sport Strings Tzitzit.