August 24, 2015

OU Adds On-Site Training on Kosher Meat to Successful Seminars

Mifflintown PA - For 20 Torah scholars studying the intricacies of kosher slaughter and meat preparation, a first-hand tour of several meat plants is helping prepare them for careers as rabbinic supervisors in kashrus. Most are already ordained (have smicha) or are studying for smicha. During plant tours of the Empire plant here and at Alle Processing, they received briefings from the OU leadership including Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher, Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of the kashrus department, and Rabbi Moshe Klarberg, Senior OU Rabbinic Coordinator and head of the OU’s Meat Team. Rabbi Tsvi Heber, Director of Community Kosher for the Council of Orthodox Rabbis (COR) in Toronto, wrote, using synonyms for amazing, “I want to thank you for allowing me to participate in the exceptional ASK OU shechita seminar last week. From the lectures to Empire Kosher Poultry to Alle Processing, the OU did a fantastic job.”