Author: As told to Rachel Schwartzberg

Rabbi Menachem Genack

The presence of an OU certification mark attests to the vitality of the Jewish community in the US.

Rabbi Moshe Elefant

Today, kosher consumers are more observant; they’re looking for a high standard of kashrus.

Dr. Chaim Wasserman

I have worked for the klal my entire career, and I must say that the people at the OU have an extraordinary selflessness.

Dr. Simcha Katz

The OU became the premiere source of knowledge on kashrut for the entire Jewish community.

Harvey Blitz

In 1994, I was a member of the Kashrut Commission when the OU gave kosher certification to Hershey’s. It was a seminal moment.