Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, has launched a free online Passover toolkit with videos, tips, and articles for people making Passover for the first time as well as those who have made it for years.
The toolkit offers videos covering how to kasher kitchen appliances — including ovens, stove tops, refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, electronic mixers, utensils, countertops, sinks, urns, etc. — as well as the top 10 OU Kosher hotline questions for Passover and food preparation tips. There is also a question-and-answer section with Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher, and Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher. Lastly, there are videos offering a deeper understanding of the Haggadah, chametz gamur, and selling your chametz online.
The toolkit also includes free digital access to the OU’s 2020 Passover Guide, the country’s leading kosher-for-Passover product listing, as well as hundreds of in-depth Passover articles.
“Due to COVID-19, many people who in the past might have traveled to family, friends, or vacation destinations will instead be making Passover in their homes this year for the first time, including individuals who will be alone. Even families who have traditionally stayed home can benefit from these resources during these turbulent times,” said OU Kosher CEO Rabbi Menachem Genack. “Our goal in creating the Passover toolkit was to provide a resource to help the community make the holiday less stressful.”
“This year, Passover will be different from others, but OU Kosher is here to help the community. The toolkit offers users direct access to the latest information and resources available for preparing for Passover that can benefit and enhance every home this yom tov season,” said OU Kosher COO Rabbi Moshe Elefant.
OU Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, certifies more than 1 million ingredients in 10,000 plants in more than 100 countries. The agency certifies two-thirds of all kosher-certified foods in the United States. For more information, visit oukosher.org.