Bugged By Insects in Your Vegetables? OU Kosher’s “Insect-Free” Workshop in Edison


insectsBugged by insects in your vegetables? Wait, thanks to OU Kosher, help is on the way. Rabbi Issar Mordechai Fuchs, OU Foodservice rabbinic field representative, will provide “Insect-Free,” a hands-on workshop for making sure your favorite vegetables are kosher and spiritually healthy.

It will be held this Sunday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m., for women only, at Congregation Ahavas Yisrael, 1587 Route 27 in Edison. Admission is free. The program is presented by the congregation in conjunction with the Harry H. Beren Foundation of New Jersey ASK OU Outreach program.

Rabbi Fuchs will demonstrate the proper way to clean vegetables as well as two methods of checking vegetables. A question and answer session will follow. The OU’s highly acclaimed education materials, the “Insect-Free” DVD and the “OU Manual for Checking Fruits and Vegetables,” will be available for purchase.

The program is coordinated by Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Kosher Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator who announced, “After receiving numerous requests, we are planning several of these workshops in the New York City metropolitan area. We are grateful to Congregation Ahavas Yisrael and Dr. Yaakov Kader for helping us organize this program in Edison. This pilot workshop will help the OU evaluate what methods are best suited in transmitting the skill and expertise for proper cleaning and checking of vegetables and fruits for insect infestation.”

Pre-registration is required. Contact Rabbi Grossman at his at 212-613-8212, 914-391-9470 or email grossman@ou.org to register. At the congregation, contact Dr. Kader at 732-429-0554 for further information.

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