Menachem Genack

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Menachem Genack
Nationality United States of America

Menachem Genack (born 1949) is an Orthodox rabbi and the CEO of the Orthodox Union Kosher Division, a supervisory organization of kosher food. As such he oversees the kosher certification of 6000 facilities in 83 countries.[1] He is known as one of the foremost talmidim of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik under whom he studied for over a decade. He was also very close to Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Shapiro and Rabbi Shmuel Berenbaum. He is currently a Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshiva University.[2] In 2008 The Jewish Daily Forward listed him as one of the "Forward 50," the fifty most influential Jews in the United States.[3] He is a scholar of note as well.

Genack lives in Englewood, New Jersey, where he is rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Emunah since 1985.[1][4]

Genack was founding Chairman of NORPAC, a pro-Israel political action committee and serves on the executive committee of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.[4]


  1. ^ a b "At Corzine Inauguration, OU's Rabbi Genack Delivers Benediction". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20.
  2. ^ "Yeshiva University Faculty Directory". Retrieved 20 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Forward 50, 2008".
  4. ^ a b "About Our Rabbi". Shomrei Emunah. Archived from the original on 2013-03-31.