YU Boys Get ‘Early’ Start On How to Roll in Dough (Vol. 24, Issue 12)
Over four thousand pounds of Passover matzo have been baked at Streits Matzo Company under the supervision of the Student Organization of Yeshiva.
Beginning on Monday morning March 30 and daily thereafter through Sunday, April 5, students of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary awoke at 5:30 a.m. to attend the first baking process of the day at Streits. Each morning about ten students cleaned out the ovens and stood by watching the entire 18 minutes baking process. This “18 minute” matzo is currently being sold by the S.O.Y. at 33 cents a pound, and the shmurah is going for 90 cents the pound. The Student-Organization is also offering hand shmurah at $1.90 per pound and a wide selection of Passover wine.
Noah Weg ‘62, is in charge of Matzo Sales and Benjamin Silverberg, ‘60, is in charge of Matzo baking.
Rabbi Dr. Joseph B. Soloveitchik, professor of Talmud at Yeshiva, and other Torah luminaries supervised the Shmura matzo process on Wednesday morning, April 1. His brother, Rabbi Aaron Soloveitchik of Yeshiva Chaim Berlin is the permanent mashgiach at Streits.