Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Kosher food options available at Oakland Center
By Dawn Pauli, contributing writer
Options are now available at the Oakland Center food court for Jewish students, faculty and staff who follow kosher dietary guidelines.
“This is great because students who follow kosher guidelines don’t have to bring their own lunch, and they can go through the line with their friends,” said Lesley Zwick, program director for Hillel of Metro Detroit and OU’s student Hillel adviser. “A nice variety of food also is offered.”
The kosher options at the Oakland Center include pre-package food, including a meat, a dairy, and a parve, which contains neither meat nor dairy. All the food is microwaveable at the Oakland Center.
Jewish people who follow the kosher dietary guidelines don’t cook or eat milk and meat together and don’t eat pork, pork products or shell fish.
“Last year we brainstormed ways to attract more Jewish students to campus as well as ways to accommodate Jewish students attending OU,” Zwick said. “This was one of the things that came up.”