Our Story

Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz

The Manischewitz Company has been making traditional Jewish foods since 1888, all going back to when Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz founded a small Matzo bakery in Cincinnati, Ohio. During that great age of American innovation, he tinkered away in his small bakery and discovered that the secret to machine matzo is square! That's how first entirely automated Kosher matzo production was born. Certified by an assembly of Rabbis from all over the world, they travelled from far and wide to witness Rabbi Manischewitz’s marvelous matzo making machine.

Today, Manischewitz is the leading purveyor of delicious Jewish cuisine, distributed to communities across the globe. We continue to provide foods made from simple ingredients that help create family memories in the kitchen. Come, savor our traditions and try a bite today!

The Manischewitz Factory, Cincinnati, OH 1930s