Sale of Chametz -
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April 12 - 20, 2025

Sale of Chametz

  • As we may not own any chametz (leaven) on Passover, it is customary to sell all chametz before Pesach and buy it back as soon as the holiday ends. All chametz and chametz utensils are to be placed in closets or rooms that are locked/sealed shut throughout the holiday.

    Since the sale must be legally binding according to both Jewish and civil law, we empower a rabbi to act as our agent. The rabbi sells the chometz before Passover starts (April 22 - Before 11:47 am), and buys it back the evening after Passover (April 30).

    Ideally, one should meet with a rabbi in person to arrange for the sale of one's chometz. For those that can't meet a rabbi in person, we are offering the option of selling your chometz online with this form.

    For the printable version of the form (PDF) to fill out and submit to the rabbi, CLICK HERE.


  • hereby authorize Rabbi Asher Herson to dispose of all chometz that may be in my possession wherever it may be - at home, in my place of business, or elsewhere - in accordance with the requirements of Jewish Law as incorporated in the special contract for the sale of chometz.

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