chametz - Hebrew Institute of Riverdale - The Bayit
Mechirat (Sale) of Chametz
Online Mechirat Chametz for Pesach 5774 is closed as of 8:30am April 14th (Erev Pesach). Please contact Rav Steven firstname.lastname@example.org for last minute assistance.
Before Pesach it is a requirement to eliminate all Chametz from our possession. Halacha does allow for Chametz (e.g. liquors, mixtures, etc.) to be sold to a non-Jew when elimination is not an easy option. Arrangements for such sale can be made through our rabbinic staff using the contract below.
If you prefer, we welcome you to visit us at the synagogue to complete the transaction in person. We will be available after most tefillot during the week. You can also arrange an appointment with a member of the rabbinic staff. Your submission must be made by Sunday, April 13, 2014. You can also mail in a paper form to the office (click here to download).
This year, Pesach 5774/2014, the general sale of Chametz will take effect on Monday morning, April 14th before 11:30am (the sale for time zones east of Eastern Time will take place on Sunday evening, April 13th before Mincha). All Chametz which was not sold must be burned by 11:50am on Monday.
We never accept personal monetary gifts for this service. We welcome Ma’ot Chittim contributions, cash or checks made out to HIR with "Ma’ot Chittim" in the memo. All funds go to Pesach needs and support needy people in our local community. You may also donate online when you sell your Chametz or by clicking here.
NOTE: Kitniyot (food made from legumes which are not eaten by Ashkenazim on Pesach) need not be sold. Chametz utensils should not be sold so as not to require a new Tevilah.
IMPORTANT: After submitting the form, you will receive an email from Rav Steven confirming that your form has been processed. If for any reason you do not get the confirmation email, please contact the office for assistance.
AS OF SUNDAY APRIL 13TH @ 3:00 PM IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE EAST OF THE EASTERN TIME ZONE FOR PESACH PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM. CONTACT RAV STEVEN FOR ASSISTANCE!