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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.

Your submission must be made by Tuesday April 7th.

If it is easier you can print a paper form and mail it to the office or scan it/email it to office@thebayit.org.  (click here to download). If you send the form by mail please do so before April 1st.

This year, Pesach 5780/2020, the general sale of Chametz will take effect on Wednesday morning April 8th before 11:30am (the sale for time zones east of Eastern Time will take place on Tuesday evening, April 7th before Mincha). All Chametz which was not sold must be burned by 11:52am on Wednesday.

We never accept personal monetary gifts for this service. We welcome Ma’ot Chittim contributions. All funds go to Pesach needs and support needy people in our local community. You may donate online with a credit card, debit card, or via ACH 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.

I hereby empower and authorize Rabbi Steven Exler, or Rabbi Ezra Seligsohn or Rabba Sara Hurwitz or Rabbanit Bracha Jaffe, or Rabbi Avi Weiss to sell all Chametz that may be in my possession, wherever it may be - at home, business or elsewhere. This includes all goods which may be delivered to me over Passover as well as stocks owned in full or in part in corporations which sell or deal with Chametz. The rabbinic staff has full rights to sell, dispose, and conduct all transactions, including rental of the store where the Chametz is stored and rental of right of way as they deem fit and proper, for such time which they believe necessary in accordance with detailed terms and forms explained in the contracts in their possession. The above power here by being given, is meant to conform with all Torah and Rabbinic regulations and laws, and also in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.

Home - please provide complete address including apartment # if appropriate.

i.e. office, dorm, or vacation home... - please provide complete address full street address plus city, state and zipcode.

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SALE DEPENDS ON THE CHAMETZ BEING ACCESSIBLE TO THE NON-JEWISH PARTY TO WHOM IT IS SOLD.PLEASE CLEARLY INDICATE HOW THE CHAMETZ CAN BE ACCESSED FOR ALL OF PESACH. ACCESS TO CHAMETZ (INCLUDING TIMES WHEN I AM NOT AT HOME) CAN BE ARRANGED BY CONTACTING (if you are home for all of Pesach, put your contact information here, otherwise put a contact who can access your home):

There is no charge for the service of acting as your agent for the Sale of Chametz. Many have the custom to make their gift for Maot Chittim to fulfill two mitzvot at the same time. All funds collected with this form are used to provide matzah and other Passover foods and services to those in need. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 

 

Sun, March 29 2020 4 Nisan 5780