New for 2021: Sell Your Chametz through the Rabbinical Assembly!
This year, online chametz sales will be conducted via the Rabbinical Assembly.
Click HERE to go to the Rabbinical Assembly’s page for chametz sales
The deadline to submit forms via the RA is 8:00 AM ET (note the time zone) on Friday, March 26.
If you would prefer to use the paper form included with the Ruach, please return it to CBS by mail, fax, scan/email, or dropoff.
General information about selling chametz:
If possible, all chametz – food not acceptable during Pesach, or materials containing such unacceptable food – should be destroyed or given away before the holiday begins. Should this be impossible, the chametz may be stored in such a way that we are sure not to use it during the holiday and its actual ownership transferred to a non-Jew until the holiday ends.
NO LATE CONTRACTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
It is traditional to enclose tzedakah for the purpose of Maot Hittim (food distribution for Pesach). Your contributions will go to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund and will be used for Maot Hittim. These funds will be used to support the kosher food bank, Mazon, and to provide direct gifts to families and individuals in need during the festival season. If you would like to make a donation, you may do so by credit card below. Please call the Front Office if you would like to arrange a different payment method or would prefer to pay over the phone.
KNOW ALL PEOPLE BY THESE PRESENTS: That I/We, the undersigned, do hereby make and appoint Congregation Beth Shalom my true and lawful representative to act in my place and stead, for me and in my name and in my behalf, to sell all chametz owned and possessed by me, knowingly or unknowingly, as stated in the Torah and defined by the sages of Israel (e.g., chametz; hashash chametz – suspect chametz; and all kinds of ta’arovet chametz – chametz mixtures); also, chametz that tends to harden and to adhere to the surface of pans, pots, or other cooking or eating utensils, of whatsoever nature, and to lease all places wherein the aforementioned chametz owned or possessed by me may be found, especially in the premises located at the address below. Congregation Beth Shalom has the full authority and power to sell said chametz and to lease said place or places wherein said chametz may be found, upon such terms and conditions as discretion dictates. Congregation Beth Shalom has the full power and authority to assign or appoint a substitute or substitutes to act in my behalf with all the same powers and authority that I have invested in the synagogue, and I do hereby ratify and confirm all that Congregation Beth Shalom or rabbinic substitute lawfully does or causes to be done by virtue of these presents.