Selling Your Chametz

Because the Rabbis realized that disposing of chametz completely would involve a considerable financial hardship for many, they devised a process whereby a Jew could sell their chametz to a non-Jew before Pesach and repurchase it after the conclusion of the holiday.

This sale has been structured so that the non-Jew will find it in their best interest to resell the chametz after Pesach. Because this sale involves many technicalities, it has been traditional for the Rabbi of the congregation to act as the agent for those who sell their chametz.

Everyone who prepares their home for Pesach should arrange with the Rabbi to sell their chametz. This is done by signing a Statement of Authorization (Shtar Harshaah) anytime up to Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 9:00 am. If you own chametz in several places, such as your home and a vacation home, complete all of the addresses.