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Sell Your Chametz

  • What Is the Sale of Chametz, and Why Do We Do It?

  • On the holiday of Passover, we are commanded not to have any chametz in our possession. Any food that is made out of grain that has been allowed to rise (ferment) is chametz. Common chametz items include bread, cakes, breakfast cereals, pastas, many liquors and more. Any chametz that was in the possession of a Jew during Passover is forbidden, even after Passover ends. This applies even if the chametz is locked up and out of sight.

    So what is someone to do if they want to hold on to their prized Scotch collection or freezer full of challah?

    The solution (as explained in the Code of Jewish Law) is the "Sale of Chametz," in which the food is sold to a non-Jew before Passover. After the holiday, the non-Jew sells it back, and it can once again be enjoyed.

    Because the intricate details and legalities of this sale, one should only do it with a competent rabbi. The form below will be handled by Rabbi Mendy. 

  • Sale-Of-Chametz form

  • If you're unable to get the actual printed form to Chabad on time, please use this online form to sell your chametz.

    This form should be filled out by the head of the house hold, and should be "signed" by all Jewish adult members of the household. You "sign" this form by typing your complete name into the "signature box" at the end of this form.

    This form can be filled out and submitted up until April 11 at 12pm.

    Please note:
    - Jewish law require that your chametz be sold by the specified deadline for the location in which the owner will be on the day before Passover. Click here to look up this time for your city.
    - It is preferable to use the printed form and bring, or mail it to the Rabbi!

  • Delegation of Power for the Sale of Chametz

  • I (we) hereby authorize Rabbi Kivman or an agent of his choice, to sell all Chametz in my (our) possession wherever it may be, at home, at my (our) place of business, or elsewhere, in accordance with the requirements of Jewish & Civil Law as incorporated in the special contract for the sale of Chametz.

  • Seller:

  • Chametz Location:

  • Additional chametz locations:

  • In lieu of a signature, please type your full name below.
    It is preferable to have each adult member of the household type their own name below. (But if that isn't possible, the head of the household can sign for everyone.)

  • Note: The deadline for submissions is 12pm on April 11.

  • Many have the custom to include a "tip" for the Rabbi, as sign of gratitude for taking care of the sale of Chametz for them. If you'd like to include a tip, please use the form below.

    Additionally, if you'd like to make a Passover donation to Chabad, you can so by clicking on Chabad's donation page .

    Credit Card
    Mail to Rabbi Kivman, 34 Cedar Street, Milford, MA 01757
    Billing Address
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