About the Sale of Chametz

Since it is prohibited to possess chametz on Passover, any chametz left un-disposed must be sold to a non-Jew.

All such chametz, as well as all chametz utensils that were not thoroughly cleaned, should be stored away. The storage area should be locked or taped shut for the duration of the holiday.

Since there are many legal intricacies involved in this sale, a rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Passover and also to buy it back the evening after Passover ends.

The following form can be copied, modified, filled out, printed and submitted to Rabbi Kahanov by April 15, 2019. If you are unable to submit your form to a rabbi in person, you may submit your form online.
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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.

Delegation of Power to Sell Chometz

I the undersigned, fully empower and permit Rabbi Yosef Kahanov to act in my place and stead, and on my behalf to sell all chametz possessed by me, knowingly or unknowingly as defined by the Torah and Rabbinic Law (e.g. chametz, possible chametz, and all kind of chametz mixtures).

Also chametz that tends to harden and adhere to inside surfaces of pans, pots, or cooking utensils, the utensils themselves, as well as pet food that contain chametz and mixtures thereof.

Rabbi Yosef Kahanov is also empowered to lease all places wherein the chametz owned by me may be found, particularly at the address/es listed below, and elsewhere.

Rabbi Yosef Kahanov has full right to appoint any agent or substitute in his stead and said substitute shall have full right to sell and lease as provided herein.

Rabbi Yosef Kahanov also has the full power and right to act as he deems fit and proper in accordance with all the details of the Bill of Sale used in the transaction to sell all my chametz, chametz mixtures, etc., as provided herein. This power is in conformity with all Torah, Rabbinic and Civil laws.

Where will you be on the morning of April 19, 2019?

In the case that you will be in between two of the named regions, select the more easterly region.
Please Select A Region:
Number of Days of Passover:
If you live in Israel, select 7 days. Visitors to Israel should select either 7 or 8 days, depending on your custom. For all other locations outside Israel, select 8 days. More Info.
Personal Information
First Name:
Last Name:
  Use the address where the chametz is located:
Address (cont.):
City: State:
Post Code: Country:
Email Address:

 Yes, I would like to make a donation:

Additional Information

Use this notes field to specify any additional locations:

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Note: The deadline to submit this form is no later than Monday, April 15,2019. To learn more about about the search and removal of chametz, click here.