Sale of Chametz 2022

Before Passover

  • Since it is prohibited to possess chametz on Pesach, any chametz left undisposed of must be sold to a non-Jew. [Any chametz remaining in the possession of a Jew during Pesach may not be used, eaten, bought or sold even after Pesach.]

    Therefore, all chametz that will not be eaten or burned before Pesach and all chametz utensils that will not be thoroughly cleaned by then should be stored away.

    The storage area should be locked or taped shut to be leased to the non-Jew at the time of the chametz sale.

    Since there are many legal intricacies in this sale, only a competent rabbi should be entrusted with its execution.  The rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Pesach starts and also to buy it back the evening after Pesach ends.

    The following form should be submitted to Rabbi Posner online or in person until Thursday morning, April 14, 8:00 a.m. Chicago time. You may mail the form only until  April 10, 2022

    Jewish law requires that your chametz be sold by the specified deadline for the location in which the owner will be on the day before Passover. If you will be in a location other than Skokie, please contact us  for detailed instructions.

    To learn more about about the search and removal of chametz, click here .

    To download & print this form (PDF) 

  • Delegation of Power to Sell Chametz

    KNOW YE that I, the undersigned, fully empower and permit Rabbi Yosef Posner to act in my place and stead and on my behalf to sell all Chometz owned by me (knowingly or unknowingly) as defined by the Torah and Rabbinic Law (e.g., Chometz, possible Chometz, and all kinds of Chometz mixtures), and also Chometz that tends to harden and to adhere to inside surfaces of pans pots or cooking and usable utensils, and all kinds of live animals that have been eating Chometz or mixtures thereof, and to lease all places wherein the Chometz owned by me may be found, especially in the premises located at the addresses listed below or on the reverse, and elsewhere.

    Rabbi Posner has the full right to sell and to lease by transactions as he deems fit and proper, and for such time which he believes necessary. Also do I hereby give the said Rabbi Posner full power and authority to appoint a substitute in his stead with full power to sell and to lease as provided herein.

    Rabbi Yosef Posner 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.

    The above given power is in conformity with all Torah and Rabbinical regulations and laws, and also in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois and of the United States of America.

    Personal Information
    Please enter your personal information below - use the address in which the Chametz is located.
  • It is customary to give a token of appreciation to the Rabbi at the time of selling your chametz. If you wish, you can do so now using your credit card..

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