Sell Your Chametz

Since it is prohibited to possess chametz on Pesach, any chametz left undisposed 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.]

Breads / ChometzTherefore, 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.


Note: We will not be able to process chametz sales submitted later than Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Delegation of Power
For Sale of Chometz

KNOW YE that I/we, the undersigned, fully empower and permit Rabbi Shmuel Katz 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:

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Rabbi Katz 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 in accordance with all detailed terms and detailed forms as explained in the generalauthorization contract which have been given this year to Rabbi Katz to sell the Chometz. This general authorization is made a part of this agreement.

Also do I hereby give the said Rabbi Katz full power and authority to appoint a substitute in his stead with full power to sell and to lease 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.

And to this I hereby affix my signature on this * day of   in the year 5780 - 2020.

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