Sell Your Chametz - Chabad Jewish Center of Prospect Heights
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April 19 - 27, 2019

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.]

    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.

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

  • Sale of Chametz Form

  • Note: We will not be able to process chametz sales submitted later than Thursday, April 18, 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

  • I the undersigned, fully empower and permit Rabbi Mendy Hecht 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 kinds of chametz mixtures).Also chametz that tends to harden and adhere to inside surfaces of pans, pots, or cooking utensils, the utensils themselves, and all kinds of live animals and pets that have been eating chametz and mixtures thereof. Rabbi Mendy Hecht 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 Mendy Hecht 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 Mendy Hecht 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.

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