Authorization for Sale of Chametz -- Pesach 5778
According to Jewish law, Jews are forbidden to use, own, or derive benefit from any chametz (“leavened products”) during Passover. Because of the economic hardship involved in disposing of large quantities of chametz (such as liquor) and the utensils in which chametz is used or cooked, the sages instituted the practice of selling such items before Passover to a non-Jew.

Because of the legal intricacies involved, it is suggested to appoint the rabbi as your agent to sell your chametz and to repurchase it after the holiday.

It is customary, though not mandatory, to make a donation to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund for this service.

The following document accomplishes this appointment. In order for the contract to be valid, it must be signed and received in the synagogue office by 9:20 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018.

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hereby authorize Rabbi Charles L. Arian of Kehilat Shalom to dispose of all chametz that may be in my (our) possession wherever it may be, during the period of Passover 5778, and to repurchase it on my behalf after Passover. I understand that this is a valid sale according to Jewish law and the laws of the State of Maryland.
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We must receive this form in the office (whether electronically or in print) by 9:20 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018.
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