Authorization for Sale of Chametz
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, or any other appropriate 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 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 29th. Faxed/emailed contracts are acceptable as well.
residing at: ____________________________________
hereby authorize Rav Julius Rabinowitz of Beth Jacob Synagogue 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 Connecticut.
Please return this form to:
Beth Jacob Synagogue
400 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
Fax to 860-859-9626 or email to: email@example.com
Form must be received in the office by 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018.