Certificate of Authorization for the Sale of Chometz 

Note: Ideally, one should meet with a rabbi in person to arrange for the sale of one's chometz. For those that can't meet a rabbi in person, we offer the option of selling your chometz online with this form. 

Sale of Chametz 
As we may not own any chametz (leaven) on Passover, it is customary to sell all chametz before Pesach and buy it back as soon as the holiday ends. All chametz and chametz utensils are to be placed in closets or rooms that are locked/sealed shut throughout the holiday.

Since the sale must be legally binding according to both Jewish and civil law, we empower a rabbi to act as our agent. Rabbi Yisrael Kugel sells the chometz on Erev Pesach, Thursday March 29, before 11:57 AM and buys it back the evening after Passover (Saturday, April 7 at 11:00 PM)

We cannot responsibility for forms received after Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8 PM  
IMPORTANT:  After Thursday, March 29,  2018 at 8 PM, or If you will be s pending Pesach outside of the eastern United States, please click  here.

Delegation of Power to Sell Chametz

I the undersigned,   


fully empower and permit Rabbi Yisrael Kugel 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 kind of chametz mixtures).

Also chametz that tends to harden and adhere to surfaces of pans, pots, or cooking utensils, the utensils themselves, as well as pet food that contain chametz and mixtures thereof.

Rabbi Yisrael Kugel is also empowered to lease all places wherein the chametz may be found, particularly at:

and elsewhere.

Rabbi Yisrael Kugel 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 Yisrael Kugel 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.

Email Address 

Signature (print name)    Date 

Donate to Maot Chittim (Pesach funds for the poor) here  (Please be sure to submit your Chametz Sale first)

For information on the Seders and to reserve, click here (Please be sure to submit your Chametz Sale first)