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Sale of Chametz

Please fill out this form and come in to make a kinyan (symbolic act utilizing and object of consideration by which to appoint Rabbi Shafner your agent) with Rabbi Shafner.  He will be available after each weekday service or after Havdalah. 
If you have any questions or need to fill out a form on paper please contact Rabbi Shafner or the Kesher office.
I, the undersigned, fully empower and permit Rabbi Hyim Shafner to act in my place and stead, and in my behalf to sell all Chometz (leaven) possessed by me (knowingly or unknowingly) as defined by the Torah and Rabbinic Law (e.g., Chometz, any possible Chometz, and all kinds of Chometz mixtures), as well as Chometz that tends to harden and to adhere to a surface of inside of pans, pots, and 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 indicated below and elsewhere including in my vehicles.


Rabbi Hyim Shafner has the full right to sell and to lease by any transactions, as he deems fit and proper and for such time which he believes necessary. I hereby give Rabbi Hyim Shafner full power and authority to appoint a substitute in his stead with full power to sell and lease as provided herein. The above given power is in conformity with all Torah, Rabbinical regulations and laws, and also in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia and of the United States.

Typing in your full name in this box acts as your signature and indicates that by typing your name, you are signing a contract. 

Rabbi Shafner will sell chametz for those in Israel for Pesach on the 13th of Nissan (Thursday, March 29, before sundown EDT time) so that you will not be in possession of any chametz from the time that chamez is prohibited in Israel as that time commences earlier then in America.

Please note: If you answer yes, your chametz in Israel must be put away by Thursday night, March 29 (Israel time) and marked as such. In addition, this chametz will not be available to you for use until Sunday, April 8, at 12pm (Israel time), as it will be bought back some time on Saturday night, April 7, in Washington, DC. 

If owner is not home for Pesach: indicate where a key to address listed or room/areas location of chametz may be obtained.


Mon, March 25 2019 18 Adar II 5779