Chametz.jpgSince 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.

The following form should be printed out and mailed or brought to the Chabad Center by April 16, 2019. 

  • If you need a form mailed to you or please e-mail or call (508) 339-8767 and we will send you a "Sale of Chametz" form. Fill it out & make sure it is returned to our office by April 16. 
  • You can read more info about selling your chametz by clicking here


Sale Of Chametz form
This form is NOT an internet form - it must be printed out and mailed or brought to the Chabad Center | 35 Horace Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

The deadline to receive this form is April 16, 2019. If you think it might get to us too late, CALL US FIRST!

Delegation of Power to Sell Chometz

I (we*)____________________________________________ hereby authorize Rabbi Kivman or an agent of his choice, to sell all Chometz in my (our) possession wherever it may be — at home, at my (our) place of business, or elsewhere — in accordance with the requirements of Jewish & Civil Law as incorporated in the special contract for the sale of Chometz.

* Please specify husband and wife names

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

Home Address: ______________________________________________________________

Address (cont.): ____________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: ____________________________________________________________

Business address: ___________________________________________________________

Business Address (cont): _____________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: ____________________________________________________________

E-mail: ____________________________________________________________________

Signature(s): _______________________________________________________________

Must be signed by head of household, and preferably by all parties.

Please make sure it gets to our office by April 16, 2019  


It is also customary to include a "tip" for the Rabbi, as sign of gratitude for taking care of the sale of Chametz for you. Additionally, you can also make a donation to the Chabad Center in honor of Passover.


  • There is an online sale-of-chametz form, to be used ONLY if it's IMPOSSIBLE to get the printed/signed form to Chabad in time:  click here.