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Sale of Chametz 2022-5782

Before Pesach, it is a requirement to eliminate all chametz (bread products or derivatives of bread products) from our possession. Jewish law allows for chametz, especially and preferably, only in non-bread-like form (e.g. liquors, mixtures, etc.) to be sold to a gentile in those circumstances when elimination is not an option. Arrangements for such sale may be made through Maharat Ruth Friedman using the form below. Deadline to submit is Thursday, April 14.

Maharat Friedman does not accept personal monetary gifts for this service, which she views as a privilege to perform. She does, however, welcome Maot Chittim contributions to the synagogue Chesed Fund, which will be used to provide financial support to those in need. 

If you are having trouble filling out the form below please call our office, 202-882-7225 or email


Be it proclaimed that I hereby empower and authorize Maharat Ruth Friedman to sell all chametz that may be in my possession, wherever it may be – at home, a place of business, or elsewhere. This includes all goods which may be delivered to me over Passover.  Maharat Friedman has the full right to sell, dispose, and conduct all transactions, including rental of the place where the chametz is stored and rental of right of way as she deems fit and proper, for such time which she believes necessary in accordance with detailed terms and details forms explained in the contracts in her possession. The above power hereby being given, is meant to conform with all Torah and Rabbinic regulations and laws, and also in accordance with the laws of Washington, D.C.

Mon, September 25 2023 10 Tishrei 5784