Background: Chametz is any food product containing wheat, barley, rye, oats, or spelt that has been in contact with moisture for over 18 minutes. As Chametz is forbidden for a Jew to own on the Passover holiday, the custom is to grant the Rabbi permission to sell your Chametz to a non-jew during Passover and buy it back on your behalf at the conclusion of the holiday in order to avoid the above prohibition.

Note: We will not be able to process chametz sales submitted later than Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 8:00 AM EST. The storage area should be locked or taped shut to be leased to the non-Jew at the time of the chametz sale.

If you are not going to be in the Montreal area for the Passover holiday, please let Rabbi Schneur Silberstein know where you will be located so that he can arrange the sale at the proper time.

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.

I the undersigned, fully empower and permit Rabbi Schneur Silberstein 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) as well as 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 Schneur Silberstein is also empowered to lease all places wherein the chametz may be found, particularly at the address/es listed below, and elsewhere.

Rabbi Schneur Silberstein 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 Schneur Silberstein 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.

Addresses / Locations Where Chametz May Be Found
Please enter any additional locations where your Chametz may be found.