Since 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.


There are 2 methods for completing a form for sale of Chametz. You may complete the on-line form which follows, or you may wish to print out a form and mail it in. (Scroll down to use the printable form).


Delegation of power for sale of Chametz

Please complete this on-line form and submit it before April 3, 2020.

I, (Full Name) *
and (Wife's Full Name-if married)
fully empower and permit Rabbi Sholom Harlig
to act on my behalf to sell all Chametz/mixtures
of Chametz owned by me, as defined by the
Torah and Rabbinic Law, particularly at the
address or addresses listed below, and elsewhere.
This power is in conformity with all Torah,
Rabbinic and Civil laws.

Primary Residence Street: *
City, State, Zip:
e-mail address:

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Please read carefully before clicking the SUBMIT button at the bottom of this screen.

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Use this form if you do not wish to use the on-line form. You may obtain a printable Chametz Form by following the steps below. Please read the entire document before signing.

Step 1: click here to see Chametz Form
Step 2: print out the form using the controls on the screen
Step 3: fill out the form, sign it, and mail to Chabad of the Inland Empire, 8710 Baker Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (form must be received by April 3, 2020).

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