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Hametz

What is Hametz? Wheat, oats, rye, barley, or spelt became hametz (fermented) if they came in contact with water for 18 minutes after harvesting. The term hametz is also applied to dishes and utensils which have been in contact with hametz foods during the year.
    The Torah prohibits the ownership of hametz during Pesach. Therefore, we arrange for mekhiratz hametz, the sale of the hametz to a non-Jew. This transfer is accomplished by appointing an agent, the rabbi, to handle the sale. It is a valid and legal transfer of ownership. At the end of the holiday, the agent arranges for the reversion of the ownership of the non-allowed hametz. If the ownership of the hametz was not transferred before the holiday, the use of the hametz is prohibited after the holiday as well.
    Hametz donations provide funds for Passover foods for the needy. 

The form below is for online payments. To download a printable form and mail a check, please click here.

What is Hametz?

Wheat, oats, rye, barley, or spelt become hametz (fermented) if they come in contact with water for 18 minutes after harvesting. The term hametz is also applied to dishes and utensils which have been in contact with hametz foods during the year.

The Torah prohibits the ownership of hametz during Pesach. Therefore, we arrange for mekhiratz hametz, the sale of the hametz to a non-Jew. This transfer is accomplished by appointing an agent, the rabbi, to handle the sale. It is a valid and legal transfer of ownership. At the end of the holiday, the agent arranges for the reversion of the ownership of the non-allowed hametz. If the ownership of the hametz was not transferred before the holiday, the use of the hametz is prohibited after the holiday as well.

Proceeds help to provide Passover foods for the needy.

For a printable version of this form, click here. 
For the full Passover 2019 schedule, click here.

 

Sat, July 20 2019 17 Tammuz 5779