Jewish tradition forbids us not just to eat, but even to own, leavened stuff during Passover. But if it is not possible or practical to dispose of all chameitz prior to the holiday, or to undertake the financial burden of replacing it when Passover ends, tradition also permits us formally to divest ourselves of ownership of those places where leavened stuff has been deposited ahead of time.
Seasonal Divestiture Now Underaway
Since the Torah forbids us not only to eat, but even to own, any leavened stuff during the eight days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, you can formally sell off any property where grain products and the like are stored, if you are unable to eat them all up prior to the arrival of Passover, print out and complete a copy of this Deed of Sale Chameitz and return it to the Temple Office before April 13.
Please return to Rabbi Gross at Temple Beth Orr by noon on Sunday, April 13.