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Sell Your Chametz (Mekhirat Chametz)

March 30, 2018

On Pesach, we are not to own any chametz, fermented grain products. But to empty and discard our cupboards completely would be a waste of resources. Therefore, we sell our chametz (called “Mekhirat Chametz”). While the items can remain in our locked cabinets, selling them enables us to rid ourselves of all that spiritually sours our lives. Annually, we help orchestrate the sale of your chametz by inviting you to appoint a Beth El rabbi as your agent in the sale. This can be done in person, but more often than not it is done online. It’s easy, accessible and important step in preparation for the Passover holiday.

Participate in Chametz Sale 5778 by filling out the form.


Join us for a community chametz search, sale and burning!

Friday, March 30 | 11:15 am | Beth El Synagogue

Event will include:

  • Chametz search activities and games for younger children
  • “Selling” our leavened products to St. Louis Park Mayor Jake Spano
  • Communal burning of chametz-please bring your chametz with you to add to our Biur Chametz
  • Fire safety demonstration with St. Louis Park Fire Department

Beth El will not be holding a second seder this year. However, we do want to ensure that everyone who wants to attend a seder  finds a place. Please contact lrappaport@bethelsynagogue.org if you are willing to host guests at your seder, or if you are looking for a table to join.


March 30, 2018


Beth El Synagogue
5225 Barry Street West
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416 United States


Beth El Synagogue (Organizer)