Selling Chametz Pesach 2021

Dear Members and Friends,

The challenging situation of the Covid-19 requires a modification in the way we will be able to sell our chametz this year. Unlike previous years where you could personally meet with Rabbi Smason and then designate him as your shliach (proxy) to sell your chametz, current circumstances require the chametz sale to be conducted by email or regular (snail) mail.

Below, please find a form authorizing Rabbi Smason to be your shliach (proxy) to sell your chametz for Pesach, this year to begin on the evening of March 27 and conclude on the evening of April 4.

Your authorization form MUST be in Rabbi Smason’s possession no later than 3:00 P.M. Thursday, March 26. If you plan on sending the form by regular mail, please allow sufficient time for its arrival to the NHBZ office no later than Wednesday, March 25.

It is customary to make a donation when arranging the chametz sale. Checks can be made out to NHBZ with “Chametz sale” in the memo line.

If you have any questions about the process of the sale of chametz, don’t hesitate to contact Rabbi Smason by email ( or phone (314 749-5271).