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Passover 2020

Final Update

1. Update on Using Hametz One Sold: Please note that once Pesah concludes one may use the hametz that was sold through my agency after 9:00 PM on Thursday evening (this is earlier than my previous email indicating that one may use it beginning at 10:00 PM)

 

2. Post-Pesah Purchases of Hametz

After Pesah, there is a rabbinic prohibition of eating Hametz SheAvar Alav HaPesah, hametz that was in the possession of a Jew on Pesah.  Therefore, one must be careful to buy hametz from a non-Jewish owned establishment, or from Jewish owned establishments who have properly sold their hametz.  This prohibition is limited to “actual hametz”, foods that have hametz as a main ingredient.  This includes bread, cereal, flour, pasta, bread crumbs, etc.  Items such as mayonnaise, dressings, and ketchup that contain vinegar that may be derived from hametz are not a concern since vinegar is mostly derived from corn in the United States.  Kitniyos products may be owned on Pesah and purchased anywhere after Pesah. 

 

Based on the research of the RCBC the following stores maybe patronized for hametz items after Pesah concludes:

All kosher stores that are supervised by the RCBC or another reliable hechsher 

Acme

BJ’s

Costco

CVS

Duane Reade

Dunkin Donuts

Fairway

Food Town

Key Food

Rite Aid

7-Eleven

Shop Rite - Englewood, New Milford, Palisades Park and Paramus

Stop & Shop

Target

Total Wine & More

Trader Joe’s

Walgreen’s

Walmart

 

Update 6

1. I hope everyone is well and doing the best they can under these challenging circumstances. We continue to pray for all those who are ill and wish them a speedy and full refuah sheleimah. Please especially have in mind our dear friend and member, Alan Schwartz,  חיים מרדכי בן רחל in your prayers as we wish him a full recovery. It has been especially meaningful to see a good number of you on the various Zoom shiurim and meetings that we have had in the last few weeks. I encourage all members to take advantage of those opportunities and let us connect as a community in whatever way we can.

2. Thank you to all those who have been so generous in donating to the Discretionary Fund at this time. For those who would like to donate, here is the link:
https://www.netivotshalomnj.org/rabbi-discretionary-fund.html   

3. As we enter this year's three day Yom Tov of Pesah, it is especially important to scrupulously maintain the guidelines and directives of the public health officials regarding social distancing and avoiding any gatherings of any kind over Yom Tov, even when walking on the street for a Yom Tov or shabbat stroll. It is these actions which are helping and will continue to slow down the rate of infections and ease the strain on our local hospitals.

4.   Those who are at risk of physical or mental deterioration must not wait for severe symptoms, such as suicidal ideation (thinking about committing suicide), to develop before calling for help; preventative calls are Halachically obligatory. One who feels at any risk of physical danger or depression due to mental, physical, substance abuse, or abuse issues, or other grave disorders, is required to use a phone on Yom Tov or Shabbat to call for help.

In cases of immediate danger, call 911. 

In other cases, some may prefer to call a therapist, friend, family member, the hotline at Amudim (888-7-AMUDIM, 888-726-8346 or 718-972-3000), or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255).

If you prefer to speak to me, I will monitor my phone and answer a call on Shabbat or Yom Tov. My phone number can be found in the shul membership directory and should be written down in advance for easy access.

Those with a friend or family member who might call them for such a reason, must leave their phones on during Shabbat and Yom Tov and monitor the caller ID of calls received. They should not hesitate to answer the phone or return a call when that person calls on Shabbat or Yom Tov and may speak as long as is necessary.

Those who know someone who is at risk—a family member, friend or neighbor—should reach out to him/her in person in a way that maintains the restrictions of social distancing. It is permissible to call him/her on the telephone on Shabbat or Yom Tov if that is what is necessary.

In non-emergency situations, one should make and answer calls with a shinui (for example, using one’s weaker hand or a knuckle). In emergency situations, one should call for help in the fastest and most efficient way possible.

5. The last time for eating Hametz on Erev Pesah, Wednesday, April 8th is 
10:48 AM and the last time to own Hametz is 11:53 AM. You can dispose of any Hametz that you want to count for biur hametz (destruction of the hametz) by flushing all remaining hametz down the toilet before 11:53 am or disposing it in your trash bags that you put outside for collection before 11:53 am and reciting the bittul text that removes it from your possession. 

6. We will hold an on-line siyum bekhorot on Erev Pesah at 8:30 AM at the following zoom meeting id: 622-482-461

7. My colleague, Rabbanit Leah Sarna, has prepared an outline of the page numbers in the standard RCA Artscroll and Koren siddurim, for those who have a copy at home, for the first days of Yom Tov: 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yRXOj4bFC6 QURnldGVhGTtmERpzz K8vq9rJJs40xs/edit?usp=sharing​​​​​​​
8.  On Saturday evening, at the conclusion of Shabbat Chol Hamoed, please recite Barukh Hamavdil Bein Kodesh Lekhot, please join us for a communal Maariv and Havdalah at 8:20 PM:  Zoom ID: 457 541 9955 
At Maariv we begin to recite the text- ve-tein berakha in the blessing of Bareikh Aleinu in the amidah in place of the text of Ve-tein Tal U-matar which we have been reciting until this point. 

Best wishes for a Hag Kasher Ve-Sameah and prayers for healing for all,

R. Helfgot

 

Update 5

Passover Update #5

1. I hope everyone is well and doing the best they can under these challenging circumstances. We continue to pray for all those who are ill and wish them a speedy and full refuah sheleimah. Please especially have in mind our dear friend and member, Alan Schwartz,  חיים מרדכי בן רחל in your prayers. It has been especially meaningful to see a good number of you on the various Zoom shiurim and meetings that we have had in the last few weeks. I encourage all members to take advantage of those opportunities and let us connect as a community in whatever way we can.

2. The three day Yom Tov that we will celebrate this week in isolation may be especially challenging for those coping with physical and mental health challenges. Please make sure to check in on those who you know are facing these challenges before Yom Tov. If you yourself or someone else may be at risk over the course of the yom tov and should be contacted on yom tov itself please speak to me directly in advance for any halakhic guidance I can offer.

3.  As many families will not be able to share in the regular Pesah experience of extended family joining together, I would recommend the following for all families:
An hour and half or two hours before sunset, daven mincha and make sure the table is set and everyone in the home is ready for Pesah and hold a Zoom meeting with the extended family throughout the country. Have the little ones sing Mah Nishtanah, dayeinu and other favorites, share some divrei Torah, sing your favorite tunes of songs from the seder, share ideas and memories, sing parts of Hallel without the blessings, hide the afikomen virtually, put on your regular Pesah play etc etc. At candle lighting time, turn off the computer, and sing or relax. Daven Maariv right at nightfall and conduct the seder as usual.

4.  Here is this year’s power of attorney  form  authorizing me to sell your hametz. In normal years I have advised individuals and families to try and consume all hametz gamur-real hametz such as bread, cookies and pasta before Pesah and not include it in the sale. This year, given the challenging and changing circumstances, I am advising everyone to include whatever real hametz they have in the sale and hold on to it over Pesah to have access to it until right before Pesah and right after Pesah concludes. This is what I too am planning to do. 
 
Please complete the on line form and scan or take a picture of it and email it to me back no later than Monday, April 5th at 12:00 Noon. There will be no in person mekhirat hametz in my home or the shul this year. Please do not wait until the last minute to take care of this.
 
It is traditional to donate funds to maot hitimor other tzedakah at the time of selling one’s hametz. This year it is especially  important to donate to help all those who are experiencing challenging situations. Please donate via the shul form on line: 

https://www.netivotshalomnj.org/rabbi-discretionary-fund.html  ​​​​​​​

 5. Times for Erev Pesah

The last time for eating Hametz on Erev Pesah, Wednesday, April 8th is 
10:48 AM and the last time to own Hametz is 11:53 AM. You can dispose of any Hametz that you want to count for biur hametz (destruction of the hametz) by flushing all remaining hametz down the toilet before 11:53 am or disposing it in your trash bags that you put outside for collection before 11:53 am and reciting the bittul text that removes it from your possession. As we get closer to Pesah we will send the more detailed announcements with times for yom tov. 

6. We will hold an on-line siyum bekhorot on Erev Pesah at 8:30 AM at the following zoom meeting id: 622-482-461

7. My colleague, Rabbanit Leah Sarna, has prepared an outline of the page numbers in the standard RCA Artscroll and Koren siddurim, for those who have a copy at home, for the first days of Yom Tov: 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yRXOj4bFC6 QURnldGVhGTtmERpzz K8vq9rJJs40xs/edit?usp=sharing​​​​​​
With best wishes,

R. Helfgot

 

Update 4

Dear Netivot Shalom Family,

1. For safety reasons and to help slow the spread of the covid-19 virus everyone is, once again urged in the strongest terms to follow all the guidelines of the public health officials and refraining from social contact with people outside of one's own home to the fullest extent possible. To that end, this year, sadly, there should be no invitations of other families or friends to one's home for Pesah and Yom Tov and only those immediate family living with you under your roof should be part of your seder and yom tov meals. This is to ensure everyone's well being and health down the line.

2.  For those who are ordering groceries via delivery services such as Instacart and Pea Pod or the like, it is permitted to order hametz foods on Hol Hamoed that will be delivered after Pesah concludes. As legally one is not charged the actual amount that one spends nor legally takes possession of the foodstuffs until the order is actually filled and delivered, one is not considered owning the hametz until Pesah has already concluded.

3.   Here is this year’s power of attorney form  authorizing me to sell your hametz. In normal years I have advised individuals and families to try and consume all hametz gamur-real hametz such as bread, cookies and pasta before Pesah and not include it in the sale. This year, given the challenging and changing circumstances, I am advising everyone to include whatever real hametz they have in the sale and hold on to it over Pesah to have access to it until right before Pesah and right after Pesah concludes. This is what I too am planning to do. 
 
Please complete the on line form:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/11iC-X73bMXYxkRwx0QDGnXjBgIFwp0p2/view    and scan or take a picture of it and email it to me back no later than Monday, April 5th at 12:00 Noon. There will be no in person mekhirat hametz in my home or the shul this year. Please do not wait until the last minute to take care of this.
 
4. It is traditional to donate funds to maot hitim or other tzedakah at the time of selling one’s hametz. This year it is especially  important to donate to help all those who are experiencing challenging situations. Please donate via the shul form on line: 

https://www.netivotshalomnj.org/rabbi-discretionary-fund.html  

5.  Times for Erev Pesah

The last time for eating Hametz on Erev Pesah, Wednesday, April 8th is 
10:48 AM and the last time to own Hametz is 11:53 AM. You can dispose of any Hametz that you want to count for biur hametz (destruction of the hametz) by flushing all remaining hametz down the toilet before 11:53 am or disposing it in your trash bags that you put outside for collection before 11:53 am and reciting the bittul text that removes it from your possession.  We will hold an on-line siyum bekhorot on Erev Pesah, Wed, April 8th at 8:30 AM zoom id:  https://zoom.us/j/622482461 

6. As many families will not be able to share in the regular Pesah experience of extended family joining together, I would recommend the following for all families:
A hour and half or two hours before sunset, daven mincha and make sure the table is set and everyone in the home is ready for Pesah and hold a zoom meeting with extended family throughout the country. Have the little ones sing Mah Nishtanah, dayeinu and other favorites, share some divrei Torah, sing your favorite tunes of songs from the seder, share ideas and memories, sing parts of Hallel without the blessings, hide the afikomen virtually, put on your regular Pesah play etc etc. At candle lighting time, turn off the computer, and sing or relax. Daven Maariv right at nightfall and conduct the seder as usual.

Kol tuv
Rabbi Helfgot

Update 3

Dear Netivot Family:

I hope everyone is well and doing the best they can under these challenging circumstances. We continue to pray for all those who are ill and wish them a speedy and full refuah sheleimah. Please especially have in mind our dear friend and member, Alan Schwartz,  חיים מרדכי בן רחל in your prayers. It has been especially meaningful to see a good number of you on the various zoom shiurim and meetings that we have had in the last few weeks. I encourage all members to take advantage of those opportunities and let us connect as a community in whatever way we can.

Wed. Night 
The Zoom shiur this week will be a crowdsourcing/sharing of ideas on the seder. It  will take place on Wed night, April 1 at 8:30 PM. The zoom id is: 680-120-6320

Pesah Update #3

1. For safety reasons and to help slow the spread of the covid-19 virus everyone is, once again urged in the strongest terms to follow all the guidelines of the public health officials and refraining from social contact with people outside of one's own home to the fullest extent possible. To that end, this year, sadly, there should be no invitations of other families or friends to one's home for Pesah and Yom Tov and only those immediate family living with you under your roof should be part of your seder and yom tov meals. This is to ensure everyone's well being and health down the line. View this week's letter from the RCBC affirming that position in the strongest terms: 

https://www.rcbcvaad.org 

2. As many families will not be able to share in the regular Pesah experience of extended family joining together, I would recommend the following for all families:

An hour and half or two hours before sunset, daven mincha and make sure the table is set and everyone in the home is ready for Pesah and hold a Zoom meeting with extended family throughout the country. Have the little ones sing Mah Nishtanah, dayeinu and other favorites, share some divrei Torah, sing your favorite tunes of songs from the seder, share ideas and memories, sing parts of Hallel without the blessings, hide the afikomen virtually, put on your regular Pesah play etc etc. At candle lighting time, turn off the computer, and sing or relax. Daven Maariv right at nightfall and conduct the seder as usual.

3. As I have mentioned in past years, while most printed haggadot state that one should not eat more than a small amount of karpas so as not to engender a question of berakha aharona, I follow the view of my revered teacher, Rav Lichtenstein z"l and others who maintain that one can eat a larger amount and there is no issue. As such one can continue to nibble on vegetables or veggie chips throughout maggid which helps ensure that there are no hunger pains or need to rush through anything.

4. Here is a link to another interactive seder experience and packet from the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem:  https://elmad.pardes.org/2020/03/an-interactive-seder-experience-expanded-edition/?mc_cid=f835c0a023&mc_eid=925262dde4​​​​​​​
5. Mekhirat Hametz

Here is this year’s power of attorney form ​​​​​​​ authorizing me to sell your hametz. In normal years I have advised individuals and families to try and consume all hametz gamur-real hametz such as bread, cookies and pasta before Pesah and not include it in the sale. This year, given the challenging and changing circumstances, I am advising everyone to include whatever real hametz they have in the sale and hold on to it over Pesah to have access to it until right before Pesah and right after Pesah concludes. This is what I too am planning to do. 
 
Please complete the on line form ​​​​​​​ : and scan or take a picture of it and email it to me back no later than Monday, April 5th at 12:00 Noon. There will be no in person mekhirat hametz in my home or the shul this year. Please do not wait until the last minute to take care of this.
 
It is traditional to donate funds to maot hitimor other tzedakah at the time of selling one’s hametz. This year it is especially  important to donate to help all those who are experiencing challenging situations. Please donate via the shul form on line: 

​​​​​​​https://www.netivotshalomnj.org/rabbi-discretionary-fund.html ​​​​​​​

 6.  Times for Erev Pesah

The last time for eating Hametz on Erev Pesah, Wednesday, April 8th is 
10:48 AM and the last time to own Hametz is 11:53 AM. You can dispose of any Hametz that you want to count for biur hametz (destruction of the hametz) by flushing all remaining hametz down the toilet before 11:53 am or disposing it in your trash bags that you put outside for collection before 11:53 am and reciting the bittul text that removes it from your possession. As we get closer to Pesah we will send the more detailed announcements with times for yom tov. We will hold an on-line siyum bekhorot on Erev Pesah at 8:30 AM- Details to follow.


With Torah blessings,

Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot

Update 2

Dear Netivot Family:

I hope everyone is well and doing the best they can under these challenging circumstances. We continue to pray for all those who are ill and wish them a speedy and full refuah sheleimah. Please especially have in mind our dear friend and member, Alan Schwartz,  חיים מרדכי בן רחל in your prayers.

The zoom shiur on Themes of the Exodus will take place on Wed night, March 25 at 8:30 PM. The zoom id is: 680-120-6320

Pesah Update #2

1. For safety reasons and to help slow the spread of the covid-19 virus everyone is, of course, urged to follow all the guidelines of the public health officials and refraining from social contact with people outside of one's own home to the fullest extent possible. To that end, this year, sadly, there should be no invitations of other families or friends to one's home for Pesah and Yom Tov. This is to ensure everyone's well being and health down the line. Given that some people may find themselves alone for the seder I am once again including the material about running a seder on your own:

Guide to Leading a Seder

Below is a compilation of resources to help you prepare for your seder:
-The IRF Guide to a Concise Seder  
A Different Pesach: Ideas for Solo and Small Sedarim
-T he Minimalist's Guide to Passover and Seder by Rabbanit Leah Sarna 
- Sefaria is offering the following resources:
The Seder on Sefaria is a group that is still in development and contains links to the printable text of the Haggadah, customizable digital sheets that can be used to make your own Haggadah, seder resources and activities for the whole family. Our tutorial page for educators is here if people need help working with the materials.
As always, our searchable database contains hundreds of prepared dapei mekorot about numerous Passover related topics.

2.  Loneliness and Mental Health

Dr. Michelle Friedman, Director of Pastoral Counseling at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, has written a piece on COVID-19 and the Challenge of Spending Pesach Alone . If you have any mental health concerns for yourself or a loved one please contact your mental health provider. For specific halakhic guidance for those who will be alone on Pesah and concerns about mental health, please contact the rabbi privately for direction and halakhic suggestions.

3. New Utensils

If you need to use new utensils for cooking this Pesah as you do not have a full set of Pesah utensils, please consider kashering basic pots and pans as outlined in documents sent out in the first Pesah update. If you need to fill in with other utensils, please try to use single use aluminum pans and the like that do not require any tevillah in a mikvah.

If one bought new utensils and absolutely needs to use them for Pesah- please follow the following guidelines:

Ordinarily, certain types of new kitchen utensils require immersion in the mikvah before you can use them. A utensil must be immersed if it is a. made of metal or glass, and b. comes in direct contact with food, and c. if water won’t damage the vessel. Vessels made of plastic, rubber, or wood do not require immersion.

If you purchased new utensils this year and are unable to safely use a mikvah to immerse them and have no other way to cook food (such as using single use aluminum foil pans or the like) then you may still use them, relying on the following leniences for extreme circumstances:
a)  Formally selling them to a non-Jewish friend and borrowing them from that person until you are able to buy them back and dip them in a mikvah
b) If that is not an option relying on the view of the Rogochover Gaon, R. Yosef Rozen (Tzofnat Paneah-Hilkhot Maakhalot Assurot Ch. 17) who maintained that mass produced utensils were not included in the obligation of tevilat keilim and immerse them when the mikvah is safe to use again.

There maybe other leniencies that may be available which will be forthcoming in a future update.

4. Mekhirat Hametz

Here is Here is this year’s power of attorney form authorizing me to sell your hametz. In normal years I have advised individuals and families to try and consume all hametz gamur-real hametz such as bread, cookies and pasta before Pesah and not include it in the sale. This year, given the challenging and changing circumstances, I am advising everyone to include whatever real hametz they have in the sale and hold on to it over Pesah to have access to it until right before Pesah and right after Pesah concludes. This is what I too am planning to do. 
 
Please complete the on line form: and scan or take a picture of it and email it to me back no later than Sunday, April 5th at 12:00 Noon. There will be no in person mekhirat hametz in my home or the shul this year.
 
It is traditional to donate funds to maot hitimor other tzedakah at the time of selling one’s hametz. The easiest way to do it is online via the shul form: 
                   https://www.netivotshalomnj.org/rabbi-discretionary-fund.html
 
 5. Times for Erev Pesah

The last time for eating Hametz on Erev Pesah, Wednesday, April 8th is 
10:48 AM and the last time to own Hametz is 11:53 AM. You can dispose of any Hametz that you want to count for biur hametz (destruction of the hametz) by flushing down the toilet before 11:53 am or disposing it in your trash bags that you put outside for collection before 11:53 am. As we get closer to Pesah we will send the more detailed announcements with times for yom tov. We will hold an on-line siyum bekhorot on Erev Pesah at 8:30 AM- Details to follow.


With Torah blessings,

Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot

Update 1

Dear Netivot Family:

 

I hope this note finds you and your families well under these difficult circumstances for the entire world. We continue to pray for those who are ill and wish them a speedy recovery. I have been heartened and strengthened by the countless acts of hesed large and small that people in the community have done and are doing for each other and those who have specific challenges. I have also been so grateful to share with you moments of connection during the zoom kabbalat shabbat, Havdalah, shiurim and some fun get togethers. Please continue to meticulously practice the guidelines of social distancing and staying at home except for those instances permitted by NJ law and the health directives of our local officials.

 

Pesah Update #1

 

  1. Attached here is this year’s power of attorney form authorizing me to sell your hametz. In normal years I have advised individuals and families to try and consume all hametz gamur-real hametz such as bread, cookies and pasta before Pesah and not include it in the sale. This year, given the challenging and changing circumstances, I am advising everyone to include whatever real hametz they have in the sale and hold on to it over Pesah to have access to it until right before Pesah and right after Pesah concludes. This is what I too am planning to do.

 

Please complete the on line form: and scan or take a picture of it and email it to me back no later than Sunday, April 5that 12:00 Noon. There will be no in person mekhirat hametz in my home or the shul this year.

 

It is traditional to donate funds to maot hitimor other tzedakah at the time of selling

one’s hametz. The easiest way to do it is online via the shul form:

https://www.netivotshalomnj.org/rabbi-discretionary-fund.html

 

  1. The last time for eating Hametz on Erev Pesah, Wednesday, April 8this 10:48 AM and the last time to own Hametz is 11:53 AM. You can dispose of any Hametz that you want to count for biur hametz (destruction of the hametz) by flushing down the toilet before 11:53 am or disposing it in your trash bags that you put outside for collection before 11:53 am. As we get closer to Pesah we will send the more detailed announcements with times for yom tov. We will hold an on-line siyum bekhorot on Erev Pesah morning at 8:00 AM with details forthcoming.
     
  2. Below are some basic guidelines for using and purchasing food for Pesah this year given some of the unique circumstances that we find ourselves in:

 

  1. All raw meats, poultry, fish that one purchased even before the stores “turned over” for Pesah but were in the freezer can be used without question for Pesah. Please just wash it off with cold weather before use in Pesah cooking.
  2. OU Kashrutand the CRC maintain a comprehensive listof products that do and do not require special Passover certification, and as does Rabbi Eidlitz here. The other kashrut agencies also have list that are easily accessible on line.
  3. As I ruled two years ago, vegetables like green beans, snap peas, string beans, Italian beans etc. are notconsidered kitniyot and may be used without a problem on Pesah.
  4. Coffeethat is unflavored and caffeinated may be purchased before Pesachwithout any Kosher for Passover certification.
  5. Black or Green Tea that is unflavored and caffeinated may be purchased before Pesachwithout any Kosher for Passover certification. It is not recommended to purchase brewed coffee or tea from a coffee shop on Hol HaMo’ed, even though this can be done at other times of the year.
  6. Decaffeinated Coffee orTeaand Flavored Coffeeor Teashould only be purchased with Kosher for Passover certification.
  7. Quinoais permissible on Passover even for Ashkenazim who refrain from eating kitniot(legumes and items similar to hametz). Quinoa should be purchased with special Kosher for Passover certification or if it is impossible to get that, it should be purchased before Passover and checked carefully to ensure no kernels of wheat have crept in.
  8. Milkcan be purchased before Passover begins or if purchased on Hol Hamoed should have Kosher for Passover certification.
  9. Eggsmay be purchased on Hol Ha-Mo’ed even without Kosher for Passover certification.
  10. Canola Oil may be used on Passover even without Kosher for Passover certification if it was purchased before Pesach.
  11. Extra Virgin Olive Oilmay be used on Pesachwithout Kosher for Passover certification (or any Kosher certification) if it was purchased before Pesach.
  12. Pure Orange or Apple Juice purchased before Pesah may be used even without a kosher lePesah certification if one is not able to obtain those things with Kosher for Pesah certification.
  13. Nuts (From Rabbi Eidlitz): All raw, whole or chopped almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, without BHA, BHT or other additives, or preservatives are approved for Pesach use. However, if the label states that it is processed in a plant that processes Kitniyos or Chometz, then it requires a reliable Kosher For Pesach certification. Whole pecans and half pecans do NOT require Kosher for Pesach certification. However, pecan pieces and midget pecans must bear a Kosher for Pesach symbol. All dry roasted nuts and ground nuts require reliable KFP certification.

 

  1. Here is a link to a basic outline of how to kasher one’s home and make Pesah for families or individuals who have never done so before prepared by my former student and current colleague, Rabbi David Wolkenfeld from Chicago’s ABSI kehillah:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/188NcDqRa69qxvGmZwuSrwfh4yIR58McKuI9EggIgAAM/edit

 

 

  1. I hope to hold a zoom question and answer session on Pesah questions on Sunday evening, March 29th. Details to follow. I also hope we can have a communal sharing of ideas and divrei Torah for the seder on Wed evening, April 1. Details to follow (H/T to Dr. Mark Druck for the suggestion).

 

 

 

 


 

 

Power of Attorney for Sale of Chametz

Access form here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11iC-X73bMXYxkRwx0QDGnXjBgIFwp0p2/view?usp=sharing

After completing form, send to Rabbi Helfgot.

Thu, May 28 2020 5 Sivan 5780