Hametz, not explicitly defined in the Torah, is described in rabbinic literature as being these five species of grain: wheat, spelt, oats, barley, and rye. Although matzah must be made from one of these, we are forbidden by halakhah (Jewish law) to eat, own, see, or benefit from any other form of these grains on Pesach.
Please take the opportunity to fill out the form below and return it to the synagogue by 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 5 in order to have your hametz included in the sale.
It is customary to include a donation to support the vulnerable in our community. These funds will be contributed to Rabbi Adelson’s Discretionary Fund which is used to provide scholarships, offer assistance to those in need and to promote Jewish cultural, educational and religious activities.
Hag kasher vesameah (A Happy and Kosher Pesach)!
Rabbi Seth Adelson