Edmonton's Jewish Community Selling Chametz To Mayor Don Iveson Join Us on Friday April 22nd I, the undersigned, fully empower and permit Rabbi Kliel Rose to act in my place, and on my behalf to sell all chametz possessed by me knowingly or unknowingly as defined in the Torah and by Rabbinical Law. I also give him permission to lease all places where the chametz owned by me may be found, especially in the premises located at: Address City, Province Postal Code This contract absolves me of all chametz of which I am unaware. Pesach obligates us to fight hunger ("Let all who are hungry come and eat'). In this regard I am enclosing a donation to tzedakah to be placed in the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund. All cheques should be made out to “Beth Shalom Synagogue”, on the memo line please include “Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund – Pesach Tzedakah”.
The above power is in conformity with all Torah, Rabbinical regulations and laws and is also in accordance with Laws of the Province of Alberta and of Canada. I hereby affix my signature on the ____day of ___ 2016 Signature: ___________________________________ Name: ______________________________________ Address : _____________________________________
Please return to Beth Shalom Synagogue by April 22nd, 2016 11916 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5K 0N9 Fax: 780.488-6259 E-mail: [email protected]
Before the holiday of Passover, we clean our homes of all Chametz. It is a mitzvah to get rid of your Chametz and in order to ensure that you do not own any Chametz during Passover, we arrange a proxy sale through our Rabbi. Jewish law allows us to keep Chametz we are not willing to destroy or give away. You should put it all away in a safe place in your home before Passover, and sign a document giving Rabbi Kliel the authority to sell it to a non-Jew for the duration of the holiday.
Mayor Don Iveson and Rabbi Kliel Rose of Beth Shalom Synagogue will be meeting on Friday, April 22nd at 9 am for the ceremony as part of an annual practice to offer assistance to Edmonton’s Jewish community in the celebration of Passover. After Passover ends, Rabbi Kliel will buy back the leavened products from Mayor Iveson. At the same time, to follow a longstanding tradition, Rabbi Kliel will make a donation on half of Beth Shalom in honour of Mayor Iveson. At the mayor's request, donations will be made to The United Way. To participate, please complete and sign the attached form. If you would like to make a donation in Mayor Iveson's honour, cheques should be made out to “Beth Shalom Synagogue”; on the memo line please include “Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund – Pesach Tzedakah”. All funds will be donated to The United Way. All forms need to be handed in, faxed, scanned or emailed to Rabbi Kliel no later than Thursday, April 22nd at 8 am.