What is Chametz?

Chametz is any food product made from the following five grains... 1.  wheat  2. barley  3. rye  4. oats  5.spelt, which if they come in contact with water or moisture will rise, unless fully baked within 18 minutes.  


*List of food which contains chametz . . .

Beer, biscuits, bran, brewers yeast (nutritional yeast), cake, cereals (that contain one of the five grains), cookies, crackers, dough, drinks from grains (chico), instant quaker oats, macaroni, malt, noodles, oatmeal, puffed wheat, semolina, snack bars (that contain one of the five grains), soup nuts, spaghetti, wafers, wheat germ, whisky, and yeast extracts. [The five grains are wheat, barley, spelt, rye, and oats]. 


As we are commanded by the Torah, if a food contains any trace of chametz, we don't eat it, and we make sure not to have any of it in our possessions over Passover. 


Note: Matzah used all your round might be chametz, and not for Passover use. Only matzahs baked especially for Passover may be used on Passover.


Have A Kosher Pesach,
Cantor Hesh
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Before Noon Friday April 3rd, 2015/14th Nisan, 5775. Send a check today, or call the office with your credit card to authorize Cantor Hesh to be your agent in the selling of chometz.


Print this page & mail to Temple Sholom 132 SE 11th Ave. Pompano Beach FL 33060

Delegation of Power of Attorney for the Sale of Chometz

I the undersigned, fully empower and authorize Cantor Hesh Mayersdorf, of Temple Sholom, to sell all chometz possessed by me.

This includes all chometz (leavened) which may in my possession from now up to and including Friday April 3rd, 2015 (14th Nisan, 5775) at 12:00pm (Noon).


I hereby affirm my signature on this ______________day of the month ____________________ in the year 2015.


Name: ___________________________________

Address: _________________________________



(Your generous donation will help those in need of Passover food)

The Jewish Center at Temple Sholom was the oldest Conservative Congregation in North Broward and is now the newest Progressive Egalitarian Conservative Congregation offering a warm and caring environment to enrich the faith of all Jews through spiritual, religious, educational and social activities, each delivering the best of innovative and traditional ideals. Women and men are invited to participate equally in all aspects of worship and are encouraged to assist and participate in services and activities, to help create a warm, comfortable and friendly atmosphere. The Center policies are set by the Board of Directors and Committee Members who work closely with the Rabbi, Cantor and Staff.


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Temple Sholom's Gravesites are located in the

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