On Passover we are required to eliminate chamaytz (leavened products) from our lives. This physical and spiritual cleansing asks us to abdicate responsibility for and benefit from this forbidden product. And so, as Passover looms, we clean our kitchens and empty our cupboards. We rid ourselves of chamaytz in all it's forms. In a world of limited means and immense need, it has long been the practice of Jewish communities around the world to sell any chamaytz left in their possession to a righteous individual who is not part of the Jewish community. In appointing the rabbis of our community as your agents in this process, one makes a token contribution to show their active willingness to take part in the contractual procedure.