The Big Felafel

Partial Passover Anxiety Relief: Collection of Chametz by Shachen Tov in Jerusalem

The Passover/Pesach frenzy has begun as I greedily relish bread (gasp!), cookies, cakes, and other leavened products (naughty!) before I have to give it up for a week.

What I have not been relishing, though, is the thought of cleaning my house.  The anxiety for Pesach starts weeks before, as I second guess if I should buy one or two bags of pasta; 3 or 4 rolls; 1 or 2 packages of flour… you get the idea. But, no matter how much you try to space it out, thinking this year I’ll magically be chametz-free the day before the holiday, you know these attempts are futile.

So, instead of trying to fight it, this year I got an email from my friend Dena, who told me about  Shachen Tov Organization (Good neighbor) who is collecting donations of chametz (closed packages, only), before Pesach.  They will be selling all the contents of their warehouses, and after Pesach they will distribute it to the needy families they help. If you are interested, please contact the person in your area:

  • Ramot – Ortal – 054-5868427
  • Katamon – Sara – 052-5389994
  • Nachlaot – Chagit – 050-7881007
  • Gilo – Shalom – 054-3395419
  • Baka – Yossi – 052-7203673
  • Ramot Eshkol – Meno – 052-6674062

Further information – Matan – 052-5389996

shachen tov

And of course, for your viewing pleasure, The Matza Ball Rap


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