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Chometz after Passover 2017

The following information is from a number of sources. There are also different opinions so I am posting the information with its source. Be reminded that in many communities, there is not a problem with chometz achar Pesach in the local kosher store whose chometz has been sold by the local vaad or rabbi.

  • New York: STATUS OF STORES TO SHOP IN AFTER PESACHfrom Congregation Ohab Zedek This list current as of April 14, 2017
    You Can Shop in the Following Establishments All chains listed on this grid are owned by non-Jews:
    7 Eleven Duane Reade Target
    A & P Food Emporium Trader Joe’s
    Associated Gristedes Waldbaum’s
    BJ’s Wholesale Club Key Food Walgreen’s
    Costco Pathmark Walmart
    CVS Rite Aid Whole Foods
    D’Agostino Sam’s Club Westside Market
    1. Barzini's, Fairway, and Fresh Direct have Jewish ownership and their chametz was sold. Please ask about these establishments as they were open during Pesach.
    2. Jewish Owned Establishments that sold only Passover products during Pesach.
    3. Limitations after Pesach apply only to the purchase of chametz. You can purchase non-chametz items, including kitniyot, in any Jewish Owned Establishment immediately after Pesach.
  • Los Angeles:From Kosherquest.org:

    A Jew may buy from the following stores immediately after Pesach:
    7-ElevenGelson'sSmart & Final
    99 cent storeJetro/Restaurant DepotSmith’s
    AlbertsonsJon'sTarget (in California)
    BevMoK-Mart Trader Joe’s
    Big LotsNuts & MoreVons / Pavilions
    Bristol FarmsPetcoWalgreens
    Coffee BeanPetsmartWalmart
    Dollar TreeRite Aid
    ErewhonSadafWine & Liquor Depot
    Fresh & EasySam's ClubWhole Foods

  • Boston Area: From the KVH:

    Based on our research Chometz from all Major Grocery Stores is permitted to be purchased at this time. Almost all stores in our area have no Jewish ownership, and the ones that have Jewish Ownership have divested themselves from owning Chometz for the duration of Pesach according to Torah Law.

    For those that prefer not to rely on any sale of Chometz the following are the best options: BJ’s, Costco, CVS, Trader Joe’s, Wegman's & Whole Foods

    And of course all KVH Kosher Certified Establishments have divested themselves from owning Chometz for the duration of Pesach according to Torah Law.

    Regarding Liquor Stores a serious concern has come to light of Jewish ownership of many local Liquor stores, as well as major Liquor Distributors in the Greater Boston Area. Therefor until the end of May 2017 only Chometz beverages purchased in one of the above locations, any non Jewish-Owned Liquor Store, or one of the following liqueur stores should be purchased.

    1. Gary's Liquors | 655 VFW Pkwy, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    2. Murray's | 747 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
    3. Zaydes Market | 15 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021
  • Washington-DC April 20, 2017 from the Capitol K:
    Chametz may be purchased from the following stores immediately after Pesach 2017
  • Southern Florida April 22, 2017 from the ORB:

    Upon further research and investigation, the ORB has determined that it is acceptable to purchase chametz gamur from Target stores in Southeast Florida at this time.

    April 18, 2017: The ORB is pleased to announce that one may purchase chametz from any ORB establishment. All ORB facilities either sold their chametz or are non-Jewish owned. To the best of our knowledge, all secular grocery stores, such as BJs, Costco, CVS, K-Mart, Publix, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Whole Foods, and Winn Dixie are non-Jewish and corporate owned and therefore exempt from needing to sell their chametz. Many liquor distributors are Jewish and often do not sell their chametz. Therefore, it is recommended to refrain from purchasing liquor for a few weeks after Pesach to insure that you are not buying product that may have existed during Pesach.

  • New York April 282, 2017 from the Lincoln Square Synagogue:

    Post- Passover Shopping List 2017

    1. Wherever possible, it is always preferable to support the local Kosher establishments in the neighborhood. Chametz may be purchased immediately after Yom Tov from any store under a reliable Hashgacha.
    2. The following establishments are owned by non-Jews and therefore have no post-Passover issues. Chametz can be purchased there immediately:
      7 Eleven, A & P, Amazon, Associated, BJ's Wholesale Club, Costco, CVS, D'Agostino, Duane Reade, Fairway, Gristedes, Jubilee Market, Key Food, Pathmark, Peapod.com, Rite Aid, Sam's Club, Target, Trader Joe's, Waldbaum's, Walgreen's, Walmart, Westside Market, Whole Foods
    3. Barzini's and Fresh Direct have Jewish ownership and their chametz was sold, but they remained open on Passover.
      Please ask Rabbi Robinson for guidance on these establishments.
        Food City and Zabar's have Jewish ownership and management, but DID NOT sell their chametz during Passover. Follow the wait period listed:
        • Wait 1 week to purchase bread: 4/25/17
        • Wait 2 weeks to purchase cereals: 5/2/17
        • Wait 3 weeks to purchase cakes, cookies, pasta: 5/9/17

      Ed. note: Check with your local rabbinical authority regarding establishments in your community.
      We do not have any information about establishments which are not listed.

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