Rabbi Wikler Warns: JASA Meals for Seniors Contain Chometz

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JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging) distributes to their frozen meal clients in New York enough meals for a week at a time. As next week is Pesach, JASA are distributing 14 meals to allow for the fact that they will not be distributing on Pesach. Since they deliver on Tuesdays to some, they sent 14 meals, with the last three meals of this distribution to be eaten after Pesach.

The problem, says Rabbi Yosef Wikler, Editor of Kashrus Magazine, is that these 14 meals  meals are chometzdig, as bread is included.

“Recipients must be apprised that the meals are chometzdig and that they should be disposed of or sold to a non-Jew prior to the start of Pesach,” Rabbi Wikler told Matzav.com. “No advisory to this effect is being sent by JASA or by the caterer who prepares the meals.”

Rabbi Wikler stated that it behooves people “to notify others about this procedure, as it may help some older people avoid the serious prohibitions of chometz on Pesach.”

Founded in 1968, JASA is one of New York’s largest and most trusted agencies serving older adults in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, providing programs for seniors and peace of mind for their families and friends.

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