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Chometz may be purchased from the following stores in the Greater Detroit area. Please consult your Rav concerning buying chometz after Pesach from Jewish owned stores that do not observe Pesach. Buying chometz from Kroger and Target is not recommended until May 7. 
  • All COR certified establishments
  • Aldi
  • Costco
  • CVS
  • Family Dollar Stores
  • GFS (Gordon Food Service)
  • K-Mart
  • Meijer
  • Nutrifoods
  • One Stop Kosher Market
  • Plum Market
  • Randazzo
  • Save-A-Lot
  • 11 & Greenfield
  • and 9 & Woodward
  • Sam’s Club Warehouse
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Wal-Mart
  • Walgreens
  • Westborn
  • Whole Foods


The below post regarding children’s ibuprofen is outdated.
CHILDREN’S IBUPROFEN – The cRc has approved the following children’s ibuprofen products for Pesach:

  • CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens brands of Infant Ibuprofen Drops in 0.5 oz. or 1 oz. packages, only when the lot code begins with 007
  • Walgreens Junior Strength Ibuprofen 100 Chewable Tablets in Orange or Grape flavors

MEHADRIN FIT ‘n FREE BLUEBERRY YOGURT without Pesach certification was mistakenly sold at One Stop in the Pesach section. Please check your products.

The following update applies to the PesachGram’s list of products which may be used for Pesach without special kosher for Pesach certification.

Water with only minerals added is acceptable.

JOYVA RING JELLS – CHOCOLATE COVERED contains corn syrup and soy lecithin, and is not recommended for Pesach, despite the “Kosher for Passover” wording on the label. This was mistakenly sold in the Pesach section locally.

Some non-Pesach certified containers of TROPICANA ORANGE JUICE and FLAUM FAMILY PACK SOUR PICKLES may have inadvertently been placed in the Pesach section locally. If you have purchased these products for Pesach, please check each label for Pesach certification.

Chometz can be sold through Rabbi Neustadt – download, print, and complete the mechiras chometz form below and contact Rabbi Neustadt at (248) 559-5005 x101 in order to arrange a “kinyan” acquisition meeting.

Mechiras Chometz Contract


SPARTAN BRAND  CRACKERS, COOKIES AND, WAFERS: Some packaging for these products was mistakenly labeled with an OU-P. These products are not Kosher for Pesach. The latest “use by” date for the mislabeled products was February 2014.

The following updates apply to the PesachGram’s list of products which may be used for Pesach without special kosher for Pesach certification:
ANALGESICS: Advil tablets & caplets (regular – not film coated)
LEMON JUICE, LIME JUICE: ReaLemon with OU, ReaLime with OU.
SUGAR: Big Chief, Pioneer and Peninsular brands of white granulated sugar with the K-COR symbol (no P required), Domino with OK-P. [Note: Brown sugar and confectioners sugar require Pesach certification.]

In the printed edition of the PesachGram, the correct candle lighting times for the second night of Pesach should read as follows:

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 – Tonight begins the 1st day of the Omer.

Light Candles After

50 minutes – after 9:04 in Oak Park / Southfield; 9:05 in West Bloomfield

 The candle lighting times have been updated online (both the virtual and downloadable PDF versions).

COBURN FARMS “EGGZACTLY” LIQUID EGG PRODUCT sold locally at Save-A-Lot bears an OU-P on some of the display cases containing 12 containers, but the individual 16 oz. containers themselves bear only a plain OU. These should not be used for Pesach.

Remember – check every label for Pesach certification!

PesachGram Correction: On page 15 of the paper and virtual versions of the PesachGram, the question and answer should read:

Dear Rabbi,
Do I really need to cover the shelves of the fridge and the racks of the oven?

Covering the shelves of the fridge or freezer is not required, and may possibly be harmful to the operation of the appliance. Covering the racks of the oven is not required if you koshered your oven using the self-cleaning cycle. If your oven does not have a self cleaning cycle and you kashered by heating it up to the highest temperature for a few hours, the racks should be covered. Alternatively, you may take those racks and self clean them in someone else’s self-cleaning oven, and then you would not be required to cover the racks.

The Vaad Harabbonim presents the online 2014 PesachGram.

Click on the online PesachGram to the left for full screen view.

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By popular demand, a PDF version of the PesachGram is now available for download:

PesachGram PDF