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Burning of Chametz
In the weeks leading up to Passover, the Jewish community cleans their homes, scrubbing every nook and cranny to get rid of even the tiniest forbidden crumb that might lurk there. For observant Jews, this process includes meticulously cleaning everything food-related.
The bread collected is then burnt in a religious ceremony called bi’ur chametz (burning of the leavened goods).
Richmond Fire-Rescue, in collaboration with Chabad Richmond, hosts this annual event at the Brighouse Fire Hall, 6960 Gilbert Road.
This year’s event is being held on April 8, 2020, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.