The holidays are a busy time for everyone and most of your employees dread the bing they hear in their inbox when they receive an email titled “Holiday Party.” Every office party I’ve been to consisted of poorly mixed drinks and employees sneaking out the back door one by one while the boss gets wasted. The holidays are a time to bring your staff together and loosen up the stuffy work environment.
You’ve been invited to your first bar or bat mitzvah and haven’t got the slightest clue about what to do or what goes on. A ‘mitzvah is a special ceremony that is loaded with tradition and history that is very unique and special. You want to be able to enjoy the cultural aspect, in addition to having an awesome time at the celebration that follows. On television bar/bat mitzvahs are depicted as humorous, but in all actuality they are a very serious and meaningful occasion for a Jewish family. “Bar/bat mitzvah” literally means “son/daughter of the commandments,” and represents a young Jewish man or woman becoming obligated to observe the commandments of Judaism. From the lingo used to proper etiquette, here’s everything you need to know.