As your family’s simcha nears, friends may ask how planning is going and whether you need any help. Get ready to say a word we don’t often say when offered assistance: Yes. Yes! YES!
Parents often decline help because they don’t want to impose on their guests or they’re not sure how a friend or relative can share the load. If you’re not using a caterer for your oneg Shabbat, you may be having friends bake, but there are plenty of other ways to plug in your pals. Friends can:
And don’t forget, if friends didn’t want to help, they wouldn’t offer! Just say YES!
The milestone of becoming a bar/bat mitzvah can be even more meaningful when Tikkun olam (repair of the world) is part of the planning! Here are six eco-friendly approaches to consider for a green bar mitzvah: