Responding to the need of employees and students to familiarize their employers and professors with the various restrictions that orthodox Jews observe on particular days of the calendar, thereby avoiding negative repercussions, The Afikim Foundation has created a “Concise Guide to Orthodox Jewish Observance for the Workplace and University. “
This tri-fold brochure contains a brief explanation of which activities are restricted on the Sabbath and Jewish Holidays and a calendar displaying when those days occur during 2017-2019. The pamphlet reiterates that Orthodox Jews believe in full participation in society. Yet there are certain days during the year on which commitment to religious practice must temporarily curtail their level of active participation.
The United States Office of Personnel Management has already distributed 300 copies of the brochure to its staff and has expressed a desire to distribute thousands of copies to all federal employees.