The Passing of an Employee

If an employee of the Jewish faith passes away, it is appropriate and helpful for a supervisor or senior company representative to attend the service and make a shiva call. Doing so sends a message to the mourning family about the company's appreciation for the decedent's work and his or her contribution to the business. It also sends a positive message to others in the company and might help to boost morale during this difficult time.

Moreover, the company may wish to make a charitable donation in the decedent's name and/or send a condolence item, such as baked goods, a fruit basket or deli tray, to the shiva house on behalf of the company.