B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. 


B’nai B’rith International is widely respected as one of the world’s largest Jewish membership organizations promoting human rights, community action, and humanitarian efforts. Tikkun Olam is a concept that is an integral part of being Jewish. Loosely translated, it refers to our obligation to repair the world, to make the world a better place in which to live, work and play. BBI is in keeping with Tikkun Olam.  


The B’nai B’rith Achim/Gate City Lodge, established in 1870, is one of the oldest B’nai B’rith lodges. At the local level, we organize and promote volunteer community social service programs, including:


EA – Enlighten America is an annual Essay Contest for 7th, 8th, and 9th-grade students in Metro Atlanta. It encourages respect and tolerance of our friends’ and neighbors’ diverse religious beliefs and racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. It stresses civic harmony over violence and equality over prejudice. We congratulate our student contest 2022 essay winners.


To participate, middle and high school students (grades 7-9) reflect on the significance of the No Place For Hate pledge respect for our diversity in race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, and sexual orientation – by writing about the issues of bigotry and prejudice, how such issues have (or have not) been addressed in recent years, and how such issues affect our quest for peaceful coexistence among our friends and neighbors, and throughout the world.


The Enlighten America Student Essay Contest is a volunteer community service project brought to you by the Achim/Gate City Lodge of B’nai B’rith International.  


UEPTIAN – Unto Every Person There Is a Name — Each year, at the Georgia State Capitol, we read aloud the names of actual victims of the Holocaust who were murdered, to help people realize the enormity of the 6 million individual lives lost. This nationally observed B’nai B’rith program generally occurs in April or May during Yom HaShoah Holocaust Rememberance. Anyone who would like to do so must register in order to read the names of victims (both adults and children).  It is quite a moving experience for the reader and for those hearing the names being read. This year, the program will be held on Friday, April 28th at the GA State Capitol from 8am – 11am both LIVE and VIRTUALLY. Reading of the names will take place in the South Wing from 8am – 11am and the VIRTUAL reading will be held from 11am to 3pm. Here is an informational flyer with the registration link that you may distribute. Please share our Facebook event page with your social media network


B’nai B’rith Cares for Humanity – Our Local Lodge wants to help the DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS.  (We were able to donate $300 to the Ukraine Disaster Relief Fund with the sale of BEANIE BABIES at the 2022 AKBF-Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival.) We now have generous donations of PORCELAIN DOLLS, Madame Alexander BOXED Sets of Porcelain Dolls, and more Beanie Babies.  ALL in EXCELLENT CONDITION! 

Contact Helen Scherrer-Diamond at helenscherrerdiamond@gmail.com or 770-289-8964 to receive a photo and description.  Porcelain Dolls at $20-$30 each, Madame Alexander Boxed sets $15-$20 each, Beanie Babies $10 each.  GREAT GIFTS for Adults as well as Children.  ALL PROCEEDS will go Directly to BBI’s U.S. Disaster Relief Fund.  Let’s FUND both FOOD and SHELTER for those most misfortunate, with your generous Donations.


PINCH HITTERS — Our “Pinch Hitter” program (a tradition since 1980) provides hundreds of volunteers in Atlanta area hospitals and assisted living facilities to relieve Christian employees from non-technical, non-medical duties on Christmas Day so they can celebrate their holiday with their families. In 1990, President George Bush (the first) recognized this program as his 335th Volunteer Point of Light. 2019 Pinch Hitter video 2019     Pinch Hitters 2022

For more information, please visit us at www.bnaibrith.org/atlanta-georgia.html or contact Harry Lutz at harry.lutz.45@gmail.com or at 678-485- 8179. 


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  1. The Achim/Gate City Lodge of B’nai B’rith is a PayPal-registered charity and enrolled in the PayPal Giving Fund. 100% of your donation will reach us and support our mission. You can access our lodge PayPal Giving Fund page at http://bit.ly/BnaiBrithAtlantaPayPalGivingFund to donate to the programs and activities of our lodge.
  2. You can also donate to @BBIatl thru PayPal at https://bit.ly/BnaiBrithATLPayPal (credit card accepted, charity rate fees deducted from your donation).
  3. Send Checks payable to B’nai B’rith Atlanta Lodge 0144 mailed to Harry Lutz, Treasurer, 1748 Corners Cove, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
  4. Shop with your Kroger Rewards card or alternate ID (phone #) to help our Achim Gate City Lodge!   If you already have a Kroger Plus Card, you can sign up immediately with our special B’nai B’rith lodge organization number GY528. Just call Kroger at 800-576-4377 and give them the B’nai B’rith Atlanta number GY528 and our Lodge will get the cash credit when we shop at Kroger.