Since 1980, the Pinch Hitters program has been a wonderful opportunity for us to give something back to the Atlanta community.  Pinch Hitters is B’nai B’rith’s annual community service project where volunteers from the Atlanta Jewish Community “go to bat” for non-medical hospital personnel on Christmas Day.  Our volunteers work in four-hour shifts so our Christian brethren can spend the holiday at home with their families. Pinch Hitters is organized by the Achim/Gate City (Atlanta) Lodge #0144 of B’nai B’rith International.

In past years, hundreds of volunteers like you helped make our Pinch Hitter Program better and better.

Pinch Hitters at VA (1)
Pinch Hitter 2018 volunteers Zev Beeber, Emily Peikin, and Jade, Gail, & Loyd Tate at the VA Medical Center.
Pinch Hitter at Dunwoody Place (1)
Pinch Hitter 2018 volunteer Arnold Zilberkant at Dunwoody Place.
M. Lewin at VA (2)
Pinch Hitter 2018 volunteer Myrtle Lewin at VA Medical Center.

This year, we will work in four-hour shifts at eleven hospitals and assisted living facilities and we need your help.

You can choose a shift at one of the following facilities.  Shifts generally run from 7 to 11 (early morning), 11 to 3 (mid-day), or 3 to 7 (afternoon).  Note that these times are approximate and may vary by facility and/or department.  You will be notified in mid-December by our volunteer coordinator for the facility where you are assigned.

Facilities: Berman CommonsDunwoody PlaceGeorgian LakesideHistoric Roswell Place (NEW!) Magnolia Place of RoswellSolana East Cobb (NEW!), Somerby Senior Living;  St. Joseph’s Hospital; The Cohen HomeVA Medical Center; and William Breman Jewish Home.

A special thank you to our sponsors who have come aboard so far this year: Publix Super Markets CharitiesCarr, Riggs & Ingram LLPKessler & Solomiany LLCLoventhal Insurance GroupToco Instant PrintingCoCreate A Website—Brownell LandrumDressler’s Jewish Funeral CareColdwell Banker–Debbie SonenshineSiegel InsuranceAuto-Owners Insurance; DestiDome​- Henriette Ostrzega​; and Capital Investment Advisors!

You may sign up for your Pinch Hitter choices online at  Or you can print the sign-up flyer to pre-register and reserve your spot at the hospital and shift of your choice.  Please sign up online or mail the completed form to us at the address indicated as soon as possible because facilities and hospitals fill up fast.

If you can’t volunteer on December 25th, you can still be part of the Pinch Hitter Program by making a donation* to B’nai B’rith.  Your contribution will help us continue to do the work we do each and every year.  Your donation will help us defray our costs for mailings, supplies, advertising, and shirts for our volunteers.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Harry Lutz, Chairman of the B’nai B’rith Pinch Hitter Program at 678- 485-8179 or for more information.

We hope that you will choose to join us on Wednesday, December 25, 2022 and help us provide a mitzvah at one of the hospitals or assisted living facilities listed above!

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* B’nai B’rith is an exempt organization under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations may be deductible.  Consult your tax professional.

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