Be a 2023 Pinch Hitter on Christmas Day! It’s a Mitzvah!
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Be a 2023 Pinch Hitter on Christmas Day! It’s a Mitzvah!

Join us on Dec. 25 as a Pinch Hitter volunteer! We work in non-medical positions in area hospitals and assisted living facilities on Christmas Day to give employees the day off to spend with their families.

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.  We are delighted to announce that we are going to serve the community with the Pinch Hitter Program live and in person this year! 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.

This year, we will work in four-hour shifts at seven hospitals and assisted living facilities and we need your help. You can sign up online at for your choice of hospital and shift. This is a fun activity for families.

You can choose a shift at one of the seven facilities:
– Berman Commons
– Celebration Village Forsyth (New!)
– Dunwoody Place
– Historic Roswell Place
– William Breman Jewish Home
– Somerby of Sandy Springs
– VA Medical Center

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 will vary by facility and/or department. You can see the approximate time for each facility on the website. You will be notified by your volunteer coordinator for the facility where you are assigned of your actual reporting time.

Pinch Hitter 2018 volunteers Zev Beeber, Emily Peikin, and Jade, Gail, & Loyd Tate at the VA Medical Center.

Please review the available slots on the website ( and click on the button to sign up for your choice of time and location.

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

The program costs us over $2,500 to put on. Would you like to include a tax-deductible contribution to keep the Pinch Hitters Program a success? Your donation will help us defray our costs for mailings, supplies, advertising, and shirts for our volunteers. Please mail a check, payable to B’nai B’rith, to Harry Lutz, 1748 Corners Cove, Dunwoody, GA 30338.

If you can’t volunteer on December 25th, you can still be part of the Pinch Hitter Program by donating* to B’nai B’rith. Your contribution will help us continue to do the work we do every year.

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.

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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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