Welcome to Pinch Hitters, 2023!
A B’nai B’rith Center for Community Action Program
Welcome to Pinch Hitters 2023!
We weathered the covid storm and are back for 2023! For continued safety, we will require all volunteers to be vaccinated, and if a particular facility requires masking, we ask that you help us abide by their request.
Since 1980, the Pinch Hitters Program has been a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to the Atlanta community. As you know, Pinch Hitters is our annual community service project where volunteers from the Atlanta Jewish Community “go to bat” for non-medical hospital personnel on Christmas Day. This is so our Christian brethren can spend the holiday at home with their families. In past years, hundreds of volunteers like you helped make our Pinch Hitters Program better and better. This year, we will be staffing seven hospital / assisted living facilities on Monday, December 25th, 2023, and we need your help.
A special thank you to our sponsors who have come aboard so far this year: Publix Super Markets Charities; Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLP; Kessler & Solomiany LLC; Loventhal Insurance Group; Toco Instant Printing; Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care; Coldwell Banker–Debbie Sonenshine; Siegel Insurance; Auto-Owners Insurance; and Capital Investment Advisors!
— Harry Lutz, Chair, 2023 B’nai B’rith Pinch Hitter Program
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? If so, please mail a check, payable to B’nai B’rith, to Harry Lutz, 1748 Corners Cove, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
Sign Up Here Via Sign Up Genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040444A5AE2CA02-44795244-pinch#/
View This Year’s Volunteer Location Opportunities
You can choose a shift at one of the following facilities listed through our Sign Up Genius link HERE. Shifts vary by facility but generally run from 7 to 11 (early morning), 11 to 3 (mid-day), or 3 to 7 (afternoon).
Our Amazing Sponsors for 2023!
Publix Super Markets Charities; Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLP; Kessler & Solomiany LLC; Loventhal Insurance Group; Toco Instant Printing; Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care; Coldwell Banker–Debbie Sonenshine; Siegel Insurance; Auto-Owners Insurance; and Capital Investment Advisors!
About Pinch Hitters
To Christians, Christmas is one of the most sacred holidays. It is a day of worship, goodwill and celebration. Businesses close for the day and employees spend the holiday with their loved ones. In hospitals, nursing homes, police stations, and fire stations throughout the country; however, employees must report to work. The business of caring for the sick and injured and responding to victims of unfortunate situations is a daily task, with no regard for a holiday schedule.
While the Jewish community does not celebrate Christmas, many Jews have this holiday off of work. In the spirit of the season, B’nai B’rith members and the Jewish community at large will replace Christian hospital workers, allowing them to spend the day with their families. Employees from these hospitals can benefit from this gesture of goodwill.
The Pinch Hitter Program (also known as Operation Brotherhood and Operation Snowflake), is a B’nai B’rith Center for Community Action program that was conceived some fifty years ago as a project to allow Christian workers in non-critical municipal and community service jobs to celebrate the Christmas holiday with their families. Each year B’nai B’rith provides more than 1,000 volunteers to work in local police departments, hospitals, nursing homes and children and senior citizens facilities during the Christmas holiday.
In Atlanta, Georgia, more than 600 volunteers work in several area hospitals. On Long Island, New York, volunteers have served as nurse’s aides, kitchen cooks, telephone operators, information clerks and clerks in coffee/thrift shops in local hospitals. Across the country in Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston, Los Alamos, Providence, and Seattle to name just a few cities and even in countries such as South Africa, B’nai B’rith members have demonstrated their concern for and interest in Pinch Hitters.
About B’nai B’rith
- Since 1843, B’nai B’rith (BB) has been the global voice of the Jewish community.
- B’nai B’rith also builds goodwill by working with the non-Jewish community.
- B’nai B’rith is the most well known Jewish humanitarian, human rights, and advocacy organization with representation in over 50 countries.
B’nai B’rith is the global leader in the fight against antisemitism and anti-Israel bias.