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What do Jewish People do on Christmas Day? In Atlanta, members of Achim/Gate City Lodge, along with hundreds more members of the Jewish community, become “pinch hitters,” volunteering their time in area hospitals and assisted living facilities to allow some non-medical personnel to have Christmas Day off to be with their families. This program, which has been organized by Achim/Gate City Lodge of B’nai B’rith and supported by the B’nai B’rith Center for Community Action, was begun in 1980 with 18 volunteers in one hospital.
This year we will be volunteering in nine area hospitals and assisted living centers. This program not only boosts morale in the facilities but gives us an avenue to do something worthwhile for our non-Jewish brethren.
When: various shifts Christmas day
Where: St. Joseph’s Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Brookdale Big Creek, Brookdale Dunwoody, Roswell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sadie Mays Health and Rehabilitation Center, Sunrise at Huntcliff, Berman Commons, Veterans Administration Medical Center and Georgian Lakeside.
Contact: Harry Lutz at 770-392-1175.