2018 Tobacco Road Tzedakah Cup

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Welcome to the fourth annual Tobacco Road Tzedakah Cup, a spirited fundraising challenge between UNC Hillel and Jewish Life at Duke!

Sincere thanks to all of the generous young alumni who gave back to UNC Hillel last year to support the Tobacco Road Tzedakah Cup! We are so grateful for your gifts to support free Shabbat and holiday meals, exam week study breaks, Birthright Israel trips and extension programs, and many more meaningful experiences for current Jewish Tar Heels.

Unfortunately, Duke took the cup last year, but we showed them our strong alumni community cares about Jewish life on campus and we're already gearing up to take back the cup. We need YOUR help to outraise Duke young alumni while our Tar Heels go after the Blue Devils on the basketball court in both Durham and Chapel Hill over the next few weeks!

The winning school will be awarded the Tzedakah Cup and will keep the trophy in residence for the year.

Please consider making a gift to support Jewish life on campus at Carolina and help us beat Dook.

The challenge begins February 8th at midnight!

Join the Tzedakah Cup challenge!

Check Back February 8th for updates 

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Here are the rules:

1. Only donations from alumni from the past 15 years (graduation years 2002- 2017) can be counted toward the challenge.
2. Donations must be made during the challenge - pledges won't count toward the totals.
3. The competition will run from 12:00 a.m. on February 8 to 11:59 p.m. on March 4, with the winner announced the following week.
4. Donations must be a minimum of $18 per individual donor ($36 for couples.)
5. The winning campus is determined by the number of young alumni who gave (not the dollar amount.

How to give:

  • Click here to give online on our secure web page!
  • Prefer to mail a check made out to North Carolina Hillel? Send it to 210 W. Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 - and be sure to let Development & Communications Associate Diana Fenves you've sent it so she can include it in the daily totals! Email her at or give her a call at (919) 942-4057.
  • Want to give a gift designated directly to UNC Hillel through UNC-Chapel Hill? It's easy, and giving this way will ensure you receive recognition for university giving circles! Contact Diana for instructions (contact information above).
  • We can also accept gifts of stock or mutual funds. Get in touch with Diana for instructions.

Thanks to the following class captains for their help reaching out to their classmates for support throughout this competition. Don't see your class represented? Interested in helping out as a class captain? We'd love to have you! Email Development & Communications Associate Diana Fenves at

2017 Class Captains

Cobi Edelson Cohen '03
Ruthie Warshenbrot '05
Mark Sussman ‘06
Jonathan Friedman '07
Rachel Putterman Friedman '07
Alison Linas '09
Lauren Mendel Ossey '12
Jodie Singer ‘13
Noam Soker ‘14
Beth Zaleon '15

2017 Young Alumni Donors

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Yelena Aleksandrovich '09
Alyssa Altman '12
Matthew Altman '12
Kimberly Grabiner Artz '01
Adina Dubin Barkinskiy '02
Jacob Bartel '09
Lee Becker '09
Jacob Bernstein '16
Karen Bernstein '10
Jonathan Boral '11
Rachel Boren '05
Jonathan Bowman '04
Phillip Brodsky '05
James Bryan '06
Jackie Terry Burman '05
Alex Burte '16
Lisa Clewner-Newman '01
Cobi Edelson Cohen '03
Jason Cooper '14
Andrew Cosgrove '08
Collin Davis '15
Sarah Desberg '14
Lisa Estrin '06
Natalie Feingold '15
Jonathan Friedman '07
Rachel Putterman Friedman '07
Jay Frushtick '10
Brian Gaynor '16
Benjamin Gellis '09
Marissa Gluck '13
Amanda Goldfarb '10
Blair Sklut Goldsmith '11
Jeff Goldsmith '11
Rachel Goldstein '05
Rachel Greene '04
Will Halicks '08
Bryan Harrison '16
Daniel Havivi '11
Tal Havivi '14
Isaac Jaben '12
Leah Josephson '11
Julie Goodstadt Josipovich '08
Edward Krakauer '11
Michelle Kramer '16
Michelle Krebs Levy '05
David Krusch '05
Emily Kukura '15
Elliot Labovitz '08
Alison Linas '09
Stephanie Linas '12
Dan Lunk '08
Jessie Lunk '10
Randi Mackler '13
Daniel Marchon '11
Molly Matthews '12
Carter McCormick '15
Jason McMahon '12
Howard Myones '08
Simon Newman '01
Joshua Orol '14
Lauren Ossey '12
Jonathan Pozner '12
Hillel Price '15
Andrew Putterman '12
Shayna Putterman '13
Brandon Rhodes '10
Greta Deerson Rosen '07
Asher Rosinger '07
Rebecca Schuster '12
Derek Sekuler '15
Paula Seligson '13
David Sheffer '03
Julie Robinson Sheffer '03
Nicole Siegel '16
Audrey Singer '12
Daniel Singer '05
Jodie Singer '13
Noam Soker ‘14
Ariel Somekh '10
David Stegman '08
Melissa Stegman '04
Jason Steinberg '14
Daniel Stellini '10
Jessie Stellini '10
Nathan Stern '09
Samantha Stiles '09
Emily Strickman '14
Mark Sussman '06
Stephanie Tepper '16
Dustin Tupper '10
Jeffrey Wagman '12
Ruth Warshenbrot '05
Beth Zaleon '15
Rachel Zidar '14
North Carolina Hillel Foundation
210 West Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 942-4057

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