2018 Tobacco Road Tzedakah Cup

Tzedakah Cup UNC 2018 Logo

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 today's 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!

UNC has won the 2018 Tobacco Road Tzedakah Cup Challenge!

Final totals: 

UNC logo
from 91 donors
UNC Hillel

Duke logo
from 82 donors
Duke Hillel

Here are the rules:

1. Only donations from alumni from the past 15 years (graduation years 2003 - 2017) can be counted toward the challenge.
2. Donations must be made during the challenge - pledges don't count toward the totals.
3. The competition will run from 12:00 a.m. on February 8 to 11:59 p.m. on Monday March 5, 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 donated (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 Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27516 - and be sure to let Development & Communications Associate Diana Fenves know 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.
  • We are now on venmo! Find us on venmo @NorthCarolina-Hillel

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

2018 Class Captains
Cobi Edelson Cohen - class of 2003
Rachel Greene - class of 2004
David Krusch - class of 2005
Lisa Estrin - class of 2006
Jonathan Friedman - class of 2007
Rachel Putterman Friedman - class of 2007
Alison Linas - class of 2009
Amanda Goldfarb - class of 2010
Dustin Tupper - class of 2010
Lauren Mendel Ossey - class of 2012
Noam Soker - class of 2014
Jason Cooper - class of 2014
Beth Zaleon - class of 2015
Averyl Edwards - class of 2017
Adam Shapiro - class of 2017

2018 Young Alumni Donors
Alyssa and Matt Altman, 2012 & 2012
Kayla Aplin, 2012
Greg Becker, 2012
Lee Becker, 2009
Alex Bentley, 2009
Jonathan Boral, 2011
Phillip Brodsky, 2005
James Bryan, 2006
Jackie Burman, 2005
Alex Burte, 2016
Shira Chandler, 2017
Cobi Cohen, 2003
Jason Cooper, 2014
Andrew Cosgrove, 2008
Collin Davis, 2015
Sara Desberg, 2014
Averyl Edwards, 2017
Natalie Feingold, 2015
Jonathan and Rachel Friedman, 2007 & 2007
Adam Geller, 2005
Benjamin Gellis, 2009
Rachel Ger, 2014
Danielle Goldberger, 2015
Amanda Goldfarb and Jacob Frushtick, 2010 & 2010
Blair and Jeff Goldsmith, 2011 & 2011
Alex Gottschalk, 2014
Rachel Greene, 2004
Liliana Gregory, 2015
Danielle Goldberger, 2015
Bryan Harrison, 2016
Daniel Havivi, 2011
Noa Havivi, 2017
Craig Hoovler, 2004
Leah Josephson, 2011
Julie Josipovich, 2008
Amanda and Mitchell Kaye, 2004
David Krusch, 2005
Emily Kukura, 2015
Joseph Levin-Manning, 2011
Alison Linas, 2009
Brandon Lunk, 2004
Daniel and Jessie Lunk, 2008 & 2010
Daniel Marchon, 2011
Molly Matthews, 2012
Carter McCormick, 2015
Ben Olderman, 2014
Joshua Orol, 2014
Lauren Ossey, 2012
Dr. Alexis Peedin, 2008
Josh Podolnick, 2010
Jonathan Pozner, 2012
Ariel Press, 2013
Andrew and Shayna Putterman, 2014 & 2013
Matthew and Chloe Putterman, 2009 & 2006
Maddie Reich, 2017
Brandon Rhodes, 2010
Jeff Richek, 2003
Sam Rinderman, 2012
Greta Rosen, 2007
Matt Ross, 2012
Paula Seligson, 2013
Rebecca Schuster, 2012
Derek Sekuler, 2015
Adam Shapiro, 2017
Audrey Singer, 2012
Dan Singer, 2005
Jodie Singer, 2013
Noam Soker, 2017
Hannah Spinrad, 2008
Ryan Sprechman, 2010
Jason Steinberg, 2014
Nathan Stern, 2009
Mark Sussman, 2006
Noah Toppe, 2009
Sammy Trakhtenbroit, 2011
Dustin Tupper, 2010
Ruthie Warshenbrot, 2005
Victor Yamaykin, 2010
Adam Yosim, 2010
Beth Zaleon, 2015
Rachel Zidar, 2014

Special Thanks to:
Elliott Baer, 1999
Betsy Bindeman, 1999
Michelle Krebs Levy
Lisa Robbins, 1997
North Carolina Hillel Foundation
210 West Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 942-4057

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