Nadiv to host community-wide Bracket fundraiser during 2019 NCAA Tournament

by | Mar 4, 2019 | What’s Happening

Attention, college basketball fans!

Nadiv, the young men’s giving circle through UJFT’s Young Adult Division (YAD), will host a community-wide fundraiser during the 2019 NCAA tournament.

Here’s how it works:

Every year in mid-March, the NCAA unveils a 68-team bracket. Each school competes in a single-elimination format to see which teams advance to the Final Four. The remaining four schools then compete, also through single elimination, for the national championship.

Nadiv invites the entire Jewish community to participate in the first-ever bracket contest. Just visit to sign up. Complete a single bracket or multiple with a $10 donation for each; and it’s not necessary to be a basketball expert to win.

The three top finishers receive Amazon gift cards: first place is $600, second place is $300, and third place is a $100. The inaugural bracket challenge sponsors, S.L. Nusbaum Realty and Calliott, Demeter & Harrell Investment & Wealth Advisors donated the gift cards.

Proceeds will support the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s annual campaign and Nadiv’s annual giving circle campaign, which aids children’s programming in Tidewater’s Jewish community. In the past two years, Nadiv, which now boasts more than 25 members, has purchased outdoor sports equipment for the Simon Family JCC and groceries for the food pantry within Jewish Family Service.

Support the community and have fun in three easy steps: sign up online, fill out a bracket, and compete for the top three spots.

By Danny Rubin

To join Nadiv, contact Jasmine Amitay, YAD director, at or 965-6138.