105 Jelly Donuts In 8 Days

This post first appeared as “Man Eats 105 Sufganiyot for Charity” on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

Elie Klein is a guy who really puts his — or rather, other people’s — money where his mouth is. Following a tradition he started last year, Klein, a Yeshiva University graduate and account executive for the Ruder Finn communications agency who lives in Beit Shemesh, ate as many sufganiyot as possible during Hanukkah to raise money for charity.

He just concluded his “Dough for Donuts-MEGA Munchathon” campaign, and announced on its Facebook page that over the course of eight days, he had eaten 105 sufganiyot and raised NIS 52,005 ($13,667) for 83 Jewish charitable causes in Israel and abroad with the help of 129 sponsors. The list of organizations benefited literally ranges from A to Z, from ALEH, which assists severely disabled children to ZAKA, the volunteer rescue and recovery organization — and everything in between.

Click here to read more.

© 2011 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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