Who We Are:
For more than 111 years, The Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) has provided a helping hand instead of a handout to hundreds of thousands of people through interest-free loans for emergencies, education, developing small businesses, healthcare, life-cycle events, and so much more. We offer assistance to people of all faiths facing financial difficulties, and we are proud to serve as a major financial resource for the community.
What We Do:
Today, JFLA grants more than 1,200 loans every year, with more than $12 million circulating throughout the community. We are proud to maintain a repayment rate greater than 99%, enabling us to recycle those same dollars by assisting with another loan for a new client. We believe that interest-free loans instead of charity encourage dignity and self-sufficiency. Our work affirms the ancient biblical requirement for interest-free lending by offering assistance to people in need, with the goal of helping them to lead more rewarding lives.
“I reached out to Jewish Free Loan in 2014 when I was going through a difficult financial time. The loan analyst was very professional, pleasant & responsive when I met with her. I was very grateful for the financial assistance. I’m glad that Jewish Free Loan was able to help me. I know that they continue to help a lot of people daily through challenging times. Please acknowledge this organization for the inspiring work that they do.” -Linda Kaplan Emergency Loan Recipient