iconLife Cycle Events

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Loans for Jewish and non-Jewish lifecycle events, up to $12,000.



You can use a Life Cycle Events loan for things like:

  • Baptism
  • Bar Mitzvah
  • Bat Mitzvah
  • Brit Mila
  • Christening
  • Funeral
  • Quinceanara
  • Wedding
Number of GuarantorsMaximum Loan Amount

All borrowers must have at least one qualified guarantor.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a current CA issued ID and Social Security number.
  • ⁠Applicants must have a CA issued ID or driver's license showing permanent residency in Los Angeles, Ventura or Santa Barbara County
  • Applicants must demonstrate a need 
  • Documentation provided must have a consistent mailing address
  • ⁠Applicants must show ability to repay the loan. Loans are paid back within 36 months and payments begin 30-45 days after receiving funding. (A few of our loan funds have shorter or longer repayment rates, please check the loan description for more information.)
  • Guarantor requirements are listed in the table above
  • Applicants cannot be a current Borrower or Guarantor on a JFLA loan
  • Please note, married couples are considered as one applicant or one guarantor

JFLA recognizes the importance of life cycle events has loan funds to support milestones like brit mila and baby naming, baptism and christenings, bar and bat mitzvah, quinceanara, weddings, and funerals to name a few.

Please note that our loans are available to people of all faiths for events of all kinds.

For more information about our loan programs, contact info@jfla.org.

JFLA Assistant