For nearly 65 years, Jewish Free Loan (JFL) has provided Jewish Arizonans with interest-free loans to enhance their quality of life. Since the organization’s inception, thousands of individuals and families have been able to continue their education, travel to Israel, start a business, tend to medical/dental needs, experience Jewish summer camp, adopt a child, provide a loved one with a Jewish burial, avoid eviction and navigate numerous other life experiences without the worry or burden of compounding interest from traditional loans.
The mandate for JFL’s work can be found in Parshat Mishpatim, Exodus 22:24 – “Thou shalt not exact interest from the needy among you.” As a nonprofit, the ability for Jewish Free Loan to fulfill this biblical directive is dependent upon the generosity of donors who support the organization’s efforts.
In Their Own Words: Borrower Stories
“I am a single mother of three children. I was in a very difficult, unexpected financial situation. The process to obtain this affordable loan was simple and done with great respect and dignity. This loan and (your) organization helped me more than I can express.”
“Thank you for helping me finance my college education. I am grateful for all the support and kindness Jewish Free Loan has provided me over the years. Thank you!”
"I so appreciate you, your time, understanding, and extraordinary compassion. You have single-handedly saved and changed my life - renewing my confidence and, far more importantly, reigniting my belief and faith in humanity."