Recent News

April 2, 2021

Women in Business Spotlight- Ellen Friedman Sacks

Originally published by Arizona Jewish Life

Photographer Karianne Munstedt did a photoshoot with  Ellie Friedman Sacks, Executive Director of Jewish Free Loan and then featured her in her Women in Business Spotlight. The following is a Q&A Karianne shared:

Why did you choose to work in this industry? Read More

March 19, 2021

Tina Sheinbein to Receive JFL President’s Award

Featured in Arizona Jewish Life.

Jewish Free Loan is excited to announce that former Executive Director, Tina Sheinbein, will be presented with the President’s Award as part of a special virtual event on May 23, 2021.

Established in 2007, this award is presented by the President of Jewish Free Loan, on behalf of the Board of Directors, to an individual, organization, or institution that encourages Jewish continuity and reflects the values and principles of Jewish Free Loan. Read More

January 28, 2021

The Jewish Free Loan Movement: Unpacking a Jewish Communal Treasure

Respected scholar and friend of JFL, Steven Windmueller, wrote this thoughtful and in-depth article which examines the impacts Jewish Free Loan and the International Association of Jewish Free Loans has on the community. Check it out!

“One of the most underreported components of the Jewish response to this pandemic has been the extraordinary contributions of the nearly 50 agencies that comprise today the International Association of Jewish Free Loans. Read More

January 25, 2021

Take a Virtual Tour

Haven’t been to the JFL office recently (or ever)? Meet our staff, see our office and learn more about JFL all from the comfort of your own home.

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November 6, 2020

JFL Transitions to Unrestricted Giving Model

​Jewish Free Loan, a provider of interest-free loans to Jewish Arizona residents, dedicated to helping create a thriving and financially secure Arizona Jewish community, would like to remind the public about the establishment of the Founders Society as part of its transition to an unrestricted giving model. Read More

September 2, 2020

Impact Report

JFL 2019-2020 Year in Review

August 25, 2020

Life & Legacy Secures Future for Jewish Community

Check out the latest news about the Phoenix Life & Legacy program including excerpts from our Executive Director, Ellen Friedman Sacks, and Development Associate, Aviva Levine. Click here to read the article. Read More

August 11, 2020

Back-to-School Resources

Have the ramifications of COVID-19 affected your family’s back-to-school routine? Do you or your child need financial assistance for virtual learning, in-person schooling or extended childcare? Here are a few resources to help navigate going back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

July 29, 2020

70 Stories for 70 Years

In honor of JFL’s 70th anniversary, we’ve spent the year on a mission to collect 70 stories from borrowers, guarantors, board members, community partners, staff and friends of JFL. Here is a sampling of their stories…

Interested in sharing YOUR story? Read More

June 30, 2020

Jewish Free Loan Coloring Sheets!

Looking for something to do at home? Why not print and color a few of our coloring sheets. Once complete, hang in your home or mail to the JFL office and we will include them in our JFL Care Bags. Each Care Bag goes to someone in need in our community and these colorful pictures will help put a smile on their face. Read More