Recent News

May 3, 2022

JFL’s Financial Literacy Guide

April 25, 2022

Larry Moffitt to Receive JFL’s Harry Adler Memorial Leadership Award

Originally published by Arizona Jewish Life.

Jewish Free Loan is pleased to announce that Larry Moffitt will be presented with the Harry Adler Memorial Leadership Award during JFL’s Gratitude Gathering on May 15, 2022. The Harry Adler Memorial Leadership Award is given to present or past board members who have followed Harry Adler’s lead by going above and beyond their role to set an example for other volunteers and ensure that Jewish Free Loan will be here for future generations. Read More

April 11, 2022

How charitable giving can affect the building blocks of financial health

Originally published in the Jewish News by Mala Blomquist.

Finances have been on everyone’s mind lately. From gas prices to child care to purchasing or renting a home, inflation poses challenges for individuals of a diverse range of economic backgrounds.

The annual inflation rate for the United States is 7.9% for the 12 months ending February 2022 — the highest since January 1982 — and after rising 7.5% previously, according to U.S. Read More

April 1, 2022

Passover Food Drive Tradition Continues

Originally published in the Jewish News by Mala Blomquist

There is a Passover tradition in the Greater Phoenix area that has been going on for more than three decades — the annual Passover Food Drive. This year, through the combined efforts of the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Phoenix (BJE), Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS), Ezras Cholim Kosher Food Bank, Jewish Free Loan and Jewish schools, Passover food will be delivered to more than 220 elderly or needy households throughout the Greater Phoenix area. Read More

January 12, 2022

UPI Loan Fund aims to become Arizona’s first Black-owned CDFI lender

UPI Loan Fund, is a low/no-interest lending agency with a special focus on serving Arizona’s Black population. They were recently featured in the Phoenix Business Journal and mentioned their ties to Jewish Free Loan. This article was originally published by The Phoenix Business Journal by Andy Blye. Read More

October 19, 2021

Ellen Friedman Sacks Becomes President of the International Association of Jewish Free Loans (IAJFL)

Jewish Free Loan would like to announce that their Executive Director, Ellen Friedman Sacks, has been elected President of the International Association of Jewish Free Loans (IAJFL).

IAJFL is a membership organization dedicated to building, strengthening and promoting an international network of interest-free lending institutions. Read More

September 14, 2021

2020-2021 Impact Report

April 29, 2021

Arizona’s May 17 tax credit deadline leaves extra time to support Jewish community

Originally published by the Jewish News by Shannon Levitt.

Tax day was pushed back again this year to May 17, 2021. Just like last year, the IRS extended the filing timeline to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic. Read More