Recent News

April 29, 2021

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

Originally published by the Jewish News.

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. But this year, there is a key difference: The deadline for supporting tax credit organizations in Arizona was also extended to May 17. Read More

April 23, 2021

JFL Student Loan Application Deadline Approaching

Originally published by Arizona Jewish Life.

Jewish Free Loan is proud to offer its biannual interest-free student loan program to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students. To receive funding for the upcoming fall semester, please visit the website ( and submit your student loan application by May 17th, 2021. Read More

April 20, 2021

Time to Talk About Infertility

Originally published by the Jewish News.
By Alexa and Ian Sachs

To speak about infertility is taboo. It always has been and probably always will be. This is why we are sharing our experience.

We have been happily married for five years and our story started out like many others. Read More

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 30, 2021

Tina Sheinbein to receive JFL’s President’s Award at virtual event

Originally published by the Jewish News.

Tina Sheinbein, Jewish Free Loan’s former executive director, will be presented with JFL’s President’s Award as part of a special virtual event on May 23, 2021.

“I am humbled and honored to share this exciting news,” Sheinbein posted on her Facebook page for family and friends. Read More

March 19, 2021

Tina Sheinbein to Receive JFL President’s Award

Originally published by 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