In the News Newsletters/Updates

December 15, 2022

A “Spin” on Chanukah

The JFL Dreidel Game – Let’s Spin it Up!

Have you ever anxiously watched your spinning dreidel toggle and slowly tip over revealing the fate of your precious chocolate gelt? Well, you wouldn’t be alone. This common Chanukah game has been played by Jews for centuries. Read More

December 13, 2022

Meet Leia – JFL’s Newest Staff Member

Jewish Free Loan is excited to welcome Leia Linn to its staff.

Leia, the new Marketing and Outreach Associate, will work to create, implement, and execute JFL’s marketing, communication, and outreach strategies and activities. In her role she will create social media posts, quarterly emails, marketing pieces, and attend events in the Phoenix Jewish community to spread the word about Jewish Free Loan. Read More

December 7, 2022

Charitable Giving as an Entry Point for Financial Literacy

Originally published by Jewish Phoenix.

Discussing finances with your children or the younger members of your extended family can be a bit daunting. This year, consider making a charitable gift not only as a way to support your local community, but also as a chance to start a conversation with your family about financial health and what is important to you. Read More

November 28, 2022

The Miracle of Chanukah and the Mission of JFL

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is one of the most adored Jewish holidays for many reasons; fried food, Sufganiyot, presents, and dreidel! While the holiday is fun, the meaning behind it is quite significant. During the year 168 B.C.E. King Antiochus Epiphanes of Syria sent soldiers to take the Holy Temple of Jerusalem and force the Jews to worship the Greek gods. Read More

October 7, 2022

Student Loan Application Deadline Approaching

Did you know JFL offers interest-free loans for education? Apply now!

Jewish Free Loan is proud to offer our biannual interest-free student loan program to incoming and current undergraduate, graduate and technical/vocational school students. To receive funding for the upcoming spring semester, please visit our website (www.jewishfreeloan.org/apply-now) Read More

August 3, 2022

Announcing JFL’s 2022-2023 Board of Directors

Originally published by Jewish Phoenix.

It is the vision and dedication of Jewish Free Loan’s Board of Directors that guide our efforts to empower Arizona’s Jewish community through interest-free lending.

It is the vision and dedication of Jewish Free Loan’s Board of Directors that guide our efforts to empower Arizona’s Jewish community through interest-free lending. Read More

August 3, 2022

Don’t Let Back-to-School Break the Bank

Originally published by Jewish Phoenix.

With the rising cost of … well… everything and products with high demand often in short supply, back to school shopping can quickly break the bank – or, at the very least, put a lot of pressure on a household budget. Read More