In the News Press Releases

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

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

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

June 5, 2020

JFL Board of Directors 2020-2021

Jewish Free Loan would like to announce the 2020-2021 Board of Directors. The following individuals were installed on May 19th, 2020 as part of JFL’s Annual Meeting.

Ora Zutler

Executive Vice President:
David Senkfor

Vice Presidents:
Laura Drachler
Joel Superfon

Carole Zeichick

Stacie Wittenberg

Past President:
Ira Shapiro

Rebecca Hoffman Azulay
Madelaine Berg
Peter Caspari
Sheila Curwin
Debby Finkel
Debra Friednash
Amanda Garcia
Rabbi Yisroel Isaacs
Rich Kleiner
Simon Kreisberger
Joan Lipson
Daniel Mandel
Julee Landau Shahon
Jeff Stanlis
Dan Tenn
Dr. Read More

May 28, 2020

JFL Announces Transition of Executive Director

Jewish Free Loan would like to announce the transition of Executive Directorship from Tina Sheinbein to Ellen Friedman Sacks to take place on June 1st, 2020. After serving as a board member for 2 years, Ellen became part of the professional staff for JFL in June 2012. Read More

March 24, 2020

JFL Initiates Community-Wide Emergency Relief Loan Program

Jewish Free Loan has a Community-Wide Emergency Relief Loan Program now available to members of the Jewish community. This program focuses on making interest-free loans when the community is faced with man-made or natural events which are beyond anyone’s control, and where the need for financial assistance is time sensitive. Read More

February 26, 2016

It Takes a Village

At Jewish Free Loan we are fortunate to be a member of the International Association of Jewish Free Loans (IAJFL)—a network of more than 40 interest-free lending agencies from around the world that provides a forum to discuss issues and challenges, and share ideas and (at times) resources. Read More