JIFLA & the Jewish Fertility Foundation JIFLA approved a $5000 interest-free loan to a … Read More about Partner Organization Loan
A young family recently moved into a new home and found that they had to remediate some existing … Read More about Home Repair
Emily has been unemployed throughout COVID and unable to find a job online. Behind in her rent and … Read More about COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program
This is new loan type was created during the pandemic to assist those that work for the Jewish … Read More about COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Non-Jewish Communal Workers
On August 11, Estie Johnson* drove home from work in a rainstorm. That might have been the end of … Read More about Flood
Jennifer and Russ Wyatt attended Jewish summer camps as kids. They each worked at the same camp and … Read More about Summer Camp
“We were solidly middle class with the money we needed, and not a lot extra.” said June Adams*. But … Read More about Healthcare
Jewish Interest-Free Loans of Atlanta
Since opening our loan office in March 2010, we have approved over $1.3M in interest-free loans. We have impacted over 300 families.How We Can Help
What the Torah Says about Interest Free Loans.
I do it because being a guarantor is a fulfillment of the Torah's obligation to give charity, and I am committed to spending my money, as well as living my life, by a set of Jewish law rules that direct me to do things that I do not always like. This one has, so far, never hurt.* Being a guarantor is like shaking a lulav -- simple to do and makes God happy. It does not make me sad, but it could -- if someone defaults, then I will have to pay and that would make me sad. But, I do mitzvot even when it makes me sad!
Many years ago, I was a Free Loan borrower. Today, I am proud to pay it forward by being a guarantor. Enabling a borrower to receive a much needed JIFLA loan is a great feeling. I know that I am making a difference in my friend's financial stability. We talk regularly and he is looking forward to paying it forward when his JIFLA loan is repaid