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Jewish Organizations

Interest-free loans up to $50,000

Synagogues and other Jewish agencies throughout Northern California are eligible for help to meet one-time financial challenges. We assist with capital improvements or other needs that can’t be addressed through annual operating budgets, such as a new roof, an updated computer system, security enhancements, and more.

Please contact Cindy Rogoway to discuss your needs before applying. Email or call (415) 546-9912.

Hebrew Free Loan’s Model

Hebrew Free Loan is based on principles found in the Torah, in which we are commanded not to derive personal benefit — i.e. not to charge interest — when we lend money to assist those in need. Click here to watch a short video about Parashat Mishpatim, the Torah section that contains these teachings.

We’ve proven the success of our model with a repayment rate of over 99.5%. That’s the beauty of interest-free lending. As loans are repaid, funds are recycled to make new loans. Many loan recipients also participate in our Full Circle Club, in which former borrowers pay forward the help they received by donating to Hebrew Free Loan to help the next person in need.