Interest-free loans up to $50,000
Jewish social service, religious, and educational organizations are eligible for help to meet one-time financial challenges. We assist synagogues and agencies throughout Northern California with capital improvements that can’t be addressed through their annual operating budgets. Loans are available for needs such as a new roof, an updated computer system, security enhancements, and more.
Please contact Cindy Rogoway to discuss your needs before applying. Email Cindy@hflasf.org or call (415) 546-9912.
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 Hebrew Free Loan to help the next person in need.
If you’re unsure what loan type to apply for, select the one that seems like the best fit. A loan officer will work with you to figure out what type of loan will be most helpful.