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Hebrew Free Loan is partnering with the National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco Section (NCJW SF) to offer four Tanette Goldberg Scholarships for Social Justice in the amount of $1,250 each and additional ones if funds allow. Scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school, who are studying or working in the area of social justice and who intend to pursue social justice following graduation, either as a career or through volunteer work.

To qualify, you must be:

  • A Jewish woman, enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the 2022-23 academic year.
  • A permanent resident of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano or Sonoma County.
  • Studying or working to achieve social justice.
  • Willing to report progress in school and community activities to the NCJW SF.

Preference will be given to those working in the following areas of social justice:

  • Reproductive rights
  • Prevention of human trafficking and advocacy for victims
  • Family safety
  • Women’s and children’s rights in the U.S. and Israel
  • Empowerment programs for low-income girls and women in transition

These scholarships reflect the mission and values of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), a nonsectarian, grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Click here to find out more about award recipients from previous years.

For questions, please contact Marina Levy, Operations Manager at (415) 546-9902 x104 or

Hebrew Free Loan provides interest-free loans to Jewish individuals in Northern California to help them achieve self-sufficiency. Our loans support individuals who are overcoming a financial challenge or pursuing lifelong dreams.

Scholarship applicants are also eligible to apply for an interest-free student loan from Hebrew Free Loan.

Inspired by Jewish values, the National Council for Jewish Women (NCJW) strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

The Tanette Goldberg Memorial Scholarship for Social Justice was established in memory of Tanette Goldberg (1926-2013), Past President of NCJW SF from 1990 to 1993. Tanette was recognized for her work in 2007 when she received the NCJW Hannah G. Solomon Award. Tanette was a tireless and committed community volunteer who fervently believed in justice, equality, and affecting positive change. She worked to solve issues in her neighborhood and in the larger Jewish community, including work with the Jewish Community Relations Council and supporting her husband in his decades-long involvement with Hebrew Free Loan.