Business Circle

The Hebrew Free Loan Business Circle mobilizes business owners to help Jewish entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses and to support Hebrew Free Loan’s mission of helping people throughout our community become and remain self-sufficient. We do this by providing interest-free loans (also known as zero-interest or zero-percent loans) to individuals, families, and small businesses throughout Northern California.

The Business Circle offers networking, mentorship, and professional development to emerging entrepreneurs, and assists our business loan recipients to implement proven business practices. Membership provides many benefits, including complimentary tickets to our in-person and virtual gatherings, such as the annual Business Circle Luncheon, After-Hours Mixers, and other events. CLICK HERE to read more about membership levels and benefits.

Our Food for Thought video series offers conversations with experts from our Business Circle community who share insights and expertise. Their real-world experience provides guidance in navigating a world that has become harder to predict than ever.

Members of the Business Circle come from a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, education, media, insurance, and law. See our Business Directory for more information about the diverse fields that our community encompasses.

To learn more about Business Circle activities or how to join, contact Jamie Hyams at (628) 231-2911 or We appreciate your interest and look forward to speaking with you!

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Alex Chuzhoy, Alex Chuzhoy Photography

Alex Chuzhoy has reinvented himself more than once since immigrating from Kyiv to San Francisco at the age of 19 with his parents. His

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