Jewish free loan movement

Jewish Free Loans: A Communal Treasure

Sharing an article by by Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.: One of the most underreported components of the Jewish response to this pandemic has been the extraordinary contributions of the nearly 50 agencies that comprise today the International Association of Jewish Free Loans. Situated here in North America and across the Jewish world, these historic agencies, large and small, have made an essential difference in the lives of the thousands of families and individuals whom they have assisted over this past year.

These free loan institutions, and their predecessors, have created a distinct mark not only in making a profound difference in the lives of their recipients but for decades in being an important Jewish communal funding resource, with cumulative assets of $220,000,000.

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