It was a pleasure to read about the important work of the Hebrew Free Loan Society in New York (“Less is More For the Hebrew Free Loan,” Sept. 25 Charitable Giving section). The loans provided to new and struggling Jewish small businesses are essential for the livelihood of so many families and employees who make up this sector.
Operation Protective Edge and the role of the Israel Free Loan Association (IFLA) in keeping small businesses in the South alive during and after the war.
A talk on Tzedakah and Social Justice by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of England and member of the British House of Lords.
How interest free loans are constantly serving the needs of the Israel working pooor population.
During the past year, the Israel Free Loan Association (IFLA) provided interest-free loans to hundreds of small businesses in Israel which found bank doors closed to them.
“Business owners who expect to make a profit as soon as they open, without any economic backing behind them, will fail. We give them the backing they need.”
Raising millions of shekels for Small Businesses in Southern Israel
It could happen to anyone, anywhere in the world, at any time. You work hard and have just enough money to make ends meet when your spouse is diagnosed with cancer. How the Israel Free Loan Association makes a difference.
Did you know that there is an organization in Israel that provides to people in need loans of up to 20,000 New Shekels without interest?
“A Micro-Lending Model for Low Income People and Small Businesses in Israel”
Chancellor’s Lecture Series
The Dignity of Empowerment
Advertisement printed in American Jewish newspapers to inform potential donors about the work of the Israel Free Loan Association and to request donations to IFLA.
An article from a Russian language newspaperin Israel announcing the availability of interest free loans for immigrants from the former Soviet Union. The article appeared one year after the founding of the Israel Free Loan Association.
Thanks to a major private donation, the Israel Free Loan Association will be able to help businesses in southern Israel get back on their feet after Operation Pillar of Defense.
A Haredi (ultra-orthodox) newspaper commenting on an article published by Eliezer Jaffe on his research study of interest free loans in Israel (“gemachim”).
A special feature article on the scope and financial data of the Israel Free Loan Association (IFLA), written and published by International Association of Hebrew Free Loans (IAHFL).
Data and description of the Israel Free Loan Association’s work in the early years after its founding in 1990.
The Israel Free Loan Association helps people out of temporarily difficult economic situations by providing interest-free loans
Cleveland native’s Free Loan agency helps Israelis get back on their feet and may also boost economy
Free loans ease transition to life in Israel
Newspaper article announcing a grant to the Israel Free Loan Association by the Everett Foundation of New York to help needy immigrants in Israel.
The Israel Free Loan Association
Now that they are home, help them make a home.
Having a negative bank balance may seem like a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be
An article on how philanthropists can give wisely to the Israel Free Loan Association and get lasting, tansparent and accountable results.
The Annual Report of IFLA for 2011-2012, including CPA data, recycling of loan repayments and list of donors.
A brochure which tells the stories of individuals and small business owners who were helped by interest free loans, including information on how the loans are made and information to donors about how thay can establish a named loan fund at the Israel Free Loan Association. A helpful and clear presenation on how to help people to help themselves.
A sketch on the contribution of a Yeshiva University graduate in Israel and his implementation of Maimonides’ concept that “A loan is better than charity, for it enables one to help oneself” ( from the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah on his Eight Levels of Tzedaka).
The Israel Free Loan Association is unique in that it does what its name suggests: provide major interest-free loans to immigrants and others in need.
Interest-Free lending is an effective remedy that needs no legislation or governmental intervention