Website and Archive of
Professor Eliezer David Jaffe

The Israel Free Loan Association (IFLA)

Plaque for Bob Gottesman

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Israel Free Loan Association
  • Published on: April, 2009

Under The Radar

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.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: New York Jewish News
  • Published on: October, 2009

Bonds Needed

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: Tuesday, February 16, 1993

Free loan group helps newcomers keep away from the ‘sharks’

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Times of Israel
  • Published on: April 4, 2013

Interest Free Loans

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: June 26, 1992

Answering The Need

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.

  • Author: Judy Srebro
  • Publication: The Jewish Press
  • Published on: August 11, 2014

Ad Regarding Loans for Russian Speaking Immigrants

  • Author: The Israel Free Loan Association
  • Publication: The Israel Free Loan Association
  • Published on: 1995

“Tzedakah and Social Justice” by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks hosted by IFLA

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.

  • Author: Various authors
  • Publication: Media - articles, films and speeches about the Israel Free Loan Association.
  • Published on: 2015

Israel Free Loan Association – Rebuilding Jewish Lives Every Day of the Year

How interest free loans are constantly serving the needs of the Israel working pooor population.

  • Author: Boruch Shubert
  • Publication: The Jewish Voice
  • Published on: 16 MAY 2012

Charity gives £76m in zero interest loans

  • Author: Nathan Jeffay
  • Publication: The Jewish Chronicle
  • Published on: March 18, 2010

They have the funds. Just come and take it!

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.”

  • Author: Oren Majar
  • Publication: The Marker
  • Published on: February 20, 2014

Millions of Shekels

Raising millions of shekels for Small Businesses in Southern Israel

  • Author: Rachel Marder
  • Publication: ejewishphilanthropy.com
  • Published on: June 26, 2012

Israel’s Free Loan Association

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.

  • Author: Aviva Bar-Am
  • Publication: Rays of Torah
  • Published on: January, 2005

Your Gift That Never Ends

  • Author: The Israel Free Loan Association
  • Publication: The Israel Free Loan Association Annual Report
  • Published on: 2008

IFLA Update

  • Author: Oren Majar
  • Publication: The Marker
  • Published on: February 20, 2014

The Loan You Never Knew About

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?

  • Author: Sever Plotzker
  • Publication: Yediot Achronot
  • Published on: May 24, 2013

Comments on the Work of the Israel Free Loan Association

  • Author: Danny Siegel
  • Publication: Ziv Tzedaka Fund Annual Report
  • Published on: 2005

The Israel Free Loan Association

“A Micro-Lending Model for Low Income People and Small Businesses in Israel”

Chancellor’s Lecture Series

  • Author: Staff
  • Publication: The University of Michigan
  • Published on: Fall 2009

We Are The Israel Free Loan Association

  • Author: Yocheved Golani
  • Publication: The Jewish Press
  • Published on: Friday, September 25, 1998

Grant Receipient- The Israel Free Loan Association (IFLA)

  • Author: Danny Siegel
  • Publication: The Ziv Tzedakah Fund Annual Report for 2006
  • Published on: 2006

Israel Free Loan Association – Rebuilding Jewish Lives Every Day of the Year

  • Author: Boruch Shubert
  • Publication: The Jewish Voice
  • Published on: Wednesday, 16 May, 2012

Eliezer Jaffe and Rambam’s Highest Level of Tzedakah

The Dignity of Empowerment

  • Author: Zvi Zohar
  • Publication: The Shalom Hartman Institute
  • Published on: 2011

The Best Loans In Life Are Free

  • Author: Vida Goldgar
  • Publication: The Atlanta Jewish Times
  • Published on: April 23, 1993

Taking an interest, without interest

  • Author: Leah Abramowitz
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: January 8, 1991

Substantial Returns On Your Money

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.

  • Author: The Israel Free Loan Association
  • Publication: The Israel Free Loan Association
  • Published on: 1998

Stopping the gap

  • Author: Carol Ungar
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: October 7, 1988

Scholarships rescue Gaza evacuees

  • Author: Rafael D. Frankel
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: March 2, 2006

Quickly Employed And Quickly Absorbed

  • Author: Ginni Walsh
  • Publication: United Jewish Appeal Press Service
  • Published on: 1994

Profile of the Israel Free Loan Association- in the Russian language

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.

  • Author: Staff Reporters
  • Publication: Novosti Nedelia
  • Published on: July 30, 1991

Free loans for Soviet emigres in Israel

  • Author: Steve Lipman
  • Publication: The Jewish Week, Inc.
  • Published on: February 8, 1991

Businesses in the south get $1.5 million in interest-free loans

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.

  • Author: Staff of the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA)
  • Publication: The Times of Israel
  • Published on: January 2, 2013

Lend A Future To Needy Israelis

  • Author: Bernice Green
  • Publication: The Cleveland Jewish News
  • Published on: Friday, January 3, 1992

University Researchers “Discover” Gemachim

A Haredi (ultra-orthodox) newspaper commenting on an article published by Eliezer Jaffe on his research study of interest free loans in Israel (“gemachim”).

  • Author: Staff of the Yated Ne'eman newspaper
  • Publication: Yated Ne'eman Newspaper
  • Published on: February 7, 1992

A ‘free loan’ program in Israel – Maimonides style

  • Author: Teresa Strasser
  • Publication: San Francisco Jewish Bulletin
  • Published on: March 29, 1996

Spread the word: Loans are interest free, life isn’t

  • Author: Deborah Seldner
  • Publication: The Jewish Review
  • Published on: October 1, 1996

Loan fund nears $1m. goal

  • Author: Staff of the Jerusalem Post
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: July 5, 1991

Israeli immigrants helped with interest-free loans

  • Author: Susan Jacobs
  • Publication: San Francisco Jewish Bulletin
  • Published on: May 15, 1998

Agency Spotlight

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).

  • Author: Conference Report of the International Association of Hebrew Free Loans
  • Publication: Newsletter of the International Association of Hebrew Free Loans
  • Published on: April, 2000

Israel Free Loan Association provides loans for new immigrants

  • Author: Phyllis Singer
  • Publication: The American Israelite
  • Published on: July 29, 1993

Grapevine

  • Author: Greer Fay Cashman
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: November 20, 2013

Interest Free Loans Help People to Help Themselves

  • Author: Chana Falik
  • Publication: Ma'ale Adumin
  • Published on: December 12, 1996

Interest free loans help immigrants start over

  • Author: Rachel Levine
  • Publication: Washington Jewish Week
  • Published on: April 6, 1995

Helping People To Help Themselves

Data and description of the Israel Free Loan Association’s work in the early years after its founding in 1990.

  • Author: Staff reporter
  • Publication: Voices Magazine
  • Published on: 1992

IFLA Surpasses $100 Million in Interest Free Loans

Press Release

  • Author: Julius Liebb
  • Publication: The New York Jewish Press
  • Published on: Jan., 1992

Human interest paid on loans

  • Author: Leah Abramowitz
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: Sunday, January 10, 1993

How to Work Yourself Out of Financial Straits

  • Author: Neil Cohen
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post Money Magazine
  • Published on: February 7, 1996

Helping people to help themselves

  • Author: Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: Sunday, February 11, 1996

Helping People to Help Themselves

The Israel Free Loan Association helps people out of temporarily difficult economic situations by providing interest-free loans

  • Author: Gail Lichtman
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: March 12, 1999

Helping Israel’s working poor

Cleveland native’s Free Loan agency helps Israelis get back on their feet and may also boost economy

  • Author: Lila Hanft
  • Publication: The Cleveland Jewish News
  • Published on: January 21, 2005

Helping immigrants help themselves

Free loans ease transition to life in Israel

  • Author: Walter Ruby
  • Publication: The Long Island Jewish World
  • Published on: Dec. 1994

Helping Hand

  • Author: Netty C. Gross
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Report
  • Published on: May 1, 2006

Israeli Free Loan Association Helps Immigrants With Nowhere To Turn

  • Author: Michele Chabin
  • Publication: Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA)
  • Published on: February 12, 1993

Grapevine

  • Author: Greer Fay Cashman
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: 2012

Grant aids immigrants

Newspaper article announcing a grant to the Israel Free Loan Association by the Everett Foundation of New York to help needy immigrants in Israel.

  • Author: Staff reporter
  • Publication: The Long Island Jewish Week
  • Published on: December 4,1992

Gifts That Last Forever

The Israel Free Loan Association

Now that they are home, help them make a home.

  • Author: Andrew Silow-Carroll
  • Publication: Moment
  • Published on: October 1994

Free Loans: An ongoing cycle of trust

  • Author: Greer Fay Cashman
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: Thursday, June 20, 2002

Free-loan society for Soviet immigrants

  • Author: Herb Keinon
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: October 29, 1990

Free-loan Societies

  • Author: Morton I. Teicher
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post Magazine
  • Published on: April 29, 1994

Free loan societies in Israel

  • Author: Samson Krupnick
  • Publication: The National Jewish Post and Opinion
  • Published on: Feb., 1993

Israel Free Loan Association offers aid, not charity

  • Author: Marcy Oster
  • Publication: The Cleveland Jewish News
  • Published on: July 10, 1998

Israel’s free loan association helps Israelis help themselves

  • Author: Aviva Bar-Am
  • Publication: ISRAEL21c.com
  • Published on: November 21, 1990

Free loan group seeks $5 m. to expand help

  • Author: Herb Keinon
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: Tuesday, July 30, 1991

Financial aid provided by HFLS, IFLA

  • Author: Sandy Sloshay Plotkin
  • Publication: Jewish Journal of Palm Beach, Florida
  • Published on: April 4, 2000

Ex-Clevelander promotes Israel Free Loan fund

  • Author: Darrell Holland
  • Publication: The Plain Dealer
  • Published on: Thursday, October 13, 1994

Eliezer Jaffe: ‘This plan is a winner’

  • Author: Zev Elliot
  • Publication: AACI Northern Lights Newsletter
  • Published on: March-April 1996

Debt and Taxes

Having a negative bank balance may seem like a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be

  • Author: Alex Margolin
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: June 1, 2007

Creative Giving – Not Charity

An article on how philanthropists can give wisely to the Israel Free Loan Association and get lasting, tansparent and accountable results.

  • Author: Leah Abramowitz
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: 1991

Annual Report of The Israel Free Loan Association, 2011-2012

The Annual Report of  IFLA for 2011-2012, including CPA data, recycling of loan repayments and list of donors.

  • Author: Staff
  • Publication: The Israel Free Loan Association Annual Report
  • Published on: 2013

IFLA Brochure

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.

  • Author: Staff of the Israel Free Loan Association
  • Publication: The Israel Free Loan Association
  • Published on: 2013

British Friends of Israel Free Loan Associations

  • Author: Sue Tourkin-Komet
  • Publication: Your Jerusalem
  • Published on: June 1998

A Record 22,000 immigrants in October

  • Author: Herb Keinon and David Rudge
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: November, 1990

The Israel Free Loan Association- Maimonides in Action


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).

  • Author: Yeshiva University
  • Publication: Yeshiva University Israel Alumni News
  • Published on: March' 1998

A Helping Hand

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.

  • Author: Larry Derfner
  • Publication: Baltimore Jewish Times
  • Published on: February 26, 1993

A compassionate friend of means in time of need

  • Author: Susan Gilman
  • Publication: The Jewish Week
  • Published on: February 8, 1991

Handling a Loan to Israel’s Working Poor

Interest-Free lending is an effective remedy that needs no legislation or governmental intervention

  • Author: Eliezer Jaffe and Edward Cohen
  • Publication: The Times of Israel
  • Published on: April 4, 2013