General AJT Spotlight Feature on JELF (7/19/21)

In each issue, the Atlanta Jewish Times graciously spotlights local non-profit organizations. JELF was proud to be featured in July 2021!

How long has your organization been in Atlanta?

145 years! We’re actually one of the oldest, continually operating nonprofit organization’s int he state of Georgia.

How do you cater to the younger members of the community?

JELF believes that money should never stand between a student and their education.  That is why we provide interest-free loans specifically to help students succeed. In 2020 alone, JELF has helped over 115 Jewish students from Atlanta working towards earning their degrees. Our student recipients attend a wide range of accredited colleges, graduate schools or degree-granting vocational programs across the U.S.

Where do you see your organization in 10 years?

It’s pretty simple; we want to be lending more money to more students, increasing our impact across the region that we serve.

How does your organization help the community?

JELF believes that the more students who can graduate without high-interest debt loans, the more successful members of society they can be. JELF recipients are always thankful for the Jewish community who stood by them and drives them to want to give back. We now have recipients living all over the world who continue to be involved and give back to help their fellow Jews.

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