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Tax-Smart Giving with Qualified Charitable Distributions

Discover how you can support JELF through Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from your IRA. Key Benefits of a QCD Important Details: Additional Rules: Special Notes: We hope you appreciate this information and find it useful. Thank you for your continued support of JELF. Your generosity helps us make a significant impact. Not sure if this […]

Community Impact: Boca JELF Event Includes Passion and Impact

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In a night filled with enthusiasm and purpose, JELF’s Boca Raton gathering on November 14, 2023 proved to be a resounding success, fueled by passionate alumni hosts and speakers Ron Krudo and Eitan Ovadia, engaging discussions, and a collective commitment to breaking down barriers to education for Jewish students! . Ron Krudo, a former JELF […]

JELF’s Message of Solidarity: We Stand With Israel

JELF’s Message of Solidarity: We Stand With Israel jelf stands with israel

October 2023 A Note from our CEO and Board Chair As we continue to watch the horrific events unfolding in Israel, we acknowledge the profound impact they have on the hearts and minds of Jews around the globe. We have been in contact with JELF beneficiaries who are currently studying in Israel or have made […]

JELF Outshines Darkness, Literally! 12-7-22

JELF Outshines Darkness, Literally! 12-7-22

By MARCIA CALLER JAFFE December 15, 2022, 10:27 am In the 146th Annual JELF meeting, the lack of electricity did not detract from tributes to the organization’s workers and volunteers, nor its extensive outreach for help. The Jewish Educational Loan Fund held its 2022 Annual Meeting on Dec. 7 at Temple Sinai with the one in a […]

How Expensive is it to Attend College in Virginia? (7/26/22)

How Expensive is it to Attend College in Virginia? (7/26/22)

What does it cost to go to college these days?  Okay, that’s a loaded question. Either you already know the answer (maybe you have kids – or grandchildren – who are in college right now), or you realize that there are several factors that create a major disparity in cost, like where you go to […]

JELF CEO Jenna Shulman’s 2022 Passover Message (4/20/22)

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Jenna Shulman shares her inspiration and thoughts on this year’s Passover holiday with the community. Over the past two years, I think about all the ‘plagues’ that we have collectively navigated throughout the pandemic. Weak broadband signals during Zoom meetings. Canceled and rescheduled events. Virtual learning. Masks. Solitude. And so many missed connections as we […]

How Expensive Is It to Attend College In 2022? – 4/11/22

How Expensive Is It to Attend College In 2022? – 4/11/22 brittany fishman pais augusta : raleigh

What do you think it costs to go to college these days? Okay, that’s a loaded question. Either you already know the answer (maybe you have kids – or grandchildren – who are in college right now), or you realize that there are several factors that create a major disparity in cost, like where you […]

JELF’s Hosts Motivational Speaker and Author Jon Gordon – 4/16/21

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by Robyn Spizman Bestselling author Jon Gordon considers his recent book “The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change” a commentary on the world as we know it during a global pandemic. “It’s a great analogy for life, and the coffee bean is the perfect example for the embodiment of what we are […]

JELF helps students get an education during crisis (3/9/21)

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Even before COVID, Joshua had been inspired by his family’s story and had made the decision to become a lawyer. It was important to him that others got the second chance his brothers never received. To achieve his career aspirations, he knew he needed to pursue a law degree; his challenge was to find the […]

JELF’s Virtual No Go with Angela Duckworth – 6-17-20

JELF’s Virtual No Go with Angela Duckworth – 6-17-20

In June 2020, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, JELF had a “Virtual No Go Event” featuring author of GRIT and 2013 MacArthur fellow Angela Duckworth. Angela Duckworth is a Professor of Psychology, founder and CEO of Character Lab, a non-profit with a mission to advance the science and practice of character development. Considered […]

JELF Wraps 2019 on New High – 12/19/19

JELF Wraps 2019 on New High – 12/19/19

Jewish Educational Loan Fund held its 2019 annual meeting Dec. 3 at Le Meridien Perimeter. By MARCIA CALLER JAFFE December 18, 2019, 12:25 pm JELF’s Jenna Shulman accepted a $2,000 check from Jody Pollack on behalf of the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival. Jewish Educational Loan Fund held its 2019 annual meeting Dec. 3 at Le Meridien Perimeter. […]

Hundreds gathered at The Battery to celebrate and recognize JELF’s important work – 8-28-19

Hundreds gathered at The Battery to celebrate and recognize JELF’s important work – 8-28-19

JELF and Jeff: ‘Unprecedented’ Success for Higher Education By MARCIA CALLER JAFFE September 4, 2019, 9:55 am Ellen Monk and Gary Snyder (Greenberg Traurig) flank Michael Morris, publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times. A crowd of 650 gathered at the Coca-Cola Roxy at The Battery Aug. 28 to salute the important work of JELF, the Jewish Educational […]