We LOVE when JELF alumni pay it forward. Every year, more and more former JELF recipients support current recipients. When a JELF alum makes a donation, they become part of our Full Circle Society.
Helping future generations go forward
JELF has provided over $14.5 million in interest-free loans to 2,000 Jewish students. We now have recipients living all over the world!
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We are glad we could be there for you in your time of need. With each repayment JELF can give to other Jewish students in need. We are proud to boast our 99% repayment rate. THANK YOU!
We want to hear your story. Someone reading about your experience with JELF could lead to them to apply or donate.
Each year we have over 200 volunteers, many of who are former recipients, who give their time to help Jewish students succeed.
“Going to college gave me my work ethic and being in charge of a research team taught me how to manage people. I owe it all to JELF. JELF was wonderful. Everything from the application on was easy and the people were so helpful. Now, I'm working toward my dream.”