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Young Professionals Night at Alon’s Bakery

Young Professionals Night at Alon’s Bakery thumbnails for website (logo)

On May 7, 2024, JELF hosted a memorable event at Alon’s Bakery at Phipps Plaza, gathering over 50 young professionals from around Atlanta. This special evening provided an opportunity for attendees to learn more about JELF’s mission and hear firsthand from former recipients about the life-changing impact of JELF’s support. The atmosphere at Alon’s Bakery […]

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 […]

Letter to Students & Parents re Campus Protests

Letter to Students & Parents re Campus Protests we stand with our students

May 6, 2024 Dear JELF Students and Parents, We hope this email finds you safe and well during this very challenging time to be a Jewish student in college and on campus. We know recent events have likely added additional stress and uncertainty to your college experience. With JELF students attending 175 different universities across the country, including […]

Community Impact: Boca JELF Event Includes Passion and Impact

Community Impact: Boca JELF Event Includes Passion and Impact screenshot 2023 11 22 at 12.16.33 pm

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 loans nearly $60,000 in Tidewater’s Jewish community

JELF loans nearly $60,000 in Tidewater’s Jewish community jelf funds jewish tidewater

Financial aid applications for 2023-24 school year re-open.Deadline: September 30, 2023 With more than 45 million Americans in some form of outstanding interest-bearing student loan debt, 0% interest loans can help save borrowers thousands of dollars in high interest-bearing debt each year. JELF (Jewish Education Loan Fund), through its partnership with Jewish Family Service of […]

JELF Student Repayment Letter – 10-5-23

JELF Student Repayment Letter – 10-5-23 dear repayer

Dear Current JELF Repayer, We hope this message finds you well. As one of your partners in supporting your educational journey, we wanted to bring an important update to your attention. Federal student loan repayments have just restarted, and it’s crucial that if you are still paying off your federal loans, you have all the […]

JELF Faces Unprecedented Student Demand Gap in Five-State Region, Urges Community Support

JELF Faces Unprecedented Student Demand Gap in Five-State Region, Urges Community Support large gap (1)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Atlanta, June 30, 2023] – JELF, the Jewish Educational Loan Fund. is currently grappling with an unprecedented gap in student demand in its five-state region encompassing Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia (excluding metro DC). Since 2022, the funding gap has surged by $500,000, reaching a staggering $2.9 million, compared […]

JELF Loans Funds in Gainesville, FL’s Jewish Community!

JELF Loans Funds in Gainesville, FL’s Jewish Community!

Applications for financial aid for the upcoming school year are January 3 – April 30 and again August – September 30 December 31, 2022 – In 2022, JELF assisted a total of 396 students with $1,931,235 in interest-free loans. Of this total, 1 Jewish student from Gainesville was provided $7,470 towards furthering their degree. For […]