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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Applications for financial aid for the 2023-24 School Year Open January 3 – April 30 December 31, 2022 – In 2022, JELF assisted a total of 396 students with $1,931,235 in interest-free loans! JELF qualifying applicants must be:• A permanent resident of FL, GA, SC, NC, and VA (excluding metro DC) (they can, however, attend […]
by Jenna Leopold Shulman This article was originally published in eJewishPhilanthropy.com. As the week of March 9, 2020 began, life as we previously knew it began to move to a slow halt. While the rest of our country grappled with major decisions about whether to keep our businesses open, how to interact virtually with employees […]
Originally from Richmond, Arielle is currently a junior at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. With aspirations to become a psychiatrist, she is majoring in psychology and on track to graduate in 2023. Arielle participates in a Greek society on campus and volunteers for the local children’s hospital, the Red Cross and an organization […]
Brian Meltsner and Harold Berger first met in August 1982 during orientation week for freshman at UNC Chapel Hill. Hear how this connection not only blossomed into a longtime friendship but also years of ongoing support and commitment to JELF.., From The Charlotte Jewish News – November 2021, written by Brian Meltsner: When people ask […]
Over the past couple of years, the idea of debt forgiveness — whether for student loans, medical, or rent debt — has gone from radical to relatively mainstream. But as many organizations touting broad-based debt relief will tell you, it’s not a new, revolutionary concept. In fact, it dates back (at least) all the way […]
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 […]
On their double-chai episode, The Podcast From The Temple talked with Jenna Shulman, CEO of JELF (Jewish Education Loan Fund). They talk about the amazing work JELF provides to families with last-dollar funds for higher education and also how Jenna leads the charge. Click HERE to listen.
In the first issue of “Jewish Life,” The Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida included an article about JELF’s amazing 2020 year. Their article talks about how JELF loaned to 394 students last year and 12 were local to their area.