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Article in the Boca Raton Observer about JELF (12/24/20)

Article in the Boca Raton Observer about JELF (12/24/20) Boca Raton JELF Article|Boca Raton Article|Boca Raton JELF article

The Jewish Educational Loan Fund is on a mission to help reduce the financial burden of students taking out loans so that they can pursue their higher education with full force. By offering interest-free loans, JELF serves as a last resort for students in desperate need of financial assistance to pay for crucial living and […]

JELF raises average student loan in 2021, providing more support to deserving students than ever before! (12/21/20)

JELF raises average student loan in 2021, providing more support to deserving students than ever before! (12/21/20) extra extra

In 2021, JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund) provided 400 interest-free loans to Jewish college, graduate, and vocational students with a total of $1.8 million. This increase in loan amount allowed JELF to raise the average student loan by $400 over the previous year, which was especially important during this past year as inflation rose exponentially.  […]

JELF hosts financial aid webinar for Jewish families (11/16/20)

JELF hosts financial aid webinar for Jewish families (11/16/20) Financial Aid 101

JELF’s COO, Cathy Miller, recently hosted a webinar for all the students, families and educational professionals in the region. The presentation, delivered on November 15th from 7:30-8:30, was built to be a starting point to help families find all types of financial aid. The webinar covered a vast array of information. It started by letting […]

JELF’s Josh Schaier Featured On YouTube’s Coffee Connections (10/15/20)

JELF’s Josh Schaier Featured On YouTube’s Coffee Connections (10/15/20) Coffee Connections

JELF’s Director of Development, Josh Schaier was interviewed on a videocast called “Coffee Connections” recently. The show is hosted by Your Rocktioneer™ Seth Weiner who is also emceeing JELF’s upcoming Young Professionals Game Night. Percolating in the episode is a chat about JELF and how reaching out to donors and students has changed since the […]

Growth Exponential Podcast Interview’s JELF’s Jenna Shulman (10/2/20)

Growth Exponential Podcast Interview’s JELF’s Jenna Shulman (10/2/20)

JELF’s CEO, Jenna Shulman, was recently interviewed by Bradley Caro Cook for his podcast, “Growth Exponetial.” Bradley is the managing director and co-founder of Career Up Now whose mission is to engage emerging professionals with Jewish life through their interests in career, unique experiences, and social good. They discuss JELF’s mission to help Jewish students in college, […]

JELF’s CEO Jenna Shulman featured on the Jewish Today Podcast (6/12/20)

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Episode #4 of Jewish Today Pod features JELF’s CEO, Jenna Shulman! Jenna and the host, Amanda Budd, discuss Jenna’s journey to working in the Jewish non-profit sector, along with the incredible insight and action JELF does in making higher education affordable for Jewish students. They also discussed stigmas and stereotypes that are associated with Jews […]

JELF is featured in The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee (2/21/20)

JELF is featured in The Jewish News of Sarasota-Manatee (2/21/20) The Jewish News

JELF was recently highlighted in The Federation of Sarasota-Manatee’s newspaper, The Jewish News. The article featured our partnership with the Federation of The Federation, our Local JELF Administrator, Andrea Eiffert, and a JELFie from Sarasota, Haley Rosenthal. Haley was quoted as saying, “I am honored and grateful to be a recipient of the generous JELF […]

JELF: Investing in students’ futures (2/11/20)

JELF: Investing in students’ futures (2/11/20) Noga B.

Published in The Palm Beach Post, 7-30-19. What does Jewish Educational Loan Fund do? Student debt in the U.S. has reached record levels, making higher education out of reach for many families and saddling others with thousands in high-interest loans. According to The New York Times, 94% of undergrads are now borrowing for their education […]

Happy hour provides young Richmonders information about JELF programs – 12/19/19

Happy hour provides young Richmonders information about JELF programs – 12/19/19 Richmond Happy Hour

On March 2nd, 2019, Network JCFR, Jewish Family Services and JELF held a joint Happy Hour to connect young professional Jewish Richmonders about these great services and teach them more about what JELF offers their community. Development Director Josh Schaier explained how the interest-free loans work and more. JELF provides interest-free last dollars loans for […]

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. […]

Zalik Headlines with JELF Accomplishments and Dreams – 8-28-18

Zalik Headlines with JELF Accomplishments and Dreams – 8-28-18

Jewish Educational Loan Fund event shares stories of Southeastern Jews in need to a crowd of 700 people. By MARCIA CALLER JAFFE September 7, 2018, 1:12 pm Keynote speaker Helen Zalik, a former JELF loan recipient, spoke of dreaming big and said happiness will come with a larger vision. Courtesy of Revelry Photo Seven hundred gathered at […]