JELF provides interest-free loans to Jewish students from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Click on a photo for each individual’s bio and quotes from just a few of our many recipients.
With more than 140 years of history, JELF began as the Hebrew Orphans' Home in Atlanta and evolved twice before formally changing its name to JELF in 1989... Read more about our history.
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JELF’s Full Circle Society is a giving circle of successful alumni who have received our loans, paid those loans off and are now able to give back. Learn more about how you can join.
JELF By the Numbers
In 2018, JELF loaned $1,011,266 to 279 students. Since 1961, JELF has loaned over $12.5 million to 4,500+ students. JELF maintains a 99% repayment rate and has $6 million out on the streets. Read more about our impact.
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
Central Office: 770-396-3080 [email protected]