investing in education From Cradle to College

Surprisingly, many families do not start saving early enough. JELF can help you explore insights to position yourself ahead for your child's education!  Saving for your child's college is crucial for their future. Starting early unlocks the power of financial preparedness. This page offers actionable ways to kickstart your college savings!

In 2023, the average four year college is
$
per year.

jelf can help

Get personalized advice by sharing a bit about you and your family.

Planned Giving Inquiry Form

Once this form is submitted our legacy team will be in touch to help you plan your next steps.

Financial Literacy - Who Are You (#47)

As each loan is repaid, more students can be funded.

JELF is making a difference.

Each loan JELF makes represents a student and a story.

JELF has played a part by providing 6,646 interest-free, last dollar loans. We refer to our recipients as JELFies.

$
Loaned Last Year
$
Repayed Last Year
$
Donated Last Year

6,646 Total Students

Video
Play Video

99% Repayment Rate

Play Video

438 Recpients Last Year

100% Jewish Students

Play Video
Play Video
Children of the Hebrew Orphans’ Home going on a field trip
to the Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, circa 1928.
Children of the Hebrew Orphans’ Home going on a field trip to the Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, circa 1928.
Hebrew Orphans' Home, 478 Washington Street, Atlanta, 1889 - 1930. This building was sold in the 1970's and later demolished.
Hebrew Orphans' Home, 478 Washington Street, Atlanta, 1889 - 1930. This building was sold in the 1970's and later demolished.
Al Garber,
Hebrew Orphans' Home Resident; Board Chair 1965-1967
Al Garber, Hebrew Orphans' Home Resident; Board Chair 1965-1967

25 Partner Agencies

110 Volunteers

170 Universities Last Year

Full-Cirlce-Society.png

Bringing it Full Circle!

Since 2014, JELF has seen a 150% increase in Alumni giving! We continue to add more JELFies to our Full Circle Society each year - those who have received a JELF loan and now understand the importance and are able to give back themselves.

Repayment Rate
%
Recipients active in Jewish Community
%

1,075 Full Circle Members

Play Video

150% Alumni Giving Increase

Play Video

26% Full Circle Percentage

$100K Full Circle Donations

Play Video

Have you started college savings yet?

Saving early provides a significant advantage, harnessing the power of compounding over time. As college costs rise, early savings helps alleviate financial stress and ensures a smoother path for your child's future education. Stories and statistics abound, showcasing the tangible benefits of early college savings. It's not just about the numbers; it's about providing your child with ample opportunities and reducing the burden of student loans in the future.

College is hard enough without the burden of student loan debt.

College is getting more expensive

The average cost of college in the United States is $35K a year. This cost is only going to continue to grow.

Income rarely matches the cost.

31% of Jewish families have a household income of under $50K. The Jewish community is not immune to debt or hardship.

Average student loan debt is $30K

That's a problem! With student loan debt at an all time high, JELF is here to help!

TuitionIncreaseChart