Tag: 2021

Arielle B.

Arielle B. arielle becker

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 […]

Marketwatch covers JELF on Shmita debt forgiveness (9/15/21)

Marketwatch covers JELF on Shmita debt forgiveness (9/15/21) screen shot 2021 09 15 at 7.01.22 pm

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 […]

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.  […]