Jewish Interest Free Loan of Atlanta plans to launch a Young Professional Advisory Council this month composed of Jewish leaders and advocates from across metro Atlanta committed to the Jewish values of tzedakah, advocacy and supporting the community at large. The council will help JIFLA connect with young professionals throughout the city and advise on programming, resources and advocacy ideas to help people learn more about JIFLA and ensure those in need receive the proper financial support.
JIFLA helps fellow Jews maintain financial stability in challenging times by providing interest-free loans to those in need. These loans – funded entirely through community donations which continually recycle to others – help applicants alleviate financial burdens such as medical bills, car repairs, tax burdens, fertility treatments, and even Israel Gap year programs.
As a result of COVID-19, JIFLA has doubled its requests for loans from community members in financial crises. In response, JIFLA quickly developed a unique COVID Financial Impact Loan to assist with monetary challenges associated with the pandemic and related to loss of income.
In October, JIFLA held a Virtual 10 Year Celebration and raised $103,000 to help provide Atlanta Jews with ongoing financial security.