The Seattle Va’ad is happy to provide information regarding The Hebrew Free Loan Association, but is not affiliated with the organization. Please visit Hebrew Free Loan’s website at: www.hfla-seattle.com
The Hebrew Free Loan Association was founded and incorporated in Seattle in 1914 under the name Hebrew Education and Free Loan Association. The name was changed on January 27, 1979, to Hebrew Free Loan Association (Hebrew: Gimilut Chasadim Association).
The purpose of the corporation is to fulfill the Biblical precept found in Exodus 22: “If thou lend money to my people, thou shall not lay upon him interest.”
Loans are available for personal short-term special or emergency needs and can also be requested by local Jewish students attending any accredited college.
Funding for loans is provided by annual membership dues, donations and bequests. Loan requests are handled with discretion, and repayment terms are set on an individual basis.
Because of a steady increase in the number of loan applicants, the association is seeking new members and donors. Community support will help HFLA continue to fulfill its goals.
Please call Judie Sherr at (206) 722-1936 for more information about interest-free loans or about membership and donations or visit www.hfla-seattle.com