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When you need help with life's challenges, Jewish Federation is there.

Rachel lives in Palm Beach County.  When she and her husband decided to split up, she found herself in a difficult position.
 
Now a single parent stuck with a mortgage, car payments and school bills to pay, Rachel was not sure how she could provide her teenage son David with the opportunity to visit Israel – something he'd always dreamed of doing.

That's when she applied for a Hebrew Free Loan. Jewish Federation lent her $2,500. David journeyed to Israel in a renowned teen program.  He's now planning on going back to volunteer and teach English.

Rachel was able to pay back the loan after a couple of months.

What made things even easier: Federation did not charge Rachel one cent of Interest.

Sometimes, we just need a hand up – and the Hebrew Free Loan Society, a program of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, is here to help.


Interest-free loans are made to Jewish individuals and families up to a maximum of $4,000, to be repaid over three years or less.

General Loans

  • Basic needs (car repair or purchase, short-term emergency, rent, mortgage, utilities, childcare, medical & dental expenses, etc.)
  • Opportunity loans (professional training expenses, one-time business expansion purchases)
  • Special needs expenses (medical equipment, glasses, wheelchairs, etc.)

Jewish Life Loans

  • Jewish life cycle events (brit milah, b'nai mitzvah, wedding, funeral, etc.)
  • Synagogue membership
  • Religious school, Jewish day school, Jewish preschool tuition
  • Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences

Click here to learn more and to access the online loan application:

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Call us at 561.242.6642 for more information.


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Palm Beach County

4601 Community Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33417-2760
561-478-0700
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