• Get to Know the People We Serve- Aaron’s Story

    Most likely someone you know is struggling through temporary financial hardship right now.  The individuals and families we serve probably look a lot like you and I. Right now many Jews in South Florida are wondering how to put food on the table and how to make Hanukkah gifts a reality for their children.  They Continue Reading...

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  • When Is the Best Time of Year to Start a New Business?

    Do you have a great business idea in mind? You can start a business at any time of the year with the help of our Hebrew Entrepreneur Loan Program! HELP The Hebrew Entrepreneur Loan Program (also known as HELP) is your interest-free option for a business loan of up to $10,000. These funds will help Continue Reading...

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  • What Are Donor Directed Funds?

    Have you considered setting up a donor directed fund? It’s a powerful way to give back during the holidays or any time of year. Donor Directed Funds Donor directed funds are funds created using the philanthropist’s vision. You decide how much you will donate as well as the purpose for the fund. Potential purposes include Continue Reading...

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  • Giving Thanks the Jewish Way

    This week everyone is focused on being thankful – we take a day to recognize our blessings and then for many people – we move on and start thinking about the more mundane aspects of our life. In Judaism, one day of thanks is not enough.  In fact, the Talmud commands us to say 100 Continue Reading...

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  • 10 Ways to Bond with Your Grandchildren

    How do you spend time with your grandchildren? The relationships between grandparents and grandchildren are truly unique. Here are 10 ways to deepen your connections and make memories that will last for a lifetime. 1. Make a Family Tree. Children love to learn about their family history. Sit down with the little ones and create Continue Reading...

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  • Is IVF Ethical in Judaism?

    Does IVF (in vitro fertilization) have a role in Judaism? The answer is yes. In vitro fertilization is an ethical solution for you and your family if you’re experiencing difficulties in building a family. Infertility & Judaism Infertility is something we’ve seen plenty of in the Torah. In fact, three of Torah’s matriarchs suffered from Continue Reading...

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  • We Can All Give Back- A Giving Pledge for Us All

    Have you ever heard of the Giving Pledge? This international philanthropic pledge is a charitable effort that has made headlines and started conversations since its inception in 2010. Founders Bill Gates and Warren Buffett produced the pledge to ask billionaires to commit to sharing at least half of their wealth for charity in their lifetimes Continue Reading...

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  • Hurricane Matthew Support for Small Businesses

    Thankfully our communities were spared the worst from Hurricane Matthew.  For those that were not, the State of Florida has activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program.  This program provides short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that were damaged by the storm. The application period began October 10th and will continue through Nov. 11, Continue Reading...

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  • Shana Tova!

    Hebrew Free Loan of South Florida wishes our entire community Shana Tova!  May the new year be sweet to you and yours and provide you with opportunities to achieve your dreams!  ...

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