About HFLA

The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Miami (HFLA) is a program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Since 1989, HFLA has been offering interest-free loans to Jewish individuals and families who may not qualify for normal loan resources.

HFLA’s interest-free loans, as opposed to charity, fill an important gap in our social system by promoting self-sufficiency with discretion. Every loan disbursed by HFLA is a community investment in the dignity and independence of borrowers. Borrowers’ commitment to timely repayment schedules have helped HFLA maintain a reimbursement rate of more than 98 percent. As soon as monthly loan payments are deposited, HFLA approves and disburses new loans. Borrowers understand the process and are dedicated to timely repayment schedules as they are quite literally paying it forward to the next person in need.

For more information, contact us at info@hebrewloan.org or 305.692.7555.

OUR MISSION

The Torah mandates us to give to those less fortunate. HFLA’s mission is based on the Mitzvah of Tzedakah; one is actually required to lend money to a fellow Jew when he is in need, because this is the highest level of giving. In other words, the generous act of giving Tzedakah enables us to help while fulfilling a number of Torah Commandments.

Year-End Donations

Year-End Donations

As we prepare to ring in 2023, please take a moment to consider the needs in our Jewish community.

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Mission to Dubai

Mission to Dubai

“This was a historic Federation Mission,” said Richard Fain, who, along with his wife Colleen, chaired the Dubai-Israel Mission, which traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel November 8-17.

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15th Annual Season for Giving

15th Annual Season for Giving

Looking for a way to give back to your community? Join your Federation family throughout December for Season for Giving, a month-long event offering hands-on volunteer opportunities.

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Field Hospital in Poland

Field Hospital in Poland

Since the war in Ukraine began, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has treated more than 20,000 refugees at its JDC NATAN medical clinic in Przemyśl, Poland, Ukraine’s busiest border crossing.

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