Our Impact

Read the words of gratitude from some of the people we have HELPED.

“I thank you from the bottom of my heart. This loan during the coronavirus pandemic is a tremendous help. I hope that once it is paid off, I can donate to HFLA and help others in need.”

- Anonymous

In 2013, sadly, my husband became very sick from liver cancer. We needed money to travel to Israel because he started his treatments there. That is when I started looking for a loan. My friend suggested HFLA. The next day I called the office and filled out the forms. I have to say that they were extremely nice and understanding. Soon, I got a call to pick up the check.

Five years later, I needed another loan for dental care and braces for my young daughter and I knew exactly who to go to. I did the same process and they accepted my loan application. I would like to thank HFLA for being there when I needed you most. It is good to have kind people like you so we can make the world a better place!

- Hana L.

I was in need of new hearing aids. My insurance covered a portion but I was responsible for the balance. As a senior citizen living on a fixed income, it was impossible to make a large sum payment. Thanks to the interest-free loan from Hebrew Free Loan of South Florida, I was able to pay the balance of my hearing aids. I can comfortably pay down the loan without accruing interest on the principal.

- Jorge S.

My family and I are so grateful for the loan we received from HFLA. We were able to send our daughter to Hebrew school and watch her prepare for her Bat Mitzvah. The loan also helped with the beautiful party we had to celebrate. Without this loan, we would not have been able to see her achieve this beautiful rite of passage with our friends and family. Thank you so much for making this possible!

- Anonymous

“I came across HFLA while searching on the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. I lost my job and searched the tab Community Resources as I both needed financial assistance and also a new job. From start to finish, HFLA made the process easy and quick. Everything was done confidentially as this is something very personal. I did not want people to know how bad things were. Luckily I have started a new job and this interest-free loan has helped me “catch up” on many of the payments, including my mortgage, which I fell behind on.”

- Anonymous, from Aventura

Ukraine Webinar

Ukraine Webinar

While three eyewitnesses to the ongoing refugee crisis in Ukraine and the region will provide their reports during a Greater Miami Jewish Federation webinar on Tuesday, August 16, Federation’s Israel and Overseas Chair, Tracey Spiegelman, will also share where your donations to the Ukraine Emergency Fund are making a difference.

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Food Drive-Thru

Food Drive-Thru

In our continuing efforts to help those experiencing food insecurity, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will host another Free Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru on Friday, August 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.

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JCC Maccabi Games

JCC Maccabi Games

Mazel tov to the teens who represented Miami’s three Jewish community centers and competed in the 2022 JCC Maccabi Games in San Diego. Teams from the Miami Beach JCC, Michael-Ann Russell JCC and Alper JCC made our community proud in basketball, volleyball, flag football, tennis, dance and more.

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Diller Teens

Diller Teens

Applications are still being accepted for Diller Teen Fellowships 2022-2023, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Jewish 10th and 11th graders to become advocates for the greater good in their own communities.

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