HFLA-SA, in partnership with SAJSS, Creates a new 0%-Interest Loan Fund for Jewish Older Adults
The Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Antonio (HFLA-SA) is honored to share the news of its growing partnership with San Antonio Jewish Senior Services (SAJSS) in addressing the needs of our community’s Jewish older adults.
Building on its prior grant in 2016, and in response to increasing demand for loans, SAJSS has generously granted an additional $20,000 to HFLA-SA to establish the SAJSS – HFLA-SA Loan Fund for Jewish Older Adults. Thanks to the generosity of several major donors and the Jewish Federation of San Antonio, this grant has been matched twice by HFLA-SA as part of its current $200,000 Matching Community Campaign. As a result, an additional $60,000 is now available to provide 0%-interest loans to Jewish older adults in San Antonio and 15 surrounding counties.
The joint leadership of SAJSS and HFLA-SA are acting as our traditional Jewish sources command:
· “If you lend money to My people, even to the poor among you, do not act toward them as a creditor; you shall not charge them interest.” – Exodus 22:24 (Parasha Mishpatim)
· “You shall not lend him your money at interest or give him your food for profit.” – Leviticus 25:37 (Parasha Vayikra)
Together, we encourage all members of the community to think of those in need during these challenging times. Whether older adults or otherwise, if you or someone you know has need for a financial hand-up via a zero%-interest loan, please contact HFLA-SA at 210-736-4352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.