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FOR LIFE'S UPS AND DOWNS - AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.

NEW COVID UPDATE

Borrowers may now take out up to TWO (2) personal loans per household (totaling $10,000)

or up to TWO (2) business loans per business (totaling $15,000)

Are you in a financial bind? Do you need help to pay medical or legal bills, send your children to day school, or keep your small business afloat?

Local Jewish community members now have a new place to turn: the Jewish Free Loan Fund of Greater Hartford. It provides interest-free loans to help you overcome financial hurdles and seize new opportunities with dignity and confidentiality.

Personal Loans

  • Loans totaling $10,000 per household are now available
  • Uses include but are not limited to: home repairs, vehicle repairs and purchases, credit card consolidation, moving expenses, legal fees, medical/dental expenses, insurance, income/property taxes, funeral expenses, living expenses, job re-training, Jewish day school tuition, education, child care/camp, adoptions/in vitro fertilization, bar and bat mitzvah celebrations

Small Business Loans

  • Loans totaling $15,000 per business are now available
  • Uses include but are not limited to: operating costs, marketing expenses, equipment, and COVID-19 related supplies and upgrades

Who Is Eligible

To apply for a loan, you must be:

  • A member of a Connecticut Jewish household or business in which one person identifies themselves as Jewish (click here for eligible towns) or be an employee of a Connecticut Jewish agency or synagogue for at least 6 months;
  • At least 21 years of age;
  • Employed, in search of employment, and/or have other sources of income, such as government assistance or retirement income sufficient to service the loan; and
  • You must also have a bank account for automatic monthly loan repayments.

How to Apply

To apply for an interest-free loan, you'll submit an application, meet with a Jewish Free Loan staff member, and obtain qualified guarantors.

  1. Familiarize yourself with the application form first, so you'll know what documents to gather. You can view or download a PDF of the form here.
  2. When you have gathered all the supporting materials, please email JewishFreeLoan@jewishhartford.org to request a digital application.

Learn More

For more information, for questions about the application, or to donate to the Jewish Free Loan Fund, email us at JewishFreeLoan@jewishhartford.org