Jewish Educational Loan Fund

The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) provides interest-free, last dollar loans to Jewish students in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia for post-secondary education (undergraduate, graduate, and vocational schools). JELF’s loans supply the final funds that a student needs to attend school and are also need-based. JELF has been helping the Jewish community since 1889 when the doors of the Hebrew Orphans' Home in Atlanta.  


For more information, please contact Sara Sharnoff Chesley, 843-614-6494 or

JELF Explainer Video