Over 26,000 Northeast Ohioans helped!

Lending interest-free since 1904

HFLA is the only nonsectarian interest free lender supporting all Northeast Ohioans.

We contribute to the economic development of our community by helping  people overcome financial hurdles. HFLA may be the only source of support and makes the difference between success and failure for our borrowers.

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Mission Moment

“There really weren’t other options for me to pay for the fire academy other than high interest credit cards at the time. I now recommend HFLA to family or friends that I see need financial help. This loan helped me succeed in my career. People looking to give back should definitely donate to HFLA and help pay it forward.”

Philip (Mike) Alvarado, Firefighter


2015 was a year of progress and growth. We have new programs in the works. We have close to $540,000 lent to Northeast Ohioans assisting them to overcome hurdles, pursue education and start businesses. 

With help from The Business of Good Foundation we have successfully made over $60,000 in loans helping people escape predatory lenders (we have seen predatory lenders charge rates as high as 780%). 

We made our first loan to help a senior stay in her Buckeye home with the help of funds from the Charles & Helen Brown Memorial Foundation. These funds help people that have been cited through Cleveland Municipal Housing Court.

We have received generous grants this year from several foundations enabling us to create more targeted loan funds. A capacity building grant from The Cleveland Foundation enabled us to purchase a new online loan management system and increased our staff. A Buckeye/Fairfax loan fund with thanks to The George Gund Foundation, and the Mt. Pleasant Loan Fund with thanks to the Saint Luke's Foundation.

Look for the next newsletter for details on the new loan programs.

Donor Highlight

"Lending Money interest-free preserves a sense of self-sufficiency and esteem to the borrower and is a high form of tzedakah (charity) for the lender."
Clifford & Linda Wolf


Thank You to Our Donors

November 12, 2015 - January 25, 2016
Isaac & Itta Abovitz
Robert S. Abramson
Dione Alexander
Jan Alloy
Doreen Alper
Richard and Jean Bain
Stephen J. Bassett
Marilyn M. Bedol
Keith & Betsey Belkin
Valera Bendersky
Ann Marie Bergman
Samuel & Pamela Besunder
Sanjay & Amy Bhargava
Michael Billnitzer
Gittel Blum
Carolyn and Colin Blumenthal
David Blumenthal & Jane Corteville
Victor & Nella Blyumin
Raymond M. Braum
Ta'Meka Brooks
Jonathan and Ellen Brown
Carol & Bill Bruml
Chris & Jen Brunkow
Buckley King LPA
Sandra Buzney
Evan Byron
Janet L. Chernin
Marvin Chernin
Louise P. Chesler
Lynn and Barry Chesler
Cleveland Social Venture Partners
Gilda Cohen
Michael Cool
Mitchell and Lisa Cronig
David Cunix
David Denker
Jacquelyn Derrow
Gary & Andrea Desberg
Kay Dhillon
Larry & Susan Dlott
Richard and Robin Douglass
Charles Dozier
Daniel & Paula Dreyfuss
David Edelman
Sheldon & Connie Edelman
Fairfax Renaissance Development Corp
Bruce & Catherine Fallick
Melanie Falls
Allan M. Farkas
Philip & Arlene Fine
Evan Fineberg
Andrew D. & Judith W. Finger
Judith Finkel
Ronald and Sherrie Fleeter
David & Jean Foxman
Irwin M. Frank
Charles & Joanne Frankel
Connie S. Friedman
Mary Friedman
Dr. Avrum & Phyllis Froimson
Saul Genuth
Jeff and Cathi Gerson
Sheldon & Marilyn Gerson
Laurence and Jennifer Goddard
Stephen Gold
Gilbert & Marcia Goldberg
Sharon Goldberg
Michael and Susan Gottesman
Barbara & Todd Greene
William and Essie Harris
Thomas & Joan Hartshorne
Alan and Diane Herzog
John S. & Elaine M. Hibshman
Alan and Gayle Hochheiser
Betty Holdstein
Robin Holzman
Mark Howard
Pamela J. Hruby
Huntington National Bank
Daniel and Marci Jacobs
Jane Joseph
Richard and Megan Kacvinsky
Lelia Kamionkowski
Benjamin and Michele Katz
David Kazdan M.D. & Laura C. Gooch
Ileen Kelner
Keybank National Assoc
Laura Kleinman
Michael & Lynn Kleinman
Kerry & Debe Klotzman
Jules & Lani Koach
Barbara Kogan-Jaffe
Edward & Roslyn Kowit
Susan Krantz
Lawrence Kronick
Ken Lapine
Mark & Laura Leventhal
Lindsay Ann Levine &  Lee Ian Ascherman
Mr. and Mrs. Brett Levy
Isaac & Beth Lewin
Howard Lewinter
Michael Lorber
Lisa A. Lowe & Rabbi Steven Denker
Ona Lowe
Arthur Malahimov
Michal & Bill Marcus
Randal J. Markowitz
Dr. David and Mrs. Susan Miller
Samuel H. & Marie Miller
Michael  Mills
Anne & Peter Mitro
Renee Moldovansky
Jan Moskowitz
John & Karen Moss
Joseph & Barbara Moster
David & Helen Nagusky
Alan and Rebekah Narvy
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Ron Nelson
Paul Nestvold
Charles & Ann Newman
Heather Nuccio
Linda Ong Styer
Stephan H. Parker
Paul & Kim Pesses
Jennifer & Doug Pinkerton
Steve & Loree Potash
Roslyn Quarto
Howard Rabb
Audrey and Albert Ratner
Robert & Linda Reiser
Larry Reiss (Of Blessed Memory)
Gloria Resnick
Fredrick Rosenberg
Judy & Marshall Rosenberg
Jeremy and Sandra Rosenthal
Roberta Roth
David and Nicole Rothstein
Nancy Rubel & Dan Klein
Gordon & Evie Safran
Aaron Saltzman
Marjorie Saunders
Dr. Irwin & Marian Schafer
Lillian and Roy Schlachter
Jerome & Sharon Schmelzer
Ruth Schochet
A. Allen Scott
David Senkfor
Leonard Senkfor
Juliana & Harris Senturia
Michael J. Shapiro
Stuart J. Sharpe
Debbie & Greg Shaw
Naomi Shiffman
Alexander L. & Alla Shvartshteyn
Edward & Esther Silver
Antoinette and Steven Smith
Emanuel Solon
Ezra and Karen Steiger
Dara and Eric Steinberg
Dr. Richard T. Streem
Temple Emanu El
Valerie F. Toth & Kim Jenkins
Judy Uram
Igor and Zhanna Volgershteyn
Norman Wain
Eric & Joyce Wald
Neil & Connie Waxman
Thomas E. & Doris J. Weil
Edward Weintraub
Dr. Leonard P. & Sandra M. Weiss
David and Carol Willen
Alan & Karen Wine
Cynthia L. Winters
Clifford & Linda Wolf
Barry and Harriett Zaslov
Zinner & Co. LLP
Ben Zlatin
David & Gilda Zlatin
David Zuber
Edith Anisfield Wolf
Charles & Helen Brown Memorial Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation
Dollar Bank
The George Gund Foundation
Jack, Joseph & Morton Mandel
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
Saint Luke’s Foundation
Senkfor Family Foundation
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Hebrew Free Loan Association was established in 1904 our mission 
is to meet the needs of capable and able persons in Northeast Ohio, without easy access to capital, by providing interest-free loans.  In support of this mission, HFLA
  • Respects the dignity and self-worth of those it serves.
  • Cultivates a personal relationship with its borrowers.
  • Honors the biblical directive and Jewish ideal that money be lent without charging interest.
  • Loans are made on a non-sectarian basis.

HFLA of Northeast Ohio
23300 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 204
Beachwood, OH 44122

Phone: 216-378-9042

Fax: 216-378-9007



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