In 1914, the Hebrew Free Loan of Washington State was established by four men who wanted to better the lives of newly arrived Jewish immigrants to Seattle: 


S.B Goldman, Harry Lerner, E. Friedman, and P. Schneider



Since that time, HFLA has been in continuous operation to fulfill the mission of our founders. 


We are a member of IAJFL.

The International Association of Jewish Free Loans. 


What is the Source

of the Loans?



Funding for loans is provided by annual membership dues, bequests, donations and earnings on investments.

One of the highest forms of tzdakah is to loan a person funds to aid them to be self-supporting. That said loan, should be without interest or profit.

Self Sufficiency

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