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Hebrew Free Loan Program

Understanding the impending need that many in our community may have to address financial emergencies, our local Jewish Community Foundation recently created a new partnership with Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County, making available $60,000 for Schoke JFS’s new Hebrew Free Loan Program, to be available in zero-interest, short-term loans to members of our Jewish community.  


Through this program, community-members can receive funding to support immediate needs including emergency home or car repairs, medical expenses, funeral costs, summer-camp tuition, participation in a gap-year or short-term Jewish or Israel-education program, or attending a vocational or technical program to advance their career. The Hebrew Free Loan Program will also be extended to families affected by COVID-19. 


To participate in the program, applicants will need to provide financial information, secure a guarantor, submit a statement of need, and commit to a repayment schedule. Repayment will be determined by the loan amount, with the assumption that most loans will be repaid within 36 months.  


For more information about the program, please contact Jonathan Fass, COO of Schoke JFS: 203-921-4161 /  jfass@ctjfs.org .

Case Management and Emergency Assistance
Providing emergency assistance to individuals and families facing emergency needs
Contact Rebekah Kanefsky: 203-921-4161 /
Freedberg Family Kosher Food Pantry
Open Monday – Wednesday, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM 
No Appointment Needed


Webinar: Planning for Recovery

Presented by Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce and SMB Networks, LLC

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 1 PM

For self-employed, small-business owners, independent contractors, et al: What you need to know now to recover and thrive in these uncertain times
• What you need to do to remain safe online, current cyber threats and best practices when working from home
• How to navigate the stimulus package, how to get help, which programs are best for you 
• Economic Injury Disaster Loan or Paycheck Protection Program and when you can expect money
• What you need to do as an independent contractor or sole proprietor to get stimulus money
• Resources available from the Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Hamden


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