A Hand-Up to Financial Health

family of four

0% Loans — Help for every stage of life

The local Jewish community can depend on Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Antonio for a financial hand-up.

Like all Free Loan Societies, HFLA-SA's foundation is based on essential Jewish principals: Acts-of-Loving-Kindness, Tzedakah and the Mitzvah of assisting others. Following these core values, our organization provides interest-free loans to help people achieve or maintain financial stability. By extending a “hand-up,” HFLA-SA offers hope and meaningful opportunities for brighter futures.

For more than 90-years, HFLA-SA has assisted thousands of people in their endeavors to overcome financial challenges and realize dreams. We look forward to continuing and expanding our 0% loan programs.

credit card


Offering support throughout life-cycles, when events happen – large or small – planned or unplanned – anytime budgets are burdened.

Learn more . . .

Thumbnail Image 1


More than ever, advanced learning is critical for future success and financial independence. This program is specifically designed to help post-high school students with high cost of academic expenses.

Learn more . . .

Thumbnail Image 1

Special Situation

This program is for unique circumstances which require borrowing flexibility - in terms of loan amount, cosigner rules and/or repayment terms.

Learn more . . .

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. Everyone is encouraged to get involved in #GivingTuesday and give back in a way that is meaningful to them. From fundraising to volunteering to pro bono service, #GivingTuesday is a great way to engage your community and to become a part of a larger worldwide movement that promotes generosity. We hope you will consider supporting Hebrew Free Loan of San Antonio on this day of philanthropy.

Why Support HFLA-SA?

How about "happy endings!" In the words of a few borrowers of our no-interest loans:

“I was drowning in debt, with interest eating me alive.”

“Sending our son to college was so important to us, but without some help, we simply couldn’t afford it.”

“I wanted a mobile oxygen tank, so I could get out of the house.”

“I lost my job and didn’t know what to do until I got a new one. I had a family to feed and had already used up all my credit.”

“My special needs grandson had to get into a school that understood how to work with him, but our family couldn’t pay the tuition upfront."

“Our business almost went under. We’d been doing more work, but our customers were slow to pay. For us to get back in the black, we had to put in more money than we had, and beside our own family, we had 40-employees depending on us.”

All of these borrower stories had happy endings because of a 0% HFLA-SA loan. For all these reasons and more, won’t you please do a great mitzvah today, and help HFLA-SA help fellow Jews who need a financial hand-up?

HFLA-SA News and Events

barbeque cookoff

Texas Kosher BBQ Cookoff 2016

Save your appetite for this weekend and the annual Texas Kosher Barbecue Cookoff.

The event sponsored by Agudas Achim, features all-you-can-eat-barbecue, live entertertainment, a pickle and hot dog eating contest and a Kiddie Korral offers a slew of kid friendly activities for the young ones.

Live music, dancing and raffles take place throughout the festival, and winning BBQ teams receive a commemorative belt buckle and bragging rights.

Be sure you stop by the HFLA-SA tent and spin the wheel. Everyone wins a prize.

For Ticket and Location Information, click here . . .

scam alert

Stop Pulling Your Hair Ouit

Are you a member of the “computer confusion” club? You’re not alone. While computers, tablets and smartphones are becoming more user friendly, they are also creating hundreds of issues and complications. What type of computer to get, Mac or PC? Which email system to use and how do I use that built-in camera? Why won’t my software work on this computer? How do I know whether some of these emails are real or scams? I just got a notice on my computer that says I have a virus, how do I cure it?

These questions and more plague computer users every day. But on Sunday, December 11th, you may get some answers to your questions.

HFLA-SA Board Member and President - Elect Tim Grossman will speak at a free workshop, on how to protect yourself against these scams. The workshop is presented by E.D.G.E., the education division of Golden Manor Jewish Senior Serices and is schedueled for 3:00 pm, December 11th at the Golden Manor Jewish Senior Services office, 13409 NW Military Hwy.

Tim is a strategic I/T professional with more than 24 years experience with a record of developing, integrating and managing complex systems for multi-national clients in diverse industries. Tim is currently an I/T Architect with IBM,

Reservations for both programs are required. Please RSVP to Lety P. Vargas at (210) 616-4811.