Our Mission

"To provide financial assistance to Jewish people who are permanent residents of San Antonio and surrounding areas, through interest-free loans."

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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.

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The financial challenges in today's economy are numerous. HFLA-SA offers support when life's events happen – large or small – planned or unplanned – anytime budgets are burdened.

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

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Special Situation

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

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Jewish War Veterans, Post 753,
HFLA-SA Named Fund

This fund is designed for Jewish Veterans and their dependants and contains more liberal repayment terms on interest-free loans of all types, from loans of necessity to loans of opportunity. We are here to help.

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SAJSS–Goldsmith Family–HFLA-SA,
Permanent Named Fund

This program is for Jewish Seniors (60+) - providing more liberal repayment terms on interest-free loans for hundreds of items needed by members of the senior community. We are here to help.

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representatives of HFLA-SA and San Antonio Jewish Senior Services Holding check for $20,000

New Permanent Loan Fund for Jewish Seniors

We're very excited to announce a new HFLA-SA interest-free loan program, exclusively Jewish residents of San Antono who are 60 and over. The fund, The GMJSS - Goldsmith Family - HFLA Fund will provide loans to senior members of our community for such expenses as wheelchairs, widening doorways, lowering countertops, adding hand rails in baths or showers or other home accessability expenses.

HFLA-SA loans also include short-term home health care needs not covered elsewhere, such as durable medical equipment including a walker, scooter, hearing aid or even dentures.

For more information, visit our Loans Page

New Board member Elaine Kovner

HFLA-SA welcomes Elaine Kovner to its Board of Directors

Elaine brings a rich background in finance and accounting to the board as well as close ties to the San Antonio Jewish community. She has served many terms on non-profit boards and committees, and currently is the Chair of the Religious Practice committee at Temple Beth El.

In addition, Elaine plays guitar and is the volunteer song-leader and a choir member at Temple. She was also the 2008 recipient of the Or Tamid award from Temple Beth El Sisterhood.