Helping Dreams Come True with an Education Loan


As someone who has personally benefited from the services of Hebrew Free Loan San Diego (HFLSD), I cannot recommend them enough to anyone who may be in need of financial assistance. 

Having moved to the United States from a low-income community in Israel five years ago to pursue my dreams of becoming an engineer, I can attest to the many challenges that come with being a student in a foreign country without the support of family and friends. The language barriers, cultural differences, and complexities of the American education system can be overwhelming, and it’s not uncommon to feel lost or uncertain about the future. 

But despite these challenges, I was determined to make the most of my new environment and continue pursuing my education and career goals. Unfortunately, just a year after moving to California, the pandemic hit, and everything changed. I lost my job as a waitress due to pandemic-related closures, and with a busy school schedule and a sports injury to contend with, finding a job that would work with my schedule felt nearly impossible. 

When I hit a rough patch, a good friend of mine introduced me to Hebrew Free Loan San Diego (HFLSD) – and it was a true game-changer. The staff at HFLSD were incredibly helpful and understanding, guiding me through the student loan process with ease and clarity. Thanks to their interest-free loan, I was able to get back on my feet and continue pursuing my educational goals without having to worry about financial burdens. I was finally able to focus on school without the added stress of making rent or paying bills and even had the time and flexibility to search for a job that worked with my busy schedule. 

Beyond just the financial assistance, HFLSD provided me with a sense of support and community that was truly invaluable. Being away from my family and friends in Israel during a pandemic was tough, and it was so reassuring to know that there was an organization out there that truly cared about my well-being and wanted to help me succeed. 

Thanks to HFLSD, I was able to stay focused on my goals and continue volunteering within the Jewish community when I could. And today, as I look back on my journey, I know that I couldn’t have done it without their help. 

If you are in need of financial assistance and are part of the San Diego Jewish community, I highly recommend reaching out to HFLSD. They truly care about their borrowers and will do everything in their power to help you succeed.