Financial Resources

Emergency Financial Assistance

People in need of financial assistance or referrals to other community agencies should contact CJFS. CJFS receives a large number of calls and we are not always able to respond to all requests for emergency assistance.

Educational Scholarship and Loan Aid

The Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF) provides interest-free loans to Jewish students from Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia for post-secondary education (undergraduate, graduate, and vocational schools). JELF’s loans supply the final funds that a student needs to attend school and are also need-based.

For more information, please contact Sara Sharnoff Chesley, 843-614-6494 or saras@jewishcharleston.org.