Davis elected president of Greater Providence Hebrew Free Loan Association


Jeffrey Davis was elected by his fellow members of the Board of Trustees to serve as the new president of the Greater Providence Hebrew Free Loan Association (GPHFL) at a meeting in August. Davis, a West Warwick resident, pledged fresh ideas to encourage membership, increase loan applications and to have greater participation from the board members. Barry Ackerman will continue to serve as vice president for the next two years and Elliott Pritikin has one remaining year in his term as secretary. Stevan Labush was named treasurer.

At the July Annual Member’s meeting, the GPHFL members re-elected Davis, Ackerman and Barry Schiff to the Board of Trustees for three-year terms.

GPHFL has offered short-term interest-free loans to the Jewish community for more than 100 years, but has existed in its current form for the past five years after a merger of South Providence Hebrew Free Loan and Providence Hebrew Free Loan. The association has expanded the loan amounts and its service area to include Massachusetts and Connecticut to further serve people in need.

If you are interested in learning more about the association, becoming a member, or applying for a loan, contact the office at 401-384-7251 or gphfla2018@gmail.com