Hebrew Free Loan Association elects officers


The Greater Providence Hebrew Free Loan Association recently installed two new board members and elected its officers for the coming year.

The new board members are Marc Gertsacov and Carl Levin. Elected as officers for another year, according to a news release from the association, were: Barry Jay Schiff, president; Barry J. Ackerman, vice president; Jeffrey N. Davis, treasurer; and Elliott Pritikin, secretary.

The installation of the new board members and election of officers took place at the association’s August meeting.

The Greater Providence Hebrew Loan Association offers interest-free loans to the Jewish communities of Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and neighboring Connecticut.

“We are here to help you with your education, surprise repairs, energy and any other personal needs,” the association said in the news release.

The Greater Providence Hebrew Loan Association was formed in 2018 by the merger of the South Providence Hebrew Free Loan, which was formed in 1905, and the Gemilath Chesed Providence Hebrew Free Loan, which dates to 1903.

For more information, contact the office at 401-384-7251, or send the association an email at gphfla2018@gmail.com.