If you’re a young professional in your 20s or 30s, interested in microfinance and philanthropy, and want to get involved with a group of like-minded, socially-conscious young professionals in New York, we invite you to join the Hebrew Free Loan Society’s Next Generation (“Next Gen”) Network.

The Next Gen Network gathers together for social and educational events several times each year, providing an opportunity for you to learn about HFLS’s work, microfinance in NYC, and issues affecting low-income New Yorkers. Check out the photos at right from past Next Gen events, from a site visit to HFLS borrowers’ businesses in Crown Heights, Brooklyn to a Purim party and fundraiser.

Email nextgen@HFLS.org to join the Next Gen Network email list and stay informed about upcoming events and programs.


The Network is led by the Next Gen Steering Committee, which is committed to supporting HFLS through events, fundraising, and volunteer work. The Steering Committee plans and coordinates programs for the Network.

Co-Chairs: Valeriya Greene and Phil Levin

Ilana Ben-Ezra
Daniel Berke
Jonathan Danesh
Lenore Feder
Shaina Forman
Matthew Gros-Werter
Nathaniel Kanefield
Miriam Levine
Ben Locke
Mina Marsow
Simone Salamon
Sam Shrank
Erika Van Gundy
Alex Zafran


Want to learn more about the Next Gen Network or Steering Committee? Contact HFLS Deputy Director Kim Kaplan at nextgen@hfls.org, and click here to like the HFLS Facebook page.