Ellen Friedman Sacks


Ellen Friedman Sacks- Vice President (Phoenix)


Ellen Friedman Sacks is the Associate Executive Director of Jewish Free Loan in Phoenix, Arizona and the Vice President of IAJFL.  She has been part of JFL since 2010 – serving on the Board of Directors before joining the staff in 2012 as the organization’s first Director of Programs and PR.

Ellen has over 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, including SOVA Kosher Food Pantry & Resource Center (Los Angeles, CA), MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix.  She volunteers with several community groups, is a mentor in the Women’s Leadership Institute (Co-Horts 1 & 2) and participated in the inaugural class of 50 Women Who Will Change the World – a leadership program for nonprofit professionals designed by Take The Lead Arizona.

Ellen has a graduate degree in public administration and lives in Phoenix with her two kids, Leah and Justin.

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