A voice in Israel for Olim, their families, and global Jewry.
During his time as a Knesset member, Dov Lipman opened the doors of his office to english speaking Olim, working to assist them individually and to advance their rights as a community. Dov founded Yad L’Olim to continue serving as a voice in the Israeli government for Olim from all backgrounds. Dov and his government relations team are driving policy changes to provide Olim (immigrants) with the tools that they need to succeed in Israel.
Yad L'Olim exists to provide Olim from all over the world with thorough personal absorption assistance and guidance as they acclimate to life in Israel. Navigating complex government bureaucracies can be challenging for both new and veteran Olim, and Yad L'Olim is proud to be the organization that Olim can feel comfortable turning to. Yad L'Olim provides free educational resources and programs, personal assistance navigating the healthcare, education, and army systems, as well as government advocacy for the Olim community as a whole.
In March 2022, Yad L'Olim opened a special division to provide guidance to the tens of thousands of Olim expected to arrive in Israel from areas affected by the war in Ukraine. Our Ukrainian and Russian speaking staff members assist these new Olim with employment, finding a place to live, and serving as their advisors and guides throughout the process of getting settled into their new lives in Israel.
We’re only just getting
started helping Olim
The history of Yad L'Olim
During the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of Olim (Israeli Immigrants), their families, and Jews from around the world reached out to former MK Dov Lipman for assistance in navigating the complicated travel restrictions put in place by the Israeli government. Dov and his team spent many sleepless nights answering requests to reunite families. He stepped up and began going to the Knesset committee meetings to advocate for clear government guidelines and policies so that families could be reunited. He was successful in influencing policy changes that benefited these communities and the requests for help continued flooding in. That’s when he decided to found Yad L’Olim as a non-profit organization so that he could help even more Olim navigate Israeli bureaucracy as well as advocate on behalf of Olim, their families, and global Jewry.