The Shira Pransky Project, an organization that has assisted tens of thousands of immigrants to navigate the Israeli healthcare system, is becoming part of Yad L’Olim, the NGO founded and operated by former Israeli parliamentarian Dov Lipman.

The Shira Pransky Project was established in memory of Shira Pransky, an immigrant who passed away aged 26 after a 10-year battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Shira’s husband, Gabe Pransky, recognized that the family had not fully maximized their rights to benefits and support groups that could have eased the family’s burden during her illness.

This led to the establishment of an organization in Shira’s memory, educating and assisting immigrants in Israel by disseminating English-language resources, holding educational programs and workshops, and providing individual guidance.

“I am thrilled about the establishment of the new Healthcare Division in memory of Shira Pransky as part of Yad L’Olim’s Absorption Department,” said Lipman. “This is an important piece of Yad L’Olim’s continuing expansion and advancement to meet the needs of olim from all around the world.”

Hundreds of pages of information about the Israeli healthcare system can now be found on the Yad L’Olim website (, and Yad L’Olim will add the popular crowdsourcing Facebook group “Navigate the Israeli Healthcare System” to its social media channels.


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