Dov Lipman’s activities for Israel
Dov Lipman’s activities for Israel outside the purely political realm led him to step away from the Yesh Atid party and official
political activity in 2018. This enabled him to focus his energies on three areas: Integration of haredim into Israeli society, Israel education and advocacy, and helping Olim and their families.
In the realm of integrating Haredim into Israeli society, Lipman focused on haredi employment and education. On the haredi employment front, the number one effort was Avodot Lachareidim, an employment project which he helped to establish which has helped close to 100,000 haredim enter the Israeli workforce. (The haredi community steps out – The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com) Jpost-Magazine-Quiet-Haredi-Revolution.pdf (derechaim.com) Lipman partnered with Rabbi Menachem Bombach to help promote a new education system for Haredim which combines the study of Torah with general education. A hassidic revolutionary dreams big – The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)
Lipman’s efforts for Israel education and advocacy led him to speaking worldwide on behalf of Israel as well as working for HonestReporting. He speaks in schools, college campuses and other settings, and also focused on writing numerous books about Judaism and Israel.
Olim from all around the world turned to Lipman for assistance navigating Israeli bureaucracy, leading him to formally establish an NGO called Yad L’Olim in 2021. The organization has helped tens of thousands of olim, their families, and Jews around the world understand the rules and enter Israel throughout the corona crisis. In addition, the organization advocates for government policy changes on a wide range of issues impacting these populations.