For the first time in Israel: Masa and the Jewish Agency have agreed with the Prime Minister’s Office to expand the “Masa Doctors” program, which will absorb about 50 Jewish doctors from South America who will immigrate to Israel next year.
The doctors will be trained at Soroka Hospital and integrated into the public health system. In the past month, about 100 doctors from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan came to the program.
“Physicians’ Journey” was established 14 years ago against the background of the shortage of doctors in Israel. Every year, the program receives Jewish doctors from the FSU, who integrate into a unique program that helps them absorb in Israel and includes Hebrew studies.
At the opening conference of the program, Minister of Aliyah and Absorption Pnina Tamano Sheta noted: “This is one of the most amazing projects that creates a tremendous impact in strengthening ties with the Jews of the world and encourages Aliyah.”