LaunchBox - A Toolkit for Your Jewish Journey


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LaunchBox, the winner of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles search for the Next Big Jewish Idea is now a reality! LaunchBox provides tools to discover the relevance of Judaism in our lives by exploring, experiencing, and debating important, provocative questions. Targeted to families with teens, as well as young adults, the first box is called Life: What’s the Big Idea? and can be ordered, free-of-charge.


LaunchBox was created by Los Angeles resident Batsheva Frankel, who was one of more than 300 submissions to the search. Her idea was chosen by a panel of judges, as well as a community vote that engaged over 100,000 people from Los Angeles, nationally and internationally. As part of its commitment to ensuring the Jewish future, and in celebration of its Centennial anniversary, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles allocated $100,000 in funding, plus office space, mentoring and support services to help incubate Batsheva’s idea.


Through games, music, comics and interactive activities, LaunchBox provides an out-of-the-box approach to exploring meaningful Jewish concepts. The first LaunchBox is available in very limited quantities. LA area residents can sign-up to receive one. Please note that LaunchBox will only be shipped to those who currently live in the Los Angeles area, quantities are limited, and fulfillment is subject to availability.


The first LaunchBox, Life: What’s the Big Idea? tackles some of life’s most important questions:

  • What’s the meaning of life?
  • How can we make our lives more meaningful?
  • Is there an ultimate significance to what we do?
  • What are the most important priorities in life?
  • What does Judaism tell us about the afterlife?
  • What is the legacy we want to leave behind?
Updated: Dec. 18, 2012