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‘LaunchBox’ Wins ‘Next Big Jewish Idea’ Competition

She had to compete against an interactive Jewish history website for kids, a service-learning trip for b’nai-mitzvah and a financial education program, but Batsheva Frankel will receive a $100,000 grant from the Los Angeles Jewish Federation for her new program, “LaunchBox.”

LaunchBox, an initiative to send to families in Los Angeles boxes containing tools and educational resources for doing a range of mitzvot, will receive the grant as a prize for winning the L.A. Federation’s Next Big Jewish Idea competition. The competition, which launched in January, called for contestants to submit an idea for a program that would “strengthen and benefit the greater Los Angeles Jewish community,” according to its website. It attracted more than 350 submissions.

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