LaunchPad is a platform for Jewish community innovation developed by AJF creating opportunities for entrepreneurship, activism and collaboration. LaunchPad’s mission is to inspire change-makers and philanthropists from across generations, backgrounds and experiences, to connect, think, create and lead, to build a thriving and sustainable Jewish community.
LaunchPad began with the 2014 LaunchPad Retreat in May, where 42 participants explored the gaps in the Jewish community together, shared their passions and visions, workshopped how to strengthen the world around us and formed invaluable relationships. Over the year we will be supporting the development of several new and innovative community projects stemming from the retreat.
LaunchPad has been made possible over the years by the unwavering support of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies and program partner Shalom.
LaunchPad is proudly powered by
Sue and Phil Lewis Family
VSG Investments in recognition of Belinda Bardas
Jack and Robert Smorgon Families Foundation
The LaunchPad Retreat is made possible in collaboration with: