BIG ISRAEL

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Small Country. Limitless Potential.

A GLOBAL PROJECT TO ENHANCE BIBLICAL LITERACY OF ISRAEL AND FOSTER GREATER CONNECTION AND LOVE OF THE LAND

Big Israel
A
PROJECT OF THE JEWISH LIFE SERIES

The FLAGSHIP resource will be a 4’ four foot lavishly illustrated poster map featuring “The Journeys of our Ancestors”. At a glance this map will illuminate thousands of years of jewish history and provide an “instant education” about our connection to the land through the lens of the biblical journeys of our ancestors throughout the land.

Big Israel is a series of beautifully crafted educational resources that provide biblically based historic and spiritual knowledge to foster stronger identification and support of Israel across all demographics.

harnessing the power of

CULTURE

Affecting culture is the most powerful way to educate and guide.

Through educational materials and a constellation of, influencers, representatives from major jewish organizations, lay leaders, adults and young professionals we will make support of Israel deepened by historical and spiritual knowledge a part of culture.

PHASE I - THE MAP

ISRAEL AT A GLANCE

Hills

Acquiring meaningful and vital knowledge of Israel that everyone should know

Jerusalem

THE MAP

A 4’ ILLUSTRATED POSTER

MAP SHOWN FOR STYLISTIC

“THE JOURNEYS OF OUR ANCESTORS”

The marquee educational showpiece In print and digital (web & app phase II).

A GORGEOUS, four foot high ILLUSTRATED MAP highlighting the JOURNEYS of our Forefathers and Mothers in the land of Israel and the significance of those areas they visited. This is not politics but Jewish History - undeniable. The Map will also be distributed through partner networks. In Phase II, a digital, web based version of the Map will enable users to see “The Journeys” online, as well as chart their own.

PROPOSED ILLUSTRATION STYLE FOR “JOURNEYS OF OUR ANCESTORS” MAP
PURPOSES ONLY

PROCESS

- THE PRINT MAP AND RESOURCES -

PRODUCTION
PHASE I

PROCESS

PRODUCTION - THE PRINT MAP, RESOURCES, PARTNERS - PHASE I

Biblical Research

A group of elite bliblical scholars will create the content plan for the places and historic events that will be displayed on the map. This group will also produce “call outs” to be printed on the side of the map with additional details of the Biblical journeys. A content plan for phase II will also be created.

Topographical Research

Research with experts in the geography of Israel to make the Map as topographically accurate as possible.

Art Direction

From a crude map we will produce internally, our art director will liase with the illustrator to give him clear guidance and oversee the illustration process. There are many details to this phase including a process to produce the map in a way we can gain digital assets as well.

Marketing & Social Strategy

Development of an instagram and marketing strategy with established pros in order to keep spreading the knowledge and develop a base group of followes for future phases.

Partner Networks

Will distribute the map and use as an educational tool This will include birthright providers and many others.

Commerce Strategy

To generate additional funds for Big Israel we will sell a basic version of the map printed on high quality paper as well as a version printed on high end art paper and a framed version.

Follow up and Take away

Development of resources for those inspired to visit Israel or contribute in some way. (Explore program options with Israeli government).

Influencers

Notable social personalities who are lovers of Israel will be instrumental in spreading this project to tens of thousands in a short time.

BUDGET TOTAL PHASE I BUDGET: $136K 6 Month Production Cycle • Lead Project Staff $16,000 • Assistant Project Coordinator $5,000 • Research Team & General Research Expenses $14,000 • Art Director $3,500 • Illustration & Artwork $25,000 • Prototyping $10,000 • Product Printing (Art Paper & Regular Sheet) $25,000 • Fundraising & Marketing Budget $12,500 • Release / Fundraising Event $10,000 • General Expenses (travel, supplies, beta product production & testing) $15,000
A CALL TO ACTION FOR LOVERS OF ISRAEL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES A HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A POSITIVE GLOBAL IMPACT $125,000 : Naming Sponsor - The Map in Your Name (per language) $75,000 : Hero of Jerusalem Sponsor $50,000 : Diamond Sponsor $25,000 : Plantinum Sponsor $18,000 : Gold Sponsor $10,000 : Silver Sponsor $5,000 : Bronze Sponsor $2,500 : Friend of Big Israel $1,800 : Supporter of Big Israel Tax-deductible contributions may be made via zelle: gary@jewishlifeseries.com paypal: gary@jewishlifeseries.com, venmo @garysternberg or check mailed to The Jewish Life Series 147-59 76 Road, Flushing, NY 11367 Big Israel is a project of The Jewish Life Series a certified 501c3 non-profit tax id# 30487218
• Web based Map • App based Map • Multi Lingual • Imagery of ancient Israel overlayed with Israel of today • Expanded educational content. Building an encyclopedia of Israel centered knowledge through a wiki like ability for scholars to add biblical and rabbinic based teachings • GPS enabled ability to see historical significance of site where you are standing in israel • Interactive Traveling Kiosk - touring schools, JCC’s, & major institutions A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF ISRAEL AT A GLANCE ONLINE PREVIEW: PHASE II - THE JOURNEYS OF ANCESTORS - DIGITAL

CELEBRATE

BIG ISRAEL is not a defensive response to anti-semitism in the world at large, or on campus. Rather, BIG ISRAEL is a proactive celebration of the spiritual heritage of Israel and all that is beautiful about the land and its people.

BIG ISRAEL takes torah based historical knowledge of Israel and presents it in a compelling way to secular culture, inspiring leadership and love of the land.

About The Jewish Life Series

The Jewish Life Series Foundation a 501c3 non profit is dedicated to making Jewish living and knowledge accessible to Jews worldwide through outstandingly beautiful educational media geared to a contemporary audience.

The series is unique through its marriage of commercial grade artists, photographers, illustrators and creative directors with outstanding Jewish educators, combining the best of all worlds to express Judaism in a way that is exceptionally appealing to the current generation.

Jewish Life has produced publications on Mezuzah and Tefillin, that are the gold standard worldwide for those seeking to understand these observances. JLS has successfully produced many events with hundreds of attendees. Please find a few spreads on the next pages from some of our current publications. BIG ISRAEL is a project of The Jewish Life Series.

Pictures from past release events for Mezuzah and Shabbat Candles
Over 10,000 copies in print. These guides are the definitive gold standard. For those seeking knowledge of these observances.

About The Founder

Rabbi Gary Sheva, started his creative career working for Disney then ABC in their digital divisions.

In addition to his corporate creative background he has helped a number of Jewish educational non-profits launch and has been involved in the field of jewish education and outreach for over 20 years. He is world reknown for the clarity he brings in making Jewish ideas accessible to audiences in America and abroad. Noted Rabbinic and lay leaders have given their endorsement to both Gary and the Jewish Life Series.

Pictures from past release events for Mezuzah and Shabbat Candles

Creative Advisory Board

(IN FORMATION)

Saul Blinkoff - DREAMWORKS

Saul began his career as an animator for the WALT DISNEY STUDIOS working on the hit films Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, & Tarzan. He made his directorial debut with the hip action-adventure series Spy Groove for MTV. Saul currently works at DREAMWORKS as a Supervising Producer.

Israel Garber - HAVAS

Israel is the writer/creator of some of America’s most acclaimed integrated ad vertising campaigns. He was the creative force behind the Charles Scwab “Talk to Chuck” campaign. The campaign is taught as a case study at Harvard Business School. Israel is currently Global Executive Creative Director at Havas New York.

“The Big Israel project promises to be a an invaluable tool for promoting an understanding of the connection between Israel and the Jewish people. Big Israel will yield many dividends such as increased s upport of Israel and further identification with timeless jewish values. Truly a marvelous and much needed resource.

Sharonna Karni-Cohen - THE BIG DREAM

Sharonna is a dreamer and co-creator. She is the founder of Dreame; a global collective of artists turning imagination into art. Sharonna is the driving force behind The Big Dream; large art installations in cities around the world puzzled out of yoga mats.

I have known Gary Sheva for over 15 years as a man of great wisdom, who has an unparalleled talent for making the beauty of our heritage accessible to the global jewish community.”

Daniel Kraus,

VP Strategic Relations Birthright Israel

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