Hilton Foundation

NewGround Executive Director, Aziza Hasan attended the 2017 Hilton Humanitarian Symposium on October 11. In a session with Deepak Chopra, he discussed transcending divide by sharing stories and connecting to values like love, compassion & healing. NewGround's Spotlight Storytelling event on November 14th does exactly that! Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Muslim and Jewish storytellers, connecting to values that matter to us all. Buy your tickets here. #IGotURBack
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Tackling Homelessness

The 2016-2017 MAJIC season culminated in the Y4Y Fair, or Youth for Youth, an event focused on educating the community about youth homeless and doing direct service to help homeless youth. The MAJICians wanted to show that two communities, Muslim and Jewish, could come together to make a positive change in the world. Watch the video! [embed]https://www.facebook.com/mjnewground/videos/1423387897753473/[/embed]
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Days of Compassion

NewGround tackles homelessness, joining Mayor Eric Garcetti and more than 100 religious leaders from across LA, in launching Days of Compassion - an interfaith effort to rally faith community support in the fight to end chronic homelessness. The faith leaders joined the Mayor in signing a pledge to “open our doors without fear, our resources without restraint, our minds without reservation, and our hearts without judgment.” Over the next four months, they will put a renewed focus on the values of compassion, and lead their congregations in efforts to support their homeless neighbors — from hosting mobile showers in their parking lots to organizing tours of permanent supportive housing and offering day-storage for unsheltered Angelenos’ belongings, so they can look for work and
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Over 400 Muslims and Jews Gather to Break Bread

  Over 400 Muslims and Jews attended NewGround's Community Iftar! Each year, NewGround convenes the largest gathering of Muslims and Jews in Los Angeles to break fast (Iftar) at a Jewish Temple.  The evening included celebrating the incredible work of our Change-Makers who recently graduated from the NewGround Professional Fellowship. Muslim and Jewish guests connected over dinner and dialogue, NewGround style!  The NewGround Iftar was featured in ABC7 Eyewitness News.  Watch the clip 

Community Iftar 2017

Each year, NewGround convenes the largest gathering of Muslims and Jews in Los Angeles to break fast (Iftar) at a Jewish Temple. Join us for dinner and to celebrate the incredible work of our change-makers as we graduate the most recent cohort of professionals from our program. You will get the opportunity to connect with Muslims, Jews and people from all backgrounds around Los Angeles.  
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More Courage- Show

  NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change  in partnership with the Jewish Women's Theatre cordially invite you to a new show: More Courage We all want more courage. This show explores stories of brave acts, small or large, that change lives and inspire us all.  It also shares those moments when we just can’t seem to muster the courage to do the right thing. Thursday,  May 11, 2016 at 7:30pm at IMAN Cultural Center 3376 Motor Ave Los Angeles, CA 90034 Join us to hear important Muslim and Jewish stories of courage. Click here to purchase tickets.

Rendezvous Film Screening and Panel

  Rendezvous: Film Screening and Panel Discussion Sponsored by HUC-JIR in partnership with reGeneration, NewGround, and Muslim Public Affairs Council. Join us for a screening of the movie Rendezvous, followed by an interfaith panel on the power of narrative to build solidarity and solutions. Click here to RSVP. Aziza Hasan, executive director of NewGround, will be part of the panel. Movie description: When Rachel (Stana Katic), a Jewish-American doctor, and Jake (Raza Jaffrey), a Muslim-American U.S. State Department agent, join forces in a perilous quest to solve the mysterious death of Rachel’s brother, a biblical archeologist, they stumble upon a conspiracy that could literally lead to Armageddon. Caught in the middle of a plot to hasten the end of mankind, Rachel and Jake must solve the murder, sa

Y4Y (Youth for Youth) Fair

Did you know that according to the 2016 Homeless Count there are almost 1200 unaccompanied homeless youth in the LA Metro area who don’t have a roof over their heads on any given night?   Did you know that in the 2014-15 school year, the LA County Office of Education counted 63,000 homeless students - a 17 percent increase from the previous school year?   We, the Muslim and Jewish youth in NewGround's MAJIC program, invite you to attend and support MAJIC’s Y4Y Fair (Youth For Youth Fair) -- a day of education, advocacy and service organized by youth for youth. Join us on Apri
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LA City Hall Iftar

NewGround change-makers stand up and speak out. jason_edit_final On June 14th, NewGround change-maker Jason Velazquez, a gay Muslim man from Florida, shared his reflections on the tragedy in Orlando and a moment of silence with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at the beautiful interfaith iftar hosted by the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission.
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Change-maker Projects 2016

NewGround fellows design projects to connect with and improve their communities. fellows Our recently graduated professional fellows have developed some amazing projects over the past 8 months. Take a look: Interfaith Shabbat Dinner in Support for Refugees: Muslims and Jews gathered together to share an evening of prayer, food, and thought provoking discussion. Fellows bridged communities and began a thought-provoking and inspiring discussion about one of the many crises facing our world and learned to act as protectors for one another in times of need. Interfaith Podcast: Fellows record and produce an interfaith podcast that showcases co
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