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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NewGround Community Iftar & Fellowship Celebration 2016

The single largest gathering of Muslims and Jews held during Ramadan in Los Angeles! iftar On June 8th, 350 Muslims and Jews came together at the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple to connect and build relationships across faith traditions, and to honor this year's graduates of the Professional Fellowship program. NewGround's community iftar and fellowship celebration is the single largest gathering of Muslims and Jews held during Ramadan in Los Angeles. Many thanks to our sponsors, donors, guests, event co-chairs, board, interns and volunteers who helped make the evening memorable for all!
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NewGround named a top innovative organization by Slingshot!

sl NewGround was named one of America’s top 50 innovative Jewish organizations for the 3rd year in a row! The annual Slingshot Guide, which highlights the best of the Jewish nonprofit world, was released today, March 7th, 2016, and NewGround was selected from among hundreds of finalists. The Guide noted that NewGround’s fellowship and High School initiative “produce emerging leaders who forge change.” The organizations included in the Guide are driving the future of Jewish life and engagement by motivating new audiences to participate in their work and responding
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NewGround Around Town

  NewGround leaders inspire dialogue around Los Angeles.  talking NewGround Executive Director Aziza Hasan spoke on the future of Islam in Southern California along with retired Councilman Robert Farrell and some amazing high school students at Masjid Bilal.  Saaliha Khan, NewGround Communications and Project Manager, addressed the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Faith-based Advocacy Council meeting on NewGround's accomplishments and vision for the year ahead.

Calling Change-makers

If you have an inspiring idea, now is the time to transform it into a reality... grant2grants Photo Credits: Two Faiths One Prayer, Marta Evry;
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NewGround on BuzzFeed and CCF

Videos"A priest, a rabbi, and an imam get together..." With over 1,000,000+ views, check out the latest BuzzFeed video featuring NewGround Board member Rabbi Susan Goldberg; MAJIC Advisory Board member, Jihad Turk; and Reverend Francisco Garcia. The religious leaders got together on camera to discuss their religious stances

TEDx & PBS feature NewGround

TEDx & PBS NewGroud Executive Director Aziza Hasan's TEDx Talk Now Available Online HERE! Watch how Aziza shares transformative stories
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BuzzFeed Highlights Change-makers

Have you seen it yet? Check out our BuzzFeed video HERE. Find our NewGround change-makers Saaliha Khan, staff member, Marwa Abdelghani,  MAJIC alum and community outreach fellow at MPAC, and Tom Earl, spoken word poet, community educator & MAJIC speaker. The video has over 15 million views and counting!  SK BuzzFeed
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Harvard’s Diana Eck Recognizes NewGround

deHarvard's Diana Eck Recognizes NewGround World-renowned scholar, Diana L. Eck from Harvard University Pluralism Project recognizesNewGround in the latest issue of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue on pages 57-58 in an article titled "
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