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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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.