MAJIC Film Launch!

Each year, NewGround welcomes a select cohort of high-school aged leaders, 12 Muslims and 12 Jews, to participate in our MAJIC program as Muslims and Jews Inspiring Change. This year, we created three films to document their experience. (more…)
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1 Month, 2 Communal Iftars

Eid Mubarak! During this past month of Ramadan, NewGround was proud to host two separate Iftars, one of which celebrated our fantastic 2017-18 fellowship cohort, and the other of which celebrated you and your willingness to engage in interfaith communication. Details on both Iftars below. (more…)
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Humanitarian Day 2018

Each year, the ILM Foundation and NewGround alum Umar Hakim bring together the Los Angeles service community to provide resources and services for the underprivileged of Los Angeles County. NewGround's partnership with Humanitarian Day this year represents the importance of relationship-building in community support. Find more information about Humanitarian Day below. (more…)
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Holocaust Remembrance Day

On April 12, NewGround joins those around the world in reflection and remembrance on Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more about "One in Thirty" here. (more…)
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Young Leaders in Action

Over the past few months NewGround and The Righteous Conversations Projects have been hosting digital storytelling workshops for this years MAJIC Change-Makers.  The workshops are designed to engage NewGround's High School Leadership Council in a creative process culminating in a trio of films. Enjoy this selection of photos from the sessions.       All photos by Righteous Conversations Project/Elai Shaine
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Meeting the Moment Podcast

NewGround Board Member, community leader, and communications strategist Edina Lekovic has recently launched her podcast Meeting the Moment. The podcast explores our capacity to dig deep and step up during the most challenging moments in our lives.
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Event: Death Over Dinner

The 2018 NewGround Changemaker Fellows invite you to the first Death over Dinner: Jewish-Muslim Edition on Sunday, April 15. Death Over Dinner is a national project to bring people together over text and food to discuss death and dying. In recent years, Reboot partnered with Death Over Dinner to create Death Over Dinner: The Jewish Edition. "As NewGround Changemaker Fellows, we are taking the model and adding more spice, integrating the Muslim perspective to the table and conversation, hence the "Jewish-Muslim" Edition. C
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Guest Speaker: Gary Mason

On February 27, we welcomed, Gary Mason, a Methodist clergy person, who has spent 27 years in Belfast dedicated to facilitating the peace process in Northern Ireland. NewGround Fellowship alumni and friends got together with Gary on Tuesday, February 27, to learn how to engage with people who are at extreme ends of the spectrum and how to move from violence to connection. Gary has lectured in political, religious and academic forums throughout Europe, South Africa, the Midd
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Jewish Journal Feature

Earlier this week, The Jewish Journal published an article highlighting NewGround's Trail Blazer Award Dinner.  We would like share a special thank you with the author Ryan Torok, and with The Jewish Journal, for covering the impactful event. Read the full article here!
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