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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NewGround at Parliament of World’s Religions

parliament NewGround Presenting at Parliament of the World's Religions A group of NewGround alumni will present at the Parliament of the World's Religions Conference to be held in Salt Lake City with over 10,000 people coming together from all over the world! . What is the Parliament of the World's Religions?    The Parliament is the oldest, the largest, and the most inclusive gathering of people of all faith and traditions. The first Parliament took place in 1893. Since then, this historic event has taken place in Chicago, USA; Cape Town, South Africa; Barcelona, Spain; Melbourne, Australia, and now in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its mission is to promote understanding, cooperation, and collaboration among religious communities. 
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NewGround at Adat Chaverim

FarazChange-makers, Faraz and Eliyahu, Represent NewGround at Adat Chaverim "It was enriching to learn about the transformative experiences Eli and Faraz have had with NewGround. Their willingness to go beyond the normal “safe talk” of interfaith dialogue and navigate polarizing issues in a dignified way is truly inspiring. They taught us that understanding another’s point of view requires deep and mutual respect. The work they are doing is greatly needed in our diverse and often contentious cultural climate." -Jonathan Friedmann, Adat Chaverim
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