Frequently asked questions

NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is an organization committed to fostering authentic dialogue, relationships, and narrative between the Los Angeles Muslim and Jewish communities. Our mission as an organization is balanced between our professional fellowship, our high school leadership council, our public events, and our thought leadership.

You can read more about NewGround’s mission and its implementation on our Who We Are page.

NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a classified 501(c)(3) under the United States Internal Revenue Code, making us a non-profit organization. Accordingly, all donations made to NewGround, unless part of an exchange of goods and services, will be classified as a tax exemption.

We are also fiscally sponsored by Community Partners, and as such our Tax ID No. / EIN is 95-4302067. For more information, please email Tom Earl [at]

NewGround’s public events thrive specifically because of its extensive network of alumni and exceptional volunteer presence. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out this form! You may direct additional questions to

NewGround also welcomes interns year-round. You can note your interest in the internship by completing this form.

We are pleased that you would like to participate in our programming! NewGround’s program facilitators have worked tirelessly since our very inception to further adapt the program to the needs of the Muslim and Jewish communities. In an effort to maximize the effectiveness of the program, we have as such placed very particular reservations on who may participate in each program.
For more inquiries regarding NewGround programming limitations, as well as similar opportunities to get involved, please see our respective pages on our high school leadership council and our professional fellowship.

If you’d like to view our most recent financial information, you can access our 2017-18 fiscal year’s annual report to the community here.

The NewGround team can be reached by email at Alternatively, you can give us a ring at (818) 656-0815.

The NewGround office is open M-F, 9:00AM – 4:00PM.