If I could have one wish it would be that the world would be as dynamic, beautiful, frustrating, emotional, intense and international as NewGround is.

Tova Leibovic Douglas ’14

The NewGround Professional Fellowship is a place to create, connect and transform. Twenty fellows annually are empowered with the skills, resources, and relationships to strengthen Muslim-Jewish relations in America and advance a shared agenda for change in Los Angeles. From November through June, fellows meet twice per month and  participate in two weekend retreats where they learn from each other and community leaders. Alumni then create projects to impact the larger community.


To get inspired about past fellows’ experiences, click here.

As a NewGround fellow, you will:

  • Build skills
  • Engage authentically
  • Explore diversity
  • Dismantle stereotypes
  • Be a change-maker
  • Create lasting partnerships

Are you inspired to become a change-maker?

Apply now to join the 2016-2017 Professional Fellowship cohort! Due: Friday, September 30th, 2016 


As you consider your application, please check these dates in your calendar.  Because our program is centered around relationship-building, your attendance at each session is crucial not only to your experience, but also the experience of your cohort members.  Each Fellow is allowed no more than two absences from the regular sessions, and attendance for all of each of the two retreats are mandatory. Each session is on a Wednesday night from 6:30-9:30 with the exception of retreats which run from Friday afternoon through early Sunday afternoon.

Dates for the the 2016-2017 Fellowship:

October 26

November 2

November 30

December 7

December 9-11 (Retreat)

January 4

January 18

January 25

February 8

February 22

March 3-5 (Retreat)

March 8

March 22

April 5

April 26

May 10

May 24