Vision:

NewGround envisions an America where Muslims and Jews are empowered to create lasting partnerships, engage in authentic communication and mutual cooperation. This vibrant model of engagement – not bound by history, theology or politics – affirms that conflict is inevitable and yet not intractable.

Mission:

NewGround is a community-building organization that creates, connects and empowers Jewish and Muslim change-makers in America. Through a professional fellowship, high school leadership council and public programming, NewGround transforms Muslim-Jewish relations and advances a shared agenda for change.

Values:

“Curiosity Over Assumptions”

“Relationships Before Politics”

“Plurality Over Parity”

“Local Over International”

“Respect for Self-Definition”

“Safe Open Space”

“Nimble and Responsive”