In the Community

January 1, 2015

Change-maker Leads Intentional Listening Exercise at Yeshiva in Israel

Alumna Sarah Fort Sholklapper Leads Intentional Listening Exercise at Yeshiva in Israel I led an intentional listening exercise for my community at an traditional, egalitarian yeshiva […]
May 14, 2014

Islam Plain and Simple’ by Tariq Jalil

One part of the NewGround process that stood out for me was being able to talk about Islam the way I understood it, how I practiced […]
April 22, 2014

Passover The Christian Extremists

*Split the Moon welcomes guest contributor Tarek Shawky, an attorney and former Public Defender, with his first column. -Tarek Shawky The recent tragedy at the Jewish […]
November 25, 2013

NewGround Alumni Share Core Values with Servas” by Ben Gertner and Fares Alhassen

As representatives of NewGround, we were invited to speak at a gathering of Servas about our experience as members of NewGround’s first cohort in 2007. Founded […]
November 10, 2013

“A Muslim Take on Pew’s Poll on Jewish American Identity” by Affad Shaikh

A recent Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project study on Jewish life in America got the cogs turning in my head from conversations I had […]
September 6, 2013

A Jew and A Muslim? by Affad Shaikh

A Jew and a Muslim… …sounds like the beginning of a joke or the beginning of an unpleasant story. Yet the recent Jewish Journal article with […]
July 7, 2013

A Household Story

On May 30th 2012, participants, supporters, and friends of NewGround, led by Rabbi Sarah Bassin, gathered at the King Fahad Mosque to honor those who had […]
April 8, 2013

Bringing the Values of NewGround to UCLA by Zack Ritter

I have taught courses on racism, classism, and sexism, but NewGround opened my eyes to the depth of understanding that can arise from interfaith dialogue. All […]
August 17, 2012

Experiencing an Iftar

NewGround’s Iftar event on Thursday August ninth offered a reminder of how close Muslims and Jews can be. Two-hundred and fifty Muslims and Jews gathered at […]
June 25, 2012

From Strangers to Friends

By Bob Tornberg Temple Emanuel-King Fahad NewGround Fellow This past Sunday, my wife and I went to see Pray to Ball at The Complex, a play […]