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.

Inclusivity Helps us Cultivate “NewGround.

At NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, diversity, equity and inclusion are undoubtedly core to the community we strive to build together. This is because we grow and transform communities through the very relationships that build upon our differences. 

Prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion among our board members, staff, and program participants allows us to convene the broad space so integral to our work: a space experienced as welcoming and collaborative for all. This ultimately creates a foundation upon which we can all flourish together.

NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change is a project of Community Partners, which is classified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the United States Internal Revenue Code. 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]

Fiscal sponsorship provides a sustainable, cost-effective way to manage social good initiatives of all sizes and at all stages of development. From innovative start-ups to more established groups, projects under fiscal sponsorship with Community Partners receive much more than the benefits of tax-exempt status – they are supported by a team of experts who elevate and strengthen their work.

NewGround’s fiscal sponsor is Community Partners.

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 2020-21 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.