NewGround Shares Stories

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Board Member Edina & Alumna Lia Share NewGround Stories:

On January 11, 2015, NewGround had the pleasure of presenting at All Saints Episcopal Church for an Interfaith Study Group, which was founded in 2007 as a joint effort by All Saints, the Islamic Center of Southern California, and the Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center. The evening eulogized the two great progressive religious leaders and longtime allies, Rabbi Leonard Beerman of the Leo Baeck Temple and Dr. Maher Hathout, founder of the MPAC.

NewGround’s co-founder and board member, Edina Lekov ic, and graduate ofNewGround’s fellowship, Lia Mandelbaum, spoke to NewGround’s methodology and experience with Muslim-Jewish relations in Los Angeles. Following the event, attendee Navjot Sekhon said that learning “about NewGround and hearing Lia’s story” was “a powerful example of individuals from different faiths coming together and igniting relationships filled with companions and not enemies. NewGround is leading the way in helping our future generations to keep moving forward towards a more peaceful world.”

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