The NewGround Professional Fellowship is a place to create, connect and transform. We are proud to introduce the members of our 2015 Young Professionals' Fellowship. Over the next nine months, these extraordinary rising leaders will be empowered with the skills and resources to strengthen Muslim-Jewish relations in America and advance a shared agenda for change in Los Angeles. Want to hear more about our latest cohort of Changemakers? Click here to read the bios of our fellows.
Eight incredible performers shared their powerful personal stories, such as making elephants disappear or conjuring them out of fog, getting converted from Judaism to Judaism, and discovering the truth in our grandparents' secrets. All the videos from NewGround's Spotlight 2014 event can be viewed HERE.
"If you want hope, you have to see it. If you want change, you have to be it," Sariyah Idan sang a powerful rendition of her song RISE dedicated to NewGround. It was definitely a night to remember.
Check out images of the event on our facebook photo album by clicking HERE.
Changemakers in the Classroom
NewGround fellows connected with students at a downtown Los Angeles high school as part of the 2104 Compassion Games - Survival of the Kindest. Like NewGround, the Compassion Games strive to build community, strengthen communication and empower others to make change. NewGrounders explored compassion, a shared value of Muslims and Jews, with 300 students through music, film and more. Check out this video featuring recent graduate, Lia Mandelbaum, posted by the National Association of Social Work (NASW).
NewGround's High School Students Produce Documentary about LA Interfaith Work
The 2014 graduates of NewGround's MAJIC (Muslims and Jews Inspiring Change) program created this inspiring documentary featuring local interfaith leaders.