MYG interfaith project declared “2013 Faith-Based Organization of the Year” by Governor Jerry Brown

By: Soha Yassine 


The office of Governor Jerry Brown declared our Muslim-Jewish leadership council. MAJIC (Muslims and Jews Inspiring Change) the 2013 “Faith-based organization of the year.” I have been invited to Sacramento to receive… Continue reading

“Going Hungry for Change”

By: Dr. Eba Hathout

Dr. Hassan Hathout was an advocate of will power as a positive enhancer of human character and relations. He pondered on the idea of a common day of fasting for people of all faiths, a universal… Continue reading

Muslim-Jewish Council Named Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency

By: Rabbi Sarah Bassin

It’s official!  The inaugural Muslim-Jewish High School Leadership Council gathered for their opening retreat in late August.  And it’s not only Angelenos who are excited about this amazing cross section of high school leaders… Continue reading

[In the Media] Muslim-Jewish Council Launches

This article originally appeared in The Jewish Journal.


A recent break-fast meal, held in the courtyard of the Westside Jewish Community Center, began with the blowing of a shofar. The sun hadn’t yet set, so… Continue reading

Muslim Jewish High School Leadership Council Officially Launched at New Ground Iftar

By: Rabbi Sarah Bassin

Two of the eight Muslim Council members, Ayman Baha and Kareem Zeeni

Before the break fast officially began Thursday night, the courtyard of the Westside JCC was filled with 225 people partnering with others they just… Continue reading

Reflection on MYG Interfaith Young Leaders Initiative

By: Marwa Abdelghani

It’s amazing how some young adults don’t mind waking up at 6 a.m. early in the morning ontheir first days of summer. It’s amazing how there are still some teenagers that feel the need toand want to… Continue reading

MYG Joins Interfaith Inventions

By: Soha Yassine 


This year, the MYG partnered up once again to send a delegation of Muslim youth to the Annual Interfaith Inventions Camp. The camp is designed to foster ongoing friendships among youth of different … Continue reading

Muslim-Jewish High School Leadership Council Selected

By: Editor 


Sixteen extraordinary Muslim and Jewish high school students have been selected through a competitive application process to take part in this fall’s inaugural Muslim-Jewish High School Leadership Council.  Supported by the Human Relations Commission and… Continue reading

Mosque Field Trip Reflection

By: Editor

Below is a reflection written by an eighth grade student at Westside Neighborhood School after a visit to the Friday prayers at the Islamic Center of Southern California in April.


During the second trimester of… Continue reading

[In the Media] reGeneration Concert


Nearly 650 people who filled Temple Emanuel for last April’s reGENERATION CONCERT FOR POSSIBILITY. We shared a memorable evening of uplifting song and celebration with a remarkable variety of twenty world class artists and inspiring interfaith clergy. Supporting… Continue reading

3rd Annual Interfaith Event: For the Love of Tomorrow

By: Eba Hathout

On April 1st, 2012, our foundation held its third interfaith event “For the Love of Tomorrow” at the University of Southern California.  This year’s theme was ‘Nurturing the Spirit’.
You can view… Continue reading


By: Editor

Claremont Lincoln University, USC’s Office of Religious Life, the Islamic Society of North America, and the Center for Global Peacebuilding at Claremont Lincoln University are co-sponsoring a conference on Muslim Perspectives on Peacebuilding, from Oct. 12-13, 2012, in… Continue reading

MYG Co-Chairs Muslim-Jewish High School Leadership Council

By: Soha Yassine

I am delighted to announce that the Muslim Youth Group of the Islamic Center of Southern California has co-chaired the newly formed Muslim-Jewish High School Leadership Council.  Our teenagers came to us asking… Continue reading

Leading Thinkers to Examine Rights of Religious Minorities in Muslim-Majority Countries

By: Aziza Hassan, MPAC

(Los Angeles – 4/9/12) — On Sunday, April 15, the Muslim Public Affairs Council is hosting a special symposium on “Minority Rights in Muslim Countries” at the Islamic Center of Southern California to discuss the meaning… Continue reading

Introducing next Standing Together Session

By: Editor 

Sold Out Crowd at Last Sunday’s reGENERATION Interfaith Concert for Possibility

By: Shepha Vainstein, reGENERATION  


Nearly 650 people who filled Temple Emanuel for last Sunday’s reGENERATION CONCERT FOR POSSIBILITY. We shared a memorable evening of uplifting song and celebration with a remarkable variety of twenty world class artists and… Continue reading

The Islamic Center of Southern California, Saddleback Church, and Our Friendship

By: Jihad Turk 

When I was approached almost two years ago by Saddleback pastor Abraham Meulenberg who expressed interest in exploring ways that we can bring our communities together in friendship, I welcomed the initiative. In this time of… Continue reading

[In the Media] ICSC Youth Interfaith Partnership Yields Positive Results

By: By Michael Aushenker / Special to The Malibu Times

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 1:53 PM PST

An interfaith youth leadership camp devoted to bringing together kids from diverse backgrounds returns to Malibu, where the concept was… Continue reading

The Academy for Jewish Religion California

By: Editor


As many of you may know, the Academy for Jewish Religion California entered into a consortium with Claremont School of Theology and the Islamic Center of Southern California for the purpose… Continue reading

Muslim-Jewish Leadership Council: A partnership between NewGround and ICSC

By: Rabbi Sarah Bassin 
When I first began working with NewGround, I expected that the most significant obstacle that I would face in strengthening Muslim-Jewish relations would be apathy- that people just wouldn’t understand why it matters if Jews… Continue reading