The Muslim-Jewish High School Leadership Council offers a select group of Muslim and Jewish high school students the opportunity to, build their leadership skills, create lasting relationships across faith boundaries and have an impact on important social issues in Los Angeles.
NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change created this teen leadership program with the support of an Advisory Board of rabbis, imams and Muslim and Jewish communal professionals. The City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission is proud to support the project.
16-20 teenagers will be selected to participate in a one-year experience in which they will meet every other Sunday to build relationships across communal boundaries and learn communication and conflict resolution skills. Students will learn from a variety of communal leaders throughout the fall semester how Muslim and Jewish organizations respond to important social issues. During the spring semester, students will then develop their own joint Muslim-Jewish response to a social issue they deem most important. Upon completion of the fellowship, council members will be bestowed with a certificate from the City of Los Angeles in appreciation of their willingness to move beyond differences and contribute to improving intergroups relations in Los Angeles.