Community Iftar 2020

April 30, 2020 @ 8:15PM — 9:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Each year, during the month of Ramadan, NewGround brings together Muslims, Jews, and allies for dinner and dialogue in a synagogue. This year, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we invite you to bring your favorite meal to the virtual table with us from the safety of your home. Join us for a virtual evening that will fill our spiritual cups and remind us of who we are as an interconnected community. We look forward to an event that is distinctive and fulfilling.

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Right now, the need for connection and community is more urgent than ever. As we find ourselves Safer at Home, it is easy to feel distanced from one another.

This time of physical separation doesn’t need to be a time of social isolation, however. Please join with us as we gather Muslims, Jews and friends, as we do each Ramadan – this time, in the virtual world.

This event is free to tune into, with a suggested $40 'Beloved Friend' donation. We hope you’ll consider sponsoring this Iftar as a way of ensuring that NewGround can continue strengthening the social fabric of Los Angeles when our society needs it the most. These are tough times, and it is your support that will sustain our community-building in the months to come.

If you already have access to the tune-in information for the event, you do not need to RSVP on this page.

Become a sponsor | Reserve your space

Sponsorship Levels:

Champion • $5,000
Lifeline • $3,600
Angel • $1,500
Connector • $720
Supporter • $360
Beloved Friend • $40
Be our guest! • FREE


We'd like to thank our committed allies and sponsors for this evening:


Salim & Yasmin Adaya

Paul Beck

Paula & Barry Litt

Wally Marks

Julia Meltzer & David Thorne

Nurya Shabir & Muhammad Adaya


Dena Bloom & Robert Klyman


Rachel Andres & Ben Tysch

Mustapha Baha

Julie & Steve Bram

Pervez Delawalla

Brie Loskota & Justin Ehresmann

Suzy Marks

Tzivia Schwartz-Getzug & Steve Getzug

The Shamji Family

The Guibord Center

David Weiner & Marieke Oudejans

Sanford Weiner


The Fakhri Family


Farah Khan & Pedro Gonzalez

Zuzana Reimer Landres, Shawn Landres, & Renata Landres

Edina Lekovic & Tarek Shawky

Gregg Lynn & Glenn Risso

Halima & Suleman Mohammed

Yasmyne & Ibrahim Mohammed

Patsy & Joe Ostroy

Susie & Joshua Pretsky

Ariella & Michael Radwin


B'nai David Judea Congregation

Lynette & Moshe Barkan

Tobin Belzer

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, Los Angeles

Loren Bloch

Sara Deen

Halim & Saranya Dhanidina

Anne Germanacos

Judith Glass

Sean Hecht & Rebecca Weiker

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Amir Hussain & Joan Becker

Andrea Hodos & Aryeh Cohen

ICERV - Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering


ILM Foundation

Islamic Center of Southern California

Saaliha Khan & Omar Hasan

Phyllis & Ira Klein

Jeanney Kutner

Kathy Kobayashi & Hal Barron

Rabbi Susan Laemmle & John Antignas

Susan Leonard

The MAJOR Fund

Masjid Bilal

Zubia Mirza

Muslim Public Affairs Council

David Myers & Nomi Stolzenberg

Rabbi Laura Owens

Rabbi Ephraim Pelcovits & Rachel Weber

Sally Porton

Molly & Zach Rubin

Julia Rosen & Rabbi Kerry Chaplin

Sandy Savett

Abby Sher

Rabbi Ruth Sohn & Dr. Reuven Firestone

Temple Beth Am

Temple Israel of Hollywood