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Rabbinical Student Sarah Bassin to Take Over Directorship of NewGround, a Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Fifth-year rabbinical student Sarah Bassin, who will be ordained at Wilshire Boulevard Temple on May 15, 2011, will take over the directorship of NewGround, a Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change. 

NewGround provides opportunities for Muslims and Jews of all backgrounds to build honest, authentic relationships with one another, to establish a common commitment to change, and to become a new cadre of leaders who inspire hope in a troubled world.

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