MYG Hit the Slopes at Ski Trip 2018

MYG Hit the Slopes at Ski Trip 2018

MYG Ski Trip 2018 was another year of fun and excitement for our high school youth in Big Bear! The goal was simple  – make new friends and create memories for a lifetime. It’s safe to say that the 70 youth who participated were successful across the board. In fact, they had so much fun...

Expressing Gratitude for New Friendships

Expressing Gratitude for New Friendships

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, approximately 100 members of the Islamic Center of Southern California joined 200 or so congregants of First united Methodist Church (Pasadena) for a day of worship, learning and joyous celebration. Hearts were opened and the tone was set as Sheikh Asim Buyuksoy began the morning with a recitation and...

Open Mosque Day Festival

Open Mosque Day Festival

On Sunday, Oct. 29, the Islamic Center of Southern California opened it’s doors for our annual Open Mosque Day Festival. Energy was buzzing hours before guests began arriving as volunteers and organizers met early Sunday morning to discuss the setup and day’s plans. This year, the ICSC Interfaith Council decided to take a somewhat new approach on this...

All About Community & Friendship: MYG Ice Cream Social

All About Community & Friendship: MYG Ice Cream Social

Our MYG crew created their first batch of homemade ice cream, or should I say, masjidmade.  We had a blast at this week’s MYG Ice Cream Social, eating flavors like Blueberry Pomegranate Chocolate Chunk, lactose-free, (but delicious) Peanut Butter Fudge Swirl. After indulging in a bowl of store-bought ice cream, the youth worked together to make our own...

Annual Summer Picnic in the Park

Annual Summer Picnic in the Park

Our annual summer picnic at Griffith Park brought together nearly a hundred community members for a fun day of sunshine with family and friends! Guests enjoyed delicious burgers and hot dogs (all halal!) prepared by our Social Services committee while catching up with familiar faces – it was a relaxing afternoon of both community and fun....

Thank You for Helping Us Feed 17,000 Children

Thank You for Helping Us Feed 17,000 Children

Last weekend, over 100 volunteers from the ICSC and First United Methodist Church in Pasadena teamed up for our first ever Rise Against Hunger event. Approximately 40 members of the Islamic Center met churchgoers in the gymnasium of First United Methodist Church to help make a difference – ages ranging from children all the way...

MYG Feeds the Homeless

MYG Feeds the Homeless

“And, they give food, in spite of love for it, to the needy…” ~Al-Insan, The Noble Qur’an, 76:8 At the Islamic Center’s MYG Sunday Session, this past week, it was all about Community. And, not the show “Community,” that stars Danny Pudi, of Lena Khan’s new film The Tiger Hunter. *wink, wink* MYG is brand new for the 2017-2018 season, and we opened...

MYG Eid Bonfire at Dockweiler

MYG Eid Bonfire at Dockweiler

Eid al Fitr came at the perfect time this year, Summertime! On July 8, the Islamic Center’s Muslim Youth Group (MYG) held its first Beach Bonfire Eid Celebration, at Dockweiler Beach – complete with kosher s’mores and hot dogs, fireworks, and a DJ! And not to mention, the beautiful Pacific Ocean for a backdrop. There were plenty...