Welcome to JAINA!
What is JAINA?
JAINA is a Federation of Jain Associations in North America - an umbrella organizations to preserve, practice, and promote Jain Dharma and Jain Way of Life. JAINA offices are in NY at 43-11 Ithaca Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373, 718 606-2885 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are members of JAINA?
Over 65 organizations are members of JAINA
What is JAINA'S Organizational Structure?
There are over 70 organizations under the JAINA umbrella. Each organization, based on their membership size appoints 1, 2, or 3 Directors. There are 110 JAINA Directors who elect the JAINA Executive Committee every two years. Also there are over 30 specialized working groups called JAINA Committees. Click here to review JAINA's Constitution.
Who are JAINA Leaders and Committees?
- JAINA Executive Committee
- JAINA Directors
How can I help?
We are looking for talented volunteers who can devote a minimum of 10 hours per month and are skilled in computers, marketing, PR, content / web management, project management, training, etc. Please contact email@example.com or contact the committees chair or JAINA EC member directly.
Overview: JAINA was started with the blessings from Gurudev Shri Chitrabhanuji and Acharya Shri Sushil Kumarji. It was initiated at the first Jain Convention held in Los Angeles in 1981 and formalized at the second Jain Convention in New York in 1983.
- Represents over 100,000 Jains and over 70 Jain organizations
- Has over 15 active committees
- Held conventions every two years since 1981
- Publishes a quarterly magazine (earlier in print now on-line) sent free to 10,000 families
- First convention in LA in 1981 and second on in NY in 1983