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Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington (JSMW)
The Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington serves Jains in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. areas.
JSMW Constitution

Recent Temple Activities
The newly appointed Jain Youth of the Capital (JYOC), established under the auspices of the Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington (JSMW), held a clothing drive to give back to our community, during the months of November and December 2016. They collected clothes via a donation box in the temple, as well as in Pathshala, with incentives for the class who collected the most. Overall, JYOC collected a little under 3,000 items of clothing in the span of around 6 weeks. This was extremely successful for JYOC’s first event! On January 27th, 2017, these clothes were donated to Shepherd's Table located in Silver Spring, MD, and from there they were distributed to the homeless and disadvantaged in the immediate area.
THE JYOC COMMITEE
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Jain Centers Update
A “Jain’s Got Talent” was held on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, at the specifically decorated auditorium of Shri Mangal Mandir under the auspices of Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington (JSMW). This show was the first ever event in the history of the Society since its establishment in the year 1980.

They collected clothes via a donation box in the temple, as well as in Pathshala, with incentives for the class who collected the most. Overall, JYOC collected a little under 3,000 items of clothing in the span of around 6 weeks. This was extremely successful for JYOC’s first event! On January 27th, 2017, these clothes were donated to Shepherd's Table located in Silver Spring, MD, and from there they were distributed to the homeless and disadvantaged in the immediate area.
A “Jain’s Got Talent” was held on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, at the specifically decorated auditorium of Shri Mangal Mandir under the auspices of Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington (JSMW). This show was the first ever event in the history of the Society since its establishment in the year 1980.

With over 250 attendees, this event had 89 participants who presented 45 items that were broken down between four categories: Minors (9 years and under), Juniors (10 to 20 years), Adult Solo (21 years and over), and Adult Group (21 years and over). Participants ranged in age from 3 years to 65+ years old.The three Masters of Ceremony, Savita Jain, Jatin Shah, and Pulkit Gangwal did a wonderful job of conducting the ceremony in a typically humorous manner throughout the event for which they deserved special thanks of the organizers of the event.
The performance of each participant was evaluated by a panel of three judges from outside the JSMW. Based solely on their evaluations, the winning performances within each of the four categories, were called upon the stage, and the first and second prize winners received trophies from the judges.

The auditorium was packed to capacity by the attendees whose general reaction was that the program of the talent show was a “grand success” and that all arrangements were well-thought out with meticulous planning as expressed by the attendees.
The program which began at 11 a.m. concluded at sharp 5 p.m.
More information can be found at:http://jsmw.org/2016/12/13/jgt-summary/
Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington
On Saturday, 3rd September, Swapna Ceremony as part of Paryushan parva were celebrated with around 500 familes. Dr Jitendra Shah explained the importance of each Swapna and the participating members had the honour to carry each swapna to the stage of the auditorium. The Pathshala Class G graduating students were recognized for their hard work. The participants of Pathshala 2016 Essay Competition were also reognised.
The ceremony lasting for several hours concluded with Aarti and Mangal Divo and was followed by Swami Vatsalya Bhojan (dinner) at the spacious cafeteria hall of the above High School for all attendees of the auspicious function. An impassioned appeal was made by Dr. Sushil Jain, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, to ensure regular flow of donations for the building fund so as to expedite construction of the proposed multi-million dollar Shikhar Bandhi temple for which plans and drawings have already been approved.

Center President & JAINA Director
Center President

Janak Rajani
410-415-3033
President@JainSocietyDC.org
JAINA Director

Bhupesh Mehta
240-455-4524,301-358-3370
bhupyash@gmail.com
JAINA Director

Dr.Sushil Jain
240-277-3039
skjain99@gmail.com
JAINA Director

Janak Rajani
410-998-9786,410-415-3033
replyurgently@gmail.com

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Executive Committee:
President Janak Rajani 410-998-9786
Vice-President Manna Shah 240-498-6183
Secretary Vishal Mehta 240-293-5809
Joint-Secretary Monica Shah 443-306-9955
Treasurer Pragnesh Shah 301-305-4261
Joint-Treasurer Dipak Shah 301-793-7547
Director of Public Relations Sharad Doshi 301-748-8111
Director of Publications Tapan Shah 908-279-3802
Director of Education Megha Doshi 703-858-7945
Director of Facility Kamlesh P Shah 301 933 3324
Director of Events Dimple Doshi 973-666-6090
Director of Volunteers Sahil Shah
443-799-6437
Director of Technology Hemen Gandhi 703-296-6377
Chairman, Past President Council Paresh Shah 571-357-5769
Board of Trustees:
Chairman Pravin Dand 301-384-3367
Trustees Pravin Dand
Manoj Dharamsi
Kanu Doshi
Dr. Sushil Jain
Bhupesh Mehta
Harshid Shah
301-384-3367
703-620-9837
301-670-6844
240-277-3039
240-455-4524
703-723-9363
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Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington
1021 Briggs Chancey Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20905
www.jainsocietydc.com
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Monday-Friday 7:00am-11:00am, 5:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-8:30pm
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