JAINA's New Headquarters and New Manager
new headquarters have moved to Jain Center of America temple location
in New York. Also, we have a new manager, Ashvin Mehta. The address
is: JAINA HQ, 43-11 Ithaca Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373, 718 606-2885 , firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to contact him if you need any information and support from JAINA.
Jain Scholar Program Hires Part-Time Adminstrator
Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) which sponsors up to 30
international students free of cost to study Jainism in India has hired
a part time adminstrator. Her name is Meetu Jain and she can be
contacted at email@example.com. Also, if you are a you are a student or an
instructor at a university or research institution, please let your
colleagues in department of religion and related departments know about
this opportunity. [more]
Note From Ruth ...
(Note to our Readers : Ruth is of Jewish background but has passionately adopted and
practices Jainism. She is a member of the Jain Center of Boston)
As Jains are concerned with minimizing harm to all living
beings, the following information may be a useful guideline for those
purchasing clothing with fur labeled as synthetic. If you feel it is
appropriate, please distribute this information to your Jain Center community.
Due to non-existent labeling laws in China, fur trimmed
items exported to the west may be labeled as fake ("faux"), but in
reality are real and in many cases dog or cat fur. The import of dog and
cat fur is banned in the USA. Recently the Humane Society of the United states
filed a law suit against six retailers who were found selling deceptively
labeled garments containing the banned fur..
If you are concerned about an item you have purchased, which
is labeled 'fake' fur, the following is a guide on how to identify the real
The flip side of the fur industry is dog meat consumption,
which because of superstition abuses the animals prior to slaughter
in order to render the meat more potent. This industry takes the lives of 16
million dogs a year in official slaughter houses and an untold number as dogs
are routinely killed in private homes and in restaurants throughout China:
Thank you for considering this issue.
YJA East Coast Winter Retreat
Snowboarding! Learning about Jain concepts in a brand new fashion!
Vegan smores! If any or all of these appeal to you, then come to the 2009
YJA East Coast Winter Retreat at the Poconos Mountains in eastern PA (near New
York City and Philadelphia). This educational and fun-filled retreat is
for youth between 14 and 29 and will be happening on February 14-16.
Presenters from Jain centers across the eastern seaboard will present their
perspectives on Jainism as well a surprise guest speaker or two! Get
ready to learn, engage, and be challenged.
In addition, fun activities such as icebreakers (a double meaning, really!),
snowtubing, skiing, snowboarding, and other fun games are planned as well.
Cost is $140, please visit the website and the Facebook
event page for more information. Register ASAP because seats are filling up
You've never had more fun or learned this much about yourself, others, and
Jainism within a 48-hour period. We guarantee it.