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 Jai Jinendra, 

“Thank you for giving me an opportunity to serve JAINA and Jain Community for next 2 years. I am humbled by the trust you have placed in me. With your support and blessings, your new JAINA Executive Committee (EC) will take JAINA to next level. Your EC is already working hard and have identified following top 3 initiatives :

1. Increase Youth involvement
2. Jain Education including increased use of TV and Internet
3. Improve JAINA’s reach to reach out to most/all Jains in North America

We plan to bring you regular JAINA eNewsletter to keep you informed. Thank you for your continued support and involvement with JAINA. Hopefully you and family enjoyed JAINA Convention in Atlanta and returned home with some pleasant memories, if you attended the Convention."

Ashok Domadia
JAINA President. 


 President  First VP  Treasurer  Secretary
 Ashok Domadia  Gunvant Shah  Rita Sheth  Shobha Vora

 RVP Northeast  RVP Mideast  RVP Southeast  RVP Midwest
 Dr. Mamta Shaha Prakash Mehta Rajendra Mehta  Hemant T. Shah
RVP Southwest  RVP West   RVP Canada Past President 
Dr. Pradeep Shah
Mahesh Wadher Dr. Raj Patil Prem Jain

To read more about what our new Executive Members have to say about their
commitment and goals for the growth of JAINA Click Here.
 I. Nepal Relief Fund

Thank you message to those who pledged, also a thank you to the JNF & JM for their service activity of creating quilts blankets, next steps - they are sending a team to Nepal in Aug / Sept.

We would like to send our greatest gratitude to those who pledged and donated towards the Nepal Relief Fund. Your support has helped us SURPASS our goal of $70,000 to raise $76,000! We also send our thanks to the Jain Networking Forum and Jain Milan for creating beautiful quilts during a service activity at the 2015 JAINA Convention to be sent to Nepal.

 II. 99 Yatra

 have organized a 99 Yatra event to the Shatrunjay Mahatirth in Palitana in 2016. The yatra will commence in India from November 14, 2016 through January 13, 2017. The ninety-nine yatra will be performed under the guidance of Acahrya Bhagwant (Name to be announced later on) and Shri Punch Parmeshati Ratna Narendrabhai Nandu and his team.

 III. Get Involved with the Jain Digest 

The online version of JAINA’s  publication. Here you can find our publications from 2007 to the most current issue to read about current Jain events and explore various informative articles. JAINA started publishing the Jain Digest in 1985, and with the support of readers like you, we have continued our growth in reaching larger populations. We hope you enjoy our publications!

Check out our latest issue of 
Jain Digest which features Jain Communities around the world by clicking on the image beside.

Our dedicated and active volunteers make the creation and distribution of Jain Digest possible. Contribute your  skills in producing the next issue and joining our team, please take a moment and sign up for volunteering. 

It is because of the generous financial support from members like you that helps to ensure the sustainability of Jain Digest for years to come. If you have not donated already, please take a moment to do so.

 IV. Mangalam TV Show

Mangalam is the 1st ever Jain television program to be produced in North America. The show’s purpose is to educate, showcase and build greater awareness of the practical applications of Jainism in our daily lives through television. In last 7 short years it has produced 152 episodes & have progressed from local to international audience making “Mangalam Show” a household name worldwide. This show reaches 51 countries around the world, available on television and the internet. Click here to watch online episodes.

V. JAINA Education Loan Program (JELP)


JAINA Educational Loan Program (JELP) is to provide financial aid to         practicing Jain youths in North America who wish to embark on a college career path and have a demonstrated financial need. JELP will provide five (5) need-based educational loans to graduating high school seniors entering college to pursue higher education. Loan amounts are $3,000 per student per academic year. Click here to read more about the eligibility criteria.

Due Date Extends: 31st August! HURRY UP! 


Parliament of World Religion 2015 is being held in Salt Lake City from Oct 15-19, 2015. Parliament is the oldest, the largest, and the most inclusive gathering of people of all faith and traditions.

The first Parliament took place in 1893 and was addressed by Virchand Raghvaji Gandhi and Swami Vivekanand. Since then, this historic event has taken place in Cape Town - South Africa , Barcelona -  Spain, Melbourne - Australia - and now in Salt Lake City, Utah! 
Registration is at
Please contact 
please feel free to contact Kiritbhai Daftary at or
Arvindbhai Vora, Chairman - JAINA Interfaith Committee at for more information.

5. YJP 
 I. Work Life Balance - Rahul Kapoor Jain

On Tuesday July 21, 2015 The Diamond, Gemstones & Jewelry Community of New York in partnership with YJA and YJP organized a motivational lecture “Work life Balance- An integrated Approach” – by Rahul Kapoor Jain at the Republican Women’s club. Rahul Kapoor Jain is an entrepreneur, Speaker, Presenter and Author. In the last 15 years, he has founded 3 companies and 2 charitable trusts. He is the youngest faculty at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. The event was organized at short notice but still almost 200+ people participated. Almost 20% of participants were under 40 years of age. This shows how people of all ages want work life balance in their lives.
To read full article, Click Here.

 II. Support

Young Jain Professionals invites you to share the peace and wear our new #ahimsa t-shirts! They are only $10 and go to support YJP's events, initiatives, and other offerings throughout the year.

To purchase today, go to:

Thank you for your support!


Warm up with your very own Youth Jains of America blanket! It is a deluxe royal blue with a laser etched Ahimsa Hand. Show off your YJA spirit and purchase it online through the JAINA store!


RICHMOND VIRGINIA JAIN CENTER is hosting a BHOOMI POOJAN for a "BRAND NEW" Shri Shankheshwar Parshwanath JAIN TEMPLE - Sept 19th & 20th, 2015. A total of 11,750 Square feet of Independent Derasar building on a 4.3 acre lot just north of Richmond, VA. RVJC would like to request support from everyone to help us build this Jain Temple & cordially invites all Jains across USA to participate in the Mahotsav.
Please RSVP by August 10th so we can help you find nearby hotels
Saturday Sept 19th 1:30pm to 7pm & Sunday 9am to 2pm. 
Click here to view Full Details

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