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3rd JAINA-AJC Community Partnership Program

Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013



D.C. Ahimsa Day Event a Success, Despite Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 2013

For the first time ever, JAINA teamed up with members of both the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) last Tuesday to discuss how the values of non-violence may be expressed with their organization members, their larger communities, and policy-makers.


The all-day event was planned to take place on Capitol Hill, but the government shut down that morning. Instead, the event was held in the offices of the AJC through the generosity of its leaders. The day turned out to be a very meaningful despite the hurdle, however. Close to 100 people attended.


Furthermore, fears that the main part of the event, the eight meetings with lawmakers and Congressmen, would not happen turned out to be unfounded. JAINA representatives were able to meet with more than four people associated with Congress to discuss Jainism and the Jain way of life.


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Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muniji: The Necessity of
Cultivating Ahimsa and Interfaith Dialogue
Rev. Dr. Kah Jin Jeffrey Kuan:
The Value of Interfaith Dialogue
David C. Lincoln: Honoring Gurudev Chitrabanuji
and Pramodaben Chitrabanu

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Featuring Jain Center of America - Elmhurst, NY

Jain Center of America (JCA), New York proudly presents its second fundraising event: SANSKAR 2013 - A Spirited Display of Classical Indian Arts, a showcase of artistic excellence by JCA members and artists from New York area's most prestigious Performing Art academies.

For more details, click here.

To download flyer, click here.

1 Night, 20 Cities! YJA National Dinners - Will you be going on Friday, Oct. 18?
Friday, October 18th, YJA will be organizing dinner gatherings in 20 cities around the US. Even though everyone may not be able to be at the same location, all attendees will be enjoying a meal at the same time. This is a great way to expose your children to like-minded Jain youth!

If you would like more information about specific locations, please go to and scroll down the left side. There you will see links to each event.
Register Today: 4th Annual Southeast Retreat - Nov. 8-10

This retreat is not to be missed! It is a great way to bond with and learn from fellow like minded Jain youth. Come join us at the 4th Annual Southeast Retreat at Tugaloo State Park in Lavonia, GA. Over this weekend, learn about Jainism, connect mind, body, and soul, and meet some new friends. Discover something new and have an amazing, fun-filled weekend!

Early Bird Price -
Now through Friday, October 11th
$65 for JainLink Members
$75 for Non-JainLink Members.

To learn more about the event, please go to

To register, click on the button to the left.

This weekend, the biennial JAINA Leaders Meeting will be held at Siddhachalam in Blairstown, NJ, on Friday, Oct. 11th through Sunday, Oct. 13th. The Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, Project Leaders, and volunteer members will meet to discuss their yearly updates and provide their vision for the next 2 years.

We are developing many new initiatives to better serve YOU - locally, regionally, and nationally. A brand new website, a mobile app, more opportunities to engage young professionals and youth - These are just a few things coming in Jan. 2014!

Please contact your local Regional Executive Committee Member to share your thoughts, project ideas or questions.

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