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Jai Jinendra!

Parliament of the World’s Religions will be held in Salt Lake City this weekend. You can watch it live at link provided below. JAINA Leaders are participating as Speakers in several sessions. It may be noted that V. R. Gandhi – first Jain in USA – had addressed this forum with Swami Vivekananda in Chicago in 1893.

YJA Convention – 2016 will be held in Los Angeles during July 4th weekend. Please mark your schedule. Kindly enter or update your contact information at to ensure you receive your beautiful and free JAINA Calendar 2016.


Ashok Domadia
JAINA President

JAINA's Representation at the Parliament of World Religions Conference & Live Streaming


Jains will have a strong presence at the Parliament of World Religions this year at Salt Lake City, Utah from Oct 15-19, 2015.  There will be a number of speakers who will be sharing the relevance of Jain values and their applications in various sectors such as environment sustainability, interfaith dialogue & collaboration among others. 

For the first time JAINA will be having a Jain Temple at the World Parliament which is going be at the main entrance of the convention center by the Registration center.

Join us for the First Live Streaming Parliament! All Parliament plenaries, opening and closing as well as up to 100 major programs will be streamed live. Pre-registration is required.  

Pre-Register Today! >

Jain Center of Greater Hartford sponsors Ahimsa Seminar on Oct 1
 I. Celebrating Ahimsa Day at University of Connecticut 

On October 1, 2015, the Jain Center of Greater Hartford sponsored the Annual Ahimsa Day Seminar which was hosted by the University of Connecticut (UCONN) at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.  This event was in honor of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday as many places have had events across the country in the spirit of sharing the power of Non-Violence.

This year's seminar was titled "Four Fathers, Four Journeys", which featured Featured Mark Barden, Ian Hockley, Jeremy Richman and David Cole Wheeler. Each of these four fathers lost their child at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.  

Read full details of the event.

Gearing up for the next issue, let's do it together!

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12 STUDENTS, 3 WEEKS IN INDIA -  Dec 18 to Jan 10, 2016
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"Where Potential Meets Opportunity"

JAINA, Federation of Jain Associations in North America, in collaboration with JITO, Jain International Trade Organization, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) is proud to present:

The 2nd phase of Jain Youth Exchange Program [JYEP].

This year's inaugural JYEP Program will take twelve Jain Youths (ages 18 - 25) from Canada / USA to India for approximately three weeks trip starting on December 18th 2015 and finishing on January 10, 2016!

The Jain Youth Exchange Program offers exposure to different cultures ranks as one of the most powerful ways to promote Indian culture and Jain way of life. The Jain Youth Exchange program intends to provide hundreds of young students with the opportunity to meet people from other countries and to experience new cultures, planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.


Young Jain Professionals (YJP) Executive Board Applications are NOW OPEN! Be a part of an amazing team to help Jain professionals network and inspire each other!

Apply by Oct. 15, 2015! Positions include: Co-Chairs, Regional Coordinators, Technology Director, Finance Director, Public Relations Director, Communications Director, and Projects Director here:

Full list of positions

I. Congratulations to the new YJA Board!

Co-Chair: Puja Savla
Director of Project Development: Mishi Jain
Director of Events: Tina Lapsia
Director of Public Relations: Manan Jobalia
Director of Publications: Saejal Chatter
Director of Finance: Adit Shah
Director of Fundraising: Ravi Doshi
Director of Education: Chintav Shah
Director of IT: Avish Jain
Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator: Pankti Gala
Mid-West Regional Coordinator: Kinari Shah
Northeast Regional Coordinator: Monica Vora
South Regional Coordinator: Simmi Nandu
Southeast Regional Coordinator: Mitesh Bhalani
West Regional Coordinator: Falguni Gala

II. 2016 YJA Convention in Los Angeles, CA!


The votes are in and get ready to walk on the red carpet. YJA 2016 Convention is going to be in the Los Angeles, California!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates about the YJA 2016 Convention!

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