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Jai Jinendra and Happy Diwali!

A beautiful Jain Temple graced the main entrance of Parliament of World’s Religions in Salt Lake City last week for the first time in history of the Parliament – with 9,500 attendees. We had record 40 Jain presentations. JAINA booth was visited by many attendees. JAINA co-sponsored a new Peace Award.

Youths are encouraged to visit Ahmedabad – Delhi – Mumbai as part of JAINA’s Youth Exchange Program this December. JAINA is launching matrimonial ad section in next Jain Digest to encourage wedding within Jain Community. Details are below.
Ashok Domadia
JAINA President

Parliament of World's Religions

Parliament of World Religions was first held in 1893 in Chicago. All eastern and western religions came together to learn about each other. For the first time, Jainism was brought to the western world through World Parliament by Shri Virchand Raghvjee Gandhi.

After 100 years the next Parliament was held in Chicago. Since then it has been held in Cape Town, Barcelona, and Melbourne and now in Salt Lake City. Just like 1893 had the first time Jainism exposed to the Western World, this Parliament too was very unique
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Sri Vasant Vijayji addressed in Parliament

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JAINA Calendar 2016

Would you like to receive your free 2016 JAINA Calendar? If so, please be sure to create/ update your profile at

Jain Digest Matrimonial

Jain Digest is offering matrimonial advertisement for the first time. Please download form below and send completed form to Next Jain Digest is currently in development, so please submit your form soon.


Ahmedabad, Mumbai & New Delhi -  Dec 20 to Jan 6, 2016

"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 20th 2015 and finishing on January 6, 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.

Apply for YJA Convention Committee Board

The 2015-2016 Executive Board is excited to announce that the 2016 YJA Convention will be held in Los Angeles, California! In order to plan an amazing convention, we need YOUR help. Applications to become a Convention Committee Co-Chair or Co-Lead for a specific committee are officially open. We want YOU to apply for Convention Committee and help plan #YJA16!

  • Convention Committee Co-Chair Applications are due on November 5th, 2015.
  • Convention Committee Co-Lead Applications are due on November 10th, 2015.


Be sure to apply, and feel free to email with any questions. Let's plan a great #YJA16 convention!

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