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Long Range Planning
North American Jain Population Survey
  • Initial development of survey and distribution. Pilot program at Jain Center of Greater Boston. Roll out plan now being finalized for Q3 2020 launch.
YJA Long-Range Planning
  • Held 2nd formal YJA long-term planning session with full YJA Executive Board in 2019. Provided guidance and direction for organization structure, key challenges and funding.
Jain Museum
  • Provided input and direction on Jain museum being planning outside Pune. Support, develop, and guide in Phase 3 of the museum which is focused on Jain Way of Life/Journey to Happiness. The content has been developed and is undergoing revision by Dr. Firodia’s team
  • North American Jain Population Survey
  • Jain Museum Development and Construction
  • YJA Strategy and Long-Term Planning
  • Support additional projects including:
    • Jain Mathematics Symposium
    • Jain Way of Life (JWOL) Book – refresh – 80% complete
    • Jain Youth Exchange Program
    • Additional initiatives

INITIATIVE/Charter

To develop a strong, sustainable infrastructure for JAINA to pursue its vision and initiatives of living and sharing a Jain Way of Life by:

  • Increasing awareness about Jainism and Jain way of life (JWOL) in North America, 3 As –Ahimsa, Anekantvad, Aparigraha
  • Strengthening the Jain way of life, Jain Center and Jain family connections
  • Working closely with YJA, YJP and local sanghs to develop young leaders within the Jain community

BENEFICIARIES

  • JAINA, Jain sanghs, all Jains in North America

IMPACT

  • This will allow JAINA to proactively prepare for the future
  • Identify challenges and solutions that face the Jain community
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) include:
    • Jain population in NA survey in 2004
    • Leadership conferences yielding new Jain leaders
    • Number of engaged leaders
    • Projects identified, supported and funded

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Name

Role

City

Chintan Shah

Chair Person

White Plains, NY

Dipak Doshi

Member

Chicago, IL

Yogendra Jain

Member

Boston, MA

Bipin Shah

Member

Chicago, IL

Chintan Shah

Member

New York, NY

Manish Mehta

Member

Detroit, MI

Manoj Jain

Member

Memphis, TN

Soha Shah

Member

Dayton, OH

Dipak Jain

Member

Chicago, IL

Jayesh Shah

Member

Los Angeles, CA

Prem Jain

Member

San Francisco, CA

Sonia Ghelani

Member

Dallas, TX

Sushil Jain

Member

Washington, DC

Committee

Chintan Shah Chair-Person

108 Vintage Ct
White Plains, NY, 10603
608-217-4807

shah.chintan.k@gmail.com