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Jain Society of Greater Detroit (JSGD)
The Jain Society of Greater Detroit was established in 1975 as a religious organization to provide a forum for Jains to observe and perform various Jain activities, preserve Jain culture for future generations and promote fellowship among all Jains.
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Recent Temple Activities

Recently, JOY- the youth wing of the Jain Society of Greater Detroit had a winter camp. It was full of fun where they played games, discussed Jain topics, kids made food, gave awards, and spent time together. The event was successful with great participation. Kudos to all JOY kids and JOY Board for their hard work to make this event successful and memorable.

JOY, Jain Society Greater Detroit (JSGD), celebrated a Valentine-themed event at United Methodist Children’s home. Around 25 Joy kids participated with 45-50 foster kids. The event included lunch, making fabulous valentine cards, playing games, and passing out goody bags. Joy also got the chance to visit the Abhi Shah Foundation cottage. Along with JOY, the JSGD ladies have donated beautiful blankets to all the foster kids. We all were very happy to see how all of our kids brought a smile on all their faces.
JOY of Jain Center of Greater Detroit had a Lock-In event. Around 31 kids attended the event. They had dinner and then overnight they were engaged with debates, Jain discussion, games and fun activities. It was amazing to hear their thoughts and wisdom. They made blankets for Bhavna YJA drive for homeless people. It was a successful event with lots of fun.

On November 28, 20189, JOY of Jain Society of Greater Detroit (JSGD) celebrated Thanksgiving. They welcomed everyone with a big smile. JOY and other volunteers prepared and served food and various drinks which created an atmosphere full of love and spirit of thanksgiving. All prayed for all the innocent turkeys and did Navakar Jaap which showed the true spirit and meaning of Jainism.

The day was eventful where with the support of everyone. JOY showcased the spirit of Jainism and hospitality with splendid energy. JSGD is proud of little superstars who performed Navkar Jaap so enthusiastically.

JOY and JSGD are thankful to all who opened their hearts and wallets to support JOY and making it an event with record-breaking participation and collection.

On November 2, 2019, the Jain Society of Greater Detroit celebrated the Diwali and Bhumi Pujan for installation of Elephant statue at the Jain Temple. Here are some glimpses from the celebration.

JOY from Jain Center of Greater Detroit organized an outstanding event for Senior Citizens. The event started with Navkar Mantra, Bhaktamar Stotra, Aarti, Mangal Divo. Followed by various games for Senior Citizens, where each team enjoyed playing all games and getting trophies. The event was concluded with lunch prepared by JOY members and Parents. The event was successful.
On March 30th, Jain Society of Greater Detroit had their 26th Annual Fundraising Dinner - "EK Soneri Saanjh". The event was filled with a fund, food, and fun. They also had a Kidz Klub session where kids gain some scientific knowledge and played games. Here are some pictures from the event.

Members from Jain Society of Greater Detroit (JSGD) had a unique experience to connect with their elected representatives. Manish Mehta shared a dias to pay homage and send good karma vibrations echoing from the beautiful Rotunda structure to Gurudev Chitrabhanu for his well being.

They also had a meeting with MI Democratic House Leader, Christine Greig and State Representative, Padma Kuppa.

JSGD hopes that sharing this information will inspire other Jain Centers and JAINA Directors to connect with their elected representatives in respective states and provinces in the US and Canada to spread the Jain message of peace and goodwill to all living beings.

On February 2, 2019, JOY from Jain Society of Greater Detroit volunteered at World Medical Relief to sort out medical supplies.

This year, the Jain Society of Greater Detroit (JSGD, began a new Scholarship and Loan Award program to support the college dreams of our society students from member families living in Michigan (USA) and Ontario (Canada). Following are the two programs.

1. U.S. College Education Loan Program is to assist students during their college studies through an interest-free loan. Each selected student will receive a total loan amount of $5,000 over three years: $2,000 for the first and second year and $1,000 for the third year of their undergraduate studies. By tradition, the recipient of this award will remain anonymous. This year JSGD has awarded one student loan under this program.

2. U.S. College Education Scholarship Program will assist students pursuing undergraduate college studies. Any full-time undergraduate student in their first, second, third or fourth year can apply. We are proud of our recipients and the uniqueness of our students. The distribution of awards honors eight young students. A total of six scholarships were awarded based on merit, and two scholarships were awarded based on financial need.

The students won on merit-based are (pictures from left); Utsav Lathia, Chintan Maheshwari, Kush Madhani, Riya Shah, Mihir Zaveri, and Sonia Petrucci. Two more JSGD youth Shilpi Shah and Rishab Jain were also awarded the “Special Award". The Society has also awarded one student loan under this new program.

On July 29, JOY at Jain Society of Greater Detroit organized an event — JOY Talks at Farmington Hills, MI where various speakers talked about topics related to setting goals, overcoming challenges, learning from their past mistakes, and using the challenges they've faced to strengthen. It was followed by a short panel discussion where the speakers answered to the questions of the audience and program ended with snacks.

On May 14, Jain Center of Greater Detroit organized Mother’s Day Garba specially dedicated to all Mothers. At the end of Garba they announced BestDressed and Best Dancer winners. Kids, youths, adults and seniors every one participated in Garba and made the event successful. Event was followed by snacks and refreshments.

Active teenagers of JOY at Jain Society of Detroit organized an awareness for homeless teens on 31st March in Temple, where JOY members attended Covenant House presentation and heard eye opening stories of homeless youth in Detroit.

JSGD was the hosting Jain Center for the 2013 JAINA Convention. For more details, visit ...

Various events were organized for Diwali Celebration at temple. In Morning Snatra Puja, General Body Meeting and Swamivatsalya where more than 600 people attended Morning Diwali Celebration Event. In Evening there was Bollywood Live Music Concert which become the best part of the day with overwhelming response from more than 200 members attending.

Center President & JAINA Directors
Center President

Manish Jain
JAINA Director

Jinansh Shah
JAINA Director

Pritish Shah
JAINA Director

Dr. Manish Mehta
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Jain Society of Greater Detroit
29278 W 12 Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills,MI 48334
Tel: 248-861-5246
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Monday-Saturday 9:30am-12:30am, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Sunday 8:00am-12:30pm, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Aarti & Mangal Divo 11:30am, 7:30pm
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