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Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington (JSMW)
The Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington serves Jains in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. areas.
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This was extremely successful for JYOC’s first event! On January 27th, 2017, these clothes were donated to Shepherd's Table located in Silver Spring, MD, and from there they were distributed to the homeless and disadvantaged in the immediate area.

THE JYOC COMMITEE



JSMW is currently in the process of building a new temple. For more details, visit... www.jainsocietydc.com
Jain Centers Update
JSMW looks forward to your presence at the Khanan Vidhi program this weekend under the guidance of Narendrabhai Nandu. The program starts on Friday night at 8pm with Bhavna at the Jain Center,1021 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905.

We continue with our events on Saturday at Paint Branch High School, 14121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866 with lunch from 11:30-12:15pm sharp to allow our 24 Tirthankar Poojan to begin promptly at 12:39pm followed by Swamivatsalya dinner. During the course of the 24 Tirthankar Poojan, the ghee bolis will be taken for the main Khanan Vidhi events.

Finally, on Sunday morning the Khanan Vidhi program begins at 7:45am sharp. All participants should park at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir at 4320 Ammendale Rd, Beltsville, MD 20705. For the physically disabled, there will be a shuttle available to the site from 7:30am to 9am. All others will be walking under the guidance of police officers. The event will be followed by Swamivatsalya Lunch in the Dining Hall of the BAPS Mandir.

Full details about the program can be found at http://jsmw.org/kvidhi.


Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington is proud to announce the Khanan Vidhi (groundbreaking) program for the new Jain Center - Shikarbhandhi Temple that will be held at the site on June 11th. This dharmic event will be graced by Narendrabhai Nandu and team. You are cordially invited to participate in the program that will last the entire weekend from Jun 9th evening, leading up to the ground breaking ceremony on June 11th.

Jain Society Of Metropolitan Washington DC (JSMW) invites the Jain Sanghs, families and friends across the nation to participate in this auspicious and joyous ceremony with the JSMW families.

JSMW has arranged special accommodation for the visiting sangh members at a nearby hotel at a special subsidized rate. JSMW will provide transportation to and from the hotel to the program locations. Please contact JSMW Khanan Vidhi team at kvidhi@jainsocietydc.org for any questions.

Full details about the program can be found at http://jsmw.org/kvidhi.


A “Jain’s Got Talent” was held on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, at the specifically decorated auditorium of Shri Mangal Mandir under the auspices of Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington (JSMW). This show was the first ever event in the history of the Society since its establishment in the year 1980.

Dr. Shah also mentioned about routine doctors visit and requested that all attendees meets their doctor annually at least for their routine health checkups. After the speech was over, all attendees decided to introduce themselves and the reason everyone why everyone attended the meeting, what they would like this group to talk about, their professions, talents that they would like to share for future meetings. A common goal for everyone was financial planning, tax help, learning stock markets, Yoga, Jainism in today’s world, charity-donation in India. Some younger group of women also showed interest about the generation differences at home and in school. At the end of the meeting, tea/ coffee & snacks were served.

Note: Today’s Women is a local chapter of “Women’s Committee” established at a national level by JAINA under the leadership of Dr. Mamta Shaha as its first Chairwoman and Pramodaben Chitrabhanu as its Co-Chair. As such, Today’s Women provides a platform where our JSMW women can gather, discuss everyday issues, problems, be involved in creative activities, network and socialize in an intellectual way.


Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington proudly unveils a spectacular 3D Model and a 3D Virtual Tour of their Future New Jain Temple.

Silver Spring, MD, USA (Mar 27, 2017) - Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington (JSMW) organized a very successful Fundraising Gala event themed “Dreams to Reality” with the flagship attraction of the event - the unveiling of a stunning replica 3D model (scaled 1:40) and showing of a lifelike 3D virtual tour of their new Shikharbandhi (a temple with a dome) Jain Temple. In an afternoon filled with celebrations and philanthropy, three generation of JSMW members and guests walked down memory lane with video clips from the Prathistha day (Consecration Day) of the current Jain Center from 1989 along with several clips from the Mahavir JanmaKalyanak (Birth of Lord Mahavira) programs over the past 20 years. Several members, who had performed as children in those events, were nostalgic to be attending the Gala with children of their own. The new Jain Center is envisioned to be an all-inclusive 24,000 sq. ft. facility connected to a 6,000 sq. ft. temple complex.




They collected clothes via a donation box in the temple, as well as in Pathshala, with incentives for the class who collected the most. Overall, JYOC collected a little under 3,000 items of clothing in the span of around 6 weeks. This was extremely successful for JYOC’s first event! On January 27th, 2017, these clothes were donated to Shepherd's Table located in Silver Spring, MD, and from there they were distributed to the homeless and disadvantaged in the immediate area.


The performance of each participant was evaluated by a panel of three judges from outside the JSMW. Based solely on their evaluations, the winning performances within each of the four categories, were called upon the stage, and the first and second prize winners received trophies from the judges.

The auditorium was packed to capacity by the attendees whose general reaction was that the program of the talent show was a “grand success” and that all arrangements were well-thought out with meticulous planning as expressed by the attendees.
The program which began at 11 a.m. concluded at sharp 5 p.m.
More information can be found at:http://jsmw.org/2016/12/13/jgt-summary/


On Saturday, 3rd September, Swapna Ceremony as part of Paryushan parva were celebrated with around 500 familes. Dr Jitendra Shah explained the importance of each Swapna and the participating members had the honour to carry each swapna to the stage of the auditorium. The Pathshala Class G graduating students were recognized for their hard work. The participants of Pathshala 2016 Essay Competition were also reognised.
The ceremony lasting for several hours concluded with Aarti and Mangal Divo and was followed by Swami Vatsalya Bhojan (dinner) at the spacious cafeteria hall of the above High School for all attendees of the auspicious function. An impassioned appeal was made by Dr. Sushil Jain, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, to ensure regular flow of donations for the building fund so as to expedite construction of the proposed multi-million dollar Shikhar Bandhi temple for which plans and drawings have already been approved.
Center President & JAINA DirectorS
Center President

Dr. Pavan Zaveri
+1 202-476-4177
president@jainsocietydc.org
JAINA Director

Bhupesh Mehta
240-455-4524,301-358-3370
bhupyash@gmail.com
JAINA Director

Dr.Sushil Jain
240-277-3039
skjain99@gmail.com
JAINA Director

Janak Rajani
410-998-9786,410-415-3033
replyurgently@gmail.com

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Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington
1021 Briggs Chancey Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20905
www.jainsocietydc.com
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