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Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago (JSMC)

The Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago was established in 1970 and currently has a membership of approximately 1,500 families, the largest of the North American Jain Centers. Its mission is to offer a trustworthy and structured ground for projecting the common voice of all Jains for the promotion of Jain principles, providing Jain education to the community and celebrating Jain social and cultural events in a compassionate, vibrant and dynamic manner.

Recent Temple Activities

Though January is marred with cold weather in the Midwest but come to Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago (JSMC) and you will find it bustling with activity.

At JSMC we started the year with our Semi Annual Pratimaji Sudhdhikaran Project where close to 30 volunteers came together under the leadership of our Religious Secretary. The team cleansed Pratimaji’s of Tirthankar and Dev-Devi’s as is traditionally done in India. The month progressed with 50 members of JSMC committing for a better health by joining the 8 week Yoga Training Session conducted at the JSMC Center. The month ended with the most awaited youth event of winter, JSMC Lock In.

More than 155 kids from the age group of 8 to 15 participated in the JSMC Lock In event where the kids stay overnight at the JSMC center. The evening started with Kids and Volunteers performing Aarti together in the temple. After Aarti all parents were asked to leave leaving behind just the kids and volunteers. The night saw kids enjoying group games such as tag ball, dance competition, Geographic championship, Kho and the Amazing Race. While many of the kids were playing the games, others were enjoying various activity stations like creating Chinese lanterns, nail arts and tattoos. From non-stop bouncing on the inflatables to running, jumping, dancing for the minute-to-win-it games kids were just having fantastic time. There were groups playing table tennis, doing freeze dance, karaoke and yet others were just sitting in a big circle and bonding. After so many jumping and bouncing, to calm them, we also had a soothing Yoga and Meditation session. The event was supported by 30 volunteers including members of YJA and YJP.

February is going to be another exciting months starting with JSMC Computer Classes for beginners in Gujarati. For more information on activities please visit us at or drop us a note at

JSMC presents the Annual Ski Trip 2016 on March 12, 2016. For more details, visit...

Board of Trustee
Dr. Mukesh Doshi 224-558-4345 Chairman
Vasant Shah 847-596-0431 Vice Chairman
Atul shah 630-501-4373 Trustee
Himanshu Jain 847-620-9188 Trustee
Hitesh R. Shah 630-379-9080 Trustee
Jignesh Jain 847-477-5246 Trustee
Surendra Shah 630-926-7424 Trustee
Executive Committee
Vipul Shah 847-809-8756 President
Sunil Jain 847-466-7939 Vice President
Piyush Gandhi 630-765-0872 General Secretary
Jagat Shah 224-241-7667 Jt. Secretary
Sunil Shah 847-377-7160 Treasurer
Dinesh Shah 708-372-1748 Jt. Treasurer
Pragnesh Shah 630-975-3122 Membership Secretary
Darshana Shah 847-464-2449 Education Secretary
Himesh Jhaveri 312-543-0914 Religious Secretary
Hitesh Shah 847-477-8516 Facility Secretary
Dilip Shah 224-595-4902 Food Secretary
Upendra Dalal 630-823-1052 Jt. Food Secretary
Meghna Shah 630-728-5298 Youth Secretary
Center President & JAINA Director
Center President

Vipul Shah
JAINA Director

Hemant Shah
JAINA Director

Hitesh R Shah
JAINA Director

Atul Shah
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Jain Society Metropolitan Chicago
435 N Route 59
Bartlett, IL 60103
Tel: 630-837-1077
Temple Hours
Monday-Friday : 7:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday-Sunday : 7:00am - 9:00pm
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