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Federation of Jain Associations in North America
American Jewish community and
Claremont Lincoln University



10:00 am–11:30 am:Breakfast at American Jewish Community (AJC) Office conference room (1156 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005) with presentations by:

- Representative from State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs

- Representative from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) speaking about community safety and emergency preparedness

- Representative from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Department of Commerce

11:30 am–12:30 pm:Lunch and Training on "How to Advocate on behalf of your community" at AJC
Office conference room, hosted and conducted by:

- Ms. Julie Fishman, Asst. Director (Legislative Affairs), AJC

- Mr. Nissim B. Reuben, Asst. Director (Asia Pacific Institute), AJC

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm:Transportation to Capitol Hill

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm:Calls on offices of respective Congressional Representatives

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm:Group photo at Capitol Hill steps

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm:Welcome Remarks and Briefings including CLU briefing on Ahimsa Award to be presented during reception to Gurudev Chitrabhanuji and Pramodaben

(Capitol Hill: Building and Room No. to be announced)

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm:Congressional Reception featuring Key Congressional Representatives from India & Israel Caucuses and Diplomatic Representatives from Embassies of India & Israel, and Recognition/Awards Ceremony

(Capitol Hill: Building and Room No. to be announced)

8:00 pm onwards:Evening visit to Jain Temple (1021 Briggs Chaney Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905)
and dinner for delegates



Hotel Recommendations:

Beacon Hotel DC (near AJC office & metros in the $ 200 + range)

1615 Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest - Washington, DC 20036

Reservations 202.296.2100


Holiday Inn Washington DC (Central, near AJC office & metros in the $ 150 + range)

Address: 1501 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

Reservations: 202-483-2000


Days Inn Washington, DC (near Vann Ness Metro, 4 metro stops from Farragut North Metro on the Red Line near AJC office in the $ 100+ range)

4400 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, District of Columbia 20008

Reservations: 202-244-5600


Morning programs at AJC Office, 1156 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005:


AJC office

1156 15th Street, N.W., Suite 1200

Washington, D.C. 20005


Colonial Parking, Inc

1133 15th Street,

N.W.Washington, D.C. 20005

(202) 295-8100

Near by Metro stops:

McPherson Square (Orange & Blue lines)
Farragut North (Red line)


Afternoon program on Tuesday at Capitol Hill:


Atlantic Parking

409 3rd Street, S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20024

(202) 554-0795


Standard Parking

395 E Street, S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20472

(202) 554-0902

Please RSVP using the form below:

For questions or comments, contact:
Dr. Manoj Dharamsi, Chairman, JAINA Public Affairs Council
Ph 703-620-9837, E-mail:


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