YJA hosts a number of events throughout the year: in addition to our annual National Dinners and Regional Retreats, Local Representatives and Regional Coordinators organize everything from movie or bowling nights to community service activities to Jainism-related speakers or discussions. Members of YJA also take part in activities at their local Jain centers, such as serving meals for Paryushan and helping host Mahavir Jayanti celebrations.

Each event, whether an educational, volunteering, or social activity, aims to bring YJA members together with other like-minded youth in their community. Youth are encouraged to communicate regularly with their RCs and LRs to suggest or help plan events they wish to see. You can see examples of some YJA events below!

Upcoming Events

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JCOWS

  • at 10:00 AM
  • Parshav Jain Center
       20515 NE Union Hill Road
       Redmond, WA 98053
  • 25
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSNE

  • at 07:00 AM
  • Jain Sangh of New England
       223 Middlesex Turnpike
       Burlington, MA 01803
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSH

  • at 08:00 AM
  • Jain Society of Houston
       3905 Arc Street, Houston, TX 77063
       Houston, TX 77063
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSOT

  • at 08:00 AM
  • Jain Society of Toronto
       441 Ellesmere Rd
       Toronto, Ontario M1R4E5
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSNF

  • at 07:00 AM
  • Jain Sangh of Niagra Falls
       5284 Second Avenue
       Niagra Falls, Ontario L2E 4K2
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - Allentown Jain Sangh

  • at 08:00 AM
  • Hindu Temple of Lehigh Valley, PA
       4200 Airport Road
       Allentown, PA 18109
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSCVA

  • at 08:00 AM
  • Jain Society of Central Virginia
       8704 Park Central Drive
       Richmond, VA 23227
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JTNY

  • at 08:00 AM
  • Jain Temple of New York
       271-09 80th Ave
       New Hyde Park, NY 11040
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSLI

  • at 08:00 AM
  • Jain Samaj of Long Island
       158 Plainview Road
       Hicksville, NY 11801
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSNT

  • at 08:30 AM
  • Jain Society of North Texas
       1321 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75229
       Dallas, TX 75229
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSGD

  • at 09:00 AM
  • Jain Society of Greater Detroit
       29278 W 12 Mile Road
       Farmington Hills, MI 48334
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSGA

  • at 12:00 PM
  • JSGA
       2000 Building 19 Windy Terrace
       Cedar Park, TX 78613
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JCCD

  • at 09:30 AM
  • Jain Center of Cincinnati-Dayton
       6798 Cincinnati-Dayton Road
       Cincinnati, OH 45044
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JCM

  • at 09:00 AM
  • Hindu Temple of Minnesota
       10530 Troy Ln N
       Maple Grove, MN 55311
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSGC

  • at 09:00 AM
  • Jain Society of Greater Cincinnati
       3226 Boston Mills Road
       Richfield, OH 44286
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - TJS

  • at 12:00 PM
  • Tulsa Jain Sangh
       6922 S Utica Ave.
       Tulsa, OK 74136
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - Louisville

  • at 12:00 PM
  • Hindu Temple of Kentucky
       4213 Accomack Dr.
       Louisville, KY 40241
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSCNC

  • at 07:00 PM
  • Hindu Society of North Carolina Temple
       309 Aviation Pkwy
       Morrisville, NC 27560
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan and Das Lakshana - JCNC

  • at 12:00 PM
  • Jain Center of Northern California
       722 S Main St
       Milpitas, 95035
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan and Das Lakshana - JCSC

  • at 12:00 PM
  • Jain Center of Southern California
       8072 Commonwealth Ave
       Buena Park, CA 90621
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSMC

  • at 08:00 AM
  • Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago
       435 IL-59
       Bartlett, IL 60103
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JCGB

  • at 08:30 AM
  • Jain Center of Greater Boston
       556 Nichols St
       Norwood, MA 02062
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JCNJ

  • at 09:00 AM
  • Jain Center of New Jersey
       1111 Ceder Grove Lane
       Somerset, NJ 08873
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSMW

  • at 09:00 AM
  • Jain Center of Metropolitan Washington
       1021 Briggs Chaney Road
       Silver Spring, MD 20905
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Parsyushan - JCA

  • at 09:00 AM
  • Jain Center of America
       42-11 Ithaca Street
       Flushing, NY 11373
  • 26
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSMT

  • at 03:00 PM
  • The Pinnacle Down Under
       430 Warfield Blvd
       Clarksville, TN 37043
  • 31
  • Aug

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSGA

  • at 12:30 PM
  • Jain Society of Greater Atlanta
       669 S Peachtree St
       Norcross, GA 30071
  • 01
  • Sep

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - JSOCF

  • at 10:00 AM
  • Jain Society of Central Florida
       407 W Citrus St
       Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
  • 01
  • Sep

YJA Celebrates Paryushan - Birmingham

  • at 03:00 PM
  • Jain Residence
       Contact Labdhi for Address
       Birmingham, AL 35242
  • 02
  • Sep

Educational

Educational

  • Earth Hour and National Vegan Day meet-ups
  • Mahavir Jayanti programs
  • Thanksgiving Navkar Jaaps
  • Jain speakers and discussions

Social

Social

  • Board game nights
  • Dinner and movie nights
  • Outdoor activities - frisbee, hiking, ice skating
  • Cooking class or potluck

Service

Service

  • Interregional Clothing Drive
  • Thanksgiving Community Service
  • YJA Rake-A-Thon
  • National Jiv Daya Day
YJA is always looking for fresh new ideas and suggestions for local events. Have an event you’d like to see in your community? E-mail us at events@yja.org.

Planning and Guidelines

Jain youth and parents are encouraged to assist the Executive Board in planning local events. Some simple ways you can help are:

  • Volunteer to drive/carpool to and from the event;
  • Make a donation to YJA in support of the event;
  • Encourage your friends and fellow youth to RSVP and attend; and
  • Promote the event at your local Jain Center.

As always, please feel free to reach out to your Regional Coordinators with any ideas, comments, or suggestions.

Check Upcoming Events page and the Regions tab above for updates on events in your area. You can also check your regional Facebook groups for upcoming event information. We look forward to having you attend a YJA event this year! If you have any questions, please contact us at events@yja.org.

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