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 South LR Retreat

  • at 09:00 PM
  • Jain Society of Houston
       3905 Arc Street
       Houston, TX 77063
  • 03
  • Jan

YJA Blankets and Bhavanas - JCOCO

  • at 10:30 AM
  • Jain Center of Central Ohio
       6683 S Old State Rd
       Lewis Center, OH 43035
  • 05
  • Jan

Educational

Educational

  • Earth Hour and National Vegan Day meet-ups
  • Mahavir Jayanti programs
  • Thanksgiving Navkar Jaaps
  • Jain speakers and discussions
  • Interfaith Events
  • College/Career Panels

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 Temple Clean-ups
  • 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.
  • Apply to be a Local Representative

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

Check the Upcoming Events and the Regional pages 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.