Regional Events

Having fun with Jain values across the country

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 & JOY Navkaar Jaap - Detroit
  • at 08:30 - 12:30
  • Jain Society of Greater Detroit
    Farmington Hills, MI
  • 23
  • Nov
YJA Thanksgiving Jaap - JCOCO
  • at 09:00 - 11:00
  • Jain Center of Central Ohio
    Lewis Center, OH
  • 23
  • Nov
YJA Thanksgiving Jaap - Dallas
  • at 07:00 - 19:00
  • Jain Society of North Texas
    Dallas, TX
  • 23
  • Nov
YJA National Dinner - Milwaukee
  • at 19:00 - 21:00
  • Beans & Barley
    Milwaukee, WI
  • 24
  • Nov
YJA Thanksgiving Jaap - JCNC
  • at 11:00 - 12:00
  • Jain Center of Northern California
    Milpitas, CA
  • 25
  • Nov
YJA Thanksgiving Jaap - Houston
  • at 11:00 - 12:00
  • Jain Society of Houston
    Houston, TX
  • 26
  • Nov
YJA Trail of Lights - Austin
  • at 19:00 - 20:00

  • Austin, TX
  • 10
  • Dec



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



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



  • 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

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