JSMW Email Archive
JSMW Email Archive
Below you will find an archive of Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington email updates. Browse through the issues below, or follow the link located at the bottom of this page to subscribe.


JSMW: Upcoming Events - Aug 3 to Aug 26 (Aug 2018)
 Jai Jinendra Following are our JSMW Sangh's upcoming events from August 3 to August 26: 1) Aug 5: Jain Samaniji Visit [No lectures on Aug 4] 2) Aug 12: Snatra Puja 3) Aug 19: Annual Family Day & Healthy Breakfast Competition 4) Aug 20-23: Taralaben Doshijis Pravachans 5) Aug 25: Monthly Jinvani Event 6) Aug 26: Devshastra Guru Puja 7) Every Saturday:Namokar Mantra J aap, Pranayam, Yoga, Kesar Pooja Jain Samani Pramukha Shreenidhiji Jain Samani Nirdeshika Sh

JSMW: Upcoming Events - Aug 18 to Sept 1 (Aug 2018)
 Jai Jinendra Following are our JSMW Sangh's upcoming events from August 18 to Sept 1: 1) Aug 18: Snatra Puja 2) Aug 19: Annual Family Day & Healthy Breakfast Competition 3) Aug 20-23: Taralaben Doshijis Pravachans 4) Aug 25: Monthly Jinvani Event 5) Aug 26: Devshastra Guru Puja 6) Aug 31: Guru Vandana with Samirbhai Shah 7) Sept 1: Asthapad Bhav Yatra with Samirbhai Shah Snatra Puja    Sunday, August 18 - 10 AM   Jain Center  

JSMW: Upcoming Events - Aug 31 to Sept 24 (Aug 2018)
 Jai Jinendra Following are our JSMW Sangh's upcoming events from August 31 to September 24: 1 ) Aug 31: Guru Vandana with Samirbhai Shah 2 ) Sept 1: Asthapad Bhav Yatra with Samirbhai Shah 3) Sept 6 to Sept 24: Paryushan and DasLaxan Parva Our latest newsletter has been published on JSMW website and is in mail. Guruvandana with Samirbhai Shah Aug 31 - Friday - 7:30 PM Dinner at 6 PM Jain Center Please RSVP https://goo.gl/forms/QE7r0voaPypXRmM23 Our Sakal Sangh is in

Paryushan September 13 -14 Programs (Sep 2018)
Paryushan 2018 Samvatsari, Bhadarva Sud 4 - Thursday, September 13th Parna - Friday, September 14th Jai Jinendra,  Following Paryushan events at Jain Center on September 13th and 14th Samvatsari - September 13th 6:00 AM Rayi Pratikraman at Jain Center 9:00 AM Snatra Pooja at Jain Center 10:00 AM Barsasutra Asthaprakari Pooja & Chitra Pat Darsha 12:00 to 1:30 PM Lunch at Jain Center Please contact Jhalak Mehta, Yash Mehta or Mina Shah to get your ticket for lunch 12:30

JSMW: Activity Updates - Sept 13 to Sept 30 (Sep 2018)
JSMW Activities - September 13 to September 30 Jai Jinendra,  Please note the special news for upcoming events as follows: Sept 13-14 - Samvatsari Pratikramans, Tapasvi Bahuman and Parna ( Tapasvi Registration link) Sept 15: DC Vegfest Cancelled Sept 15: Astapad Poojan Nakros ( Labh info and RSVP link) Sept 23: Daslaxan end date changed Sept 30: Pathasala Starts Samvasari Pratikramans - September 13th  12:30 PM Mother's Pratikraman at Jain Center 3:30 PM Dera

JSMW: Quarterly Special General Body Meeting - Oct 7 (Sep 2018)
Quarterly Special General Body Meeting October 7, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Cloverly Elementary Cafeteria Jai Jinendra Please join for quarterly special general body meeting on October 7th, 10:30 AM in Cloverly Elementary Cafeteria.   Agenda Approval of Minutes of May 20, 2018 Quarterly General Body Meeting  2018_May_20_JSMW_General_Body_Meeting_Minutes_DRAFT.pdf Review of Upcoming Events Constitution Committee Report JSMW_Constitution_as_Amended_May_2018.pdf, A

JSMW: Diwali Mela (UJHT) - Cultural Registration (Sep 2018)
Jai Jinendra. This year's Diwali Mela, organized by United Hindu Jain Temples (UJHT), is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Location: NOVA Field House, Chantilly, VA Time: 11 A.M. to 8 P.M. Admission: $2 per person As a member organization, Jain Society will have an opportunity to present two cultural items (4-5 minute length). Please register your items with Kamlesh Shah by emailing to uhjtreps@jainsocietydc.org before September 29, 2018. Please note that only th

JSMW: Activity Updates - Oct 4 to Oct 24 (Oct 2018)
JSMW Activities - October 4 to October 24 Jai Jinendra,  Please note the upcoming JSMW events as follows: Oct 7: Pathshala Oct 7: Special General Body Meeting Oct 7: JYOC and Today's Women - Garba/Raas workshop Oct 14: Snatra Pooja Oct 14: UHJT Diwali Mela Oct 16 - 24: Shaswati Navpad Oli/Ayambil Oct 21 - Wellness JSMW Pathshala  Sunday, October 7 Cloverly Elementary  Language Classes starting at 9:15 AM  Prayers starting at 10:15

JSMW: EC & Board Of Trustees Nominations Now Open (Oct 2018)
EC & Board Of Trustees Nominations - Now Open Jai Jinendra!   The Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington invites nominations for 2 positions on the Board of Trustees and all 13 positions on the Executive Committee. Please find attached the Nomination Form and Election Rules. Completed forms can be emailed to the Elections Committee at nominations@jainsocietydc.org to reach Shilpa Manoj Shah (Chair), Manu Shah and Jatin (Toral) Shah before November 4, 2018. The amended Constitutio

JSMW: Activity Updates - Oct 18 to Oct 28 (Oct 2018)
JSMW Activities - October 18 to October 28 Jai Jinendra,  Following are upcoming JSMW activities: Oct 16 - 24: Shaswati Navpad Oli/Ayambil Oct 21: Pathshala Oct 21: Wellness Oct 27: Monthly Jinvani Event Oct 27: JSMW Panchtirth Yatra - [CANCELLED DUE TO LOW RESPONSE] Oct 28: Dev Shastra Guru Pooja Shaswati Navpad Oli/Ayambil  October 16 to October 24 - 12 to 1 PM October 20 - Snatra Puja - 9 AM Jain Center   This year, we will be having Ay

JSMW: EC-BOT Nominations, Newsletter & Updates (Oct 2018)
Jai Jinendra : Please note following are noteworthy news and updates for our sangh   JSMW Newsletter - October 2018 Please find attached JSMW October 2018 Newletter. Don't miss to read all about our vibrant Sangh events, updates and news JSMW_Newsletter_October_2018.pdf EC & BOT Nominations - Due November 4 The Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington invites nominations for 2 positions on the Board of Trustees and all 13 positions on the Executive Committee. Completed for

JSMW: Activity Updates - Nov 1 to Nov 18 (Nov 2018)
JSMW Activities - November 1 to November 18 Jai Jinendra,  Following are upcoming JSMW activities: Nov 4, 18: Pathshala Nov 4: Diwali Celebration - Best Dress, Namkeen Competion, Diya Nov 7, 8,10: Diwali Celebration - Nirvaan Pooja, Navsmaran, Bhakti Nov 11: Snatra Pooja Nov 18: Wellness: Foreign Assets Tax Requirements  JSMW Pathshala  Sunday, November 4 & November 18 Cloverly Elementary  Language Classes starting at 9:15 AM  P

JSMW: Sad Demise of Jigar Shah’s Father - Pravinbhai Shah (Nov 2018)
Jai Jinendra We are saddened to inform you that Mr. Pravinbhai Shah, husband of Smt. Arunaben, father of Jigarbhai Shah, father-In-law of Archana Shah, grandfather of Prisha and Diya, has passed away peacefully.  He is survived by his mother, his wife, two daughters, as well as two sons, one brother and six grand kids. He passed on to the next life peacefully and on his terms with loved ones by his side on Sunday, November 11th, 2018. Home Address and Contact Information - Jigar & Archan

JSMW: Activity Updates - Nov 13 to Nov 25 (Nov 2018)
JSMW Activities - November 13 to November 25 Jai Jinendra,  Following are upcoming JSMW activities: Nov 17: Monthly Jinvani Event Nov 18: Pathshala Nov 18: Wellness: Foreign Assets Tax Requirements  Nov 22: Thankgiving Day Ayambil Nov 25: Dev Shastra Guru Pooja Monthly Jinvani Event  Saturday, November 17 - 10:30 AM  Jain Center  Our monthly Jinvani event will be held on November 17th at 10:30 am at Jain Center. 

JSMW: Sad News - Mr. Narendra Jain of Northern Virginia (Nov 2018)
Jai Jinendra  We are saddened to inform you that Mr. Narendra Jain of Northern Virginia has passed away peacefully.  He is survived by an extended loving family,  He passed on to the next life peacefully and on his terms with loved ones by his side on Tuesday, November 13th 2018. Please pray for his departed soul in heaven.  The funeral is tomorrow 14th November at 2:00 PM at National Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA.  Home Address and contact Inf

Past Events - Diwali 2018 and Wellness Session 2 (Nov 2018)
Jai Jinendra, Below are some useful and fun details of our recent events: JSMW Diwali Celebration 2018 Diwali at Capitol Wellness Session 1 - Preparing for College Admissions Wellness Session 2 - Foreign Assets Tax Compliance Special Reminder: Please note the #GivingTuesday 2018 (November 27th at 8 AM) is approaching fast. JSMW Treasurer ( treasurer@jainsocietydc.org) has started receiving the pledges and matching donors. This is a great opportunity to make your donated dollar two t

JSMW: Prayers for Late Shri Pravinbhai Shah - Dec 9 (Nov 2018)
Jai Jinendra Family and Friends, As communicated on November 12, 2018, Mr. Pravinbhai Shah, husband of Smt. Arunaben, father of Jigarbhai Shah, father-In-law of Archana Shah, grandfather of Prisha and Diya, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 11th.  He is survived by his mother, his wife, two daughters, as well as two sons, one brother and six grand kids. Prayers for Late Shri Pravinbhai Shah will be held on Sunday, December 9th, 2018, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Jain Center lo

JSMW: Activity Updates - Nov 30 to Jan 12 (Dec 2018)
JSMW Activities - November 30 to January 12 Jai Jinendra,  Following are updates and upcoming JSMW activities: #GivingTuesday Update Dec 2, 9, 16: Pathshala Dec 2: JSMW Annual General Body Meeting Dec 9: Monthly Snatra Puja Dec 9: Today's Girl, Today's Woman Interfaith Works 2018 Holiday Gift Project Dec 16: Wellness Session Part 3 - Bullying Prevention & Intervention Jan 12: Jains Got Talent 3 [Registration Due Dec 2] #GivingTuesday [UPDATE] Our JSMW sangh r

JSMW: Activity Updates - Dec 20 to Jan 12 (Dec 2018)
JSMW Activities - December 20 to January 12 Jai Jinendra,  Following are activites for our Sangh from December 20 to January 12 Dec 22: Monthly Jinvani Event  Dec 30: Monthly Snatra Puja Jan 1: Monthly Dev Shastra Guru Pooja Jan 6: Pathasala Jan 12: Jains Got Talent 3 Presentation from Wellness Session Part 3 - Bullying Prevention & Intervention  Monthly Jinvani Event Saturday, December 22nd - 10:30 AM  Jain Center   For our

JSMW: Activity Updates - Jan 3 to Jan 20 (Jan 2019)
JSMW Activities - January 3 to January 20 Jai Jinendra,  Following are activites for our Sangh from January 3 to January 20 Jan 6,20: Pathasala Jan 12: Jains Got Talent 3 Jan 13: Snatra Puja Ongoing Events JSMW Pathshala  Sunday, January 6,20 Cloverly Elementary  Language Classes starting at 9:15 AM  Prayers starting at 10:15 AM     Adult Classes  10:30 AM to 12:30 PM  Jain Center , Open to All  Atul Sh

JSMW: Activity Updates - Jan 10 to Jan 20 (Jan 2019)
JSMW Activities - January 10 to January 20 Jai Jinendra,  Following are activites for our Sangh from January 10 to January 20 Message From Pavan Zaveri Jan 12: Jains Got Talent 3 Jan 19: Snatra Puja [DATE CHANGE] Jan 20: Wellness Session - Taxes and Personal Finance Jan 20: Pathasala Ongoing Events Message From Pavan Zaveri Our Immediate Past President Jai Jinendra As the year turns over, our JSMW Executive Committee turns over as well. A hearty tha

JSMW: Activity Updates - Jan 17 to Jan 26 (Jan 2019)
JSMW Activities - January 17 to January 20 Jai Jinendra,  Following are activites for our Sangh from January 17 to January 26 Jan 19: Snatra Puja Jan 20: Wellness Session - Taxes and Personal Finance Jan 20: Pathasala Jan 26: Jinvani Event Ongoing Events Snatra Puja Saturday, January 19 - 10:30 AM Jain Center Our monthly Snatra Puja will be held on January 19th, starting 10:30 AM at our Jain Center. Puja will be followed by lunch. Lunch Sponsors

JSMW - Quarterly General Body Meeting - May 20 (May 2018)
Jai Jinendra JSMW's Quarterly General Body meeting is scheduled on Sunday, May 20th at 1:30 PM at Jain Center.  Following is the agenda for the meeting: 1. Approval of Minutes of March 3, 2018 Quarterly General Body Meeting 2018_March_JSMW_General_Body_Meeting_Notes_DRAFT.pdf 2. Amendments to the Constitution  Documents with full text of amendments, explanation, and draft revised constitution Proposed_JSMW_Constitution_Amendments_May_2018.pdf JSMW_Constitution_with_Propose

May 02 2018 Email (May 2018)
lJai Jinendra! Our next class will be this Sunday on May 6th.  Our sponsors are Savita Rahul Jain, Meeta Nitin Sogani, Shraddha Sudhir Jain, Sushma Anand Jain, Darsha Krunal Desai. Thank you to our sponsors! Nursery Class will perform Morning Prayers. Please be mindful of time.  Prayers start at 10:15.  Updates, Reminders and Upcoming events: 1) Final Exams 2) Pathshala 2018-2019 Registration 3) Adult class cancelled for May 6th  Final Exams: Final exams for

JSMW: Upcoming Events - April 27 to May 19 Final (Apr 2018)
Jai Jinendra Following are our JSMW Sangh's upcoming events from April 27 to May 19: 1 ) April 27-29: Jain Education Workshop 2) April 29: Chai pe Charcha 3) April 29, May 6 : Pathshala 4) May 19: Monthly Jinvani Event 5)  Every Saturday:Namokar Mantra Jaap, Pranayam, Yoga, Kesar Pooja Special Events Announcement: May 6: Health Fair ( click here for the past email for more info) - Presentations by various Healthcare professionals; and Doctors from various specialtie

Apr 29 2018 Pathshala Email (Apr 2018)
Jai Jinendra! Our next class will be this Sunday on April 29th.  Our sponsors are Kinnari Ashish Mehta, Barkha Aashish Singhvi, Harshad Amit Patani, Reena Shah & Prasyos Ojha, and Dimple Nolly. Thank you to our sponsors! Class G will perform Morning Prayers. Please be mindful of time.  Prayers start at 10:15.  Updates, Reminders and Upcoming events: 1) Final Exams 2) Pathshala 2018-2019 Registration Final Exams: Final exams for Pathshala 2017-2018 academic year w

JSMW: Upcoming Events - April 20 to April 29 draft (Apr 2018)
Jai Jinendra Following are our JSMW Sangh's upcoming events from April 20 to April 29: 1 ) April 20-22: JSMW Youth Spring Camp 2) April 21: Monthly Jinvani Event 3 ) April 22: Monthly Dev Shastra Guru Pooja 4 ) April 27-29: Jain Education Workshop 5) April 29 : Pathshala 6)  Every Saturday:Namokar Mantra Jaap, Pranayam, Yoga, Kesar Pooja   JSMW Youth Spring Camp Friday April 20- Sunday April 22 Pecometh, 2453, 401 Jack Elliot Way, Centreville, MD 21617

JSMW: Upcoming Events - April 14 to April 22 Final (Apr 2018)
Jai Jinendra Following are our JSMW Sangh's upcoming events from April 14 to April 29: 1 ) April 14: Mahavir Janma Kalyanak 2 ) April 15: Snatra Pooja 3 ) April 20-22: JSMW Youth Spring Camp 4) April 21: Monthly Jinvani Event 5 ) April 22: Monthly Dev Shastra Guru Pooja 6) April 27-29: Jain Education Workshop 7) April 29 : Pathshala 8)  Every Saturday:Namokar Mantra Jaap, Pranayam, Yoga, Kesar Pooja Mahavir Janma Kalyanak April 14 - 1 PM Paint Branc

JSMW: March 2 to April 14 - Today's Women's Event Update (Mar 2018)
Jai Jinendra Following are our JSMW Sangh's upcoming events from March 2 to April 14 with added Today's Women's Event below. 1) March 4, March 18: Pathashala 2 ) March 4: Quarterly General Body Meeting 3) March 4: Today's Women's Event 4) March 11: Snatra Puja 5) March 11: Indian Music Presentation 6) April 14: Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Please refer to recent emails for details and registration for folllowing: - April 20-22 Spring Camp - April 27-29 Jain Workshop

JSMW - Jain Workshop - April 27 to 29 - Link Correction (Mar 2018)
Jain Workshop at the JSMW Friday April 27, 2018 to Sunday April 29, 2018 Early Registration Ends March 15. Free for JAB Participants & Coaches Corrected Registration Link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScobr3agTMoXdpXmQI9Yva4KZplccQ1g7n5tKOeIMHfpyAXpQ/viewform Jain Society Metropolitan Washington (JSMW), Jain Society of Northern Virginia (JSNoVA) and Jaina Education Committee have jointly organized the Jain workshop from Friday April 27, 2018 to Sunday April 29, 2018.

JSMW - Jain Workshop - April 27 to 29 (Mar 2018)
Jain Workshop at the JSMW Friday April 27, 2018 to Sunday April 29, 2018 Early Registration Ends March 15. Free for JAB Participants & Coaches Jain Society Metropolitan Washington (JSMW), Jain Society of Northern Virginia (JSNoVA) and Jaina Education Committee have jointly organized the Jain workshop from Friday April 27, 2018 to Sunday April 29, 2018. We had a great success on our past two Workshops conducted in Raleigh, NC in October and December 2017. Please view few photos of th

JSMW - Spring Camp - April 20 to 22 (Feb 2018)
JSMW Spring Camp 2018 Friday April 20, 2018 to Sunday April 22, 2018 Registration Starts March 4 Pathasala SpringCamp2018-RegistrationForm.pdf We are proud to announce that JSMW is organizing a Spring Camp 2018 for our own Pathshala children this year, after hosting a similar successful camp last year.  This camp will be held between Friday, April 20th and Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at Pecometh Camp & Retreat Center, a venue located along the banks of the

JSMW: General Body Meeting - March 4 2018 - 10:30 AM (Feb 2018)
Quarterly General Body Meeting March 4 - 10:30 AM (Please note new start time) Cloverly Elementary JSMW's quarterly general body meeting will be held at Cloverly Elementary on March 4 - 10:30 AM. Following is agenda for the meeting: Approval of Annual General Body Meeting Minutes Constitution Committee Updates Temple Committe Updates: Fundraising/India Trip Report & Construction Any Other Items Brought Forward (With prior notice mainly due to time constraints) Please find attached Annual Ge

JSMW: Upcoming Events - February 23 to March 4 (Feb 2018)
Jai Jinendra Following are our JSMW Sangh's upcoming events from February 23rd to March 4th. 1) Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Performances [Reminder] 2) Presidents Voluteer Service Award - Call For Nominations [Reminder] 3) Feb 24: Jinvani Event 4) Feb 25: Dev Shastra Guru Puja 5) March 4: Pathashala 6 ) March 4: Quarterly General Body Meeting [Reminder] Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Performance Application Submission Deadline: February 28 Mahavir Janma Kalyanak is

JSMW: Upcoming Events - February 15 to March 4 (Feb 2018)
Jai Jinendra Following are our JSMW Sangh's upcoming events from February15th to March 4th. 1) Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Performances [Reminder] 2) Postcard from Fundraising India Trip 3) Presidents Voluteer Service Award - Call For Nominations 4) Feb 18 & March 4: Pathashala 5 ) March 4: Quarterly General Body Meeting [Reminder] Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Performance Application Submission Deadline: February 28 Mahavir Janma Kalyanak is currently scheduled fo

JSMW: Upcoming Events - Feb 9 to Feb 18 (Feb 2018)
Jai Jinendra Following are our JSMW Sangh's upcoming events from Feb 9th to Feb 18th. 1) Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Performances [Reminder] 2) Feb 11: Snatra Puja 3) Feb 18: Pathashala [Reminder] Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Performance Application Submission Deadline: February 28 Mahavir Janma Kalyanak is currently scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at Paint Branch High School, MD. The organizing committee invites peformance applications for this joyous and spiritual celeb

JSMW: Upcoming Events - Feb 1 to Feb 18 (Feb 2018)
Jai Jinendra Following are our JSMW Sangh's upcoming events from Jan 25th to Feb 4th. 1) New Temple Fund Raising India Trip 2) JAINA 2017 - Jains' Got Talent [Recognition]  3) Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Performances [Reminder] 4) Feb 4: Pathashala 5) Feb 4: Chai Pe Charcha - New Temple FAQ  6) Feb 4: Today's Girls Today's Women Event - Recipes Demo JSMW - New Temple Fund Raising Trip To India February 8 to February 26 In an effort to raise funds for our new




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