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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 4548
Silver Spring, MD 20914

Aymbil Chain from BhoomiPoojan to Pratistha: :-

Ayambil has a great significance and importance in our Jain Life. Our Sangh members have decided to do an Ayambil Chain from the Bhoomi Poojan day till the Pratistha Day.

Below is list of people who have signed up for the Ayambil. If you are interested to participate in the ayambil please contact Shefali Dalal at shefalipdalal@yahoo.com or Nayana Mehta at nayana311@yahoo.com to get your name added to the list.

To see the Ayambil chain list click here.

The first ever JAIN-CATHOLIC Dialogue in USA. :-

His Eminence Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran (Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church) President, Pontifical Council for Inter religious Dialogue from Vatican visited our Jain Center to take part in this JAIN-CATHOLIC dialogue.

Click here to see the pictures, videos, speeches of the event.

President's Welcome MessageLogo

Jai Jinendra.

It is an incredible honor to serve as the President of the Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington (JSMW). I am truly humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve, and I vow to work tirelessly every single day to prove worthy of this great honor that you have granted me.

I take this opportunity to thank members of the Executive Committee (EC) team and their willingness to serve in various capacities. A big kudos to our past President, Pareshbhai Shah, for his selfless dedicated service. The strong foundation that he has set forth, I will strive to continue. With excellent support from him as well as our key players in the EC team, I have no doubts that we will excel to meet our Community’s expectations. I am really grateful for all the continued support and guidance I have received so far, and look forward to working together with him for a smooth transition. To Pareshbhai’s family, I am sure you have sacrificed a lot of “family” time, so thank you for all your hard work and time that you have devoted and dedicated to our Jain Society.

I would like to welcome and introduce our newly elected Trustee, Bhupeshbhai Mehta. Being an active leader in the community, Bhupeshji has served in the core EC for more than 8 years. Also, with the help of Presidents’ Council and the EC, we have appointed following members, as JAINA Directors, to represent JSMW for the year 2015: Sharadbhai Doshi, Harshidbhai Shah, & Bhupeshbhai Mehta. Congratulations to the newly appointed leaders, we know you will represent us very well!

We will celebrate Mahavir Janma Kalyanak (MJK) on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The MJK planning committee is working very hard to make it a successful event. Our Pathshala students along with some parents will perform during this event. This will be an excellent program to attend and join our new generation in celebrating Bhagwan Mahavir's Janma Kalyanak by showcasing their hidden talents and treasures.

I would like to remind you that the Jain Center belongs to all its members and ownership comes with certain responsibilities. I would like to encourage you, our members, to take part in our committees and programs. Every week we have number of activities in our temple, so please come forward and volunteer to help and organize these events. Volunteering and making financial contributions to our temple should be an integral part of us. I encourage everyone to actively participate, volunteer, and donate generously during our community efforts.

Please send me your suggestions and/or comments for community improvements via email at: President@JainSocietyDC.org.

Janak Rajani, President.

Click here to see the JSMW Bhoomi Poojan Video and Pictures (New Temple)
Click here to see the JSMW Patistha Pictures (at Briggs Chaney Road)
and other events pictures from the Past.....



For thousands of years, Jains have been practicing vegetarianism, yoga, meditation and environmentalism. Jains believe in the existence of eternal and divine SOUL in each living being.

Jain Way Of Life respects and honors these souls through:

  • Non Violence
  • Non Possessiveness
  • Non Absolutism
Non Violence

is respect for the life of all living beings in thoughts, words and deeds. For this reason, Jains are compassionate and forgiving and practice vegetarianism.

Non Possessiveness
is balancing of needs and desires, while staying detached from our possessions. This stems from the respect for our environment.
Non Absolutism

is respect for the views of the others. Jains encourage and dialogue and harmony with other faiths.

We are interdependent on each other and by living a Jain Way Of Life we can bring peace and spirituality to our lives and to those around us.