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Young Jains of America

Mid-April E-Newsletter

Write for Young Minds, Audition for #TheJainFactor
& 16 Spots Left for #YJA14!

Upcoming Events

Celebrating Across the Nation

Come and celebrate the jaanam (birth) of Shri Mahavir Swami. In honor of this joyful occasion, YJA is bringing you the list of celebrations across the nation. Check below to see which event is closer for you to join! YJA may be in your city with a YJA booth, so come by and say hi, or show us some #yjalove!

National Bowling Competition

YJA is hosting it’s very first bowling competition and we want YOU to participate! Every region will be competing against one another, so get ready for some fun!


April 18 - Dallas, TX

April 18 - Irvine, CA

April 18 - Pittsburgh, PA

April 18 - Sunnyvale, CA

April 18 - Washington, D.C.

April 19 - Houston, TX

April 19 - Owensboro, KY

April 19 - South Windsor, CT

April 19 - St. Louis, MO

April 19 - Woburn, MA

April 25 - Dothan, AL

April 25 - Raleigh, NC

April 25 - Philadelphia, PA

April 26 - Austin, TX

April 26 - New York, NY


If you would like to see an event happen in <<City>>, please reach out to us at and we’ll make it happen!


Jain Community News

4/26 - 2nd Annual Lecture on Virchand Raghav Ji Gandhi at Center for Jain Studies
Continuing the tradition that Center for Jain Studies at Claremont Lincoln University started last year to commemorate the first Jan Ambassador Shri Virchand Raghav Ji Gandhi to the U.S. 121 years ago, Claremont Lincoln University in Claremont, CA (a suburb of Los Angeles) will be holding the 2nd annual lecture on April 25, 2014 at 4.00pm. The lecture will be delivered by Professor Christopher Chapple, a world renowned scholar of Jain and Hindu traditions.


Following the lecture, university will serve pure Jain vegan dinner. Please click the link for more details. The lecture will be held at Claremont University Consortium, 101 S. Mills Ave, Claremont, CA 91711. We look forward to seeing you there!

Veerayatan International Global Conference

Veerayatan International is hosting a Global Conference in NJ, USA in the weekend (July 11-13, 2014) after the July 4th weekend of 2014 YJA Convention to be held in Washington, D.C.. More than 400 worldwide delegates are expected at the conference! The details of the conference, registration and accommodation information can be found at:

The Registration fees are lower for Young Adults (Age 13–25). In addition, “Early Bird Registration” discounts is available through April 20, 2014. 

For further inquiry contact Veerayatan at



Young Minds is looking for article writers for our next issue - and we want a submission from you, <<First Name>>!

1. Word limit: 250-500 words. Be sure you have a title for your article.
2. Please include a picture of you and any other graphics/pics that relate to your article.
3. Please email your article in a Word attachment or in-text email to The deadline for articles is May 3 by 11:59 pm PDT.
4. The theme for this issue is: Recycle, Rebirth & Go Green – which is strictly optional.
5. Be creative, have fun, and be yourself!

If you have any questions or need ideas for topics, please e-mail for more info. The world is your audience, get your voice out there today! 


Hey <<First Name>>, do you have what it takes to compete in The Jain Factor?!

Join us this July for an unforgettable experience. Showcase your skills at this years 2014 YJA Convention and show us what you got!

I Want to Audition!

Click the above link to complete the registration packet by April 25, 2014 for bonus points on your performance for meeting the early bird deadline!


Hey <<First Name>>, we have only 16 spots left for #YJA14!

That's right. 16 spots left!

Phase 2 is open, so register now and secure your spot for the event of the summer:


Stay tuned for more exciting updates! For immediate questions, please e-mail

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