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Young Jains of America

March E-Newsletter

Young Minds Released, Retreats & LAST CHANCE to Sign-Up for Jab!

Young Mind Released

Click to Read the Latest Issue of Young Minds

Our Director of Publications, Sonny Shah, has just published the latest issue of Young Minds, our quarterly publication for the youth, by the youth!

Read this quarter's issue about "Compassion" with exciting articles from Jimika Mehta, Kinari Shah, Pankti Gala, Siddharth Kurwa, and Dhara Bhalani. You'll also find a yummy, Jain-friendly recipe for vegan coconut cream pie!

There's ton of photos - see if you can find yourself, <<First Name>>!

Upcoming Events

3/15 – YJA Philadelphia Helps the Homeless
Are you looking for ways to help someone? Need to do your good deed for the day? Come spend the morning with YJA Philadelphia as we help hand out clothing to homeless people. We will be working with the group Old First to give back to those that are disadvantaged.

It is up to us to help be a part of the change in this world, so please come out and volunteer for a great cause! Additionally, if you have any old men's clothes sitting around the house, please bring them to donate as well.

South Retreat (March 14-16)

  • WHAT: Outdoor events, amazing sessions, and tasty Jain friendly food

  • WHERE: New Braunfels, TX

  • HOW: Click Here to Register


Registration for the South Retreat ends on Sunday, March 9th at 11:59 PM CST.

SPOTS ARE LIMITED THIS YEAR! Questions? Please contact us at See you in March!

West Region Retreat (March 21-23)

  • WHAT: Mafia, hiking/yoga, vegan baking, amazing sessions
  • WHERE: Three Rivers, CA
  • HOWClick Here to Register

Registration for the West Retreat ends on Tuesday, March 18th at 11:59 PM PST!


SPOTS ARE LIMITED THIS YEAR! If you have any questions, please contact us at See you there!

Jain Community News

Young Jains Professional (YJP)
Check out all these awesome events near you:

•  3/7 Networking Dinner (Atlanta, GA)
 3/7-3/9 YJP Northeast Winter Retreat 2014

For more information, visit the Nationwide Events list or contact YJP Online.

Check out the latest JAINA Huffington Post Articles!

By reading, liking, sharing, and commenting, you’ll help us let The Huffington Post know these Jain perspectives are worth sharing. Interested in writing an article yourself? Email



We're bringing something new to #yja14 and want YOU to participate! Sign up to compete in YJA's first ever Jain Academic Bowl.


Sign-up ends TODAY!

No knowledge? No problem - it's a totally new playing field. Check out the registration link for more details!


Hey <<First Name>>, we got some NEW news for you from our Public Relations Committee!

Special Announcement from Public Relations

Are you excited about 2014 YJA Convention? Are you busy reminiscing about past convention memories? Well here is your chance to share those memories with us! The Public Relations team would like you to send in your old YJA memories from previous convention, and you’ll be feature either on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or our next newsletter.

All you need to do is e-mail us your photo to subject: YJA Memories. Please include the year of convention, location, your name, and social media user name to be featured!


We hope you are excited as much as us, and can’t wait to share your memories!



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