2016 YJA Convention News, Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Events, Essay Contest, 
JYEP & Platinum Donors

There are limited spots left for the 2016 Convention in Los Angeles! JNF and High School are officially SOLD OUT! If you are of college age (18-21), be sure to click the button below and secure your spot now!
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Mahavir Janma Kalyanak has arrived upon us! Come and join us as we celebrate the Janam (birth) of Shri Mahavir Swami, our 24th Tirthankar. Lord Mahavir Swami was born on the thirteenth day of the rising moon of Chitra. Be sure to also stop by the YJA Booth at your local event to learn more about YJA and the upcoming convention, or just show us some #yjalove. We hope to see you there!

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Calling all agents! We want to know what makes you an Agent of Change, and how does Jainism play a role in it?

Participate in our essay content by sending all submissions to by May 1st at 11:59 PM PST.

Jain Youth Exchange Program

JAINA invites you to participate in the Jain Youth Exchange Program (JYEP), a student exchange program between youth and young adults in North America and India. This unique opportunity will allow ten young adults from across North America to go to India for 3 weeks! They will have the opportunity to go to Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Jaipur while meeting successful entrepreneurs, industrialists & NGO leaders. This fantastic opportunity will take place between July 21st through August 10th, 2016. The application deadline to partake in this program is April 29, 2016. For more information please go to or email

Platinum Donors

The 2016 YJA Convention Board would like to thank all of our donors and volunteers for their endless support:

Jain Center of Southern California 
Mukesh and Priti Chatter
Mr. and Mrs. Manahar Shah
Popat and Kalpana Savla

If you would like to learn more about contributing or becoming a donor for YJA, then please click here!
Click here to see the sponsors for #YJA16!