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YJA Celebrates Mahavir Janma Kalyanak
To find out more information on the Mahavir Jayanti celebration at the sangh near you, check our your regional Facebook group page.
Retreat Season

Over the past month, YJA has hosted 5 of it's 6 annual Regional Retreats! Jain youth from around the country attended in record-breaking numbers for a weekend of Jain sessions, social and networking opportunities, and of course lots of Jain and Vegan food. Shout out to our Regional Coordinators for putting together such memorable events for everyone.

February 9th - 11th, 2018: Mid-West Retreat - Miller Beach, IN (Top Left)
February 17th - 19th, 2018: Mid-Atlantic Retreat - Wilkes-Barre, PA
February 23th - 25th, 2018: Northeast Retreat - Boston, MA
February 23th - 25th, 2018: West Retreat - Fresno, CA
March 9th - 11th, 2018: South Retreat - Kyle, TX

 Upcoming Retreat

March 16th - 18th, 2018: Southeast Retreat - Lake Junaluska, NC

2018 YJA Convention
Planning for the 2018 YJA Convention is in full force! We are over 60% sold out! Phase 1 ends on March 18th, so register now before spots fill up! See you in July!
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2018 YJA Talent Show
Netflix and Skillz
Are you ready to binge-watch How I Met Your Mother, Friends, and all your favorite TV shows? If so, get ready to chill during this year’s Talent Competition, Netflix and Skillz, where our emcees will guide you through some of your favorite TV classics while showcasing some of the best talents your fellow young Jains have to offer!

If you are interested in participating in the Talent Competition, please download the Registration Packet and email the completed version to by April 15, 2018.

Meet the 2018 YJA Convention Committee 

Only less than 4 MONTHS until the 2018 YJA Convention where we will gather in Chicago to Reconnect with Our Roots! Meet the people behind the scenes who are working to ensure that this Convention will be the best one yet. Check out their bios and more at

They all look forward to seeing you in July, so if you haven't already done so, be sure to register soon before spots run out!

Convention Adult Volunteers

The 2018 YJA Convention would not be possible without the support of our volunteers. The Adult Volunteer Coordinator Convention Committee is looking for dedicated individuals to help us host a successful Convention. We need volunteers from around 8 AM on Thursday, July 5th to 2 PM on Sunday, July 8th. Generally, volunteers will be working from around 6 AM to 3 AM during various shifts on the Friday and Saturday (July 6th/7th) of Convention.

If you are interested, please click the button below and fill out the form so that we may reach out to you!

Sign Up to be an Adult Volunteer!
If you have any questions or concerns, look at the FAQ sheet by clicking the button below or email Thank you so much for your interest and help in advance. We look forward to working with you towards making this Convention an amazing experience for our attendees!
FAQ Sheet
Donate to YJA

We would like to invite you to support the 2018 YJA Convention and the future of Jainism. A donation of any amount will go a very long way in helping us plan a successful Convention. If you are able to help, please donate at All donations go toward instilling pride among our youth about Jain heritage through interactive programming, charitable community activities, Jain-friendly meals, environmentally friendly practices, and more. If you have any questions, please contact
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