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In our February issue, we've asked Jains from across the world to share what "home" means to them and how Jainism has aided and facilitated their journeys. These young minds are embracing failure, empowering women across age groups, spreading Jain values through education, questioning and seeking truth in their religion, disconnecting from technology, and curating art exhibits that explore how Indian Americans have shaped our nation. Hear from the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi on why high expectations are dangerous (“I didn't think I was going to be anything growing up.”) and from the first American Jain monk (“I was raised a Catholic.”) on what it means to be a true Jain.

If we hurt you in any way with our words, we sincerely ask Micchami Dukkadam. Happy reading!
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Retreat season is one of the best times of the year and a great way to reconnect with your YJA family before Convention. Don't miss out! Click on the graphic of your region to register TODAY!

Be sure to check your regional Facebook page as well for more info regarding your retreat!

Registration for the 2018 YJA Convention will be officially opening soon! To celebrate YJA’s 27th anniversary, we will be offering a discount to the first 150 Attendees that register as a token of appreciation for their commitment to our organization. Spread the word and stay tuned to our social media and Facebook event for announcements!

To kick off our first career-series webinar, we hosted a live Jainism and Finance webinar on our Facebook page. Here's your chance to watch the discussion in case you missed it the first time!

Hear from our panelists as they give you a glimpse into careers in the finance industry by reflecting on experiences and obstacles they faced and the intricacies of ethical investing and corporate social responsibility.

Special thanks to our guests:

Dr. Atul Shah is a finance and accounting professor at the University of Suffolk. He has authored the book titled “Jainism and Ethical Finance.” Professor Shah is the founder of YJA’s sister organization, Young Jains UK.

Riana Shah is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of GT Capital Labs. GTCL runs a Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund, the Neighborhood Education Initiative, and the Community Innovation Design Challenge for slums in India.

Pallav Vasa is a rates trader at Deutsche Bank. Following his undergraduate career in electrical engineering, Pallav has had experience working throughout the world, in Mumbai, Pune, and London.

Sidhant Gandhi is the YJA Director of Finance and a software engineer by profession. Sidhant has experience implementing trading algorithms at a hedge fund as well as founding his own company.
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