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Federation of Jain Associations in North America
Jaina Headquarters: P.O. Box 700, Getzville, NY 14068-0700
Phone / Fax : (716) 636-5342 (716) 636-5342, E-Mail : jainahq@jaina.org

The founding spiritual leaders of Jaina are Gurudev Chitrabhanu & Acharya Sushil Kumar Ji.

The Federation of Jaina is the umbrella organization of local Jain Associations (Sanghs) in U. S. A. and Canada. Other Jain organizations established for specific purpose are also affiliated member of Jaina. The purpose of the organization is to preserve, practice and promote Jainism.

Jainais the only organization representing all the Jainas living in U. S. and Canada without bias classification based on sect, language, or region. It has provided a forum to foster friendship and unity among various Jain communities of North America.

Objectives

  • To promote religious and educational activities related to Jain religion and to promote study and understanding of Jain religion.
  • To assist existing Jain associations and promote the formation of new Jain associations throughout North America.
  • To provide and promote academic and cultural interchanges and cooperation among Jains in North America, India and other countries.
  • To assist and to promote charitable and humanitarian community service activities in North America, India, and other countries.
  • To promote vegetarianism and non-violence.
  • To assist in the establishment of Jain Temples, Sthanaks, Pathshalas and other facilities for carrying on Jain activities.
  • To establish liaison with governmental and other agencies in pursuance of the above objectives.
Organization : The Jaina organization functions through its many units. Over 300 volunteers are involved in efficiently running this organization. They include:

The Board of Directors 80
Directors-at-Large 7
The Executive Committee 11
Committee Chair & Co-Chairpersons 41
Jain Digest, Editorial and Managing Editor Board 13
Jaina Charitable Trust 98
Member Organization's Presidents 57
2003 Convention: Convention Board 7
2003 Convention: Activity & Advisory Board 13 or more
A large number of volunteers serve as members of various committees

Past Presidents of Jaina

No. Term Name City St Telephone No.
1 81-83 Mr. Lalit Shah Ahmedabad GUJ 011-9179-642-3939
2 83-85 Dr. Manoj Dharamsi Reston VA 703-620-9837, 620-9837, 620-9837, 620-9837
3 85-89 Dr. Tansukh Salgia Columbus OH 614-899-2678, 899-2678, 899-2678, 899-2678
4 89-93 Dr. Sulekh Jain Sugarland TX 281-494-7656, 494-7656, 494-7656, 494-7656
5 93-95 Dr. Jagat Jain Williamsville NY 716-688-0104, 688-0104, 688-0104, 688-0104
6 95-97 Dr. Manibhai Mehta Cypress CA 714-898-3156, 898-3156, 898-3156, 898-3156
7 97-99 Dr. Dhiraj Shah Grand Island NY 716-773-1314, 773-1314, 773-1314, 773-1314
8 99-01 Dr. Mahendra Pandya Staten Island NY 718-816-0083, 816-0083, 816-0083, 816-0083
Details of Jain Associations of Jaina

S.N. Name of Center Contact Person City ST Phone No.
1 Jain Center of America - NY Mr. Naveen Shah Albertson NY 516-248-0841, 248-0841, 248-0841, 248-0841
2 Jain Society of Greater Atlanta Mr. Mahendra Dosi Alpharetta GA 770-442-8559, 442-8559, 442-8559, 442 -8559
3 Jain Center of Greater Boston Dr. Chandra Khasgiwala Andover MA 978-470-0255, 470-0255, 470-0255, 470-0255
4 Jain Center of Central Ohio, Columbus Mr. Surendra Jain Athens OH 740-592-1660, 592-1660, 592-1660, 592-1660
5 Jain Society of Greater Atlanta Mr. Manhar C. Parekh Atlanta GA 770-908- 1646, 908- 1646, 908-1646, 908- 1646
6 Jain Center of Greater St. Louis Mrs. Kalpana Shah Ballwin MO 636-225-0481, 225-0481, 225-0481, 225-0481
7 Jain Society of Oregon Ms. Lata Desai Beaverton OR 503-629-9899, 629-9899, 629-9899, 629-9899
8 Jain Center of Allentown Mr. Rashmi Sheth Bethlehem PA 10-868-1231
9 Tulsa Jain Sangh Mr. Kanti Shah Bixby OK 918-369-3163, 369-3163, 369-3163, 369-3163
10 Jain Society of Metro Chicago Mr. Prabodh Vaidya Bolingbrook IL 630-985-9144, 985-9144
11 Jain Center of Connecticut Mrs. Usha Maru Brookfield CT 203-775-1906, 775-1906
12 Jain Center of British Columbia Mrs. Hira Shah Burnaby BC 604-438-2243, 438-2243
13 Jain Center of Northern California Mr. Girish Shah Campbell CA 408-378- 8765, 378- 8765
14 Jain Study Center of N. Carolina (Raleigh) Mr. Kamlesh Shah Cary NC 919-481-2377, 481-2377
15 Jain Center of S. California-Los Angeles Mr. Hasendra Shah Cerritos CA 562-404-2851, 404-2851
16 Jain Study Group of Charlotte Mr. Surendra Patel Charlotte NC 704-364-2684, 364-2684
17 Jain Society of Middle Tennessee Mr. Pravin Mehta Clarksville TN 931-648-9535, 648-9535
18 Jain Center of Central Ohio, Columbus Mr. Tansukh Salgia Columbus OH 614-899-2678, 899-2678
19 Jain Center of South Florida Ms. Deepikaben Dalal Cooper City FL 954-431- 5957, 431- 5957
20 Jain Center of South Florida Ms. Bhavna Shah Coral Gables FL 305-662-8406, 662-8406
21 Jain Center of S. California-Los Angeles Dr. Manibhai Mehta Cypress CA 714-898-3156, 898-3156
22 Jain Center of Cincinnati-Dayton Dr. Surendra Singhvi Dayton OH 937-885-7414, 885-7414
23 Montreal Jain Association Mr. Jitendra Shah DDO QC 514-684-7540, 684-7540
24 Jain Society of Colorado Mr. Gautam Doshi Denver CO 303-300-6646, 300-6646
25 Jain Society of Metro Chicago Dr. Bipin Parikh Des Plaines IL 847-699-1294, 699-1294
26 Jain Society of Toronto Mrs. Lata Champsee Don Mills ONT 416-441-2200, 441-2200
27 Jain Society Inc. of Tampa Bay Mr. Vijay Jain Dunnedin FL 727-723-1473, 723-1473
28 Jain Center of Minnesota Mrs. Abha Bhow Eden Prairie MN 952-934-6472, 934-6472
29 Jain Society of Alberta Mr. Jasvant Mehta Edmonton AB 780-435-9070, 435-9070
30 Jain Society of Rochester Mr. Mit Turakhia Fairport NY 585-388-0431, 388-0431
31 Jain Center of America - NY Mr. Hemant Shah Floral Park NY 718-347-0539, 347-0539
32 Jain Center of Ft. Myers Mr. Mahendra Mehta Fort Meyers FL 941-561-2731, 561-2731
33 Jain Society of Metro Washington Dr. Sushil Jain Gaithersburg MD 301-670-0519, 670-0519
34 Jain Center of Greater Memphis Mrs. Chanchala Mehta Germantown TN 901-755-5343, 755-5343
35 Jain Center of Greater Phoenix Ms. Bhakti Gosalia Glendale AZ 623-561-2146, 561-2146
36 Jain Community of Buffalo Dr. Dhiraj Shah Grand Island NY 716-773-1314, 773-1314
37 Jain Society of Greater Sacramento Mr. Manoj Desai Granite Bay CA 916-791- 4111, 791- 4111
38 Jain Center of America - NY Mr. Kirit Kapadia Great Neck NY 516-829-3316, 829-3316
39 Jain Society of Southern Louisiana Mr. Santosh Shah Gretna LA 504-394-1586, 394-1586
40 Jain Center of Connecticut Mr. Yogesh Kamdar Hamden CT 203-288-2350, 288-2350
41 Jain Society of Oregon Mrs. Tarulata V. Vora Hollsboro OR 503-648-5596, 648-5596
42 Jain Sangh of Hudson Valley Mr. Arvind Shah Hopewell Junction NY 845-226-6016, 226-6016
43 Jain Assoc. of Elmira Mr. Suresh Shah Horseheads NY 607-739-3807, 739-3807
44 Jain Association of Elmira Mrs. Suman Mehta Horseheads NY 607-796-9065, 796-9065
45 Jain Society of Houston Mr. Parimal Desai Houston TX 81-859-3661
46 Samarpan Jain Sangh Mr. Devendra Peer Huntingdon Valley PA 215-947-9083, 947-9083
47 Jain Association of Northeast Florida Mr. Bhupendra Vira Jacksonville FL 904-262-1243, 262-1243
48 Jain Society of Houston Mr. Shantibhai Gala Katy TX 281-398-7402, 398-7402
49 Jain Center of S. California-Los Angeles Dr. Nitin K. Shah La Mirada CA 562-902-0277, 902-0277
50 Jain Society of Central Florida, Inc. Dr. Shashikant Shah Lake Mary FL 407-323-3509, 323-3509
51 Jain Center of South Central PA Mr. Bhupendra Parekh Lancaster PA 717-898-6173, 898-6173
52 Jain Society of Capitol District-Albany Mr. Rasik Chudgar Latham NY 518-785-7470, 785-7470
53 Jain Center of Syracuse Mr. Jit Turakhia Liverpool NY 315-622-3287, 622-3287
54 Jain Society of Greater Detroit, Inc. Ms. Gita Shah Livonia MI 734-462-2902, 462-2902
55 Jain Society of Central Florida, Inc. Mr. Rajendra Mehta Longwood FL 407-260-6459, 260-6459
56 Jain Center of West Texas Dr. Premchand Gada Lubbock TX 806-794-4777, 794-4777
57 Jain Center of Allentown Mrs. Leena Shah Macungie PA 610-398-8706, 398-8706
58 Jain Center of Greater St. Louis Mr. Satish Nayak Manchester MO 636-394-0980, 394-0980
59 Jain Sangh of N.J. (Cherry Hill, N.J.) Mr. Kirti C. Shah Marlton NJ 856-983-2974, 983-2974
60 Augusta Jain Community Mr. Navnit Shah Martinez GA 706-863-6976, 706-863-6976
61 Jain Society of Toledo Mrs. Ila G. Mehta Maumee OH 419-865-2727, 865-2727
62 Jain Society of Greater Cleveland Mr. Ramesh P. Shah Mayfield Village OH 440-442-4596, 442-4596
63 Jain Religion Center of Wisconsin Mr. Kamal Shah Mequon WI 262-242-4827, 242-4827
64 Jain Center of Cincinnati-Dayton Mr. Vijay Doshi Middleton OH 513-779-2112, 779-2112
65 Jain Center of Northern California Mr. Jay Itchhaporia Milpitas CA 408-263-8739, 263-8739
66 Jain Society of Pittsburgh Mr. Vinod Doshi Monroeville PA 412-856-9235, 856-9235
67 Prerana Yoga & Meditation Foundation Mr. Harakh Dedhia Morgantown WV 304-594-1818, 594-1818
68 Jain Society of Pittsburgh Mr. Shantilal Mohnot Murrysville PA 724-325-2058, 325-2058
69 Jain Center of N.J. - Essex Fells Mr. Rajan Shah North Brunswick NJ 732-821-1363, 821-1363
70 Jain Society of Greater Cleveland Dr. Khushal Bhaiji North Royalton OH 440-237-5050, 237-5050
71 Jain Society of Greater Detroit, Inc. Mr. Rohit R. Shah Novi MI 248-374-9225, 374-9225
72 Jain Society of Toronto Mr. Arhant Jain Oakville ONT 905-827-7494, 827-7494
73 Jain Center of N. J. Essex Fells Mr. Vinay K. Vakani Oradell NJ 201-967-9344, 967-9344
74 Jain Association of Ottawa-Carleton Mr. Jagmohan Humar Ottawa ONT 613-736-0783, 736-0783
75 Kansas Jain Sangh Mr. Mehul Vora Overland Park KS 913-383-2293, 383-2293
76 Jain Center of Greater Phoenix Mr. Jayantilal Savla Paradise Valley AZ 480-443-4072, 443-4072
77 Jain Society of Greater Cleveland Ms. Mohan R. Jain Pepper Pike OH 216-464-6355, 464-6355
78 Jain Sangh of N. J. Cherry Hill Mr. Dilip V. Shah Philadelphia PA 215-561-0581, 561-0581
79 Jain Center of Greater Phoenix Dr. Kirit Gosalia Phoenix AZ 602-863-1073, 863-1073
80 Jain Society of San Diego Ms. Kokila Doshi Poway CA 858-679-7645, 679-7645
81 Jain Study Center of N. Carolina (Raleigh) Mr. Pravin K. Shah Raleigh NC 919-859-4994, 859-4994
82 Jain Society of Metro Washington Dr. Manoj Dharamsi Reston VA 703-620-9837, 620-9837
83 Jain Society of N. Texas-Dallas Ms. Hansa Varia Richardson TX 972-644-0294, 644-0294
84 Jain Society of Rochester Mr. Anop Vora Rochester NY 585-473-9290, 473-9290
85 Jain Center of Greater Hartford Dr. Prem Godha S. Glastnbury CT 860-657-2284
86 Jain Center of N.J. - Essex Fells Mr. Diwakar N. Shah S. Plainfield NJ 908-754-0891
87 Jain Society of San Diego Mr. Rohak Vora Sandiego CA 858-676-1150
88 Jain Society of Metro Chicago Mr. Niranjan Shah Schaumburg IL 847-330-1088
89 Jain Society of N. Texas-Dallas Dr. Minaxi K. Rathod Sherman TX 903-868-1174
90 Montreal Jain Assoc. Mr. Raju Shah St. Laurent QC 514-747-9707
91 Jain Center of Greater St. Louis Mr. Shirish Ghelani St. Louis MO 314-434-1780
92 Jain Center of Minnesota Mr. Ram Gada St. Paul MN 651-636-1075
93 Jain Center of Greater Hartford Mr. Faquir C. Jain Storrs CT 860-487-0607
94 Jain Society of Houston Mr. Udai Jain Sugar Land TX 281-980-0741
95 Jain Center of Colorado Mr. Praful Shah Superior CO 303-494-4161
96 Jain Center of Toledo Ms. Rita Ajmera Sylvania OH 419-885-5149
97 Jain Society of Tampa Bay Mr. Hasmukh M. Shah Tarpon Springs FL 727-934-6141
98 Jain Society of Toronto Mr. Chandrakant. J. Shah Toronto ONT 416-391-0079
99 Jain Center of British Columbia Mr. Anand K. Jain W. Vancouver B.C. 604-922-6288
100 Jain Society of N. Texas-Dallas Mr. Kiritbhai Daftary Waco TX 254-776-4209
101 Jain Center of Greater Boston Mr. Surendra R. Shah Webster MA 508-949-3914
102 Jain Society of Rochester Mr. Bipin Daftari Webster NY 716-787-2804
103 Jain Center of Greater Boston Dr. Vinay K. Jain Wellesley MA 781-237-5997
104 Jain Assoc. of Palm Beach & Treasure Cst Mr. Dilip Mehta Wellington FL 561-793-3564
105 Jain Society of Greater Detroit, Inc. Mr. Niranjan Modi West Bloomfield MI 248-669-6579
106 Jain Center of Cincinnati-Dayton Mr. Chandubhai Shah West Chester OH 513-779-2013
107 Jain Center of South Florida Mr. Jay Bhandari Weston FL 954-217-3678
108 Jain Community of Buffalo Dr. Jagat Jain Williamsville NY 716-688-0104
109 Samarpan Jain Sangh Mrs. Hansa Shah Wilmington DE 302-764-6577
110 Jain Center of Connecticut Mr. Sudhir Shah Woodbridge CT 203-397-5086
Publications

Jain Digest : Contact Jaina Headquarters: (716) 636-5342. E-Mail : jainahq@jaina.org It is published quarterly and is mailed free to more than 7,500 Jain families in North America and Worldwide. Donation of $101 is requested for life membership.

Jaina Calendar : Chairperson: Rajeev Pandya (718) 816-0083, Started in 1999, it has now become an annual feature. It is one of the well participated and well responded activities of Jaina.

Jaina Education : Chairperson: Pravin K. Shah (919) 859-4994. Jaina is committed to see that each of the centers has a Pathashala. To this end in cooperation with local center teachers, workshops have become an important feature in each center. Jaina is also preparing a uniform Pathshala curriculum in cooperation with other Jain centers in North America. Jaina published Education and Literature CD.

Jaina Library : Chairperson: Virendra Shah (310) 326-5685. The main library with 8,000 books is in Los Angeles, with a branch in Canada.

Jaina Publication : Chairperson: Prem Gada (806) 794-4777. This committee is doing publication of Pathashala books, Comic books and other educational material.

Jaina Website : Chairperson: Girish Shah (408) 378-8765. An updated website of Jaina is an excellent source of information about Jaina's activities and current events. For more information please visit Jaina's website : www.jaina.org