History, Mission & Objectives


A Journey down the memory lane

JSS was formed by a handful members coming together back in 2002 (Dev Gandhi, Sudhir Shah & Satendra Jain). Dev has since moved out of state and soon after, Sudhir Shah with his busy work schedule requested and encouraged Raju Shah, Satendra Jain, Paresh Shah & Sumitra Sheth to step up and manage the regular JSS programs. To have a consistent fixed location for our activities, we started our regular programs at HTCC from April 2003 and we have been using this HTCC facility for the past 14+ years. During 2006-2007, along with rising Jain population, interest in JSS activities picked up and we formed a first board by selection of interested members. At that time, the board selected, Raju Shah as President, Satendra Jain as VP, Sumitra Sheth as Secretary and Paresh Shah as Treasurer. As a group, this team has been running the programs for JSS for quite a few years. In 2016 first time JSS created formal board of 11 members where Raju Shah was President. New board brought new ideas and JSS able to take online donations, has great social media presence and in general improved communications with members. Fast forwarding to today, it is exciting to see that the economic growth in the region has brought equally passionate Jain members to the Seattle area as well. This has resulted in an intense increase in the interest and active involvement of members in the activities of JSS. It’s now time to take JSS to next level with new ideas and recharge energy. Keeping in line with the constitution, JSS is holding a general body meeting as well as an election for the board of directors annually.

Our Vision

Jain Society of Seattle strives to spread the Jain way of life * in Northwest Pacific Community * Jain Way of Life means living simple and compassionate life following the principles of non-violence, truthfulness, live and let live, non-stealing etc.

Our Mission

We bring Jain community together via religious, cultural, and charitable activities. We endeavor to set up independent Jain Community Center.

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