Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago

Published: 17.03.2009
Updated: 13.09.2015
Alias(es)
JSMC, Jain Center Chicago, Jain Society of Chicago

Founded in 1970, the Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago (JSMC) is a non-profit tax exempt organization registered in State of Illinois and operating under IRC Title 26 U.S.C. § 501(c), Section 501(c)(3) status.

JSMC has a membership of about 1,500 families, the largest membership representation of the Jain Centers in North America. JSMC is a proud member of the Federation of Jain Associations In North America (JAINA) and has a distinctive honor of having built in 1992 the 1st significant Jain Temple of North America on 15.4 acre property it owns in Bartlett, Illinois.

The primary purpose of JSMC is to provide a temple for religious services and a community center for social, cultural, educational and economic needs of the Jain community. Other objectives of JSMC are to increase the awareness of the principles of Jainism, achieve the unity of all Jains, provide a platform wherefrom to project the voice of Jain religion, promote the feeling of amity and brotherhood among Jains and to promote inter-faith understanding, establish communications between scholars of Jain philosophy and members of the Society, and celebrate Jain festivals and holidays.

435 N. Rt.59
Bartlett, Illinois 60103
(630) 837-1077 / 1088
http://www.jsmconline.org/directions.asp

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