Jai Jinendra,
In 1968 a handful of Jain families with limited resources and a strong faith in Jain religion sowed seeds of an organization incorporated as " The Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago ". Their dreams became a reality when after efforts of many visionary leaders in 1992-93 we inaugurated North America's first Shikhar Bandhi Derasar in Bartlett, IL along with a grand community center on a 17.5 acre land. The next decade saw a major growth in our membership and thanks to our visionary leaders, generous donors and dedicated volunteers in 2009 the then facility was expanded to a 78,000 SF facility that we use today.

Today with 1900 familie s as life members, JSMC has become a role model sangh in entire world where all Sects of Jainism worship together with respect and peace. It is with great pride and joy that we will hold a grand celebration of 25th Pratistha Anniversary between Friday, June 22nd to Sunday, July 1st 2018.
A ten days long 25 th  Pratishtha Anniversary program is now under planning stage. This will include 18 Abhisheka, discourses by renowned dignitaries, various religious Poojans and ceremonies, enthralling cultural programs, Bhakti Sangeet by renowned artists from India, Inauguration ceremonies, an interfaith summit and so on. Ten-day long celebration will culminate with Dhwaja Changing ceremony, a grand procession and Dhwar opening ceremony during the last three days.  Here are few highlights:
  • Bhavya Replica of Giriraj Shatrunjay
  • Adhar Abhishek
  • Dhwaja Changing Ceremony
  • Pooja/Poojan/Vidhan
  • Samvedana/Bhavyatra
  • Atmasiddhi Parayan
  • Bhaktamar Jaap
  • Pravachan by prominent dignitaries
  • Sheth Motisha – a Professional Play
  • Maharaja Kumarpal – a Professional Play
  • Nem-Rajul – Nrutya Natika, JSMC home production
  • Karmic Forces – Play by Pathshala Students
  • Music by Ashish Mehta, Vicky Parekh & Group
  • Youth Programs
  • Jainism Exhibition
  • Mahavir Gallery Inauguration
  • Saraswati Devi Pratimaji Sthapana
  • Gurudev Shri Chitrabhanuji Bust Inauguration
  • Grand Float Procession
  • Interfaith Diaspora
Join the Team
We invite you to join us in planning for this Gala celebration. See the diagram below that shows the areas where we need your skills, passion and commitment. Please register your support by participating through  online sign-up process
Sponsorship Opportunities for
25th Anniversary Celebration
We are identified few major sponsorship opportunities for the celebration of this Silver Jubilee year. Below is quick highlight.

For more info or to become a Sponsor contact any committee member .
25 Satkarya for 25th Anniversary
Upcoming Events

Jan 27: Lock In ( Register here )
Jun 22 to Jul 1: 25th Anniversary Celebrations