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
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.