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Extending from the Chicago Bean to the St. Louis Arch to Mount Rushmore and so much more, the Midwest is a region known for its hospitality, diversity, and food. Our region includes the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin and the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario — an expansive collection of great cities and historical landmarks, large and small, new and old.

The Midwest is where it all began for YJA. Since 1991, when Chicago was the epicentre of the organization, the region has continued to grow and evolve — we have now been the host of three YJA conventions (most recently in 2018) and include 17 Sanghs and five College Chapters. The Midwest is proud to regularly host a variety of exciting events and activities for our youth — from national dinners to community service engagements to retreats — and we are incredibly fortunate to have a great relationship with our Sanghs as well! For all these reasons and more, it’s no surprise that we’re known as the #MidBEST!

We’re always looking to add new members to our YJA family, so if you’re interested in learning more or have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email Saanji Shah at midwest@yja.org!

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Saanji Shah

Midwest Regional Coordinator
State Jain Center Address Temple Type
Illinois Jain Society of Metro Chicago 435 N Route 59, Bartlett, IL 60103 Jain Center
Indiana Jain Center of Central Indiana 3350 N German Church Road, Indianapolis, IN 46235 Hindu/Jain Center
Jain Center of Northwest Indiana 8605 Merrillville Road, Merrillville, IN 46410 Hindu/Jain Center
Jain Center of Southern Indiana & Kentucky 6044 Vann Road, Newburgh, IN 47630 Jain Center
Kansas Hindu Jain Temple & Cultural Center of Kansas City 6330 Lackman Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66217 Hindu/Jain Center
Kentucky Jain Center of Louisville 4213 Accomack Dr, Louisville, KY 40241 Hindu/Jain Center
Manitoba HSM Temple and Cultural Centre 854 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0C5 Hindu/Jain Center
Michigan Jain Society of Greater Detroit 29278 W 12 Mile Road, Framington Hills, MI 48334 Jain Center
Jain Society of Greater Lansing 955 Haslett Road, Haslett, MI 48840 Hindu/Jain Center
Minnesota Jain Center of Minnesota 10530 Troy Lane N, Maple Grove, MN 55311 Jain Center
Missouri Jain Center of Greater St. Louis 725 Weidman Road, St. Louis, MO 63011 Jain Center
Ohio Jain Center of Central Ohio 6683 S Old State Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035 Jain Center
Jain Center of Cincinnati-Dayton 6798 Cincinnati Dayton Road, Liberty Township, OH 45044 Jain Center
Jain Society of Greater Cleveland 3226 Boston Mills Road, Richfield, OH 44286 Jain Center
Jain Society of Toledo 4336 King Road, Sylvania, OH 43560 Hindu/Jain Center
Ontario Bhagwan 1008 Adinatha Swamy Jain Temple 7875 Mayfield Rd, Brampton, ON L7E 0W1 Jain Center
Wisconsin Jain Temple of Wisconsin N4063 W243 Pewaukee Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072 Jain Center
Midwest Local Representatives