About JSMW Pathshala 
Today, we have ~180 students participating in Pathshala activities that promote Jain education and Jain unity. Pathshala topics range the full spectrum from philosophical discussions to ritual awareness. Activities are age-appropriate from arts and crafts for our Nursery students to public speaking preparation for our Senior students.

All Pathshala Registration questions should be emailed to

For questions or if you are not receiving the Pathshala emails, please reach out to our Director, Monica Shah (

A short glimpse of our own children at Pathshala.Through the teachings of Jainism, at our vibrant Pathshala, they learn to cultivate a sense of compassion and empathy towards all living beings through their thoughts, words, and actions. The values and principles that our future generations will learn at Pathshala will guide them to become exemplary individuals, enriching both their own lives and the world around them. Come, join us!
Early registration is available until May 19.

9:15 am – 10:10 am Gujarati/Hindi Language Class
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning Assembly
10:30 am  – 12:00 pm Pathshala Class
Cloverly Elementary School
800 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring MD 20905
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Pathshala Schedule for 2024-2025
  • Sept 22
  • Oct 6, 20
  • Nov 3 (Diwali Celebration), 17 (Gyan Panchami), 24*
  • Dec 8, 15*
  • Jan 5, 12*, 26
  • Feb 9, 23
  • Mar 9, 23
  • Apr 6, 27 (Tentative MJK Date)
  • May 4, 18
  • June 1, 8* (end of Year Celebration)

* Asterisk dates are back to back
Red Dates are Tithi