President’s Welcome Message

Jai Jinendra!
I have been very fortunate to be provided the opportunity to lead the Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington in 2017-2018. As the first US-born president of our Jain Society, the meaning of a society has really come full circle for me as someone who grew up across the country and has been a recipient of what the US Jain Sangh can offer to a growing child, a Pathshala student, and youth leader. 
The Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington is in the midst of an ambitious project of building a Shikharbandhi Jain Temple with an accompanying Pathshala and multi-purpose areas and we look forward to all of you participating and contributing in whatever way you can.  Visit the New Temple Page
I hope to grow the society on the shoulders of the great past presidents who have left a tremendous legacy of accomplishment and growth in this Jain Society. Please join me in continuing our growth in accomplishment through events (, volunteerism (, and education (
Dr. Pavan P. Zaveri
President, JSMW