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Derasar and the entire facility will be closed for visitors until April 5, 2020. 

Jain Center of Greater Boston (JCGB) is primarily a religious social non-profit organization. We welcome all who are interested in Jain philosophy, live & learn and practice "Jainism". Our center was one of the first of its kind in North America when it was established in 1973. Ever since then, the center has played a pivotal and pioneering role in advancing Jain thought and philosophy in North America and strengthening the roots of the Jain community in the region.

We invite you to visit our center located in Norwood, MA. We celebrate auspicious Jain events and Jain festivals. We conduct Pathshala for school-age children & Swadhyay for adults.


Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on JCGB Events

 Most of us are aware of the current COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in various regions. As per the Center for Disease Control, COVID-19 spreads through person-to-person contact. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 or has been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area (Coronavirus Disease Information for Travel) with ongoing spread of COVID-19 must refrain from other people and places of any gatherings and seek advice from medical professionals.
For the safety of our members, Pathshala kids, teachers and volunteers, we plan to cancel all the group events scheduled for the next 30 days.
Affected Upcoming JCGB events:
1) Snatra Pooja – 15th March 2020 – Cancelled
2) Dev Shastra Pooja – 22nd March 2020 – Cancelled
3) Pathshala – 5th April 2020 – Online (Details will be communicated by Pathshala Director)
4) Mahavir Jayanti - 12th April 2020 – TBD (we may reschedule)
Although our temple will remain open we would like to urge anyone who has symptoms of severe to moderate cold, cough, combined with fever, etc. to refrain from visiting the temple/center facilities until the symptoms are resolved. These precautions will prevent spreading of germs.

We will update you on our future JCGB events information later this month.

There are simple things you can do to help protect yourself and others:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • If the sickness prolongs more than a few days, seek the advice from a Physician.
  • Click Here to View the Latest Guidelines from the CDC

If you have any further questions or concerns please feel to contact any of our EC Members and we will gladly address the same.
We wish for everyone’s safety and good health. Please take the necessary precautions and stay safe.
Thank you all for your understanding.