“When our children were growing up, there was nothing like this,” said Dr.Shubha Jain. “We would take our kids to the Jewish Center to play chess. We knew we wanted to create something similar for our kids and for future generations. We knew we wanted to create something for all Indians. We wanted it to be all-inclusive and involve the entire Indian community.A place where all Indians can interact under one roof.” Now the center offers a multitude of classes including several Indian language classes, dance classes, chess, ‘Mommy and Me’ program in Hindi, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, and a kids science experiment club.
“The community embraced our efforts and truly supported us,” said Dr.Shubha Jain. “Everything took off faster than we had ever imagined. We didn’t even get to make any plans.” The temple has become a big part of the Indian Community Center and Pandit Narinder Shastri oversees a wide variety of religious festivals, classes and programs throughout the year. “Our vision is that we will be the nucleus for the entire community,” said Dr.Sanjiv Jain. “Where our kids can study and our teenagers can grow up together.”