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JSNT Pathshala

“Jai Jinendra”

JSNT Pathshala started with a group of a few children 30+ years back and has gradually grown into a large religious institution of over 280 children, making it the fifth largest Pathshala in the nation.

This has been possible with the help of many parents, dedicated teachers, and selfless volunteer members of our Jain society. Thank you to all who helped with the success of our Pathshala!

Pathshala class information:

Pathshala classes are held at the JSNT facility on Webb Chapel road in Dallas every Sunday at 10:00 am except during summer and major holidays. Children from 4 years to 18 years can join the Pathshala. 

Children younger than 4 years can attend ‘Story-time’ classes. Please contact Nandan Mehta at for more details on it.

Classes are held at Varniji Bhavan on first & second floor. There is no fee to join JSNT Pathshala classes as they are complimentary. Pathshala text books are given to the students by the generosity of JSNT donors.

Classes are divided in groups ranging from Group Pre-K to Group 6 which corresponds to the school grade that the child is currently in. 

Intermediate Group corresponds to Grade 7 & 8 

Advance Group corresponds to Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

JSNT Pathshala teaches Jaina curriculum from Jaina textbooks, various hands on arts & crafts projects, Jainism based games, skits & performances, and sutras. 

Pathshala student registration is now open for 2017-18. 

Please click here to register your child/children for the upcoming Pathshala year. 

Click here to read the Pathshala Parents’ Guidelines 

'Pathshala Open House' is on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at 10:00 am. Come find out about all the exciting changes happening at the JSNT Pathshala such as additional classes, renaming of the pathshala classes, introduction of new activities, project, & games, and Pathshala theme of the year!!! Take this opportunity to meet your child's Pathshala teacher & enjoy a fun class. Classes will continue on a regular basis from September 3rd onwards unless any prior notification.

New Pathshala teachers: If you enjoy working with children, teaching them and have some background of Jainism, we would love to use your help as a 'Pathshala teacher'.       

For more details about JSNT Pathshala contact:

Jadavji Kenia (Pathshala Coordinator) or 972-690-3593

Shweta Daftary (Assistant Coordinator) or 972-897-8030             

 Adult Swadhyay Classes

There are classes held every Pathshala Sunday at 10:00 am which is open to any adult, not restricting to Pathshala parents. All adults can take advantage of these classes for their benefit and contact Swatee Kalamkar for further details at

Click here to register for the Adult Swadhyay Classes.

Pathshala Books