Center Inauguration of the Jain Center of Greater Boston, Norwood, 26-28 June 2010

The Jain Center of Greater Boston (JCGB), established in 1973, has seen great growth over the years. Now with over three hundred members, the community purchased a former synagogueSynagogue, shul in Yiddish, is the most widely used term for a Jewish house of worship. Meaning a “place of gathering,” it is the central institution of Jewish communal life. The structure and role of synagogues has changed through the centuries, but ... in Norwood that will better serve its needs than the small former churchThe term church has come to wide use to refer to the organized and gathered religious community. In the Christian tradition, church refers to the organic, interdependent “body” of Christ’s followers, the community of Christians. Secondarily, church ... it used to occupy. After months of collaboration to renovate the new Center, it was officially opened at the Inauguration in June 2010. A rare event, the Inauguration was celebrated with vibrant decorations, rituals, a procession, and a cultural program.