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    Misl Richmond: Jakara Juniors

    When I started at Jakara there years ago, I remember listing out some of my goals:  where in California could we formalize misls?  Where would we hold Lalkaar in the coming years?  Never, did I think that in 2014 we would be having Jakara 'firsts' in a whole other state (not to mention the opposite coast!).  Our first multi-day Jakara Juniors camp was held in Richmond, Virginia.  The sangat and volunteers were unconditionally welcoming, and ready to work hard for their community.  I spent three days with local volunteers working through a camp that focused on healthy choices, sangat, Sikh heros & sheroes, Gubani, and lots of fun activities.  Each of the facilitators and volunteers were committed to providing for these young participants a space to learn about themselves and each other.  From the local families that donated food, to those that made sure we had enough bananas for Roshni's relay games, to Baltej hauling wheel barrows full of soil for the new garden - everyone worked together to make this camp a success.
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    SoCal Bonfire and 2nd Regional Meeting

    We've had quite a few people join Misls LA, Orange County, and San Diego after Lalkaar! For all those that attended - come out to see your fellow participants and to share your experience with everyone else. We are looking forward to seeing everyone! It is a potluck so feel free to bring something to eat or drink! Have no idea what Jakara is, or have always wondered what it is all about? This bonfire is perfect for you. Get to know some of our local volunteers and what we've got planned in the coming months.The bonfire will be held at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, CA Message our Community Organizer if you have any questions - amrit@jakara.org or 916-690-3185
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  • Upcoming events

    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 09:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    Paaras Youth Center in Fresno, CA

    SAT prep course - starts July 28, 2014

    sat_logo.jpgSummer SAT Classes – prepare for October 11th SAT exam with over 42+ hours of instruction.  Far more than Kaplan or any of the competitors.  The class runs from July 28 until October 4, 2014.  For the end of summer, classes run 3 days per week and then every Saturday, once school begins.  

    RSVP and you will receive a follow-up call from our Youth Center Director, Iqbal Singh.  The first class will be limited seating only.  Don't miss out on this opportunity that combines academic achievement with local youth role-models.


    Friday, August 08, 2014 at 06:00 PM
    Sikh Society of Minnesota Gurdwara in Bloomington, Minnesota

    Oak Creek Candlelight Vigil

    The candlelight vigil is in remembrance of the 2nd year anniversary of the Oak Creek shootings. Remembering the Sikh's who lost their lives in the tragedy and also an effort to spread Sikh awareness in the community and around the Midwest.


    Please join us at our Gurdwara (temple) on August 8th. We will have kirtan (hymns), outdoor candlelight vigil followed by langar (community meal). 

    If you are interested in volunteering with our youth group, Jakara Movement please check out www.jakara.org or email us at: mn@jakara.org 

    Also join our Sikh youth of MN page!!


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