Shobha Vora is a resident of Silicon Valley and runs Arihanta Academy’s outreach programs. Her lifelong dream is to engage with the first and future generations of Jains to keep them interested in Ahimsa and Jainism and considers herself to be fortunate to have had the opportunities to fulfill her dream.
She was President of Jain Center of Northern California in 2010-2011, and its BOD Chair in 2012, 2013 and 2020. Currently, she is a Vice President of the JAINA executive committee and serves as JAINA’s liaison for YJA (Young Jains of America). Previously, she served in JAINA in various capacities: as secretary, a member of Jivdaya and women’s committees, Chair of the 2015 Convention Marketing, PR and Souvenir operations, and Co-Chair of 2021 Convention Souvenir committee and a member of the fundraising committee.
In addition, for several years, she has served as a volunteer in California state ombudsman for nursing homes, is a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council, and a Board member of the city of San José and Pune sister city coalition.
She has been able to accomplish all this with full support from her family. In addition to community service, her passion is travelling.