June 2020 Newsletter

Namaste everyone,

As Illinois partially reopens this month, given the age group of our members and vulnerable population, and with the on-going protests, Arya Samaj of Chicagoland will remain closed during the coming weeks until further notice for large gatherings.  However, we have started limited attendance of two families to attend Arya Samaj services live on Sundays.  All other members are encouraged to attend our programs, fully accessible, online.  Kindly inform Dr. Soni at 815-735-1141, Ajay Gharia 847-722-9836 or Ranjana Gulati 630-561-3114, if you would like to sponsor and attend havan one Sunday.

Sunday, May 31, 2020
Sponsorship by Om Dhingra and Family and Asmita and Ajay Gharia

Sunday, June 7
Sponsorship by Shubh and Ramesh Malhan and Madhu and Jugmohan Uppal

Sunday, June 14th – Open

Sunday, June 21st – Open

We will keep you posted on when the Samaj will fully reopen!

Thank you all for your recent donations!  We are very grateful to many families who have donated in the last few weeks.  Arya Samaj is a non-profit organization and depends on members donations, sponsorships and fundraising to conduct its services.  Normally, members and family sponsor havan and services on Sundays, donate on the occasion of birthdays, anniversaries, etc and we host the annual Mahasammelan each summer.  This year given Coronavirus related closures, members have been unable to gather regularly.  We request each of you to kindly make a donation, large or small, today.  We need an estimated $5,000-$7,000 per month to “keep the lights on” at Arya Samaj each month.  Thank you in advance for your donation!

Donations can be made online
Via Credit card at:

Via Pay Pal Giving Fund at:

Or through the Arya Samaj website:  https://aryasamajchicago.com/Donation/

Or via check by mail to: Arya Samaj of Chicagoland, 700 Hillview Avenue, West Chicago, IL 60185. 

We thank those members that made donations in May including:

Saroj and Dr. Sukhdev Soni
Shubdha and Mark Fajfar
Kiran and Ash Perti
Savita and Satish Bhatia
Suman and Jagdish Sood
Dr. Ashok Mehta and family
Mohini and Ashish Patel
Vagesh Shastriji and family
Shelley and Dinkar Tiwari and Family
Ruchi and Atish Dhuri
Lalita ji
Virendra Kumar and Vimla Kumar
Kanan and Om Dhingra
Sneh and Yash Chaudhary
Asha and Kirit Shah
Mohan Raj and Family
Adarsh and Sudhir Gupta
Rajesh Tiwari and Family
Mamta Pruthi and Family
Gita and Bhupinder Shah
Nilay Dashondi and Family
Meena and Dinesh Dixit and Family
Mohan Selvaraj

On Behalf of The Executive Committee

Arya Samaj of Chicagoland