JSCNC Newsletter

A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina

509 Carriage Woods Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 U.S.A.


A tax-exempt, non-profit religious organization. Federal Tax-exempt ID (USA): 56-1305715

Dec 2014

2014 Executive Committee


Mr. Anand Shah

(919) 678-9475


Vice President

Mrs. Neha Mehta

(919) 233-8837



Mr. Bhairav Shah

(919) 845-9593


Food Coordinator

Mr. Ajay Shah

(919) 601-2624


Youth Coordinators

Mrs. Rita Lodaya

(919) 240-5564


Mrs. Sejal Shah

(919) 845-9593


Mrs. Shweta Shah

(919) 678-9475




Hindu Center


Mr. Pravin Shah

(919) 859-4994


Mr. Anand Shah

(919) 678-9475


Mr. Harshad Shah

(919) 341 8894

Special Projects

Special Projects


Mr. Pratyush Mehta

(919) 967-6270



Mr. Pritesh Shah

Raleigh, NC

Annual Camp

Mr. Kamlesh Shah

Cary, NC

Sustainment Committee

Mr. Kamlesh Shah

Cary, NC

Religious Programs

Mr. Pravin Shah
Mr. Kirit Shah

Editor’s Corner

Jai Jinendra,

As the year comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity and send out my thanks to all members of the committee and community.  Being my first time as JSCNC’s secretary, I have learned a great deal from all.

Also a great thanks to all our leaders, volunteers and sponsors without whom some of our major events throughout the year could not have been possible.  It is this great attitude that makes this community such a joy and pleasure to be a part of.

On behalf of the Executive Committee, I wish you all a great holidays.  Stay safe at home and in your travels.  I’m sure we are all looking forward to being with our family and friends to celebrate and enjoy these times.

Please read on for an important announcement regarding Pathshala registration.

Additionally, an important announcement regarding lunch at the December monthly meeting.


Bhairav Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)

Inside This Issue

  1. Monthly Meeting
  2. Announcements
  3. Upcoming Activities
  4. Pathshala Corner
  5. Supportingnaïve our Center

 1. Monthly Meeting

The community holds its monthly meetings at the Hindu Temple in Morrisville, NC.  We invite everyone to attend the monthly meetings.

For planning purposes, Please inform our Food Coordinator, Mr. Ajay Shah, if:

a) You are not a regular attendee of the monthly meetings, but *are* planning to attend  … OR …

b) You are a regular attendee of the monthly meetings, but are *not* planning to attend

Note: Due to a sponsorship of lunch at this month’s meeting, members who are assigned to bring lunch will not need to.  Ajaybhai will coordinate further directly and as appropriate.

Monthly Meeting Format

10:45 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Item(s) / Presentation(s) by Pathshala children

11:20 a.m.

Administrative/Committee Activities

11:30 a.m.

Adult Discourse/Discussion &

Children Pathshala

12:30 p.m.

Discourse Q&A &

Administrative Announcements

12:45 p.m


01:00 p.m.



Sunday, Dec 21

Discourse Topic


2. Announcements

Food Table
On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank all the Food volunteers for signing up and sticking to their assignments this year.  Monthly meeting lunches and teas are always a great time to mingle with friends while enjoying the great food.

We are currently planning the schedule for next year, and as soon as it is ready, we will be sending it out.  We would like to encourage everyone who participated in 2014 to continue to do so in 2015.  All new-comers are welcome and highly encouraged to participate as well.  This is a great opportunity to serve your community in one specific way.

Note: Due to a sponsorship of lunch at this month’s meeting, members who are assigned to bring lunch will not need to.  Ajaybhai will coordinate further directly and as appropriate.

3. Upcoming Activities

Please visit http://www.jscnc.org and click Events. The calendar has the most up-to-date listing of all confirmed activities for the year.  All the tithis (Lunar Days) are also posted on the online calendar.  Here is a list of some key dates:





Weekly Swadhyaya (Mondays)

5:30 pm

HSNC Temple Hall Library

Mr. Harshadbhai Shah

Weekly Mahavir Puja (Saturdays)

10 am

HSNC Temple

Mrs. Rekhaben Banker

4. Pathshala Corner

Pathshala classes are held every first Sunday of the month from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Hindu Temple Cultural Hall AND on 3rd Sundays during the monthly meeting.  If you plan to attend and/or need more information, please contact the Pathshala teachers at JSCNCpathshala@yahoo.com.

*** The Pathshala mandatory registration period is currently in progress.  Please check your inboxes for the email sent earlier this week.  If you are going to be traveling, please make sure to complete the registration by the deadline.  This is mandatory and no exceptions!! ***

5. Supporting our Center

You can support our Center by:

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Bhairav  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)