JSCNC Newsletter

A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina

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

http://www.jscnc.org

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

Jan 2017

2017 Executive Committee

President

Mr. Bhairav Shah

(919) 845-9593

bhairavshah@gmail.com

Vice President

Mr. Pritesh Shah

(919) 786-1377

gujjunc@yahoo.com

Treasurer

Mrs. Jaynita Shah

(919) 889-2782

janita1030@gmail.com 

Secretary

Mr. Ketan Mota

(919) 632-8726

ketanshah207@gmail.com

Food Coordinator

Mrs. Neha Mehta

(919) 454-7447

nehamehta73@gmail.com 

Jain Pathshala

Director

Mrs. Rita Lodaya

(919) 240-5564

ritalodaya@yahoo.com

Youth/Outreach

Director

Mrs. Avani Doshi

(704) 962-5329

kidoctor@gmail.com

Youth Coordinators / Pathshala Teachers

Mrs. Rita Lodaya

(919) 240-5564

ritalodaya@yahoo.com

Mrs. Sejal Shah

(919) 845-9593

sejal2003@gmail.com

Mrs. Shweta Shah

(919) 678-9475

forshweta.shah@gmail.com

JAINA

Directors

Hindu Center

Liaison

Mr. Pravin Shah

(919) 859-4994

education@jaina.org

Mr. Bhairav Shah

(919) 845-9593

bhairavshah@gmail.com

Mr. Harshad Shah

(919) 341-8894

Special Projects

Special Projects

Board Advisor

Mr. Kamlesh Shah

Religious Programs

Mr. Pravin Shah

Mr. Paresh Gondalia

Adopt-A-Highway

Mr. Pritesh Shah

Annual Camp

Mr. Kamlesh Shah

Editor’s Corner

Jai Jinendra,

On behalf of Executive Committee 2017, I wish everyone a Happy New Year !

I hope everyone had good holidays and were able to spend time with family and friends. We are off to a great start with the new committee and look forward to another fabulous year.

Regards,

Ketan Mota

(Secretary, JSCNC)

Inside This Issue

  1. Message from the President
  2. Monthly Meeting
  3. Announcements
  4. Upcoming Activities
  5. Pathshala Corner
  6. Supporting our Center

1. Message from the President

Happy New Year to all!  My best wishes to a great year ahead, and hope that you are able to meet your goals and aspirations for 2017.

First of all, I wish to thank everyone for your generous contributions to our community.  Time and money are crucial to the well-being of our community, and though they are sometimes hard to part with, it is truly humbling to know that our community willingly (and might I add, with great enthusiasm) does do that.

Compared to other states, we consider ourselves a small community.  However, we are a fast growing one too.  Any growth comes with its challenges.  It is how we deal with them that truly epitomizes who we are.

Over the years, I have experienced our community meet many challenges.  From contributing to those in need, to trying to meet our own needs of volunteering and donating for all the big and small events that we hold throughout the year.

Though we have navigated our course sometimes deftly, and sometimes not as much, one thing is always true - we ultimately come together to work them out.  This camaraderie is even more important this year.   As we embark on this journey to determine our future location for meetings and pathshalas (among other things), it is imperative that we make those decisions in an informed and responsible way.

So, fellow travelers, let’s take this journey together, and leave behind a great legacy for our future generations!

Jai Jinendra.

Sincerely,

Bhairav Shah

 2. 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, Mrs. Neha Mehta, 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

Monthly Meeting Format

10:45 am

Prayer/Stavans

11:00 am

Administrative/Committee Announcements

11:15 am

Adult Discourse/Discussion

12:30 pm

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

12:45 pm

Aarti

01:00 pm

Lunch

Pathshala Format

10:45 am

Kids drop-off to new location

11:00 am

Pathshala starts

12:15 pm (3rd Sunday)

Pathshala ends and pickup

12:30 pm (1st Sunday)

Pathshala ends and pickup

NEXT MONTHLY MEETING


Sunday, Jan 15


Discourse Topic
“Atma Siddhi”

Speaker
“Mr. Pravin Shah”

3. Announcements

Food Table
Please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments.

http://jscnc.org/docs/JSCNC_2017_FoodTable.pdf

Note the Tithis shown in the table.  Please ensure proper rules are followed and contact the Food Coordinator, Neha Mehta, for any clarifications or concerns.

Weekly Swadhyay

Note: Swadhyays for the month of January have been cancelled.  It will resume from Feb 28, 2017

Weekly Swadhyays are held at Dr. Ramnikbhai and Lataben Zota’s residence.

Day/Time - Tuesdays, 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM

Place - Lata and Ramnik Zota's residence

604 Tranquil Sound Dr, Cary, NC 27519

Contact - Harshad Shah - (919) 341 8894

                  Dr. Ramnik Zota -  (919) 467 2186

Weekly Mahavir Puja

Every Saturday, a Mahavir Puja is performed at the Hindu Temple.  Volunteers sign up to perform this Puja, and are assigned specific Saturdays.

The Puja is very simple and takes less than one hour.  It is a great way to teach and prepare children with this important ritual, so that they find confidence in performing it during daily routine, special occasions or even pilgrimages in India.  Children will learn how to perform the kesar Puja and all aspects of Asht prakari Puja.

Mrs. Rekha Banker, who coordinates weekly Puja, will be happy to demonstrate in person, and has several books with illustrations to help.  If you are interested, please contact her at rekla78@gmail.com or at (919) 676-4548.

4. 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:

Event

Time

Location

Contact

Weekly Swadhyay (Tuesdays)

5:15 pm

Zota Residence

Mr. Harshadbhai Shah

Weekly Mahavir Puja (Saturdays)

10 am

HSNC Temple

Mrs. Rekhaben Banker

5. Pathshala Corner

Pathshala Time and Location

Location

Champion Learning Academy

106 Pheasant Wood Ct

Morrisville, NC 27560

Schedule

10:45 am onwards : Drop- off

11:00 am : Classes begin

12:30 pm : Pick-up on 1st Sunday

12:15 pm : Pick-up on 3rd Sunday (due to monthly Jain Meeting)

Note:  Please always refer to the emails from the JSCNC Pathshala mailer as the most up-to-date and accurate information for upcoming Pathshala events and potential changes to its schedules.

For further inquiries, please direct them to the email below.

 

The Pathshala teachers can be reached at JSCNCpathshala@gmail.com.

6. Supporting our Center

You can support our Center by:

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Ketan Mota

(Secretary, JSCNC)