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
2016 Executive Committee
As absent as I was from the Father’s Day Picnic, I heard it was a great time had by all!
Summer is in full swing! Enjoy the outdoors, but please stay cool and safe …
Please refer to the Pathshala section below for a very important change for this Sunday’s Pathshala.
Inside This Issue
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. Nisha 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
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
Please refer to the Pathshala section for some very important time and location changes for the Sunday, July 17th Pathshala.
Father’s Day Picnic
In keeping with the annual tradition, JSCNC celebrated Father’s Day in a special outdoor picnic format. Many thanks to Amit and Ishita Pothiwala for sponsoring the event this year.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the picnic successful. As always, the kids did a phenomenal job on appreciating their Dads. There was a record 140-150 attendance. Everyone enjoyed some great weather, food and a game of bingo. What?! Bingo? Sounds like I missed out on all the fun!
Check out some of the memories made here, courtesy of Pritesh Shah:
Scholar Visits for 2016
Even though we are a relatively small center, JSCNC is fortunate to host 2-3 scholars each year. We have the following scholar(s) who have confirmed to visit our center. Please mark your calendars. We will send out a detailed schedule with discourse topics once we get closer to their dates.
Shri Champakbhai Mehta: 7/21 - 7/26
Samnijis: 8/23 - 8/28
If you would like to host any of the scholars for lunch, dinner or discourse, while they are visiting us, please contact Paresh Gondalia (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Pravinbhai Shah (email@example.com).
Also, as a general information, each scholar visit typically costs JSCNC approximately $500. We are grateful to everyone who contributes towards the Scholar fund, which helps make these visits possible. If you would like to contribute as well, please contact Pritesh Shah or Sanjay Shah.
Monthly Meeting Lunches
It has come to our attention that some families might be reserved in having lunch at the monthly meetings. The reasons could be many, from not feeling comfortable to not knowing whether they could or not.
Regardless of your level of participation, please know that everyone is welcome, and we humbly ask for your participation in monthly meeting lunches.
If you would like to help, please contact this year’s Food Coordinator, Nishaben Mehta at (919) 303-4456.
Please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments.
A call out for hosts - We are looking for families interested in volunteering as hosts during the monthly meeting lunches. If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact Nishaben Mehta at (919) 303-4456.
As a reminder, weekly Swadhyays are now 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at (919) 676-4548.
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:
Pathshala Time and Location
Our current pathshala location at Bear Cat Way is no longer available for rent. We are in the process of exploring other options for our pathshala classes.
In the meantime, we are asking all parents to note the change in location and time for the Sunday, July 17th Pathshala as detailed below:
10:45 to 10.55 am : Drop off at HSNC Temple (Please make sure you enter from the front of the temple and sign in as usual)
11.00 am - Kids presentation for JSCNC monthly meeting
After the kids presentation, the Pathshala teachers will walk the kids to HSNC Cultural Hall (our old location) for classes.
1:00 pm : at HSNC Cultural Hall (Please pick up promptly and do not forget to sign out)
A separate email to Pathshala parents has already been sent by the Pathshala director, Ritaben Lodaya. Please direct any questions to the email below.
The Pathshala teachers can be reached at JSCNCpathshala@gmail.com.
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Your support is greatly appreciated.