JSCNC Newsletter

A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina

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


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

Oct 2013

2013 Executive Committee


Mr. Pratyush Mehta

(919) 967-6270


Vice President

Mrs. Neha Mehta

(919) 233-8837



Mr. Anand Shah

(919) 678-9475


Food Coordinator

Mrs. Heena Mehta

(919) 967-6270


Youth Coordinator

Mrs. Rita Lodaya

(919) 240-5564


Mrs. Sejal Shah





Hindu Center


Mr. Pravin Shah

(919) 859-4994


Mr. Pratyush Mehta

(919) 967-6270


Mr. Harshad Shah

(919) 341 8894

Special Projects

Special Projects


Mr. Jagdish Shah

(919) 847-3447



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,

What a great year we’ve had! The final “big” event, Camp Lalit was a great success this year! Adults and children alike, everyone enjoyed this two day retreat. On behalf of the executive committee, I want to thank everyone who helped make this event a big success. We were fortunate to have Shri Bhadrabahuji this year who led a great set of discourses. If you have taken any pictures/videos and would like to share with the community, please send an email to me!  

Also, as a quick reminder if you have not paid your camp dues please make sure you bring your checkbook at the next meeting.


Anand  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)

Inside This Issue

  1. Monthly Meeting
  2. Announcements
  3. Upcoming Activities
  4. Pathshala Corner
  5. How to Support Jain Study Center of NC

 1. Monthly Meeting

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

Please inform our Food Coordinator, Mrs. Heena Mehta for planning purposes if you are planning to attend.

Monthly Meeting Format

10:45 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Item(s) / presentation by Paathshala children

11:15 a.m.

Administrative/Committee activities

11:30 a.m.


12:45 p.m.

Other Announcements

01:00 p.m.



Sunday, Oct 20

Discourse Topic

“Jain Food”

(as presented & very well received at London Paryushan)


Mr. Pravin K. Shah

2. Announcements

Cropwalk 2013

JSCNC is one of the proud sponsors of Raleigh Crop walk 2013. This year’s Raleigh Crop Walk at Marble Kids Museum will be on October 27, 2013 from 1:30 pm through 4:30 pm. 

This year JSCNC members already donated $641.00 so far. We are at present on top of the list.


Ajay Shah is fiscal agent since 2008. Please contact Mr. Ajay R. Shah 919-601-2624 or email ajay.r.shah@gmail.com  if you would like to participate. Please also let him know your exact name and school name  if you would like to have volunteering certificate for your time.


Background Info:

CROP Hunger Walks help children and families worldwide - and right here in North Carolina - to have food for today, while building for a better tomorrow. Our local efforts are making a huge difference, and so can you. The CROP Hunger Walk is the heart and "sole" of Raleigh! It is the only event that brings together all members of our community - young and old, all faiths and walks of life for a common goal - to end hunger, one step at a time! Our Walk engages a broad cross-section of the community in service to the neediest of the world.

It is an interfaith, community-oriented event that (1) raises funds to help hungry people, (2) raises awareness of hunger as an issue, (3) engages and trains volunteers for community service, and (4) brings together persons of many ages and backgrounds in a common endeavor.

There are solutions. Working together, we can build a world where there is enough for all.


For more details and donation  go to http://www.cropwalkraleigh.com/

Highway Cleanup - Fall Edition

Our center participates in Adopt-A-Highway cleanup twice a year. The statewide Adopt-A-Highway program was established in 1988 and is a joint effort between community volunteers and NC Department of Transportation to keep our roads clean. JSCNC adopted a stretch of Highway 54 in Cary between Morrisville Parkway and Airport Boulevard. This stretch was named in honor of Mr. Lalit Banker.

Again this Fall, we are planning to clean up our segment of highway 54 near the Hindu Temple. This is a fun time for the family to get together, have hot breakfast, and do our part for community. This is one way of saying “Thank You” to the community we live in.

We will meet at 9 AM at Neomonde Restaurant on Route 54 on Sunday, October 13th.

The address is: 10235 Chapel Hill Road (Hwy. 54), Morrisville, NC 27560.

The deadline to RSVP has passed, but if you are planning to go, please let Pritesh know.

Home Phone - 919-786-1377

Phone - 919-609-6301

email - gujjunc@yahoo.com

Samuhik Aayambil Oli

Ayambil Oli in Aaso month starts on Thursday 10/10.  Jyoti Kirit Shah is hosting samuhik ayambil on

Saturday 10/12 (Aaso sud aatham) at her home. The deadline to RSVP has passed, but if you are planning to go, please let Jyoti Kirit Shah know.

Jyoti Kirit Shah

511 Hickorywood Blvd

Cary, NC 27519


Charlotte Sangh Chaitya Paripati

On Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, JSCNC hosted Charlotte Sangh (JCGC - Jain Center of Greater Charlotte). On behalf of the entire committee, our president Mr. Pratyush Mehta wants to thank everyone who came and helped set-up the food, audio system,  tables, chairs and welcomed the Sangh on their arrival.

3. Upcoming Activities

Ths JSCNC 2013 calendar is online. 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:

** Tithi Calendar for 2013 is now updated **





Weekly Swadhyaya (Mondays)

7.30 pm

HSNC Library

Mr. Harshad Shah

Weekly Mahavir Puja

10 am

HSNC Temple

Mrs. Rekha Banker

4. Pathshala Corner

JSCNC Pathshala serves our young kids to instill spiritual development, self-awareness and promote Jain identity in individuals, based on the principles of Jainism. The teachers pay special attention to the needs of young and older groups and have structured curriculum as such.


The Paathshala classes take place 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 call Mrs. Rita Lodaya or Mrs. Sejal Shah. Paathshala e-mail address is JSCNCpathshala@yahoo.com.

5. Supporting our center

You can support our Center by:

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Anand  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)