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

Jun 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,

Jun 16th is Fathers’ Day. On Behalf of the Executive Committee, I wanted to wish all the DADs (and DADs to-be), a very Happy Fathers’ Day. Please take a moment to remember the pivotal man in your life. Quoting an unknown source:

Who is Dad?

A dad is someone who

wants to catch you before you fall

but instead picks you up,

brushes you off,

and lets you try again.

A dad is someone who

wants to keep you from making mistakes

but instead lets you find your own way,

even though his heart breaks in silence

when you get hurt.

A dad is someone who

holds you when you cry,

scolds you when you break the rules,

shines with pride when you succeed,

and has faith in you even when you fail...


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.



No Monthly Meeting in lieu of Fathers’ Day Picnic

(Details below)

2. Announcements

Fathers’ Day Picnic

In keeping up with the annual tradition, JSCNC will celebrate Fathers’ Day in a special outdoor picnic format. Registration emails were sent earlier. If you have not registered yet, please do so ASAP prior to the deadline to benefit from advanced rates. It is very important to pre-register accurately so the food planners can complete planning. Also, as a courtesy if you registered and cannot make it, please inform our food coordinator Mrs. Heena Mehta.

Registration Information:

When:  Sunday, Jun 16th 2013 9.30 AM - 3.30 AM

Where: Beech Shelter - Lake County Crabtree Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC

Cost to attend (If RSVP by Jun 9th):

Cost to attend (After Jun 9th or At-the-Park):

  • Adult (>18): $ 8.00
  • Youth (11-18): $6.00
  • Kids (6-10): $4.00
  • Kids (0-5): Free
  • Adult (>18): $ 10.00
  • Youth (11-18): $7.00
  • Kids (6-10): $5.00
  • Kids (0-5): Free

To help us with planning, PLEASE fill out the form (Link BELOW): only one entry per family.



9:30 AM


10:00 AM

Breakfast (served till 11AM)

1:00 PM


3:30 PM

Afternoon snack



  • Children are encouraged to prepare a short poem, essay or something sweet for their father recognizing them on this special day. We’ll have kids recite around 11 AM.  
  • You are encouraged to bring your favorite outdoor games. There is plenty of open space available near the shelter.
  • Lake Crabtree has paddle boats & rowboats are available. Once children’s recital is complete, you can go to the boathouse (short walk from the shelter). We do ask, however, that all children are accompanied by a responsible adult.

Mahavir Jayanti Program DVDs

Most of the DVDs have been distributed to those who pre-registered and also were present at the last meeting (May). If you pre-registered and did not get your DVDs or if you would like to get copies, Mr. Pratyush Mehta will have copies available at the picnic. Please see him at the picnic. The cost for the entire DVD set is $3 (Cash only)

JAINA Convention - 2013

When: July 4 - 7. 2013

Where: Novi, Michigan

Hosted by Jain Society of Greater Detroit

Visit: http://convention.jaina.org for more information.

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

Annual Father’s Day Picnic

Jun 16th (all-day)

Lake Crabtree Park

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)