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

Nov 2016

2016 Executive Committee

President

Mr. Pritesh Shah

(919) 786-1377

gujjunc@yahoo.com

Vice President

Mrs. Vaishali Shah

(919) 802-4547

rangeela78@hotmail.com

Treasurer

Mr. Sanjay Shah

(919) 467-9884

shah3_1999@yahoo.com

Secretary

Mr. Bhairav Shah

(919) 845-9593

bhairavshah@gmail.com

Food Coordinator

Mrs. Nisha Mehta

(919) 303-4456

tinu204@hotmail.com

Jain Pathshala

Director

Mrs. Rita Lodaya

(919) 240-5564

ritalodaya@yahoo.com

Youth/Outreach

Director

Ms. Rupal Vora

(515) 991-3008

rupalvvora@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. Pritesh Shah

(919) 786-1377

gujjunc@yahoo.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,

From the entire Executive Committee, we wish you all a belated Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak!  May the new year bring joy and prosperity to you and your family.

The Fall season is in full swing, and the holidays soon be upon us.  The mood festive, and families joyous.  It is a time to share with loved ones and even total strangers. Be kind to yourself and to others.  And a thankful attitude towards all.  That is not only a Jain tenet, it is the basis of every way of life.

Regards,

Bhairav Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)

Inside This Issue

  1. Monthly Meeting
  2. Announcements
  3. Upcoming Activities
  4. Pathshala Corner
  5. Supporting 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, 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

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

Pathshala ends and pickup

NEXT MONTHLY MEETING


Sunday, Nov 20

Discourse Topic
TBD

Speaker
Dr. Maheshbhai Varia

2. Announcements

Highway Cleanup

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 is named in honor of Mr. Lalit Banker.

The tradition was continued this October 15th with the leadership of Priteshbhai Shah.  A few captured memories for this at the link below:

        https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2ai-3IEZNqUT3NuOWVTNGtjVjA


Thank you to Priteshbhai for leading this event and the various volunteers who provided these pictures.

Crop Walk
JSCNC is one of the proud sponsors of Raleigh CROP Hunger Walk 2016​.  We had quite a good turnout from both individual sponsors and walkers.

Aside from the Walk itself, there were some other fun things to do prior to the Walk.  All these were captured in pictures as well,  and can be seen at the link below.

        https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2ai-3IEZNqUS1VRT2lyQllxYUk

Thank you to Ajaybhai and Jayshreeben Shah for leading this inspiring event, and treating us to some great
pav bhaji in the after-party.  Also, thanks to those who brought chhaas, tea, cookies and various other items.  A pleasant surprise of a great many treats indeed.

And finally, a great thanks to all who participated, both in monetary terms, and as walkers, to help bring forth the awareness of, and to stop hunger in the world we live in.

The total donations for the Crop Walk was over $34000, with $1267 of that coming from JSCNC.

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.

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

http://jscnc.org/docs/JSCNC_2016_FoodTable.pdf

 

Weekly Swadhyay

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 rekla78@gmail.com or at (919) 676-4548.

 

 

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:

Event

Time

Location

Contact

Weekly Swadhyay (Tuesdays)

5:15 pm

Zota Residence

Mr. Harshadbhai Shah

(919) 341-8894

Weekly Mahavir Puja (Saturdays)

10 am

HSNC Temple

Mrs. Rekhaben Banker

(919) 676-4548

4. 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

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.

5. Supporting our Center

You can support our Center by:

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Bhairav  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)