JSCNC Newsletter

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

Jun 2014

2014 Executive Committee


Mr. Anand Shah

(919) 678-9475


Vice President

Mrs. Neha Mehta

(919) 233-8837



Mr. Bhairav Shah

(919) 845-9593


Food Coordinator

Mr. Ajay Shah

(919) 601-2624


Youth Coordinators

Mrs. Rita Lodaya

(919) 240-5564


Mrs. Sejal Shah



Mrs. Shweta Shah

(919) 678-9475




Hindu Center


Mr. Pravin Shah

(919) 859-4994


Mr. Anand Shah

(919) 678-9475


Mr. Harshad Shah

(919) 341 8894

Special Projects

Special Projects


Mr. Pratyush Mehta

(919) 967-6270



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,

Following the success of Mother’s Day celebration in our May monthly meeting, our upcoming June meeting will celebrate the Dads on Father’s Day (June 15th) in our annually-held picnic format.

On behalf of the Executive committee, a Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there.

Please read on for picnic details ...


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, Mr. Ajay Shah, 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 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

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

11:20 a.m.

Administrative/Committee Activities

11:30 a.m.

Adult Discourse/Discussion &

Children Pathshala

12:30 p.m.

Discourse Q&A &

Administrative Announcements

12:45 p.m


01:00 p.m.



No Monthly Meeting in lieu of Fathers’ Day Picnic
(Details below)

2. Announcements

Father’s Day Picnic

In keeping with the annual tradition, JSCNC will celebrate Fathers’ Day in a special outdoor picnic format.  Sign-up for attendance is now complete.  Many thanks to Rajen and Puja Doshi for sponsoring the event this year.

Details for the picnic

June 15th, from 9:30am to 3:30pm

Beech Shelter, Lake Crabtree County Park

1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC


9:30 AM


10:00 AM

Breakfast (served till 11AM)

12:30 PM


3:30 PM

Afternoon snack


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, please see one of the Executive Committee members at the picnic.  The cost for the entire DVD set is $3 (Cash only)

Scholar Visits for 2014

JSCNC is fortunate to host 2-3 scholars each year even though we are a relatively small center.  We have the following scholars who have confirmed to visit our center.  Please mark your calendars.  We will send out detailed schedule with discourse topics once we get closer to their dates.  If someone would like to host any of the scholars while they are visiting us, please contact Kiritbhai Shah (kirit125@yahoo.com).  Also, if you would like to contribute to the scholar fund, please contact Anand Shah or Pratyush Mehta.

Shri Nirmal Sagarji from Hong Kong:  7/24 - 7/26

Shri Dhirubhai Panditji:  8/31 - 9/5

Swami Shrutpragyaji for annual camp:  9/19 - 9/21

The JSCNC online calendar has been updated to reflect this information.

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

Weekly Swadhyaya

Please note that weekly Swadhyaya time and location have changed.  New timings:

When:  Every Monday from 5:30p-7:00p

Where:  HSNC Temple Hall Library

The JSCNC online calendar has been updated to reflect this change.

2014 YJA Convention
When:  July 3 - 6, 2014
Where:  Crystal Gateway Marriott, Washington, DC


Young Jains of America would like to invite Jain youth between the ages of 14 and 29 to the 2014 YJA Convention: "Young Jains: Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders." Join us in Washington, D.C. from July 3rd-6th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott.  Attendees will hear from a wide range of speakers, participate in engaging social events and forge everlasting connections!

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:





Weekly Swadhyaya (Mondays)

5:30 pm

HSNC Temple Hall Library

Mr. Harshad Shah

Weekly Mahavir Puja (Saturdays)

10 am

HSNC Temple

Mrs. Rekha Banker

Father’s Day Picnic

Jun 15

Lake Crabtree Park

Paryushan Parva

Aug 23 - Aug 30

Paryushan Bhavana

Aug 28

4. Pathshala Corner

Regular Pathshala sessions have resumed starting May 4th.

As a reminder, Pathshala classes are held 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 contact the Pathshala teachers at JSCNCpathshala@yahoo.com.

Father’s Day Picnic Celebration
Children are encouraged to prepare some nice words, poems, songs, dances or anything their hearts desire, to share with their dads at the event.

5. Supporting our Center

You can support our Center by:

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Bhairav  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)