JSCNC Newsletter

A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina

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

http://www.jscnc.org

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

Oct 2013

2013 Executive Committee

President

Mr. Pratyush Mehta

(919) 967-6270

pratheemit@yahoo.com

Vice President

Mrs. Neha Mehta

(919) 233-8837

nmehta@wakemed.org

Secretary

Mr. Anand Shah

(919) 678-9475

anand2.shah@gmail.com

Food Coordinator

Mrs. Heena Mehta

(919) 967-6270

heenapmehta@yahoo.com

Youth Coordinator

Mrs. Rita Lodaya

(919) 240-5564

ritalodaya@yahoo.com

Mrs. Sejal Shah

(919)845-9593

sejal2003@gmail.com

JAINA

Director

Hindu Center

Liaison

Mr. Pravin Shah

(919) 859-4994

education@jaina.org

Mr. Pratyush Mehta

(919) 967-6270

pratheemit@yahoo.com

Mr. Harshad Shah

(919) 341 8894

Special Projects

Special Projects

Finance

Mr. Jagdish Shah

(919) 847-3447

jackshah@att.net 

Adopt-A-Highway

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,

As the year comes to end, this is an excellent time to make sure your records are up-to-date. Please share any changes to your contact information to me especially if you have recently moved. We would also like to remind everyone to settle your pledges by sending in a check to Mr. Jagdish Shah.

Regards,

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.

Prayer/Stavans

11:00 a.m.

Item(s) / presentation by Paathshala children

11:15 a.m.

Administrative/Committee activities

11:30 a.m.

Discourse/discussion

12:45 p.m.

Other Announcements

01:00 p.m.

Lunch

NEXT MONTHLY MEETING

Saturday, Nov 16

(not Sunday! This is not a mistake)

Discourse Topic

“TBD”

Speaker

TBD

2. Announcements

Cropwalk 2013

JSCNC is one of the proud sponsors of Raleigh Crop walk 2013. A group of volunteers walked this year on behalf of JSCNC.  This year, more than 500 walkers walked the 5K loop in Downtown Raleigh.

You can view pictures of the event under “Digital Media” section on http://www.jscnc.org 

Clothes Drive

There is an organization that collects new and gently used clothes and sends to India to help those who are in need. Mr. Khushal Mehta & Mrs. Renuka Mehta facilitates collection on behalf of our Jain community. Please follow the guidelines published below when bringing clothes to donate.

  • Ladies - Sarees and Panjabi suits.
  • Adults Western Clothes
  • Children's clothes
  • New and gently used clothes packed in bags for easy transport. 

Their contact information is:

Mehta, Khushal and  Renuka

919-870-5637

kmehta@nc.rr.com

8904 Taymouth Court Raleigh NC 27613

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 **

Event

Time

Location

Contact

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)