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
2016 Executive Committee
The men-bees buzzed around on Mother’s day celebration last month, to a hopefully, enjoying lunch experience by the mothers.
And as usual, now comes the fathers’ turn. As is our custom, we will celebrate Father’s day in a picnic format on June 25th. Please read on for details and pay special attention to timings and location as they are different from the past.
Inside This Issue
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
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
Father’s Day Picnic
In keeping with the annual tradition, JSCNC will celebrate Father’s Day in a special outdoor picnic format. If you haven’t signed up yet, there is still time. Please do so before June 12th at the link below:
Many thanks to Amit and Ishita Pothiwala for sponsoring the event this year.
We humbly ask for your help in signing up for only firm attendances. This will help tremendously in the planning of the correct amount of food.
Details for the picnic
Date and Time: Saturday, June 25th, from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Location: Kiwanis Shelter in Bond Park
Address: 801 High House Rd, Cary, NC
Breakfast (served till 10:30AM)
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.
Please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments.
A call out for hosts - We are looking for families interested in volunteering as hosts during the monthly meeting lunches. If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact Nishaben Mehta at (919) 303-4456.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at (919) 676-4548.
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:
Pathshala Time and Location
Students are now attending Pathshala at the following location which is nearby to the Temple. Parents will have to drop their kids to this location To help you plan the drop-off and pickup, please note the meeting and pathshala schedules in the Monthly Meeting section.
Location: 4000 Bear Cat Way, Suite 104, Morrisville, NC 27560
Time: Classes will be held from 11 am to 12:30 pm on both Sundays (first and third).
The Pathshala teachers can be reached at JSCNCpathshala@gmail.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.
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Your support is greatly appreciated.