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

Jul 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,

Summer is in full swing now and lots of our members are traveling and on vacations.  Enjoy your vacations and please, travel safe!

Last month’s Father’s Day Picnic was a success.  We had a great turnout and everyone was able to have fun doing something, whether it was boating, playing or enjoying the different foods.

This month’s newsletter will be a little light, but there is still some information to share.  There is also an important note about cooking for this month’s meeting.

So, please read on …


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

Note: Due to a sponsorship of lunch at this month’s meeting, members who are assigned to bring lunch will not need to.  Ajaybhai will coordinate further directly and as appropriate.

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.



Sunday, Jul 20

Discourse Topic

Mr. Pravinbhai Shah

2. Announcements

Father’s Day Picnic

In keeping with the annual tradition, JSCNC celebrated Fathers’ Day in a special outdoor picnic format.  Many thanks to Rajen and Puja Doshi for sponsoring the event this year.

Hopefully, everyone enjoyed *something* during the whole event.  In-between breakfast, lunch and snacks, people opted to walk, take boats rides, play volleyball or just chat in the nice shade under the shelter.  My favorite part though was the “Dad hour” where young and old stood up in front of everyone and either said some nice words about their Dads, sang songs, delivered funny jokes and poems and even remembered some heartfelt memories of the great things their Dads did.  It was truly a moving and fun experience.

Check out some of the memories made here, courtesy of Harshadbhai, Sudhirbhai and Rajenbhai:




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 monthly meeting.  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:  7/22 - 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

If you attended the convention this year, we welcome you to share your experience in the upcoming Jul meeting. Please coordinate with Mr. Anand Shah.

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. Harshadbhai Shah

Weekly Mahavir Puja (Saturdays)

10 am

HSNC Temple

Mrs. Rekhaben Banker

Discourses by Shri Nirmal Sagarji

Jul 22 - Jul 26


Kiritbhai and Jyotiben’s House

Mr. Kiritbhai Shah

Paryushan Parva

Aug 23 - Aug 30


Paryushan Bhavana

Aug 28


4. Pathshala Corner

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.

5. Supporting our Center

You can support our Center by:

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Bhairav  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)