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

Nov 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

(919) 845-9593


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,

Brrr.  Winter comes a’knocking!

It’s already announced itself, but hopefully, you are prepared for it.  Unlike me!

We had a pretty eventful October month.  It started off with the bi-annual Highway cleanup, followed by a very special Halloween event - JSCNC-style! - and finally, what is becoming an annual event for JSCNC - the Raleigh CROP Hunger walk.  We made some great memories and have some nice pictures to share on that.

For more details on all these, please read on,

and  ...

Stay warm!

Please also read on for an important announcement regarding lunch at the November monthly meeting.


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, Nov 16

Discourse Topic


2. Announcements

Committee 2015

JSCNC is blessed to have a very solid volunteer base.  If you are interested in serving in the Committee next year, please forward your name to Anand Shah.

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 12th with the leadership of Priteshbhai Shah.  A few captured memories for this at the link below:


Thank you to Priteshbhai for leading this event and Harshadbhai for providing the pictures.

Crop Walk

JSCNC is one of the proud sponsors of Raleigh CROP Hunger Walk 2014​.  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.  I should also note, some lucky individuals actually even made it on the next day’s news!  Can you find them in the pictures?


Thank you to Ajaybhai and Jayshreeben Shah for leading this inspiring event.  Thanks also, 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.

Halloween - JSCNC-style!

That’s right!  A special JSCNC-styled Halloween!  In the “spirit” (yes, pun intended) of Halloween, the Pathshala teachers came up with a plan on having our young come dressed up in various costumes - with a slight twist!  To dress up as someone associated to our Jain religion.  It was amazing to see all the different costumes.  Better still, they came prepared with a description of who they were and what they are known for.  The short, 15-minute event, also turned out to be a good learning tool of Jain History.  Courtesy of Riddhish & Karishma Shah, we are able to bring to you some highlights of the event …


Panditji’s and Shri Shrutpragyaji’s discourses

Compliments of Kiritbhai Shah, we have received audio MP3s of Panditji’s and Shri Shrutpragyaji’s discourses from a few months ago.  If you missed any of them or would like to hear them again, please download from the below link:


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

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.

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

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)