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
2017 Executive Committee
Preparations are underway for our traditional summer picnic and to celebrate Father’s day on Jun 18th. Hopefully you can join us!
We have a brand new section, Food Table Corner, in this newsletter which provides more visibility to our food table volunteers and sponsors who have played a key role in bringing us together every month. Check it out for more details…
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. Neha 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
Here are some pictures from the this year’s Spring Highway Cleanup event.
Mother’s Day Celebration
Thanks to Harshadbhai for sharing the pictures from the Mother’s Day Celebration on May 21st, 2017. They can be viewed using the following link.
Father’s Day Picnic
In keeping with the annual tradition, JSCNC will celebrate Father’s Day in a special outdoor picnic format.
JSCNC will be sponsoring the picnic this year.
Details for the event:
Date and Time: Sunday June 18th, from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Location: Kiwanis Shelter in Bond Park
Address: 801 High House Rd, Cary, NC
Kids session honoring their “Dad”
11:45am - 12:15pm
Panditji Sanjeevji Godha's session
Free time for activities such as boating, walking, hiking, volleyball, etc
Administrative announcements and Variety Show
We are fortunate to have two scholars visit us this month. As we mentioned in the email communication, you can find their biography, lecture schedule and information on hosting dinner for them using the links below.
Shastriji Vipinji Jain - 6/12 thru 6/15
Panditji Sanjeevji Godha - 6/16 thru 6/21
We have an interesting opportunity to experience “Bhaav Yatra” session conducted by Aruna Parekh. It is a technique using meditation and stavans enabling our souls to experience places on the Shatrunjay.
You are requested to RSVP using phone # 312-316-4054 or RBELAWALA@YAHOO.COM
Date: Sunday, June 11
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Place: Saibaba room in HSNC Main Hall
Duration: 1.5 hours approx
Aruna Parekh hails from Calcutta and has conducted various Bhaav Yatras on Shatrunjay, Shikharji, Mahavidehak kshetra and has published books towards this meditative practice.
We have two upcoming activities for JSCNC youth, to help encourage bonding and promote community service.
Defy Gravity and Picnic Lunch (for ages 8 and up)
Saturday July 15th @ 10:30am.
After jump time, we plan to meet-up at a local park for lunch.
Durham Food Bank Volunteer Opportunity (for ages 5 and up)
Saturday August 12th @ 10:00am
We will be volunteering as well as collecting donations.
Email containing more details and sign-up information on these events will be sent out soon.
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:
We are grateful to Rameshbhai and Pragnaben Shah for sponsoring the Mother’s Day Lunch during last month’s meeting.
Food served during monthly meetings and special events has played a vital role in building our community throughout the years. It has enabled us to spend quality time to learn Jainism and socialize with other fellow Jains without having to worry about our usual lunch/dinner planning that day. In fact it has also served as an incentive to come together and promote our community. This wouldn't have been possible without the hard work and monetary donations from several individuals. We are extremely grateful for their efforts and thank them for their continued contributions. Visit the following link to find more details on these individuals.
Note that as our community has grown over the years, sustaining the food table program has become challenging. We encourage you to help us here by volunteering to serve as a host, volunteering to prepare food or providing monetary donation so that some food items can be catered.
Please contact our food coordinator, Neha Mehta @ (919) 454-7447 for any questions / details.
Food Table Team - please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments. Updates which are highlighted in Yellow.
Note the Tithis shown in the table. Please ensure proper rules are followed and contact the Food Coordinator, Neha Mehta, for any clarifications or concerns.
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.
Pathshala Time and Location
Champion Learning Academy
106 Pheasant Wood Ct
Morrisville, NC 27560
10:45 am onwards : Drop- off
11:00 am : Classes begin
12:30 pm : Pick-up on 1st Sunday
12:15 pm : Pick-up on 3rd Sunday (due to monthly Jain Meeting)
Note: Please always refer to the emails from the JSCNC Pathshala mailer as the most up-to-date and accurate information for upcoming Pathshala events and potential changes to its schedules.
For further inquiries, please direct them to the email below.
The Pathshala teachers can be reached at JSCNCpathshala@gmail.com.
YJA Pathshala is an online self-paced course for learning more about Jainism. Intended for youth ages 16-29 who cannot regularly access a traditional pathshala, but open to anyone interested, these materials provide a basic foundational understanding of Jain principles and practice.
Visit yja.org/pathshala to get started! For more information, please contact Hetali Lodaya at (919) 260-9619 or via email at email@example.com
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