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
What a wonderful father’s day picnic it was last month !!! We had a great turnout. There was yummy food, amazing kid’s presentations, inspiring lecture from Panditji Sanjeevji Godha and a fantastic social atmosphere for us to get together and have a good time.
There are two upcoming events for our youth to promote bonding and community service.
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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
Father’s Day Picnic
Please enjoy the pictures of this fun event using the link below. Many thanks to Harshadbhai for capturing and sharing them.
Shastriji Vipinji Jain and Panditji Sanjeevji Godha visited us last month. Please find the pictures from those sessions using the link below. Thanks again to Harshadbhai for providing them.
Jaina 2017 Convention
We had Jaina Convention this year in Edison, New Jersey from June 30th to July 4th. You can find the pictures (Courtesy of Harshadbhai) from this event using the link below :
It’s an honour that two members from our community received awards at this event.
Congratulations to both! Please see pictures from link above.
As we announced via the email distribution, 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.
Please refer to the emails sent out for more details.
Fall Camp Lalit
Mark your calendars for the annual camp this Fall.
Dates: Sept 30 & October 1, 2017
Timings: Start at 8 AM on Sept 30, finish around 6 PM on October 1
Location: Umstead State Park, Camp Laphio, Raleigh NC
Camp Guest: Samaniji Suyasnidhiji and Samaniji Sudhannidhiji
Please plan to stay at the camp Saturday night on Sept 30 for fun programs for youth and adults. Registration and other details will be sent out later via email.
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:
Food served during monthly meetings and special events has played a vital role in building our community over 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.
Father’s Day Picnic - Food Volunteers and Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following individuals for volunteering and/or sponsoring food items to make our Father's Day picnic successful.
Food Preparation Volunteers:
Prabhaben and Vasantbhai Sejpal
Ganthiya and Jalebi
Heenaben and Pratyush Mehta
Food Table Schedule
Food Table Team - please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments. Updates 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.
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 contact the Pathshala teachers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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