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
Recently, I happened to respond the following to a community member who sent a thank you note to the committee:
The Mahavir Jayanti program in the Triangle, though comparably smaller than some other cities, still brings in 350-400 people. And it is with the support of the community that we can make it possible, and even successful.
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
Part 3 (from Dec/Jan)
Mahavir Jayanti Celebration
Mahavir Jayanti was celebrated at the HSNC Cultural Hall on Sunday April 24th. With a turnout of over 400 people, and an accomplished participation in puja and the program, the event was regarded as a success. The army of volunteers, the many sponsors, and the calibre of children, youth and adult performances underscored their hard work and dedication put behind this event.
Mahavir Jayanti Program Sponsors
We would like to recognize the following families for their generous donations towards the program. We greatly appreciate your support and contributions.
To be shared equally amongst:
Mr. Nimishbhai and Mrs. Avaniben Shah
Mr. Hiteshbhai and Mrs. Chetnaben Shah
Mr. Kaushikbhai and Mrs. Rekhaben Shah
Mr. Rakeshbhai and Mrs. Rimaben Shah
Dr. Ramnikbhai and Mrs. Lataben Zota
HSNC Hall Rental
Mr. Harshadbhai Shah
Children goodie bags
Dr. Dipenbhai & Mrs. Pallaviben Shah
MJ Snacks & Tea
Mr. Vasantbhai & Mrs. Prabhaben Sejpal
Mr. Mayurbhai and Mrs. Ritaben Lodaya
Chapel Hill, NC
Mr. Anuragbhai and Mrs. Vaishaliben Verma
Dr. Selenebhai and Mrs. Zankhnaben Parekh
* - Amounts are approximate - Sponsors have pledged full amount based on actual cost
Mahavir Jayanti Program DVDs
The JSCNC Media team is hard at work on making available the Mahavir Jayanti program DVDs. As you might know, the entire program was recorded on high quality video camera and we strive to prepare edited versions from raw footage for better viewing experience. The entire program will be available in one or two DVD sets. We will also have high resolution pictures available. Thank you to Shailesh Shah for leading the charge on this.
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 April 10th 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.
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.
Mother’s Day Celebration
JSCNC will be celebrating Mother’s Day at the next monthly meeting on May 15th. JSCNC will be sponsoring the lunch for this event.
Please see a note for the kids in the Pathshala section.
Father’s Day Picnic
For your general information and planning purposes, we would like to announce that Father’s Day Picnic will be held on June 25th at Kiwanis Shelter in Bond Park. Please note that this is a different location than in the past.
Many thanks to Amit and Ishita Pothiwala for sponsoring the event this year. As with every year, we will send out a separate email with more details and a request for RSVP if you plan to attend.
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.
Mother’s Day Celebration
We encourage all pathshala students to reflect upon, write and present a short paragraph, poem, song etc. honoring "MOM", during this monthly meeting.
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Your support is greatly appreciated.