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
As days and months of preparations and practices culminate into the biggest JSCNC event of the year, the Mahavir Jayanti Celebration, we thank all the volunteers and sponsors in helping make this event a success.
Please join us, April 30th, in celebrating this auspicious occasion.
Wishing all participants the best of luck, and looking forward to a great event.
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
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.
We will continue this tradition at the upcoming Spring cleanup on 13th May. This is a fun activity for children and adults, and shows our commitment to our community.
9:00am on Saturday May 13th.
Neomonde Restaurant on Route 54
10235 Chapel Hill Road (Hwy. 54), Morrisville, NC 27560
Please call Priteshbhai at (919) 609-6301 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments. There have been some 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.
Mahavir Jayanti Celebration
Mahavir Jayanti is one of the largest events sponsored by JSCNC, is open to everyone and demonstrates the unity and generosity of JAIN community. The Executive committee is fully dedicated to the planning, but your support - financial and volunteer - makes this program possible and successful every year. As such, this year has been no exception for community support. The Executive Committee 2017, would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the dedicated volunteers and generous sponsors.
This month, and specifically on April 30th, starting at 1:30PM, we continue the tradition to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti at the Hindu Bhavan Cultural Hall. Please see the below table for program details:
1:30 - 1:35pm
Invocation of Mahavir Jayanti Puja
1:35 - 3:00pm
Puja program conducted by Jain Youth
Ashtaprakari Puja, Swapna Darshan, Shanti Kalash, Arti & Mangal Divo
3:30 - 3:45pm
Invocation of Cultural Program by HSNC President, and Welcome address by JSCNC President
3:45 - 6:00pm
Cultural Program presented by Jain Youth
6:00 - 7:30pm
Dinner sponsored by Jain members of Hindu Society of North Carolina
Mahavir Jayanti Program Sponsors
On the note of sponsors, we would like to recognize the following families for their generous donations towards the program. We greatly appreciate your support and contributions.
(c/o Shantibhai Mehta & Family)
In memory of Kiran from
Dr. Ramnikbhai and Mrs. Lataben Zota
Dr. Ushaben Doshi
Children goodie bags
Anand and Shweta Shah
MJ Snacks & Tea
Mr. Vasantbhai & Mrs. Prabhaben Sejpal
Ritesh and Aditi Salot
Nirmala H. Shah
(Bimal, Tushar & Rajan Shah)
Ketan and Neha Kurwa
Triangle Jain Group
* - Amounts are approximate - Sponsors have pledged full amount based on actual cost
Mahavir Jayanti Program Rehearsal
The rehearsal for MJ program is now finalized to be held on Monday April 24th from 6pm-9pm at the Hindu Center Main Hall.
Mahavir Jayanti Program Practice
Pathshala will continue during the period between now and Mahavir Jayanti celebrations. This is to ensure that our children continue their learning of Jain religion in parallel to Mahavir Jayanti preparations and practices. There are still some exceptions, though. Please see the Pathshala Corner for complete information.
Mahavir Jayanti Puja Thali Competition
We are excited to announce our very first Puja Thali Competition.
Refer to the email sent out recently providing more details and the strict rules to be followed by participants. Deadline to register is April 10th.
Please contact Mrs. Nisha Mehta @ 919-303-4456 if you have any questions.
JSCNC rents an after-school facility off Morrisville Pkwy., which charges a nominal rental fee for holding these Pathshalas. Based on this and a few other factors, the committee has calculated the Pathshala fees for this year to be $60 in total per child.
If you haven’t already sent in your payment, please mail the check to our Treasurer ASAP at the following address:
2004 Mountain Ct
Apex, NC 27502
Please make the check payable to “JSCNC” and write your child(ren)’s name in the memo. For example, "Child1, Child2".
Day/Time - Saturdays 9:30am to 11:30am every week
Place - Pravinbhai and Artiben Shah's residence
509 Carriage Woods Circle
Raleigh, NC 27607
Please contact Pravinbhai at 919-859-4994 for the latest information.
Day/Time - Tuesdays, 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM every week
Place - Lataben and Ramnikbhai Zota's residence
604 Tranquil Sound Dr,
Cary, NC 27519
Please contact Harshadbhai Shah at (919) 341 8894 or Dr. Ramnikbhai Zota at (919) 467 2186 for the latest information.
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 email@example.com 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:
Mahavir Jayanti Program Practice
Pathshala will continue during the period between now and Mahavir Jayanti celebrations. This is to ensure that our children continue their learning of Jain religion in parallel to Mahavir Jayanti preparations and practices. There are still some exceptions, which should have already been communicated by the Pathshala teachers. In short, the first Sundays Pathshala in March and April will be utilized for practices, and as such there will be no Pathshala on those days.
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.
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Your support is greatly appreciated.