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
From the entire Executive Committee, we wish you all a belated Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak! May the new year bring joy and prosperity to you and your family.
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
9th Adhyay of Tattvartha Sutra”
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.
This tradition continued on October 14th under the leadership of Mr. Pritesh Shah and Mr. Bhairav Shah.
A few captured memories for this at the link below, courtesy of Mr. Harshadbhai Shah:
Diwali Jaap & October Monthly Meeting Pictures
Diwali Jaap was organized on Oct 19th. Please find the pictures from that event as well as from the Oct monthly meeting at the link below.
Thanks to Mr. Harshadbhai Shah for capturing and sharing these pictures.
JSCNC is a proud participant of Greater Triangle Area Crop Hunger Walk 2017. We had a good turnout - 25 members from our community participated in the walk. Donations from JSCNC community was $1600.
Here are some pictures from that event:
Pathshala Registration for Calendar Year 2018
We will soon start the pathshala registration for 2018. Please watch out for the email communication for more details on the registration process.
We are planning to put together an addendum for the 2016 JSCNC member directory that has been distributed this year. If you would like to provide any corrections / updates to your membership information published in the directory, please send that to Mr. Ketan Mota (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sunday Nov 12th, 2017. We will consolidate the updated information in a PDF document and distribute it to the community via this distribution group.
Please ensure that you provide all of the following information and point out which of the following pieces of data is being corrected/updated:
Updates received after Nov 12th deadline will not be included in the addendum.
Youth Bowling Activity
We have an upcoming bowling activity planned for our youth (any age) on Saturday November 18th at 5:00pm. After the activity we will have dinner somewhere nearby.
The event will be at AMF Pleasant Valley Bowlink, 5501 Commercial Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612.
Please RSVP by calling Mrs. Avani Doshi @ 704-962-5329.
2nd Jain Workshop
Jain Study Center of North Carolina and Jaina Education Committee jointly held a 3 day workshop for learning the “Fundamentals of Jainism and how to apply Jain principles in daily life” in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 6-8, 2017.
Forty eight (48) people from 13 different states and one person from Britain attended this workshop. About 60% attendees were less than 50 years old and several of them were born / raised in USA.
The workshop was moderated and presented by Pravin K Shah of Jaina Education Committee.
The workshop presentation (ppt) files can be downloaded from the following link. The link also contains prerequisite reading material files, which you can also download.
See the link below for pictures from that workshop:
A second Jain Workshop has now been organized with the following theme:
STRIKING A BALANCE: - EXAMINING Social, Cultural, and Spiritual environment that our youth face while growing up in North America
Date and Time
December 8, 2017 Friday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (includes Dinner)
December 9, 2017 Saturday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (includes Lunch, and Dinner)
December 10, 2017 Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (includes Lunch)
Sleep Inn – near Raleigh RDU Airport (4.0 miles from Airport)
Telephone 919 993 3393
Pravin K Shah - Jaina Education Committee and Jain eLibrary Project in-charge
The registration fee is $50.00 per person. It includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and workshop material. Please follow the link below to register and to make payment via Paypal or Credit card. The registration will be closed once the participant number reaches 40, or by November 20th, 2017.
Please refer to the email communication for more information. For any questions contact the following individuals.
(919) 609- 0034
Pravin K Shah
With the holiday season approaching, we would like to remind you that you can contribute to JSCNC just by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. Visit smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com and pick Jain Study Center of North Carolina as your designated charity. See the screenshot below.
Amazon will contribute a portion of the purchase price to JSCNC.
Note that there is no cost to you. So remember to visit smile.amazon.com every time you would like to shop at Amazon.
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.
October Monthly Meeting Lunch
We are grateful to Vasantbhai and Prabhaben Sejpal for sponsoring the October monthly meeting (Diwali) lunch.
Also thanks to Ushaben Doshi for serving as the host.
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 email@example.com
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Your support is greatly appreciated.