JSCNC Newsletter

A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina

509 Carriage Woods Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 U.S.A.

http://www.jscnc.org

A tax-exempt, non-profit religious organization. Federal Tax-exempt ID (USA): 56-1305715

Jul 2018

2018 Executive Committee

President

Mr. Bhairav Shah

(919) 845-9593

bhairavshah@gmail.com

Vice President

Mrs. Minal Shah

(917) 657-7536

minalnc@yahoo.com

Treasurer

Mrs. Jaynita Shah

(919) 889-2782

janita1030@gmail.com 

Secretary

Mr. Ketan Mota

(919) 632-8726

ketanshah207@gmail.com

Food Coordinator

Mr. Ajay Shah

(919) 601-2624

ajay.r.shah@gmail.com 

Jain Pathshala

Director

Mrs. Rita Lodaya

(919) 240-5564

ritalodaya@yahoo.com

Youth/Outreach

Director

Mrs. Avani Doshi

(704) 962-5329

kidoctor@gmail.com

Youth Coordinators / Pathshala Teachers

Mrs. Rita Lodaya

(919) 240-5564

ritalodaya@yahoo.com

Mrs. Neha Mehta

(919) 454-7447

nehamehta73@gmail.com

Mrs. Sejal Shah

(919) 845-9593

sejal2003@gmail.com

Mrs. Shweta Shah

(919) 678-9475

forshweta.shah@gmail.com

JAINA

Directors

Hindu Center

Liaison

Mr. Pravin Shah

(919) 859-4994

education@jaina.org

Mr. Bhairav Shah

(919) 845-9593

bhairavshah@gmail.com

Mr. Harshad Shah

(919) 341-8894

Special Projects

Special Projects

Board Advisor

Mr. Kamlesh Shah

Religious Programs

Mr. Pravin Shah

Mr. Paresh Gondalia

Adopt-A-Highway

Mr. Pritesh Shah

Annual Camp

Mr. Kamlesh Shah

Editor’s Corner

Jai Jinendra,

 

For those of you who attended the Father’s Day Picnic, I hope you had a great time!

Enjoy the summer!

Regards,

Ketan Mota

(Secretary, JSCNC)

Inside This Issue

  1. Monthly Meeting
  2. Announcements
  3. Upcoming Activities
  4. Food Table Corner
  5. Pathshala Corner
  6. Supporting our Center

1. Monthly Meeting

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, Mr. Ajay Shah, 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

10:45 am

Prayer/Stavans

11:00 am

Administrative/Committee Announcements

11:15 am

Adult Discourse/Discussion

12:30 pm

Item(s) / Presentation(s) by Pathshala children

12:45 pm

Aarti

01:00 pm

Lunch

Pathshala Format

10:45 am

Kids drop-off to Pathshala location

11:00 am

Pathshala starts

12:15 pm (3rd Sunday)

Pathshala ends and pickup

12:30 pm (1st Sunday)

Pathshala ends and pickup

Next Monthly Meeting

Sunday, Jul 15

Discourse Topic

“Atma Siddhi Shastra”

Speaker

“Dr. Ramnikbhai Zota”

2. Announcements

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.

Picnic Pictures

Scholar Visits

Three scholars - Panditji Sanjeevji Godha, Shastriji Vipinji Jain and Saman Shrutpragyaji visited us last month. Please find the pictures from those sessions using the link below.  Thanks again to Harshadbhai for providing them.

Panditji Sanjeevji Godha Pictures

Shastriji Vipinji Jain Pictures

We thank Pareshbhai for co-ordinating the scholar schedules, Indiraben and Kishorebhai for hosting Panditji Sanjeevji and Shastriji Vipinji and the families who hosted these scholars for lunches and dinners. Thanks again to Harshadbhai for sponsoring the HSNC learning center room rentals.

Saman Shrutpragyaji Pictures

Thanks also to Triangle Jain Group for  sponsoring, Vigyan and Priyanka Luhadia for hosting first day and Vipresh and Ritu Jain for hosting the second day of  Saman Shrutpragyaji sessions.  

YJA Convention 2018

Every two years, YJA brings together hundreds of Jains from across the country to learn together and build long-lasting friendships. With thought-provoking speakers, engaging social events, and numerous networking opportunities, this year’s YJA Convention was scheduled from July 5th thru 8th in Chicago.          

We had several youth attending this event from our center. Their names are:

Salauni Shah

Manav Shah

Vishal Shah

Daksh Mota

Avni Shah

Payal Mehta

Mihir Shah

Parsh Shah

Kush Shah

Naimi Pothiwala

Ainesh Jain

Ryan Shah

Hetali Lodaya

Fall Camp Lalit

Mark your calendars for the annual camp this Fall.

Topic: “Password for real happiness

Dates: Sept 29 & 30, 2018

Timings: Start at 8 AM on Sep 29, finish around 6 PM on Sep 30

Location: Umstead State Park, Camp Laphio, Raleigh NC

Camp Guest: Samani Kanchan Pragya  &  Samani Pranav Pragya (Their Biography)

Please plan to stay at the camp Saturday night on Sep 29 for fun programs for youth and adults. Registration and other details will be sent out later via email.

Reimbursement Process

Reminder that we have  introduced a new process to request reimbursement for eligible expenses.

Please send an email to treasurer.jscnc@gmail.com with the following information to request a reimbursement:

3. Upcoming Activities

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:

Event

Time

Location

Contact

Weekly Workshop (Saturdays)

9:30am

Pravinbhai’s Residence,

509 Carriage Woods Circle,

Raleigh, NC 27607

Mr. Pravinbhai Shah

(919) 859-4994

Weekly Swadhyay (Tuesdays)

5:15 pm

Zota Residence,

604 Tranquil Sound Dr,

Cary, NC 27519

Mr. Harshadbhai Shah

(919) 341-8894

Dr. Ramnik Zota

(919) 467 2186

Weekly Mahavir Puja (Saturdays)

10 am

HSNC Temple

Mrs. Rekhaben Banker

(919) 676-4548

Paryushan Parva

TBD

HSNC Temple

Mr. Bhairav Shah

(919) 845-9593

Paryushan Bhavana

TBD

HSNC Temple

Mr. Bhairav Shah

(919) 845-9593

4. Food Table Corner

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.

2018 Food Volunteers & Sponsors

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, Mr. Ajay Shah @ (919) 601-2624 for any questions / details.

Father’s Day Picnic - Food Volunteers and Sponsors

We thank our volunteers and food sponsor to make our Father's Day picnic successful.

Sponsors:

Prabhaben and Vasantbhai Sejpal

Fafda and Jalebi

Food Table Schedule

Food Table Team - please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments. Updates are highlighted in Yellow.

2018 Food Table Schedule

Note the Tithis shown in the table.  Please ensure proper rules are followed and contact the Food Coordinator, Ajay Shah, for any clarifications or concerns.

5. Pathshala Corner

Pathshala Time and Location

Location

Champion Learning Academy

106 Pheasant Wood Ct

Morrisville, NC 27560

Schedule

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

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 hetali.lodaya@yja.org

6. Supporting our Center

You can support our Center by:

  • Becoming a member if you are not already: Please print a form from our website using link below, complete it and mail it by following the instructions

JSCNC Membership Form

  • By making a generous donation for Education Fund,  Jiv Daya, Mahavir Jayanti or General donation.

Follow the link below to learn how to make a donation.

Donate to JSCNC

  • Shopping at smile.amazon.com and picking Jain Study Center of North Carolina as the charity organization to support. Use the following link to setup JSCNC as your charity and start shopping:

Support JSCNC with Amazon Smile

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Ketan Mota

(Secretary, JSCNC)