JSCNC Newsletter

A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina

509 Carriage Woods Circle, Cary, NC 27513 U.S.A.

http://www.jscnc.org

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

NOV 2019

2019 Executive Committee

President

Mr. Ritesh Salot

(704) 737-0107

salotritesh@yahoo.co.in

Vice President

Mr. Shashin Chheda

(617) 314-3428

shashin_chheda@yahoo.com

Treasurer

Mr. Pratyush Mehta

(919) 260-5156

pratheemit@yahoo.com

Secretary

Mr. Kalpesh Parekh

(919) 798-9006

kalparekh@gmail.com

Food Coordinator

Mr. Rajan Chheda

(978) 408-7284

raj.chheda@gmail.com

Jain Pathshala

Director

Mrs. Sejal Shah

(919) 845-9593

sejal2003@gmail.com

Youth/Outreach

Director

Mr. Ketan Kuruwa

(210) 602-1397

ketan.kuruwa@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

Mrs. Purvi Shah

(919) 522-0747

purviketan@gmail.com

JAINA

Directors

Hindu Center

Liaison

Mr. Pravin Shah

(919) 859-4994

education@jaina.org

Mr. Ritesh Salot

(704) 737-0107

salotritesh@yahoo.co.in

Mr. Harshad Shah

(919) 341-8894

Special Projects

Special Projects

Board Advisor

Mr. Bhairav 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,

 

       From the entire Executive Committee, we wish you all a Happy Diwali and Nutan Varsh Abhinandan! May the new year bring joy and prosperity to you and your family.

Note: We have a food can drive going on at pathshala - details in the “Pathshala Corner”. Please donate as much as possible.

Warm regards,

Kalpesh Parekh

(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. Rajan Chheda, 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, Nov 17

Discourse Topic

Atma Siddhi Shastra Swadhyay Continuation

Speaker

Dr. Ramnik Zota

2. Announcements

Highway Cleanup

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 the 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.

Our tradition continued this October with enthusiastic volunteers lead by Pritesh Shah!  A few captured memories in this link: Highway cleanup 2019 pictures

Crop Walk

JSCNC is a proud participant and one of the sponsors of Greater Triangle Area Crop Hunger Walk 2019​.

The JSCNC team, led by Mr. Ajay and Mrs. Jayshree Shah, has been participating since 2008 . This year We had about 50+ walkers from the JSCNC team, and our members donated over $2100 towards this great cause. 

Here is a very nice video made by Rajen bhai Doshi around this years event, enjoy and get inspired!

JSCNC crop walk 2019 video

Also, some pictures here: Crop Walk 2019 pictures

Diwali Jaap on October 28

As in past years, we commemorated the memory of Mahavir Swami this Diwali with Jaap program. Some pictures to share: Diwali Jaap 2019 pictures

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)

9:30 am

Pravinbhai’s Residence,

509 Carriage Woods Circle,

Cary, NC 27513

Mr. Pravinbhai Shah

(919) 859-4994

Weekly Swadhyay (Tuesdays)

4 pm

HSNC Temple Library

Dr. Ramnik Zota

(919) 467 2186

Weekly Mahavir Puja (Saturdays)

10 am

HSNC Temple

Mrs. Rekhaben Banker

(919) 676-4548

4. Food Table Corner

A reminder that we have taken on an initiative around meeting lunches going forward - For leftovers we have two options:

Option 1: The person responsible for a particular dish takes leftovers back home

Option 2: We will collect the leftovers and deliver it to NCSU students

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. 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.

Please contact our food coordinator, Mr. Rajan Chheda @ (978) 408-7284  for any questions / details.

Updated Food Table Schedule

Food Table Team - please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments.

Food Table Schedule for 2019

Note the Tithis shown in the table.  Please ensure proper rules are followed and contact the Food Coordinator Rajan Chheda for clarifications or concerns.

Recognizing Volunteers for our October monthly meeting lunch

Please take a moment to thank the following individuals for volunteering and/or sponsoring food items for the October monthly meeting lunch. Thank you!

        October Food Table Host: Aartiben Shah

October Food Volunteers:

Neha Mehta

Mira Shah

Harsha Shah

Toral Shah

Reena Parekh

Jasmin Nishar

Tejal Lalan

Avani Doshi

Naliniben Shah

Sonal Shah

Cash donors  toward food table ($150) :

Neha & Ketan Kuruwa

Pragna & Ramesh Shah

Rupande & Paresh Gondalia

Shraddha & Rajan Chheda

Harsha & Umesh Shah

Aruna & Arvind Shah

Prabha & Vasant Sejpal

Vijay Vora

Ishita & Amit Pothiwala

Indu & Mahesh Varia

Dimpi & Shashin Chheda

Sachin Solkhan & Swati Shikhare

Nirupa & Deepak Parekh

Indira & Mahendra Doshi

5. Pathshala Corner

Food Can Drive

As mentioned in the last Jain meeting please bring food cans (at least one a person) on Nov 17th to donate.

Mahavir Group of pathshala kids are leading this project - great job!

Pathshala Registration for 2020

Pathshala registrations for upcoming year will start soon. We will send out details in a separate email - stay tuned!

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:

Thank you!

On behalf of JSCNC committee,

Kalpesh Parekh

(Secretary, JSCNC)