A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina
509 Carriage Woods Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 U.S.A.
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2018 Executive Committee
Please note we will not have our monthly meeting this month.
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 22nd, in celebrating this auspicious occasion.
Wishing all participants the best of luck, and looking forward to a great event.
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Note: We will not have our monthly meeting this month.
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
No Monthly Meeting
In April 2018
Next Monthly Meeting
April 2018 Monthly Meeting
Please note that the April monthly meeting has been cancelled because it was just a week before the Mahavir Jayanti Program.
Mahavir Jayanti Celebration
This month, and specifically on April 22nd, 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 - 3:45pm
Puja program conducted by Jain Youth
Ashtaprakari Puja, Swapna Darshan, Shanti Kalash, Arti & Mangal Divo
4:15 - 6:30pm
Cultural Program presented by Jain Youth
7:00 - 8:30pm
Dinner sponsored by Jain members of Hindu Society of North Carolina
Mahavir Jayanti Program Volunteering
There are several categories available -- Audio/Video, Food serving & Kitchen cleanup, and Hall arrangement. You can sign-up for opportunities using the link below:
Mahavir Jayanti Program Rehearsal
The rehearsal for MJ program will be held on Thursday April 19th at 6pm at the Hindu Center Main Hall.
Mahavir Jayanti Ghauli Competition
Refer to the email sent out recently providing more details and the strict rules to be followed by participants. Please contact Mrs. Sejal Shah @919-609-0034 if you have any questions
Mahavir Jayanti Program Sponsors
The following sponsorship opportunities are available for the MJ program. Please contact Mr. Pratyush Mehta or Mr. Bhairav Shah if you are interested.
We greatly appreciate your support and contributions.
Amish & Nina Shah
Mayurbhai and Ritaben Lodaya
Jagdishbhai and Naliniben Shah
Induben and Maheshbhai Varia
Ramesh & Pragna Shah
Hall Rental & Cleanup
Hall Rental & Cleanup
Late Dr. Sampat Jain & Sumitra Jain
Children goodie bags
Rekhaben Lalit Banker
MJ Snacks & Tea
Triangle Jain Group
Shantibhai Mehta & Family
The Learning Experiences
Apex, Cary & Holly Springs
* - Amounts are approximate - Sponsors have pledged full amount based on actual cost
Reminder that we have introduced a new process to request reimbursement for eligible expenses.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information to request a reimbursement:
Pathshala Fees for Calendar Year 2018
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 2018 to be $75 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:
Please make the check payable to “JSCNC” and write your child(ren)’s name in the memo. For example, "Child1, Child2".
Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
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, Mr. Ajay Shah @ (919) 601-2624 for any questions / details.
March Monthly Meeting Lunch
Please take a moment to thank the following individuals for volunteering and/or sponsoring food items for the March monthly meeting lunch.
Food Table Host: Hetal Lahade
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, Ajay Shah, for any clarifications or concerns.
Schedule change owing to Mahavir Jayanti Practice/Program
As communicated earlier, there will be no Pathshala in the month of April.
The first and third Sundays ( April 1st and April 15th) will be devoted to Mahavir Jayanti practices. The following Sunday ( April 22nd) is the day of the Mahavir Jayanti celebration program.
2018 Pathshala Registration & Dues
Please refer to the announcements for more information on the 2018 pathshala registration and dues.
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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