A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina
509 Carriage Woods Circle, Cary, NC 27513 U.S.A.
A tax-exempt, non-profit religious organization. Federal Tax-exempt ID (USA): 56-1305715
2020 Executive Committee
I wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope you were able to spend time with family and friends.
I would like to start our January newsletter with following words from the Dalai Lama:
“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self”
As we start our second year in a quest to be better than the last, we humbly seek your support. We will reach out where we need help and please feel free to tap on committee’s shoulder for any suggestions, guidance or feedback.
Looking forward to an eventful 2020!
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, Mr. Shashin 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
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
Sunday, January 19
Pathshala 2020 Registration
Pathshala registrations for 2020 have been closed and finalized. For those who are yet to pay the dues please do so by January 19. Our Pathshala teachers are volunteers who work extremely hard to build jain foundation in our children - we would like their energies focussed on education rather than following up on the dues. Thank you for your understanding.
How to pay?
Please make check payable to “JSCNC” and write your child(ren)’s name in the memo. For example, "Child1, Child2".
You can hand over the check to 1) Volunteers sitting during January 12 and 19 Pathshalas 2) Any committee member or 3) Mail them to our treasurer at the following address:
207 Forsyth Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
January monthly meeting
This month we will not have a discourse and focus on following topics:
Mahavir Jayanti 2020
We are planning out Mahavir Jayanti 2020 event. We have started communications around participant registration, volunteering, sponsorship etc. Below are the date and key folks who have come forward to take responsibility for this year:
Mahavir Jayanti date - Sunday, April 26, 2020
MJ overall coordinator - Shraddha Chheda
MJ cultural coordinator - Neha Kuruwa
Please keep an eye out for continued communication in the coming days.
Sponsorships for 2020
To plan for 2020 and streamline our execution, this year we are seeking to complete all our sponsorships asks in one go. Below please find a list of events open for your sponsorships this year.
We are extremely grateful for your support in the past and in looking forward to it this year as well
Please reach out to any committee member to pledge your contribution.
MJ snacks and Tea
Participant appreciation gift
Father’s Day picnic
Mother’s Day lunch
Lunch (2 occasions)
$600 each occasion
Breakfast (2 occasions)
$400 each occasion
* note - all amounts are best estimates we have from previous year, actual amounts may be a little different
JSCNC appreciates your contribution/donation in support of the center's activities for the year 2019. The tax receipt for donations made to JSCNC over $250 (per IRS guidelines), will be distributed by Pratyush Mehta in the January 2020 meeting.
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. 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.
We are looking for volunteers for the food table this year - for cooking, hosting the lunches and cash donations. Please contact our food coordinator, Mr. Shashin Chheda @ (617) 314-3428 for any questions / details.
2020 Food Table Schedule
Food Table Team - please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments.
Note the Tithis shown in the table. Please ensure proper rules are followed and contact the Food Coordinator Shashin Chheda for clarifications or concerns.
Recognizing Volunteers for our December monthly meeting lunch
Please take a moment to thank the following individuals for volunteering and/or sponsoring food items for the monthly meeting lunch. Thank you!
Food Table Host: Indiraben Mehta
Cash donors toward food table ($150):
Artiben & Pravinbhai Shah
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.
You can support our center by:
On behalf of JSCNC committee,