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
2019 Executive Committee
It’s time again to begin preparations for our biggest event this year, Mahavir Jayanti program 2019!
We are looking for Donation Pledges and Volunteer Pledges to make this auspicious occasion a success.
For more details please read below and keep an eye out for announcements in emails and meetings.
As always we look for your continued support and guidance.
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. 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
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
Mahavir Jayanti 2019
Mahavir Jayanti is one of the largest events sponsored by JSCNC, is open to everyone, and demonstrates the unity and generosity of the JAIN community. Last year’s event attracted a record turnout of approximately 450 participants, volunteers and guests!
Mark your calendars for 2019 Mahavir Jayanti program:
TBD (Choreographers and Coordinators will be notified directly)
Mandatory Choreographers/Coordinators Meeting
Mandatory Stage Rehearsal
HSNC Cultural Hall
Sunday May 5 @ 1:30pm
HSNC Cultural Hall
Sunday May 5 @ 3:45pm
Mahavir Jayanti Cultural Program
HSNC Cultural Hall
We are glad to have:
Mr. Pratyush Mehta serve again as the overall MJ Celebrations Coordinator!
Mrs. Neha Kuruwa serve again as MJ Cultural / Stage Program Coordinator!...Thank you both for taking up this task.
Message from Neha Kuruwa & Pratyush Mehta:
We are excited to kick off the cultural program for 2019 Mahavir Jayanti. The format for this year is different than the last year. This year we are registering choreographers, skit directors and participants.
We will be sending out the registration link for participants and choreographers and we will be grouping the choreographers with the respective age groups. The minimum age for participation is 4 years old as of Jan. 1, 2019.
Choreographers, please mention your comfortable age ranges when signing up so we can try to accommodate your preferences.
Please look out for registration email in the next few days.
Taking part in the stage program is not the only way to participate/support. We are looking for volunteers and donation pledges alike to help in many other ways. As we get the preparations kick-started, your support is what really makes this program success. Here are some ways you can help:
Major Sponsorship opportunities
The following sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Mr. Pratyush Mehta or Mr. Ritesh Salot if you are interested.
Children goodie bags
MJ Snacks & Tea
Heena and Pratyush Mehta
Chapel Hill, NC
* - Amounts are approximate - Sponsors have pledged full amount based on actual cost
Diaper Bank Event -
We had about 5 families participates from JSCNC along with other volunteer groups. It was wonderful to see everybody work together so well as a team. In two hours, we managed to help over 200 babies get the supplies they need for healthy beginnings to their lives!..BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS!
Here are some pictures - Diaper Bank 2019 Pictures
Social Media Update -
We are working diligently on launching the initial social media presence on Facebook by the March monthly meeting. Ishan Shah has come forward to lead this effort. Mihir Shah, Kunal Lodaya and Hetali Lodaya are advising us along with YJA PR Director – Sanjana Jhaveri. We’re looking forward to getting your support in taking JSCNC social online!
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. 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. Rajan Chheda @ (978) 408-7284 for any questions / details.
January Monthly Meeting Lunch
Please take a moment to thank the following individuals for volunteering and/or sponsoring food items for the January monthly meeting lunch. Thank you!
Food Table Host: Mrs. 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 Rajan Chheda for 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
You can support our Center by:
Thank you again for your support.