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
We had a record turnout at Camp Lalit this year with great participation!
The Camp was made possible by the hard work of numerous volunteers, led by the ever exceptional Kamleshbhai Shah. Kudos to Kamleshbhai and his team in helping make this camp a fun and enjoyable event.
Also a special shout out to our sponsors in making this event possible and successful, THANK YOU!
We have the Highway cleanup and Crop Walk coming up this month - details in the Announcement section below.
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
Sunday, Oct 20
Atma Siddhi Shastra Swadhyay
Dr. Ramnik Zota
Camp Lalit was another success this year. Under Kamleshbhai’s leadership, everything went smoothly as expected - even with the record heat!!. Our food coordinator, Rajan Chheda along with Ajaybhai Shah assisted with food planning and worked very hard all the way through the end of the camp.
We were also fortunate to have Samani Malay Pragyaji & Samani Neeti Pragyaji, who led us in several discourses, with the theme “I am the creator of my own destiny.'' Their sessions around Jain philosophy as well as how to keep our mind and body fit with meditation and exercises is something to practice everyday. We would like to thank Sunil and Sunita Anchaliya for hosting the Samanijis during their entire stay. In terms of talk, also we would like to recognize the Anxiety Mithyatva discussion lead by Dr. Induben Varia - it went so much hand in hand with the theme of the camp.
We are very grateful to our sponsors, Harshadbhai Shah for sponsoring the Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Pankeshbhai Mehta and family for sponsoring the Sunday lunch.
A host of volunteers and helped and lead host of activities resulting in seamless execution. A big thanks for tireless efforts in the kitchen, in the hall, and keeping the kids occupied while the rest of us could enjoy the discourses. Our volunteers and sponsors are community pillars who deliver our events so nicely for everyone.
Pareshbhai Gondalia, Anandbhai Shah, Kamlesh bai shah and few others helped with chronicling this event - memories that we’ll enjoy for years to come. Please follow the link below to view some of the pictures and videos. Also, the folder contains clips of exercises shown by Samaniji.
Further reading: Below are some links to educational material from Samaniji Malay Pragyaji.
Highway Cleanup on October 12
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.
We will continue this tradition at the upcoming Fall cleanup this October 12th. This is a fun activity for children and adults, and shows our commitment to the community.
9 AM on Saturday, October 12th
Neomonde Restaurant on Route 54
10235 Chapel Hill Road (Hwy. 54), Morrisville, NC 27560
Contact & RSVP
Priteshbhai at (919) 609-6301 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP Priteshbhai by Friday October 11
Crop Walk on October 27
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 . In 2018, we had about 50+ walkers from the JSCNC team, and our members donated $2,934 out of total $45,000+ donation received towards this great cause. In addition, the JSCNC team is very well respected by CWS (Church World Service) for our volunteering and fiscal management of the walk since 2008. Our Kids helps us manage Finance on walk day, and they love to do that again and again.
This year, JSCNC's goal is $3000.00. We have already collected $768.00. Most of the donation is used for various programs like providing water for irrigation, and other similar projects to become self sufficient and end hunger. You can choose to donate even if you are not able to participate in the walk.
See details below the details of Walk:
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Historic Pullen Park
520 Ashe Ave
Raleigh, NC 27606
3.1 mile & 1 mile options
Ajay Shah at (919) 601-2624 or via email at email@example.com
Donation by Check or Cash
Write a check in favor of CWS/CROP.
In Memo please write Greater Triangle Crop Hunger Walk 2019
Diwali Jaap on October 28
As in past years, we will commemorate the memory of Mahavir Swami with Jaap program. Please see details below:
Monday, October 28
HSNC - LC Room 1
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:
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.
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 September monthly meeting lunch
Please take a moment to thank the following individuals for volunteering and/or sponsoring food items for the September monthly meeting lunch. Thank you!
September Food Table Host: Rekhaben Banker
September Food Volunteers:
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
Ishita & Amit Pothiwala
Indu & Mahesh Varia
Dimpi & Shashin Chheda
Sachin Solkhan & Swati Shikhare
Nirupa & Deepak Parekh
Indira & Mahendra Doshi
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.
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