JSCNC Newsletter

Sep 2011

2011 Executive Committee


Mr. Pravin Shah

(919) 859-4994


Vice President

Mrs. Rekha Banker

(919) 676-4548



Mr. Anand Shah

(919) 678-9475


Food Coordinator

Mr. Ajay Shah

(919) 655-5084


Youth Coordinator

Mrs. Rita Lodaya

(919) 240-5564


Mrs. Sejal Shah





Hindu Center


Mr. Pravin Shah

(919) 859-4994


Mrs. Rekha Banker

(919) 676-4548


Mr. Harshad Shah

(919) 341 8894






Mr. Pratyush Mehta

Chapel Hill, NC

(919) 967-6270


Mr. Pritesh Shah

Raleigh, NC

(919) 786-1377

Annual Camp

Mr. Kamlesh Shah

Cary, NC

(919) 270-5111

Religious Programs

Mr. Pravin Shah

Mr. Kirit Shah

Editor’s Corner

Jai Jinendra,

A huge THANKS to everyone for completing their directory details. We compiled details of 210 families. Online collaboration tools were very helpful and made the entire process automated. We now have the most up-to-date and comprehensive listing of JAINS in and around the triangle area. Several email reminders were sent out and the registration period was extended multiple times to accommodate everyone. If you still haven’t updated your email listing, or are new to the community and missed the original reminders, please let me know. After Sep 21st, we will not be able to accommodate any requests since the directory will be sent out for printing.

The online donation option via Paypal is now published on the website. This is yet another convenient feature allowing us to donate directly using any major credit card. We encourage you to use the online feature saving paper and checks.


Anand  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)

Inside This Issue

  1. Monthly Meeting
  2. Announcements
  3. Upcoming Activities
  4. Pathshala Corner
  5. Tithis( Lunar Day)
  6. How to Support Jain Study Center of NC

1. Monthly Meeting

The community holds its monthly meetings at the Hindu Temple in Morrisville, NC.

We invite everyone to attend the monthly meetings. Please inform our Food Coordinator, Mr. Ajay Shah for planning purposes if you are planning to attend.

Monthly Meeting Format

10:45 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Item(s) / presentation by Paathshala children

11:15 a.m.

Administrative/Committee activities

11:30 a.m.


12:45 p.m.

Other Announcements

01:00 p.m.



Sep 18, 2011

Speaker: Mr. Pravin K. Shah

Topic: Application of Jainism in Daily Life

(Bring your questions/situations to the meeting)

2. Announcements

JSCNC Directory 2011 Project

The 2011 executive committee is pleased to announce publication of our community directory this year. The directory layout will be identical to the latest English Pratikraman Book [5.5" x 8.5"]. It will be spiral bound, on good quality paper and will be in full color. The entire project is estimated to cost approximately $1,200 with a goal to print 300 copies. This is an excellent opportunity for local businesses and professionals to reach the JAIN community in triangle in addition to showing your support for JSCNC.

Following is the Advertisement rate schedule:




Sponsor (4 sponsorships available; you can purchase multiple slots too.)

All four slots have been claimed. Thank you for your support.

Sponsors listed on title page (inside).

One free full page for ad


Full page

Inside pages after the directory listings


Half page

Inside pages after the directory listings


Quarter page

Inside pages after the directory listings


If you would like to sponsor or advertise, please contact Mr. Harshad Shah (harshad39@yahoo.com, (H): 919-341-8894  (M): 828-443-0768) or any of the committee members.

We always welcome ideas about content inside the directory. A couple of enthusiastic volunteers have already come forward and we can always use some more. Please contact Anand Shah (anand2.shah@gmail.com or 919 909 8199) with any suggestions you may have.

JSCNC Annual Camp - “Camp Lalit”

When: October 1, 2011 (Sat) 8:30 AM. -- October 2, 2011 (Sun) 1:30 p.m.

Where: Camp Crabtree, Umstead Park, Raleigh.

Guest Speaker: Honorable Shri Shrutpragya Swami Ji

Cost: The charges will be $55 for families and $20 for individuals.

Registration: Please note that the DEADLINE to REGISTER for this Camp was Suday, Sep 11. We thank everyone who registered by the requested deadline which will allow the Camp Committee sufficient time for planning.

To allow broad participation and so that everyone can take full benefit of Swami Ji’s discourse and camp activities, the deadline has been extended to Thursday Sep 15. Please visit www.jscnc.org and click ‘Annual Camp’.
[Direct link:
http://www.jscnc.org/events/Camp2011.php. ] Follow three easy steps to register. 

If you have already registered, please make sure to send your payment. You can pay online or send your check. Instructions are on

the ‘Annual Camp’ page.

Swadhyay with Shri Shrutpragya Swami Ji

Swamiji will be here for the annual camp, and we are delighted to inform the community that in addition to the sessions during the camp, there will be evening Swadhyay at Mr. Kirit and Jyoti Shah’s residence.

When: Friday 9/30, Mon 10/3 and Tue 10/4. 8pm - 9:30pm every day.

Where: Mr. Kirit and Jyoti Shah’s residence. 511 Hickorywood Blvd, Cary, NC 27519. Phone: 919 469 5158.

3. Upcoming Activities

Ths JSCNC 2011 calendar is now online. Please visit http://www.jscnc.org/cal.php  The calendar has the most up-to-date listing of all confirmed activities for the year.


4. Paathshala Corner

JSCNC Pathshala serves our young kids to instill spiritual development, self-awareness and promote Jain identity in individuals, based on the principles of Jainism. The teachers pay special attention to the needs of young and older groups and have structured curriculum as such.


The Paathshala classes take place every first Sunday of the month from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Hindu Temple Cultural Hall AND on 3rd Sundays during the monthly meeting. If you plan to attend and/or need more information, please call Mrs. Rita Lodaya or Mrs. Sejal Shah. Paathshala e-mail address is JSCNCpathshala@yahoo.com.

We would like to commend all the kids who actively participated in the celebration of Paryushan this year:

We would also like to thank Jyotiben Kirit Shah for hosting a special Samayik for children who enjoyed listening to her interactive narration of Mahavir Swami’s previous lives. The committee would like extend special thanks to Pathshala teachers (Mrs. Rita Lodaya and Mrs. Sejal Shah) for organizing children’s presentations during last meeting.

5. Tithis (Lunar Day)

Bhadarvo vad 8 - 9/21/11

Bhadarvo vad 14 - 9/26/11

Aaso sud 5 - 10/1/11

Aaso sud 8 - 10/4/11  Aayambil Oli starts

Aaso sud 14 - 10/11/11

Aaso sud 15 - 10/12/11 Last day of Oli

Aaso vad 8 - 10/20/11

Aaso vad 14 - 10/25/11

Aaso vad 30 - 10/26/11  Diwali

Kartak sud 1 - 10/27/11 New Year day

Kartak sud 5 - 10/31/11 Gyan Pancham

6. Supporting our center

You can support our Center by:

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Anand  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)