JSCNC Newsletter

Jan 2012

2012 Executive Committee


Mr. Kamlesh Shah

(919) 270-5111


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,

On behalf of Executive Committee, I wanted to wish everyone A Happy New Year. I hope everyone had an opportunity to slow down and spend some time with their family and loved ones.

I look forward to bring our regular monthly feature to everyone. If you have any ideas for changes to the newsletter for 2012, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Anand  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)

Inside This Issue

  1. Message from our President
  2. Monthly Meeting
  3. Announcements
  4. Upcoming Activities
  5. Pathshala Corner
  6. How to Support Jain Study Center of NC

1. Message from our President

We are pleased to announce the new committee under the leadership of Mr. Kamlesh Shah. Following is a message from Mr. Kamlesh Shah:

Jai Jinendra,

As we embark on 2012 with our first monthly meeting on Jan 15th, I wanted to welcome you all to 2012 and wish you and family a very happy new year !


This is also a time for new 2012 committee to thank outgoing committee for fantastic 2011 and all the hard work they put in to raise the bar for us and we hope and expect to meet that challenge.  Many thanks to Pravin Bhai, Rekha Ben Banker, Anand Shah, Ajay Bhai Shah, Sejal Shah, Rita Ben Lodaya for a job well done in 2011. I also want to thank our extended committee specially Pratyush Mehta, Kirit Bhai Shah and Harshad Bhai Shah for their continued leadership and support of this community which goes over and above the call of duty as always. Many thanks to special projects leads Pritesh Shah for highway clean-up and other projects he drives diligentally. I also like to thank our speakers shri Mahesh Bhai Varia and Shri Ramnik Zota for their ongoing support in keeping the knowledge base current for all of us. Last but not least, special thank to our youth leaders from the community for their continued involvement and support.


Finally many thanks to you, the community at large for your ongoing support and commitment to the cause of JSCNC with generous donations and response to call for action in time of need !


As we began 2012 journey, we were hit by somber news with Dr. Zota and family, that touched all our hearts. We wish peace for the entire Zota-Stull family.


Jain Study Center has been built on the foundation of education and cooperation with the greater community while carrying the flag and message of Jainism to the best of our abilities. Many projects that we do as a group reflect our strength and commitment with our involvement in local community, HSNC, JAINA and various other groups, but also with our willingness to jump in and help out no matter where the need is in the world. I wish to congratulate you all on this achievement, especially given the size of our community, and wish to receive your continued support in 2012.


Thanks again and Jai Jinendra !”

Kamlesh Shah

2. 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.


Jan 15

Discourse Topic

Chaud Gunasthanak
(Mixed languages: English/Hindi/Gujarati)


Mr. Pravin K. Shah

3. Announcements

Membership Directories

Membership directories for all members residing outside RTP area were mailed. If you live ourside of RTP area, are a member and have not received your directory, please send Anand Shah an email. All local members are encouraged to pick up their copy of membership directory. The postage costs are substantial (almost the same cost as printing cost) so we encourage all the local members to pick up their copy in person. The directories are available for pick-up during any of the monthly meetings or any planned JSCNC events during the year. You can also have a friend pick it up for you if you are not a regular attendee.

4. Upcoming Activities

Ths JSCNC 2011 calendar is now 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. With the help of Mrs. Jyoti Kirit Shah, all the tithis (Lunar Days) are also posted on the online calendar.

5. 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.

6. Supporting our center

You can support our Center by:

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Anand  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)