JSCNC Newsletter

Aug 2011

2011 Executive Committee

President

Mr. Pravin Shah

(919) 859-4994

education@jaina.org

Vice President

Mrs. Rekha Banker

(919) 676-4548

rekla78@gmail.com

Secretary

Mr. Anand Shah

(919) 678-9475

anand2.shah@gmail.com

Food Coordinator

Mr. Ajay Shah

(919) 655-5084

ajay.r.shah@gmail.com

Youth Coordinator

Mrs. Rita Lodaya

(919) 240-5564

ritalodaya@yahoo.com

Mrs. Sejal Shah

(919)845-9593

sejal2003@gmail.com

JAINA

Director

Hindu Center

Liaison

Mr. Pravin Shah

(919) 859-4994

education@jaina.org

Mrs. Rekha Banker

(919) 676-4548

rekla78@gmail.com

Mr. Harshad Shah

(919) 341 8894

Special

Projects

Special

Projects

Finance

Mr. Pratyush Mehta

Chapel Hill, NC

(919) 967-6270

Adopt-A-Highway

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,

The directory project is in full swing now. All the links have been sent for people who was listed in 2008 directory. Be on the lookout for emails on this topic. If you have any questions or trouble filling the details, please do not hesitate to contact me.

We are almost done testing the new Pay online feature via Paypal. I am going to make the links available on our website within the next week or so. This is yet another convenient feature allowing us to donate directly. We encourage you to use the online feature saving paper and checks. Once the links are published, you can start using them immediately.

Regards,

Anand  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)

Inside This Issue

  1. Monthly Meeting
  2. Announcements
  3. Upcoming Activities
  4. Pathshala Corner
  5. Recipe Corner
  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.

Prayer/Stavans

11:00 a.m.

Item(s) / presentation by Paathshala children

11:15 a.m.

Administrative/Committee activities

11:30 a.m.

Discourse/discussion

12:45 p.m.

Other Announcements

01:00 p.m.

Lunch

NEXT MONTHLY MEETING

Aug 21, 2011

Speaker

Shri Bhadrabahu Vijay Ji

Shri Bhadra Bahu Vijay Ji

Shri Bhadra Bahu Vijay Ji was born in October 1954 is a great Jain scholar knowing various languages like English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Sanskrit and Prakrit. He has written 20 and translated 50 books, and composed more than 200 bhajans and stavans. He became a monk at a tender age of 13 years and spent 32 years in the holy company of Acharya Bhadragupta Suriji. He is a currently in the academic field of Jainology.

2. Announcements

Paryushan Maha Parva 2011

Jain Study Center of North Carolina will observer Paryushan from Aug 20th - Aug 27th. Please note that these are different from traditional Paryushan dates [ Aug 25 - Sep 1]. There are a number of activities planned this year. Please consider taking advantage of as many activities as possible. Also, during this maha parva, we would like to send our good wishes to all those who are planning to do Tapasya. Do bring to our attention any tapasya by sending a quick email to Anand Shah (anand2.shah@gmail.com).

On this auspicious occasion of Paryushan, please consider donating generously towards Jiv Daya, Scholar Fund, Paathshala / children's activities or the General Fund.

Please make your tax-deductible donations payable to "Jain Study Center of North Carolina" or simply "JSCNC", and either hand them to any Committee Member, or mail them to the Treasurer at: Pratyush Mehta, 207 Forsyth Drive, Chapel Hill, 27517. Phone#: (919) 967-6270.

Date

Time

Host/Place

Event

Sunday Aug 14, 2011

9:30am - 11:30am

Mr. Pravin Shah’s residence

509 Carriage Woods, Raleigh, NC. Phone (919) 859-4994

Explanation of Pratikraman. This session will focus on explaining the meaning of various Paaths and Sutras. The session will be in multiple languages to accommodate everyone.

Fri Aug 19, 2011

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Mr. Pravin Shah’s residence

509 Carriage Woods, Raleigh, NC. Phone(919) 859-4994

Discourse by Shri Bhadrabahu Vijay Ji

(Topic to be announced)

Sat Aug 20, 2011

9:00am - 11:00am

NEW TIME

Hindu Bhavan Temple Hall

Puja on First Day of Paryushan.

There is another event scheduled at 11am. Please cooperate and wrap up the Puja by 11am sharp. 

Sat Aug 20, 2011

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Mr. Pravin Shah’s residence

509 Carriage Woods, Raleigh, NC. Phone(919) 859-4994

Discourse by Shri Bhadrabahu Vijay Ji

(Topic to be announced)

Sun Aug 21, 2011

10:45am - 1:00pm

Hindu Bhavan Temple Hall

Monthly meeting. This meeting will mainly focus on Discourse by Shri Bhadrabahu Vijay Ji.

Mon Aug 22, 2011

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Mr. Pravin Shah’s residence

509 Carriage Woods, Raleigh, NC. Phone(919) 859-4994

Discourse by Shri Bhadrabahu Vijay Ji

(Topic to be announced)

Fri Aug 26, 2011

7:30pm - 10:00pm

Hindu Bhavan Temple Hall

Bhavana

Sat Aug 27, 2011

10:00am - 1:30pm

Regular Time

Hindu Bhavan Temple Hall

Puja on Last Day of Paryushan.

Sat Aug 27, 2011

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Dr. Maheshbhai and Induben Varia

737 Pinehurst Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27517.

Phone#: (919) 929-6726

Samvatsari Pratikraman for adults - will start at 5:00 p.m. sharp. Please arrive 15 mins early.

English Pratikraman for children from 5:30 p.m. led by Pravinbhai Shah

Sun Aug 28, 2011

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Kiritbhai and Jyotiben Shah

511 Hickorywood Blvd., Cary, NC 27519.

Phone#: (919) 469-5158

Chindren’s Samayik - Stories from Kalpa Sutra (in English)

Thu Sep 1, 2011

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Arvindbhai and Arunaben Shah

8705 Stage Ford Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615.

Phone#: (919) 518-1112

Samvatsari Pratikraman (Traditional Calendar) for adults - will start at 5:00 p.m. sharp. Please arrive 15 mins early.

In addition to these activities, following daily events during the traditional Paryushan week are scheduled as follows:

Daily Pratikraman at 7pm sharp starting Aug 25

 

In Raleigh

Arvindbhai and Arunaben Shah

8705 Stage Ford Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615.

Phone#: (919) 518-1112

Daily Pratikraman at 7pm sharp starting Aug 25

In Cary

Kiritbhai and Jyotiben Shah

511 Hickorywood Blvd., Cary, NC 27519.

Phone#: (919) 469-5158

Daily reading at 8pm - 9:30pm of Uttradhyan Sutra by Dr. Ramnik Zota after Pratikraman at Kiritbhai’s place.

        


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.

Highlights:

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.

5. Recipe Corner

Submit your recipes to anand2.shah@gmail.com for featuring in the monthly newsletter. All recipes will be uploaded to www.jscnc.org Food Corner section as well. No recipes this month.

6. Supporting our center

You can support our Center by:

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Anand  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)