JSCNC Newsletter

Nov 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,

On behalf of the entire JSCNC committee, I would like to wish the the entire Jain Sangh a very Happy New Year. May the new year bring health and happiness.

The 2011 Membership Directories are out for printing. We expect the directories back from the printer by the end of the Nov and hope to get it out to everyone in Dec or early Jan.

There are a number of important announcements so please read this newsletter carefully.


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.



Nov 20, 2011

Speaker: Mr. Pravin K. Shah


Jain Geography

(audiovisual presentation)

Please note: Due to Hindu Center 25th Anniversary Celebrations, the monthly meeting for Dec. that was originally scheduled for Dec 18th, has now been tentatively rescheduled for Dec 11th. Please mark your calendars and save the date. We are coordinating with HSNC and as soon we have a confirmation for the hall, notifications will be sent out.

2. Announcements

JSCNC Directory Project (Update)

The directory is out to the printer now. We expect the directories back by end of Nov and they will be distributed to the members in Dec/Jan. On behalf of the JSCNC 2011 Committee, I would like to once again, THANK all the sponsors and advertisers for their gracious support. This is a great way to support JSCNC.

Food Bank Activity by Pathshala Kids

Who: Pathshala students ages 5 and above

Where: Food Bank of Eastern NC (Durham)

708 Gilbert Street, Durham, NC 27701

When: 3rd December, Saturday, 9-12 AM


To help with this Food Drive, during the upcoming Jain Meeting on 11/20 we are going to have a food drive to bring over to the food bank. Bins will be set-up near the entrance. Bring as many non-perishable food items, or anything else on the list below as you can that day. Here is a link to the Most Needed Items (vegetarian stuff only).


If you plan to attend, please RSVP to jscncpathshala@yahoo.com as soon as possible (latest by November 20)

Any questions, please eMail Kunal Lodaya at kloday88@gmail.com.

HSNC 25th Anniversary Celebrations

In celebration of completing 25 years, the Hindu Center of NC is has planned celebrations during the weekend of Dec 16/17/18. For more information, visit: http://www.hsnconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/25th-Anniversary-Invitation.jpg .

In addition to musical events and a gala dinner, HSNC has organized religious events requesting all faiths to come together in a display of unity. On behalf of JSCNC, Mr. Mayur Lodaya and Mr. Pratyush Mehta will be preparing stavans/bhajans for a 30 minute slot led by pathshala children.

Please come and join us on Sat. Dec 17th, at 5:00pm.

Cropwalk Raleigh

Crop Walk Raleigh 2011 was a wonderful cause and a wonderful event. JSCNC was a proud sponsor, and several members participated and volunteered. The 5K walk trail overlaps with historic Capitol City Trail in downtown Raleigh

Camp Lalit

Additional Album:

"Adopt A Turkey" this Thanksgivi​ng - a gift of Jivdaya

With Thanksgiving coming up soon, what would be better than to save the lives of turkeys by donating towards "Adopt a Turkey" campaign as an act of Jivdaya, in our own backyard.


We had found this organization last year and JSCNC donated to save the turkeys from being put on the tables of so many households in USA. Please read the informative message below for more details.

If you would like to contribute for this cause, please send your pledges to Anand Shah. You can mail your checks or pay online on the JSCNC website by visiting http://www.jscnc.org/HowToMakeADonation.php  and selecting "Jivdaya" Fund.

To view full details of, please visit: http://action.farmsanctuary.org/site/R?i=EZpD308Tldapp7mwa2ve2w

Food Table for Year 2012

The following is an important announcement from our Food Coordinator Mr. Ajay Shah. Please read it carefully.

We assume that every one in food table and host for 2011 are continuing for 2012. For 2012, we are introducing a new feature. If you want to donate instead of preparing food then please send a check of $125 to JSCNC in the begining of 2012 and let Mr. Ajay Shah know so that he can prepare table accordingly. We are always looking for more volunteers for food and host.  You can volunteer for food by either preparing and bringing the food  as per your assignment or donating $125 instead of preparing in 2012.

Duty of the host:

The following items are optional by host:

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.

5. Tithis (Lunar Day)

Kartak sud 14 - 11/9   Chaumasi chaudas

Kartak sud 15 - 11/10 Dev Diwali

Kartak vad 8 - 11/19

Kartak vad 10 - 11/20  Shri Mahavirswami Diksha kalyanak

Kartak vad 14 - 11/24

Magsar sud 5 - 11/29

Magsar sud 8 - 12/2

Magsar sud 11 - 12/6   Maun Ekadashi

Magsar sud 14 - 12/9

6. Supporting our center

You can support our Center by:

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Anand  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)