JSCNC Newsletter

A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina

509 Carriage Woods, Raleigh, NC 27607 U.S.A.

http://www.jscnc.org

A tax-exempt, non-profit religious organization. Federal Tax-exempt ID (USA): 56-1305715

Jul 2012

2012 Executive Committee

President

Mr. Kamlesh Shah

(919) 270-5111

kshah_us@yahoo.com

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. Kamlesh Shah

(919) 481-2377

kshah_us@yahoo.com 

Mr. Pravin Shah

(919) 859-4994

education@jaina.org

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,

As we start our 2nd half of the year, please let me know if your information on file has changed. If you have moved since we had published the last directory (published - Fall 2011) or any of your information has changed, this is a good time to send me your updated information.

Regards,

Anand  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)

Inside This Issue

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

Jul 15

Discourse Topic & Speaker

TBD

2. Announcements

Annual Picnic and Fathers’ Day Celebration

On behalf of the 2012 JSCNC committee, I would like to thank everyone for their support. Like every year, we had higher than expected turnout.

To view pictures from the picnic, please visit: http://www.jscnc.org/picnicalbum.php

Mahavir Jayanti DVDs

As announced in the last newsletter and during the May monthly meeting, the full length Mahavir Jayanti DVDs are now available. This is a two DVD set that contains video of the entire Puja Program, Clutural Program & Pictures of both. The DVDs can be obtained from Mr. Harshad Shah. The cost of entire set is $3. He will have several sets available for pick up during the upcoming father's day picnic (Jun 17th).

Contact info for Harshad Shah

Mr. Harshad Shah

(919) 341 8894

harshad39@yahoo.com

Additionally, we have an extended version available that can be created upon request. The extended version is longer and has additional footage from the programs. If you would like to get a copy of the extended version, please contact Anand Shah (anand2.shah@gmail.com).

3. Upcoming Activities

Ths JSCNC 2012 calendar is 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. All the tithis (Lunar Days) are also posted on the online calendar.

Swadhyay - twice a week - Contact Mr. Harshad Shah

Mahavir Puja - once a week - Contact Mrs. Rekha Banker

4. Pathshala 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.

Sign-in/Sign-out Process

I wanted to remind everyone that children's safety is our utmost concern. Our pathshala attendance continues to grow. All pathshala classes are held on safe premises of Hindu Center, however there is considerable traffic in the parking lot. To help pathshala teachers maintain order and keep everyone safe, we are asking all the parents to sign in and sign out their kids - irrespective of the age of their child - during the 1st Sunday pathshala. We request very basic information (Who, When and emergeny contact). We will use this process for all future youth activities. The goal of this process is to balance convenience and children’s safety.

Please continue to follow this process. It is important to cooperate with the teachers for the safety of your children.

6. Supporting our center

You can support our Center by:

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Anand  Shah

(Secretary, JSCNC)