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Dear Community members, Jai Jinendra,

We are very pleased to announce a general information session at JCNC, Milpitas about the Forthcoming JAINA convention. 

Shri Mahesh Wadher (JAINA Convention Convener and First VP) and other JAINA leadership team will be visiting JCNC Temple, Milpitas and provide an informal session about JAINA activities and JAINA Convention 2019 that is taking place at Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California from July 4, 2019 to July 7, 2019. 

As a continued supporter of JAINA, this will be a great opportunity for JCNC community members to meet and greet JAINA Convention Board and to learn about JAINA projects, upcoming Convention and sponsorship opportunities.

Date: March 2nd (Saturday) 12-3:30 pm

Swamivatsalya Lunch will be served from 12 noon to 1.00 pm. Followed by update by JAINA leadership to JCNC community.

RSVP is must, on or before February 27, 2019. Click here to RSVP. Please contact JCNC leadership for more information or any questions.

Best Regards,
  • Prem Jain (Past JAINA President & JCNC President)
  • Nitin Shah (Chairman), JCNC, 408-406-2283, bodchair@jcnc.org
  • Sudhanshu Jain (President), JCNC, 408 393 7668, president@jcnc.org
  • Hetan Shah / Rajeev Jain, PR Departement, JCNC, pr@jcnc.org

MAHAVEER JANAM KALYANAK

posted Apr 21, 2019, 12:00 AM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Apr 21, 2019, 1:04 PM ]

Mahaveer Janma Kalyanak Grand Celebrations Cultural Event

(Religious, Cultural and Educational Programs)


Jai Jinendra! We are pleased to invite the community to join Shri Mahaveer Janma Kalyanak Grand Celebrations on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at our Jain Bhawan. We have the whole day of program lined up including morning pujas in both Digambar and Shwetambar traditions, Cultural program by pathshala children and community members; and Updates from JCNC and JAINA leaders. Members of our community are working together towards a delightful program to celebrate the Janma Kalyanak of our 24th Tirthankar Bhagwan Mahaveer Swami. We look forward to seeing the entire Sangh come together and join in the celebrations – a long tradition at JCNC!!


Program details

Start

End

Activity

6:30 AM

6:45 AM

Temple Opens

6:45 AM

7:15 AM

Pakshal Puja/ Abhishek

8:00 AM

10:00 AM

Digambar Puja

11:30 AM

1:00 PM

Swamivatsalya- Lunch

1:00 PM

5:00 PM

Cultural Program, EC/BOD/JAINA Updates

5:15 PM

5:30 PM

Aarti Mangal Divo

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

Light Dinner


No Swetamber puja

Our community is growing, and so is our community participation in the Mahaveer Janka Kalyanak program. We have a very tight, action-packed afternoon program. So we will start by 1:00 PM, please cooperate with us on starting the program on time.


Call for action: We are looking for photographers for this event. If you a photographer/videographer and are able to volunteer and take pictures/videos, please call Ravi Shah at (714) 868 - 2493.


Thank you!


Umesh Sagar Ravi Shah

VP/Co-VP Cultural Department,
Jain Center of Northern California(JCNC)

Shrimad Rajchandra Dehotsarg Din Celebration

posted Apr 20, 2019, 11:30 PM by JCNC Technology

Jain Center Of Northern California
 722 South Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 

 

    Shri Adinathay Namah: 

       Shri Sadgurudevay Namah:    


 Sunday. 28 April 2019
        Shrimad Rajchandra Dehotsarg Din Celebration 
  

 
Jai Jinendra
Jai Prabhu

  JCNC celebrates Shrimad Rajchandra  Dehotsarg Din’ on Sunday 28th of April 2019 from 2.00pm to 5.00 pm followed by Sadharmik Vatsalya dinner sponsored by Dattaben and Girishbhai Shah.
Please join this celebration with your family and friends and take Dharma-Laabh. Please RSVP Roger Patel rogerpatel10@gmail.com  if you are attending and joining in Sadharmik Vatsalya. Please collect your passes from Roger Patel after the Bhakti.
 
The program outlines are as follow:
  • 2:00 pm Nityakram 
  • Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra Bhakti
  • Reading "Antim Dincharya" of Shrimadji and Swadhyay
  • "Virah Pado -Bhakti"
  • Aarti-Mangal Divo
  • 5:00 pm  Sadharmik Vatsalya (RSVP is a must) RSVP Roger Patel rogerpatel10@gmail.com   
For more information please contact Pramod Patel at (650) 596-8820 or email pramodpatel@yahoo.com

Sponsorship: Aarti 101.00  Mangal Divo 51.00
 
Jai Jinendra
JCNC executive committee 
Religious Committee

JCNC Community outreach event :: Essential items drive

posted Apr 6, 2019, 10:36 PM by JCNC Technology

Dear JCNC members,

As Jains, our first instinct is to give and share.  We believe it is our duty to make people feel special during this Bhagwan Mahavir Janma Kalyanak event.  PVSA team has collaborated with The Rotary International to meet the needs of Peninsula Family Service organization.  Peninsula Family Service organization helps out most vulnerable children, families, and older adults to live a life they truly deserve

They are in need of most essential items that are needed for day to day life especially for newborn babies and their parents.  PVSA Youth volunteers with the help of parents will be driving this program with your generous donations to help out Peninsula Family Service organization.  There are three ways you can help :

    We will have bins for following items that you can drop-off below the staircase
    You can reach out to friends and family in the community to donate these items
    You can make donations to JCNC that we will use for this purpose (please write PVSA project in the memo)

Once, we get the items below in reasonable quantities, PVSA Youths will help in sorting out and donating it to the Peninsula Family Service team. 

List of needed items :
    -          Socks for men and women
    -          Any manner of work clothing, for men and women, to help support our Career Closet
    -          Blankets for infants and toddlers
    -          Car seats for infants and toddlers
    -          Diapers for infants and toddlers
    -          Jain Baby food

Last date for drop-off: Apr 20, 2019

Any questions, suggestions and/or helping out in the event please contact serviceawards@jcnc.org

We look forward to your support and cooperation to make this event successful.

Regards

JCNC PVSA Service Awards Team

Announcing Shala Day Camp - Saturday, March 30th, 9.30 AM - 4.30 PM

posted Mar 4, 2019, 4:30 PM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra!

Hope you all had a great time in Shala Day Camp last year with activities like Robotics, Drones, Science, Technology and Dharma. Continuing with a similar theme of Science, Technology and Games, Announcing the 2019 JCNC Shala Day Camp.

When: Saturday, March 30th 9.30 AM - 4.30 PM.

This year the Day Camp promises to be a fun-filled day with activities in various diverse areas:
  • Darshan
  • Kids will learn about science & technology.
  • Personality Development
  • Games
  • Art & Crafts.
  • Jain Stories

Shala day camp is an excellent opportunity for Shala kids to interact with other kids, socialize, make new friends at Jain Temple.

Kids Check-in: Saturday, March 30th, 9:30 AM - 10.00 AM. 
Day Camp Kids Check Out: Saturday, March 30th, 4.30 PM - 5:00 PM Sharp!

Day Camp is for All Kids. Day camp activities will conclude at 4.30 PM. Parents will need to pick up kids no later than 5.00 PM. Kids of grade 1 or under must be accompanied by a parent and parent is expected to volunteer/chaperone.

Kids will enjoy yummy Lunch, chocolate fountain, and afternoon snack.

$15 for Members,
$20 for Non-Members.

Please register at 123Signup, Link Provided Below. During registration, Please select 'Add guest’ to enter your kid's name, payment can be done with Credit Card or Check.


We are looking for sponsors for Lunch and Afternoon Snack. Suggested donation $251.

We will need volunteers for Chaperoning kids, help in different activities, and kitchen. Please select your availability in the category in registration link.

The event is subjected to change depending upon volunteers availability. Looking forward to an exciting and fun-filled event

JCL 2019

posted Feb 26, 2019, 12:18 AM by JCNC Technology


JCNC Cultural team is very pleased and happy to announce the 3rd JCNC Cricket League (JCL) in JCNC beginning from 30-Mar, 2019  to 11-May, 2019. 
Let's bring the best of cricket to the ground. We invite all the cricket lovers to participate and register for the league. The registration link is below:


The tentative details for the league and the schedule is as follows:

Ground Name : Central Park Synthetic Cricket Field 
Total Teams : 6
# of players expected : 90
# of wait-list players : 15 ( 90 + 15 )
Enrollment Fees : 60$

 Please find below the tentative schedule published below: 

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We will be sharing more details on the team formation in the upcoming weeks.  We would be very grateful and highly encourage each participant to bring their families to enjoy the event. 

Note: This tournament is limited to JCNC members only.  For more details on how to become a member, please visit http://www.jcnc.org/Membership . After the Registration is Closed, we will announce details on teams, rules and further details. so, stay tuned.

For more details, please contact
JCNC Cultural Department & JCNC Cricket League Coordinators :

Cultural Department - cultural@jcnc.org
Suhas Mehta    - imsuhas@gmail.com       - 408 332 8473
Sunil S. Ranka - sunil_ranka@yahoo.com - 408 242 8232

JCNC Community out reach event to help out Homefirst organization

posted Jan 1, 2019, 8:43 PM by JCNC Technology

Dear JCNC members,


We are planning to organize a volunteer event for Homefirst Organizations to help out  homeless people across the bay area.  They are in need of most essential hygiene items that are needed for day to day life.  PVSA Youth volunteers with the help of parents will be driving this program to help out Homefirst organization.  There are three ways you can help :
  1. We will have bins for following items that you can drop-off
  2. You can reach out to friends and family in the community to donate these items
  3. You can make donations to JCNC that we will use for this purpose (please write PVSA Homefirst project in the memo)
Once, we get the items below in reasonable quantities, PVSA Youths will help in sorting out and donating it to the home first team. 

List of most needed items :
  • New pillows
  • Adult diapers
  • Laundry soap
  • Wet wipes
  • Razors
  • Toothpaste
  • Bath Soap
  • Shampoo
  • New white T-shirts (Men & Women in all sizes)
Last date for drop-off : Jan 12 2019

Any questions, suggestions and/or helping the event please contact Niyati Shah (email:niyushah@gmail.com) or serviceawards@jcnc.org

We look forward to your support and cooperation to make this event successful.

Regards,
PVSA Service Awards Team.

Chha Gau Siddhachalji Yatra (Falgun Sudi 13) March 17th

posted Dec 29, 2018, 9:28 AM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Feb 20, 2019, 4:19 PM ]

Chha Gau Siddhachalji Yatra  (Falgun Sudi 13)

Grand Exhibitions, Bhaav-Yatra & Celebration at JCNC 

Sunday, March 17th, 2019,  8:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Please mark your calendar!!

Pramaam & Jai Jinendra 

JCNC is planning to celebrate this auspicious special event at even larger scale than before. Following are the glimpses of the planned activities:

  • Replica of Shatrunjay (Huge exhibits) in Auditorium
  • Shree Siddhachalji ki Cha Gau (Bhaav) Yatra
  • Several Food Stall (20 +Jain Paals) and much more
  • Year 2018 Everyone had witness the stage set up. How the soul travel to Siddha Sheela. 1st time ever it was created live to witness. 
  • Guess what would be this year to witness? 
This auspicious event is being conducted & designed by Pandit Shri Jayesh bhai Khona. with the help of Samkit Group of JCNC. 

Click for the Invitation Patrika :- JCNC Chha-Gau 2019 Patrika 

Program Outline:

  • Event will start upstairs with Darshan at 8::00 AM, mangalik at Shri Gautam Swami, followed by Navkarsi * Breakfast  in the dining area with sakal sangh. Then 9:15 am Yatra from the Samovasaran and will continue to the auditorium where the replica of Shri Shatrunjay Maha Tirth (holy exhibits) is planned, this will cover all Tonks darshan/vandan. 
  • Aarti / Mangal Divo in Dada nu Darbar at 12:00 pm
  • Sadharmic Vatsalya Lunch & Food Stalls (Paals) will start 12:30 PM (Please RSVP for lunch for planning)

Sign-ups: For sponsorship opportunities, please use this online link or email religious@jcnc.org or call Jayesh bhai at 408-439-8192 or sign-up in person at JCNC. See below for the details.

  • Grand Sangh pati                                           $2001
  • Sangh pati - 1                                                  $751
  • Sangh pati - 2                                                  $751
  • Bharat Chakravati nu Bhojalay Daata 1    $251
  • Bharat Chakravati nu Bhojalay Daata 2    $251
  • 20+ ood Paals (Food Stalls)                         $501
  • Sponsor Dada Ni Tonk                                 $501
  • Sponsor Other 14 Tonks                               $251
  • Jivdaya - Any amount is welcome
  • Sadharmic Vatsalya (Lunch) Any Amount is welcome
  • General fund -  Any Amount is welcome
  • Ghee-Bolis: Please attend the program to take any of ghee-bolis and dharma labh. 
Note: Pleases pay by check or cash at JCNC or online  at http://www.jcnc.org/donate

[JCNC] Religious Events coming up next two weeks [12/27/2018 - 01/09/2019]

posted Dec 27, 2018, 1:42 PM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra and Pranam,

We are pleased to announce the following Religious Events coming up for next two weeks. Please plan to attend and take dharma laabh!

Event # 1:
What: Bi-weekly Bhavna (Led by Prashant bhai Shah)
Date: Friday, December 28, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM
Sponsor: Nita Vatsal Shah - In memory of her mother Late Rasila ben - grandmother of Moxit and Ayush.         
              Nakaro $101 (Multiple sponsors are welcome)

Event # 2:
What: Monthly Musical Abhishek (Last Sunday of month)
Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: 6:45 AM

Event # 3:
What: Snatra Puja (Bhagwan Parshvanath's Kalyanaks - Posh Dashmi Day 1)
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: 9:45 AM 
Sponsor: Nakaro $101 (Multiple sponsors are welcome)

Event # 4:
What: Snatra Puja (Bhagwan Parshvanath's Kalyanaks - Posh Dashmi Day 2)
Date: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 9:45 AM 
Sponsor: Nakaro $101 (Multiple sponsors are welcome)

Event # 5:
What: Snatra Puja  (Bhagwan Parshvanath's Kalyanaks - Posh Dashmi Day 3)
Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Time: 9:45 AM 
Sponsor: Nakaro $101 (Multiple sponsors are welcome)

Event # 6:
What: Chaudas Pratikraman (Shwetamber Deravasi tradition)
Tithi: Chaudas
Date: Friday, January 4, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM

Event # 7:
What: Bi-weekly Snatra Puja (First and Third Saturday of the month)
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 6:45 AM

Event # 8:
What: Pakhi Pratikraman (Sthanakvasi tradition - Gujarati)
Tithi: Amas
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM

You can sponsor any of our activities: Snatra Puja, Bhavana, Navkar Jaap, and Bhaktamar Path, Musical Abhishek for only $101.

Rakesh Jain & Mittal Kothari
VP & Co-VP of Religious Programs
For any questions, please contact us @ religious@jcnc.org

Religious Events coming up next two weeks [12/19/2018 - 01/02/2019]

posted Dec 17, 2018, 2:52 PM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra and Pranam,

We are pleased to announce the following Religious Events coming up for next two weeks. Please plan to attend and take dharma laabh!

Event # 1:
What: Snatra Puja (Maun Ekadashi)
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM 
Sponsor: Nakaro $101 (Multiple sponsors are welcome)

Event # 2:
What: Chaudas Pratikraman Shwetamber Deravasi tradition
Tithi: Chaudas
Date: Friday, December 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM

Event # 3:
What: Monthly Musical Abhishek
Tithi: Poonam
Date: Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: 6:45 AM

Event # 4:
What: Pakhi Pratikraman Sthanakvasi tradition (Gujarati)
Tithi: Poonam
Date: Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM

Event # 5:
What: Bi-weekly Bhavna
Date: Friday, December28, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM
Sponsor: Nakaro $101 (Multiple sponsors are welcome)

Event # 6:
What: Snatra Puja (Bhagwan Parshvanath's Kalyanaks - Posh Dashmi Day 1)
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM 
Sponsor: Nakaro $101 (Multiple sponsors are welcome)

Event # 7:
What: Snatra Puja (Bhagwan Parshvanath's Kalyanaks - Posh Dashmi Day 2)
Date: Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM 
Sponsor: Nakaro $101 (Multiple sponsors are welcome)

Event # 8:
What: Snatra Puja  (Bhagwan Parshvanath's Kalyanaks - Posh Dashmi Day 3)
Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM 
Sponsor: Nakaro $101 (Multiple sponsors are welcome)

You can sponsor any of our activities : Snatra Puja, Bhavana, Navkar Jaap, and Bhaktamar Path, Musical Abhishek for only $101.

[JCNC] Reminder - Deadline 28th December - Jain Academic Bowl (JAB) 2019 Competition at JAINA Convention - Inviting Participants from JCNC

posted Dec 12, 2018, 10:54 AM by JCNC Technology

Gentle reminder,
Deadline for application to be on JCNC JAB team is extended to Friday, 28th December and is coming up soon. Please see details below and fill out form before December 28th if you are interested in joining the JCNC JAB team.

*****************************
 
Pranaam and Jai Jinendra Everyone,

The 2019 JAINA Convention and Education Committee are inviting Jain Pathshalas of North America to participate in the 13th Jain Academic Bowl (JAB) at the 20th Biennial Convention of JAINA in Los Angeles, California USA. 
The JAB tournament will take place from Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM to Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM
 
JAB - GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Jain Academic Bowl is a team competition for young Jains and is held biennially at the JAINA conventions. This competition tests the overall knowledge of students on Jain Philosophy, Jain History, Jain Conduct, Jain Literature, Ritual sutras, Tirthankars, Revered Jain personalities, the Jain Way of Life, and more. It also tests the ability of participants to answer quickly. This competition is in a "jeopardy" type of format. The participant teams "buzz in" to answer the questions.
 
JAB is a great experience for all participants. It helps increase their knowledge of Jainism, provides opportunity to forge new friendships with Pathshala students nationwide, and much more. In the end, every participant is a winner because of the immense knowledge they acquire and the fun that they have as a participant in this team competition.  

We encourage you to watch the following short YouTube video presentation of the JAB Tournament:

Please see attached pictures of JAB 2017 Team from JCNC.

JCNC is planning to register 1 junior team and 1 senior team for JAB (Jain Academic Bowl) competition that will be held in Los Angeles, CA from July 4th to July 6th 2019. Currently we have 17 students who are are already preparing for this competition by meeting online every Friday:

We are looking for 8 team members for each team (Junior and Senior). If interested please fill out the following form by Friday, Dec 28th midnight. 
Link to the form:

Criteria and requirements to be part of the team:
  1. Junior Team - Participants age 14 and under as of July 1, 2019 (Birth date – July 2, 2004 or later)
  2. Senior Team - Participants age 21 and under as of July 1, 2019. (Birth date – July 2, 1997 or later)
  3. Prior knowledge of Jainism will be helpful but is not required.
  4. Minimum 3 hours of dedicated time (including online class) per week for preparing for this competition until July 6th (More than 75% of preparation will be done online using audio/video conferencing etc. For remaining time, physical presence will be required - we will try best to make it convenient for everyone but can't guarantee)
  5. Participant must attend JAINA 2019 convention in Los Angeles, CA (Parents are expected to join the kids)
  6. Participant will take an internal JCNC test in 1st or 2nd weekend of Jan, 2019 which is one of the criteria to be selected on the JCNC JAB team.  Syllabus for internal JCNC test is:
           a. Prayers 1-6 with meanings from JAB Manual (pg 16-20)
           b. Rituals Section D (Pg 201-260)
           c. Story Section F05 - 5 stories after Bhagwan Mahavir (Pg 368-383)

You can download the soft copy of the manual in docx (Word file) and pdf file from the following link.  This link also contains all JAB tournament related information.

Benefits of joining this team:
1. Tremendous increase in understanding Jain philosophy and represent JCNC at a National level in the Jaina convention
2. Make lasting friendship with JCNC teammates and kids from other Jain centers that can help even during college times.
3. Students will prepare for the competition as a team, learning to navigate team dynamics
4. Sharpen quizzing skills.

 
If we have more participants than needed in  then coaches will make the decision on final team selection. Current JAB Coaches are: Rekha Patel, Jayshree Sheth, Ashok Sethi.

For any questions or more information, please reach out to education@jcnc.org

Thank You.

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