Cricket Lovers, JCNC Cultural Team proudly announces 2nd year of JCL (JCNC Cricket League) for you!
Based on the feedback from 2016, we have made changes for improving JCL. We have reserved a regular cricket ground at Davis (Caroline) Intermediate School, 5035 Edenview Dr, San Jose 95111 - https://goo.gl/maps/Hbj6CeLgdyP2 which has concrete pitch with mat cover and with batting from both ends. All matches will be played at this ground.
Group matches will be played on 5/6, 5/13, 6/3 and 6/4. Semifinals, 3rd place and Finals will be played on 6/10 and 6/11.
Each player is guaranteed to play two matches. We have planned to hire neutral umpires for all the matches. Tournament rule book, schedule and scores will published be online.
JCL participation is limited to JCNC members only. Also, registration is restricted to first 96 players only on first come basis. Each player has to register separately. Do the following to register.
If you are not a JCNC member then first become a member. Please visit http://www.jcnc.org/Membership to become JCNC member.
Pay registration fee and sign waiver form at https://www.123signup.com/register?id=nrhxy.
Registration fee per player is $60. Fee is increased to cover the cost of ground reservation, umpires and different colored T-shirts for each team. Don't forget to get your JCL T-shirt! Registration is open till April 15th. Please mention JCL when you write your check.
Your contribution will help organizing this tournament and also remaining funds will go towards JCNC General Funds.
Come, play and meet talented cricketers of JCNC!
Cultural Team (JCNC) and JCL Committee
Note: JCL committee reserves right to make the changes to the tournament.
For more details, please contact JCL Committee :
Pranay Shah: firstname.lastname@example.org - 510.520.0136
Niraj Gandhi: email@example.com - 408.766.4725
Rakesh Shah: firstname.lastname@example.org - 408.391.9610
Suhas Mehta: email@example.com - 408.332.8473Deven Shah: - firstname.lastname@example.org - 510.579.1040
Jai Jinendra, Jai Mahavir!
On the occasion of celebrating Bhagwan
Mahavir 2616 Janma Kalyanak, we are really excited to announce a new
US Presidents Volunteer Service Awards’ (PVSA) for JCNC youth age
14 to 19.
has now partnered-up with Corporation for National Community to Service Award
for our deserving young volunteers.
The aim of the program is to promote Jain principals, the program is
designed to prepare our next generation leadership in such a way that they
will be inspired to participate in
leading volunteer activities at JCNC. In return, they will be awarded with
volunteer service credits and the PVSA certificate signed by the President of
& Eligibility Criteria
- Open to all JCNC member families. We encourage you to review
the eligibility criteria before you apply (link at the bottom).
- Children between 14 -19 years of age as of 1st Mar
2017 are qualified.
- Registration is now open for the calendar year from Mar 2017 –
Feb 2018, this is a yearly program. Last
date to enroll May 15th, 2017.
- Awards will be presented in Apr/May 2018 during major JCNC
events for all successful participants in Mar 2017 – Feb 2018 batch.
- The Awards Table
below, depicts the Age group Vs. the Number of volunteer hours required for
each of these three levels.
Age Group Vs. Hours *
14 & 15
16 to 19
* Age will be
considered as of March 1, 2017.
** Participants serving less than 50 hours in Age 14 & 15 category and less than 100 hours in Age 16 to 19
category will not qualify for certification & award. These are the
key requirements of the program.
We will arrange for a follow-up meeting with the entire
group participating in this program in May to go thru with much more detail,
including work assignments, the roles and responsibilities, method of
reporting and validation of service hours, etc.
JCNC Youth Service Awards Steering Committee will oversee
operations & integrity of this program.
Members of this committee are: Sunil
G. Mehta (Chair, Co-VP Technology), Kiran
Shah (Co-chair, VP PR),
Yogesh Bapna (President). A
working committee of volunteers is being formed and will include the above
members and multiple youth volunteers. The email address to this committee
program will be led by Sunil G. Mehta,
member of the JCNC executive committee. For more information, please call
Sunil at 650-504-0628 or email to the service award
committee members at email@example.com
think in “Sabka Saath Aur JCNC Sangh Ka Vikas”. We look forward to your participation here and in all the JCNC
Thanks and kind regards
Jain Center Of Northern California
722 South Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035
Shri Adinathay Namah:
Saturday. April 15th 2017
Shrimad Rajchandra Dehotsarg Din Celebration
JCNC is celebrating Shrimad Rajchandra ‘ Dehotsarg Din’ on Saturday 15th of April 2017 from 10.00am to 1.00 pm followed by Sadharmik Vatsalya sponsored by Bhikha Bhai Patel Parivaar of Belmont..
Please join this celebration with your family and friends and take Dharma-Laabh. Please RSVP Roger Patel firstname.lastname@example.org if you are attending joining in Sadharmik Vatsalya. it is a must.
Note that it is a catered Lunch, not volunteers based cooking. So can
not be added or changed at the last minute. So RSVP is a must by 2pm
The program outlines are as follow:
10. 00am Nityakram
Reading "Antim Dincharya" of Shrimadji and Swadhyay
"Virah Pado -Bhakti"
JCNC DARPAN FLASH ( March 2017)
A publication of the
Jain Center of Northern California
722 South Main Street,
http://www.jcnc.org Phone: (408)
Dear JCNC Community Members,
We are happy to share the first
issue of JCNC Darpan Flash for the year 2017. We have worked diligently to
bring you the most up-to date information about happenings in our center,
including major upcoming events that you can look forward to. We request you
to allow some time to read this Darpan Flash to learn more. This issue covers
Message from President - Mr. Yogesh Bapna, Introduction of New Executive
Committee and Board of Directors members, Major Upcoming Events, Message from
our BOD Chair- Mr. Nitin Shah about Jain Bhawan Enhancement and more,
Post-event summaries with pictures and much more.
In the past three months, besides
the regular monthly and weekly events, we have celebrated an excellent Chha
Gau Siddhachalji Bhaav Yatra and fun filled children focused shala sleepover.
We also have several programs lined up in the coming months. We invite you to
attend all the events and request you to contribute in whatever way you can.
Please do not forget to RSVP for events. ...Continue to read... Click Here.
Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Grand Celebrations
(Religious, Cultural and Educational Programs)
We are pleased to invite the community to join Shri Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Grand Celebrations on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at
our Jain Bhawan. We have whole day of program lined up including
morning pujans in both Digambar and Shwetambar traditions, Cultural
program by pathshala children and community members; and Updates from
JCNC and JAINA leaders.
of our community are working together towards a delightful program to
celebrate the Janma Kalyanak of our 24th Tirthankar Bhagwan Mahavir
Swami. We look forward to seeing the entire sangh come together and join
in the celebrations – a long tradition at JCNC!!
We request you RSVP online for the Swamivatsalya lunch and dinner. Meal Coupon system will be in place.
Program Details - Sunday April 16, 2017
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Digamber Tradition - Dev shastra and 1008 Mahavir Swami Panch Kalyanak Puja led by Shri Ashok Sethi
10:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Shwetambar Tradition - Snatra Puja led by Shri Navin Dedhia and Shri Prashant Shah
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Swamivatsalya Lunch prepared by MIBA RSVP Here
Afternoon Programs in Auditorium
1:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Cultural programs by pathshala children & community members
EC, BOD and JAINA Updates
Grand Musical Aarti
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Swamivatsalya Dinner prepared by Shri Pravin Turakhia & team RSVP Here
Sponsorship Opportunities: Signup Online here or at Jain Bhawan
- Platinum Sponsor - $3001, Gold Sponsor - $2001, Silver Sponsor - $1001
- 1008 Mahavir Swami Panch Kalyanak Puja - Multiple sponsors for $101 each
- Snatra Puja – Multiple sponsors for $101 each
- Aarti, Mangal Divo - Multiple sponsors for $251 each
- Aangi - Multiple sponsors for $251 each
- Swamivatsalaya Donation - $101 or more
- General Donation – $101 or more
Volunteer Opportunities: Signup Online here
We are looking for volunteers for this event in various areas, like
food cooking and serving, photography, video recording, webcasting,
backstage coordination etc.
Thanks & Regards,
JCNC Executive Committee http://www.jcnc.org/
Program details may be changed at the discretion of JCNC Executive Committee and/or JCNC event planning team.
· March 25/26, Sat/Sun: Shala Sleep Over
· March 27, Monday - Chaudash and Pakhi Pratikraman
· March 31, Friday - Stress Management through Meditation Workshop by Dr. Villy Doctor - Click Here for Details
· April 2, April 23, April 30, Sundays – Regular Shala Days
· April 3rd to April 11th – Shaswati Aymbil Oli Observance – Click Here for Details
· April 8, Saturday - Digamber Tradition Dev Shastra and 1008 Mahavir Swami Panch Kalyanak Puja
· April 9, Sunday - Actual Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Day - Navpad Puja
· April 12, Wednesday - Ayambil Oli Parna
· April 16, Sunday - Mahavir Janma Kalyank Grand Celebration - Click Here to Register for Cultural Entrees
· April 22, Saturday - Health Fair and Blood Drive- Click Here to RSVP
· May 12, Friday - Monthly Bhavna conducted by Nayanbhai Sanghavi
· May 13, Saturday - Shakrastav Abhishek by Nayanbhai Sanghavi
· May 13/14, Sat/Sun – Shibir with Saman Shrutaprajnaji
· May (TBD) - Mission Peak Hike
· June 18, Sunday - JCNC Annual Picnic
· May/June (TBD) - JCNC Cricket League
Mahasukh Vora and Rakesh Jain
VP Co VP of Religious Programs
We would like to invite JCNC community to the “Stress Management through Meditation” workshop by Dr. Villy Doctor on Friday, 3/31/2017, 8:15 pm to 9:45 pm at Auditorium,JCNC.
The workshop will include:
An overview/insight of Satya meditation
A meditation session
A brief feedback/ QA session
The workshop will be led by Dr. Villy Doctor. She is a renowned teacher from India. She has a Masters Degree in Psychology and Doctorate Studies in "Psycho-Biological changes through meditation". With over three decades of practice, observation and teaching, she has perfected this simple and effective method of meditation. Traveling across the globe, she imparts this knowledge and has helped thousands of people.
Through this method one can experience the gift of true self realization and awaken your own inner potential and experience the peace, self-healing and energy within.
Feel free to contact JCNC Cultural Team at email@example.com for any additional info or questions/suggestions
VP Co-VP Cultural
Pranay Shah Niraj Gandhi
March 19, April 2, April 23, April 30, Sundays - Regular Shala
March 25/26, Sat/Sun: Shala Sleep Over Click Here to Register
April 3 to April 12 - Shashwati Ayambil Oli
April 16, Sunday: Mahavir Janma Kalyank Grand Celebration Click Here to Register for Cultural Entrees
April 22, Saturday - Health Fair - Click Here to RSVP
May 13/14, Sat/Sun - Camp with Saman Shrutpragyaji
May (TBD) - Mission Peak Hike
June 18, Sunday - JCNC Annual Picnic
May-June (TBD) - JCNC Cricket League
JCNC is pleased to announce a Community Health Fair and Blood Drive. The Health Fair is on Saturday, April 22, from 10 am-2 pm followed by healthy, vegan lunch will feature free tests, consultation, wellness promotion, and health education at JCNC.
Based on the level of interest, the final event activities may change and final activities will be announced close to the health fair day.
The event will cover various health areas, including Biometrics (DMI, Blood pressure), Cholesterol and Blood Glucose level check, Dental Care, Diabetes, Eye Health, Sleep apnea, Nutrition/Dietician, Pediatric, Weight Management and Women's Health, Life balance, Pain Management, Exercise training for seniors, Heart care, education sessions and more. More details will be provided as we get closer to the event.
RSVP is requested if you plan to attend the health fair. RSVP links are at the end of the message.
Donating blood is an excellent opportunity to perform Jiv Daya towards other humans. Giving blood is safe, simple and helps save lives. Each pint of blood that is donated may be helping as many as three patients. Patients count on the generosity of volunteer donors, like yourselves to give them a chance at life.
All blood donors will receive a personalized donor card listing their name, blood type, and donor number. Using the donor number you will be able to check where your blood is used.
Please register below to donate. We need at least 35 signups to host this blood drive so please sign up and donate. Thank you in advance for helping to save lives!
We are also requesting our community medical professionals and other members interested in volunteering to come forward to volunteer for this event. Please signup below.
Health Fair participant sign up (one per participant) - click here
Sign up for blood donation (one per participant) - click here
Lunch RSVP (one per family) - click here
Healthcare Professionals Volunteer sign up - click here
General Volunteer sign up - click here
Feel free to contact JCNC Cultural Team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional info or questions/suggestions
Jai Adinathji! Jai Rishabdevji! Jai Kesariyaji!
Chha Gau Siddhachalji Yatra (Falgun Sudi 13)
Grand Exhibitions, Bhaav-Yatra & Celebration at JCNC
Sunday, March 12th, 2017 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Religious and Executive Committee are happy to announce that we will be
celebrating this auspicious and very special event at a large scale.
We humbly request you to plan to attend and take dharma laabh!
Following are the glimpses of the planned activities:
This auspicious event is being coordinated by Shri Nitul Haria.
- Replica of Shatrunjay (Huge exhibits) in Auditorium
- Shree Siddhachalji ki Chha Gau (Bhaav) Yatra
- Several Food Stall (Jain Paal) and much more
will start upstairs with Bhakti at 9:30 AM, mangalik at Shri Gautam
Swami, followed by sakal sangh 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
- Aarti / Mangal Divo in Dada nu Darbar at 12:30 pm
- Sadharmic Vatsalya Lunch & Food Stalls (Paals) will start 12:30 PM (RSVP for lunch for planning)
For sponsorship opportunities, please use this online link or email email@example.com or sign-up in person at JCNC. or Call Nitul Haria: 302-252-5465 Mahasukh Vora: 408-827-8672 Rakesh Jain: 408-480-4096. See below for the details.
Note: Pleases pay by check or cash at JCNC or online at http://www.jcnc.org/donate
- Grand Sangh pati $2501
- Sangh pati - 1 $1111
- Sangh pati - 2 $1111
- Bharat Chakravati nu Bhojalay Daata 1 $751
- Bharat Chakravati nu Bhojalay Daata 2 $751
- 18 Food Paals (Food Stalls) $401
- Sponsor Dada Ni Tonk $501
- Sponsor Other 11 Tonks $151
- 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.
Seva (Volunteering) Opportunities: We need volunteers to build huge exhibits and other help for the event. Please fill up the volunteer sign form here or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Daylight saving time starts on March 12th, so remember to move your clock forward on March 12th.
The Annual JCNC Shala Sleepover Registration is Now Open through March 22nd!
We invite all JCNC
and youth to participate in our annual JCNC Shala Sleepover. There will
be fun, games, talent shows, yoga and much more.
and Breakfast is included. Hurry and register your child today! We need
volunteers for leading the games, bhavna, art craft, talent show ,
group leaders among others. So pls also fill where you can volunteer.
Event: JCNC Shala Sleepover - Spring 2017
From: Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 @ 4.00 PM
To: Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 @ 9.30 AM
Registration Link and Instructions:
- Go to https://www.123signup.com/register?id=nprsn
- Enter your registered JCNC membership email ID and click [OK]
- Check the "JCNC Shala Sleepover 2017" box against your name if you plan to volunteer for the event.
General Donations are welcome
- JCNC's general fund, or
- Sponsor a prize for games. or
- Sponsor the Prabhaavna
- Click on "Add Spouse" link if he/she plans to volunteer for the event.
- Click on "Add Guest" link to add your child to this event. (Your registration will not be complete if you do not your Child's name )
- Repeat #6 for additional kids.
- Click [Next] and proceed to the volunteer questionnaire and finally to make the payment.
($12 for JCNC member, $15 for Non-member)
Program Details: Fun, games, yoga, dinner, breakfast and much more!
4:00 -5:00 PM
Check – in
5:00 to 5:30 PM
Students Grouping and Darshan
Student Activity 1 (Jain Educational Games)
Student Activity 2 (Art Craft)
Student Activity 3 (Fun Games)
9.30 to 10:00 PM
Change to night dress
10.00 to 11.15 PM
Go to Sleep
7.30 to 8.00 AM
Wake up and get ready
8.00 to 9.00 AM
Darshan / Yoga
9.00 to 9.30 AM
9:30 AM to 10.00AM
Parents Pick up
JCNC Shala students who are in grade 1 and above can participate in this event.
Grade 1 students must have at least one parent attending with them.
High School students are welcome to volunteer and
be Group Leaders, please
If the child is under medication, one parent must register for the sleepover.
All students attending sleepover must follow Jain Bhawan Rules:
After checking in, children will not be able to leave the premises unless authorized to do so and child is checked out.
JCNC is not responsible for any loss of item or any injury while attending this event.
All participants must follow the directions of the coordinators. If Rules are not followed then JCNC Shala may call parents to pick up their children at descretion of coordinator(s)
What to Bring (suggestions only): Sleeping bag, Tooth brush and other toiletries, Night Suit, Yoga mat etc.