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JCNC Annual Picnic - Sunday, June 18th, 2017

posted May 27, 2017, 9:39 PM by JCNC Technology

JCNC Annual Picnic

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Picnic Site A, Lake Elizabeth/Central Park, Fremont, CA

RSVP: RSVP here for picnic

RSVP is required. Please use your JCNC memberhip email address

Fee: Free for JCNC Members

$15 each for Non-Members and Member’s Guest

Click here to become JCNC Member (For any questions about membership, email pr@jcnc.org)

Picnic Details: Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Games, Activities and Lot More!

  • Registration:10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Snacks: Registration:10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Yoga: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Lunch: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Jumpers/Bounce House for Kids – 11 AM to 5 PM
  • Mehndi / Face Painting, Karaoke, Jain Bingo, Volleyball, Games and Activities: 1 PM to 5 PM (TBD)
  • Watermelon, Shaved Ice, Pop-corn, Ice-cream – Afternoon
  • Early Dinner: 5 PM to 6:00 PM

Sponsorship opportunities:

Signup via RSVP link or contact cultural@jcnc.org or pr@jcnc.org.

1 sponsor each for below items

Up to 3 sponsors each for below items

  • Platinum $3001
  • Gold $2001
  • Silver $ 1001
  • Lunch  $ 301
  • Dinner  $ 301
  • Watermelon  $301
  • Ice Cream  $ 301
  • Shaved Ice  $ 301
  • Popcorn  $ 301
  • Games and Activities $301

Address, Entry and Parking:

Address:  Picnic Site A, Lake Elizabeth/Central Park,

40500 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538

•             The park is open to all and there is no park entrance fee.

•             As it is a public park, please plan to come early to get parking near to the picnic site.

•             We highly recommend to do carpool if possible to avoid parking issues.

We are looking forward to see our JCNC community at the annual picnic.


Thanks & Regards,

JCNC Cultural Team                      

JCNC Executive Committee                      


Program details may be changed at the discretion of JCNC event planning team and/or JCNC Executive Committee.

Two days shibir by Saman Shrutprajnaji on Samyak Darshan Ka Prabhav - May 13 & 14

posted May 13, 2017, 9:57 AM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra and Pranam,

We are pleased to announce two days shibir by Saman Shrutprajnaji on Samyak Darshan Ka Prabhav. Please register and take dharma laabh! 

Activities: Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, 
Spiritual discourses: in Hindi and  Gujarati 
DatesSaturday, May 13, 2017 and Sunday, May 14, 2017
Time8:00 AM- 4:00 PM 
Location: Jain Bhawan Auditorium
Capacity: 80 attendees, adults only (first come, first serve)
Registration: Seniors- $10 (age 60 and above)
Others: please donate min. $40 per person
To Register:  
1. Please use the following link:https://docs.google.com/a/jcnc .org/forms/d/1ED8R9x9n4-ZSrnAy r4iG8EGdJQbzrskrddzkXDT-bAI
2. Write a check made out to ‘JCNC’ ($40 per person, $10 for senior citizen over age of 60)
3. Please donate additional amount (optional) by writing a check to ‘JCNC’
4. Mail Check to: Avni Shah, 43245 Luzon Drive, Fremont, CA 94539 

Please wear light colored comfortable clothing and bring yoga mat/ towel. Breakfast and lunch will be served both days.

Note:  Samanji is hosted by Mukeshbhai and Avaniben shah. Their contact e mail is shah_mukesh@yahoo.com Avaniben's Cell no is 510-449-6035

 Scholar Introduction

Saman Shri  Shrutprajnaji is one of the most articulate and charismatic young spiritual leaders of the new generation. His teachings integrate ancient scriptures and modern science which validate our day to day experience and knowledge. His eloquent speaking style keeps one fully engaged on the topic and makes understanding easy. The message is pure, simple, and valuable for all age groups. In the Bay Area Samanji has offered spiritual guidance on many occasions since 1992. Samanji has traveled widely around the world for discourses, lectures, yoga/meditation camps and more. 

Upcoming Events

May 12thFridayMonthly Bhavna by Shri Nayanbhai Sanghavi (starts at 8:00PM, Nakro $101, multiple sponsors are welcome)
May 13thSaturday:
 Shri Vardhaman Shakrastav Mantra-Abhishek Upstairs by Shri Nayanbhai Sanghavi (starts at9:00 am followed by swamivatsalya lunch) Signup for Pooja: Signup here  Nakaro $51 (multiple sponsors are welcome) RSVP for Swamivatsalya Lunch: RSVP here
Mission Peak Hike has been postponed to Fall 2017, future date (TBD)

May 28th
Navkar Mantra Anushthan by Shri Harshbhai Chhadva
May 6th, 2017 to June 11th - 
JCNC Cricket League, please follow the calendar
May 21thSunday
 - Regular Shala
June 4thSunday 
- Shala Graduation Day Celebration
June 18thSunday - JCNC Picnic at Central Park/Lake Elizabeth Park, Fremont

We need kitchen volunteers for Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th, starting 9:00 AM.
Please contact  Hasmukhbhai patel tohasmukh@yahoo.com Ph. 510-378-4782 for Saturday
and  Pravinbhai Turakhia  pravin.turakhia@gmail.com  Ph. 510-593-7000  for Sunday

Mahasukh Vora and Rakesh Jain
VP Co VP of Religious Programs

Registration open for JCNC Cricket League - May 6th, 2017 to June 11th, 2017 - Spot for only 96 players

posted Apr 16, 2017, 10:50 PM by JCNC Technology

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.

  1. If you are not a JCNC member then first become a member. Please visit http://www.jcnc.org/Membership to become JCNC member.

  2. Pay registration fee and sign waiver form at https://www.123signup.com/register?id=nrhxy.

    1. 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!

Jai Jinendra

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: amdvad@gmail.com - 510.520.0136

Niraj Gandhi: gandhi.niraj@gmail.com - 408.766.4725

Rakesh Shah:  srakesh28@yahoo.com - 408.391.9610

Suhas Mehta:  imsuhas@gmail.com - 408.332.8473

Deven Shah: - shah_deven@hotmail.com - 510.579.1040

The US Presidents Volunteer Service Awards at JCNC for Youth (Age 14 to 19)

posted Apr 11, 2017, 10:10 AM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 10:12 AM ]


Jai Jinendra, Jai Mahavir!

On the occasion of celebrating Bhagwan Mahavir 2616 Janma Kalyanak, we are really excited to announce a new program ‘The US Presidents Volunteer Service Awards’ (PVSA) for JCNC youth age 14 to 19.

JCNC 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 United States.

Rules & 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 *




Age 14 & 15

50 – 74

75 – 99

100 +

Age 16 to 19

100 – 174

175 – 249

250 +

  * 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 is:


This 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 serviceawards@jcnc.org

We think in “Sabka Saath Aur JCNC Sangh Ka Vikas”. We look forward to your participation here and in all the JCNC events.


Thanks and kind regards

Shrimad Rajchandra Dehotsarg Din Celebration

posted Apr 11, 2017, 9:43 AM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 10:01 AM ]

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


    Shri Adinathay Namah: 
 SaturdayApril 15th 2017
        Shrimad Rajchandra Dehotsarg Din Celebration 
Jai Jinendra
Jai Prabhu

  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 rogerpatel10@gmail.com  if you are attending joining in Sadharmik Vatsalya. it is a must.
(Please 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 4/14/17.)
The program outlines are as follow:
  • 10. 00am   Nityakram 
  •         Shri Atmasiddhi Bhakti
  •         Reading "Antim Dincharya" of Shrimadji and Swadhyay
  •                   "Virah Pado -Bhakti"
  •                   Aarti-Mangal Divo
  • 1.00pm      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


posted Mar 31, 2017, 10:21 AM by JCNC Technology


A publication of the Jain Center of Northern California

722 South Main Street, Milpitas, California

http://www.jcnc.org Phone: (408) 262-6242


Dear JCNC Community Members,

Jai Jinendra!!!


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 - Sunday, April 16th, 2017

posted Mar 26, 2017, 10:46 PM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 5:17 PM ]

Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Grand Celebrations

(ReligiousCultural 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.

Members 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

6:00 PM

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.


Upcoming Events:

·         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

Shashwati Ayambil Oli Observance - Monday April 3 to Tuesday April 11, 2017

posted Mar 23, 2017, 7:19 PM by JCNC Technology

*Shri Adinathay Namah:*
*Shri Parshvanathay Namah:*
* Shri Mahaviray Namah:*

Ayambil Oli Tap

Chaitra Sud 7 – Chaitra Sud 15

Monday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ayambil Oli Registration Form

(Please sign up for Tap, Volunteer Work and/or Sponsorship)

Jai Jinendra!

JCNC is pleased to extend this invitation to all of you to join the Ayambil Oli Tap observance starting from Monday April 3 through April 11, 2017 at the Jain Bhawan. It will start everyday at 12.00 noon, so requesting everyone to come 5 minutes early. It ends at 1.00 pmWe humbly request everyone to please RSVP  for each day you plan to do Ayambil at JCNC. This will allow us to serve you efficiently without wasting any food. 

It will be wonderful if you can join for all nine days, if not then don't hesitate to join even for a day or two or three or whatever you can do.

Parana will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. You may also invite your friends and family to join this Tap and take Dharma Laabh!

 This year our JCNC sangh member Vatsalbhai Shah and Kirtibhai Shah (with the support of Pravinbhai Turakhia and Chandraben Parekh)  have accepted to lead and coordinate this Ayambil Oli and seeking your voluntary help for serving and Cooking.

In order to manage and not to have wastage of food, we request you to sign up online at Ayambil Oli Registration Form Please contact Rakesh Jain, Mahasukh Vora or Prashant bhai (pujari) if you cannot signup online. Please signup latest by 2 PM on the day before you plan to join for Ayambil Oli. Please also take Dharam Laabh by signing up for sponsorship opportunities ($151 per day or $2,501 Grand Ayambil Oli Sponsor or $1,501 Grand Parana Sponsor); and / or by signing up as a volunteer to serve each day or any available day. 

This year we have the Grand Sponsor for the Oli. ChintanKumar Shah from Dublin.

For all sign-ups, please use this Ayambil Oli Registration Form

What is Ayambil?
Ayambil is one kind of an auspicious Tap. It falls under the intense category of Rasa tyag Tap. Tap: Penance which contributes to the destruction of Karmas. A pure soul has infinite Tapas.

There are twelve types of tap defined in the Jain scriptures. They are divided into two groups;External Tap which disciplines the human body against passions and desires and the Internal Tap which purifies the soul. 
Please read more... see attachment.
For more detailed information about Ayambil Oli Tap, please contact the religious committee at religious@jcnc.org

Upcoming Events:

  • April 2, April 23, April 30, Sundays - Regular Shala days
  • March 25/26, Sat/Sun: Shala Sleep Over - Click Here to Register
  • March 27, Monday - Chaudash and Pakhi Pratikraman
  • March 31, Friday - Stress Management through Meditation Workshop by Dr. Villy Doctor - Click Here for Details
  • April 8, Saturday - Digamber Tradition Dev shastra and 1008 Mahavir swami Janma 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 - Camp with Saman Shrutpragyaji
  • 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

“Stress Management through Meditation” Workshop - Friday, 3/31/2017, 8:15 pm to 9:45 pm, Auditorium, JCNC

posted Mar 19, 2017, 6:42 PM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra,

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 cultural@jcnc.org for any additional info or questions/suggestions

VP  Co-VP Cultural
Pranay Shah  Niraj Gandhi

Upcoming Events:

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

Community Health Fair and Blood Drive

posted Mar 9, 2017, 6:54 PM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra!!

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.

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.

Blood Drive

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.


  1. Health Fair participant sign up (one per participant) -  click here

  2. Sign up for blood donation (one per participant) -  click here

  3. Lunch RSVP (one per family) - click here

  4. Healthcare Professionals Volunteer sign up - click here

  5. General Volunteer sign up - click here

           Based on the level of interest, the final event activities may change and final activities will be announced close to the health fair day.

            Feel free to contact JCNC Cultural Team at cultural@jcnc.org for any additional info or questions/suggestions

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