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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

Chha Gau Siddhachalji Yatra - Sunday, March 12th 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

posted Feb 26, 2017, 9:25 PM by JCNC Technology

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

Jai Jinendra, 

JCNC 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:

  • Replica of Shatrunjay (Huge exhibits) in Auditorium
  • Shree Siddhachalji ki Chha Gau (Bhaav) Yatra
  • Several Food Stall (Jain Paal) and much more
This auspicious event is being coordinated by Shri Nitul Haria.

Program Outline:

  • Event 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 darshan/vandan. 
  • 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 religious@jcnc.org 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. 

  • 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. 
Note: Pleases pay by check or cash at JCNC or online at http://www.jcnc.org/donate

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 volunteer@jcnc.org

Note: Daylight saving time starts on March 12th, so remember to move your clock forward on March 12th.

JCNC Shala Sleepover Mar 25/26 : Online registration open

posted Feb 20, 2017, 12:08 AM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Mar 19, 2017, 6:40 PM ]

Jai Jinendra,

The Annual JCNC Shala Sleepover Registration is Now Open through March 22nd

We invite all JCNC ​Shala kids and youth to participate in our annual JCNC Shala Sleepover. There will be fun, games, talent shows, yoga and much more.
Dinner 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:

  1. Go to https://www.123signup.com/register?id=nprsn
  2. Enter your registered JCNC membership email ID and click [OK]
  3. Check the "JCNC Shala Sleepover 2017" box against your name if you plan to volunteer for the event.
  4. ​General Donations are welcome​
    1. JCNC's general fund, or 
    2. Sponsor a prize for games. or
    3. Sponsor the Prabhaavna
  5. Click on "Add Spouse" link if he/she plans to volunteer for the event.
  6. 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 )
  7. Repeat #6 for additional kids.
  8. 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!

Tentative Agenda*:

Saturday 03/25/2017
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)


Aarti Bhavna

9:30 PM
Student Activity 3 (Fun Games)

9.30 to 10:00 PM
Change to night dress

10.00 to 11.15 PM
Talent Show

11:15 PM
Go to Sleep
Sunday 03/26/2017
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

​*subject to change
  • 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.
Contact education@jcnc.org for any questions.

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