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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

[JCNC] Shri Cha Gau Siddhachalji Yatra - Saturday March 7th 2020, 8:00 AM onwards

posted by JCNC Technology

Jai Adinathji!    Jai Rishabdevji!   Jai Kesariyaji!

Chha Gau Siddhachalji Yatra  (Falgun Sudi 13)

Great Exhibitions, Bhaav-Yatra & Celebration at JCNC 

Satruday, March 7th, 2020,  7:00 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 (Great exhibits) in Auditorium with  the Stage Surprise Element.

·  Shree Siddhachalji ki Chha Gau (Bhaav) Yatra

·  Several Food Stall (Jain Paals) and much more

·  Year 2019 Everyone had witness the stage set up. How the soul can Attain Moksha in 3 Bhaav. 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 / Vidhikar  Shri Jayesh bhai Khona with the help of Shri Vijaybhai Shah from Bangalore & Samkit Group of JCNC. 

Click for the Invitation Patrika :- JCNC Chha-Gau 2020 Patrika 


Program Outline:

·  Event will start upstairs with Maha Abhishek of Shri Dada Adinath with Sankha Naad & Musical way at 7::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, See below for the details.

Paal Signup : Online Link

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. 

·  Grand Sangh pati                                           $1501

·  Sangh pati - 1                                                  $501

·  Sangh pati - 2                                                  $501

·  Bharat Chakravati nu Bhojalay Daata 1    $151

·  Bharat Chakravati nu Bhojalay Daata 2    $151

·   Paals (Food Stalls)                                       $301  

·  Sponsor Dada Ni Tonk                                 $501

·  Sponsor Other  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 take dharma labh. 

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

Rikesh Shah & Padmesh Parekh
VP & Co-VP of Religious Programs
For any questions, please contact us @ religious@jcnc.org
Rikesh Shah & Padmesh Parekh
VP & Co-VP of Religious Programs
For any questions, please contact us @ religious@jcnc.org


posted Jan 26, 2020, 11:45 PM by JCNC Technology

JCNC Cultural Team & JCL Committee

[JCNC] senior technology class

posted Jan 14, 2020, 8:58 PM by JCNC Technology

JJ everyone,

With great pleasure JCNC education team is restarting technology class for all seniors from January 26th, 2020 Sunday. Please see the details below:

The technology class will be taught by our own PVSA students volunteers on every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 12 to 1.30 pm by the samovsaran area.

All Senior members/non-members of JCNC are welcome to attend 

Please bring your iPhone, smartphone, IPad,  laptop 
to learn and improve technical knowledge.

If you have any questions regarding the class, please contact Ramnikbhai Gohel.

Thank you and Jai JInendra,
Rita Shah, Nishant Sabadra, Ramnikbhaii Gohel
VP and CO-VP education, senior mixer coordinator

[JCNC] Enrollment for JAB classes

posted Jan 14, 2020, 8:58 PM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Jan 15, 2020, 10:50 AM ]

Jai Jinendra

Jain Academic Bowl (JAB) Tournament is a popular event for our youth in the biennial JAINA convention.  This friendly competition tests the overall knowledge of Jain philosophy, history, conduct, literature, rituals, tirthankars and more.  The competition is open to youth below the age of 21 at the time of the competition. Watch this YouTube video presentation for a snippet of the 2019 JAB Tournament.

We are now enrolling JCNC students to prepare and compete for a spot on the JCNC JAB team at 2021 JAINA convention, which will likely be during the July 4th weekend.

Why consider JAB

  • A tremendous increase in understanding of Jain philosophy

  • The chance to represent JCNC at a National level in the Jaina convention

  • Make lasting friends from JCNC and other Jain centers 

  • Learn to work in a group and navigate team dynamics

  • Sharpen quizzing skills

  • It is tons and tons of fun…


Who can sign up

Students aged 8 and above will find this most beneficial.  If you are currently enrolled in Jain Shala, this will reinforce  your understanding of core jain principles. If you missed the opportunity to attend Jain Shala, you can start from the basics and advance quickly.

How to sign up

Register here Enrollment closes on Jan 31, 2020

What is the class format

The classes are mostly held online on Friday evenings.  These interactive sessions are based on this JAB manual led by our JCNC JAB coaches and past participants, where students learn through presentations, healthy group discussions & debates, independent reviews and quizzes.

What is expected from students

In order to get full benefit of the prep sessions, students are expected to commit at least 2 hours a week for the online meetings and be motivated to self study.  

When do classes start  
Sessions start on Feb 7, 2020

For any questions or more information, please reach out to jayshree.shah.sheth@gmail.com or rekha.m.patel@gmail.com


JCNC Education

Rita Shah and Nishant Sabadra

VP and CO-VP education


Thank you and Pranam

Jayshree and Rekha

[JCNC] Senior Mixer on Saturday 01/11/2020

posted Jan 7, 2020, 10:59 AM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Jan 15, 2020, 10:51 AM ]

JCNC Senior mixer group has a monthly meeting at JCNC Auditorium, on Saturday 01/11/2020

All senior citizens in JCNC community are welcome to attend the meeting. No registration fee or formality. 


10.30AM to 11.00 AM Stavans, Bhakti etc.

11.00 AM to 11.30 AM  Indian Republic Day Celebration.

11.30 AM to 12.00PM Presentation by Indian Air Force Officer Wg Cdr Lall

12.00PM to 12.15PM Future Activity Planning

12.15PM to 12.30PM Birthdays and Anniversary Celebrations

12.30PM to 1.00PM Yoga

1.00 PM  to 2.00PM     Lunch

Please note Senior Mixer meeting in February 2020  will be on second Saturday of the month 02/08/2020

JCNC Senior Mixer Coordinators.

Mr. Nitin Shah 408 406 2283

Mr. Ramnik Gohel 510 299 1766



Ramnik Gohel

[JCNC] Upcoming Events for two weeks (1/4/2020 to 1/17/2020)

posted Jan 7, 2020, 10:56 AM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Jan 7, 2020, 10:57 AM ]

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  
SaturdayJanuary 4, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Sponsor:  Nakaro $101 (Multiple sponsors are welcome)

Event # 2:
What: Adult Swadhaya Session
SundayJanuary 5, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event # 3:
What: Preksha Dhyan Meditation
Date: SundayJanuary 5, 2020 
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Event # 4:
What: Pakkhi Pratikraman (Shwetambar  Deravasi tradition)
Tithi:  Chaudas
ThursdayJanuary 9, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM

Event # 5:
What: Bhaktamber Path
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm 

Event # 6
What: Senior Mixture
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm 

Event # 7
What: Atmasiddhi Bhakti and Swadhyay
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Event # 8:
What:  Swadhaya Various Topics (Gujarati)
ThursdayJanuary 16, 2020

Rikesh Shah & Padmesh Parekh
VP & Co-VP of Religious Programs
For any questions, please contact us @ religious@jcnc.org

Job Opening - Bhawan Administrator (Part-time) Position

posted Jan 4, 2020, 9:59 PM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Jan 4, 2020, 10:00 PM ]

Job Description: JCNC Bhawan Administrator

Position: JCNC Bhawan Administrator (Part-time)

Reports To: President of JCNC

General Requirements:

  • Must be a member of JCNC. Preferably a Life member or a family member of a Life Member for at least a year.
  • Must be vegetarian and generally follow Jain way of life.
  • Must be a US citizen or resident or have the legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Must be fluent in speaking Gujarati, Hindi, and English. Must be able to write type well in English.
  • Must have own transportation.
  • Must have a courteous demeanor.
  • Must display a high level of integrity and honesty.

Skills Required:

  • Should have the knowledge of computer, Office software, and the Internet. Knowledge of financial software (QuickBooks) is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Should have knowledge or willingness to learn all electronic equipment in use at JCNC operation.
  • Should have good organizational skills.
  • Management experience with any non-profit or commercial organization is a plus.
  • Should have good communication skills both oral and written.
  • Desirable to have a general knowledge of Jain principles for effective communication with JCNC members.

Must be flexible e.g.

  1. Must be willing to work different shifts including weekends. Initial duty hours will be four weekday evenings (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM) and Saturday and Sunday mornings (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM). A total of 20 to 30 work hours per week is expected.
  2. The time and days of work to be confirmed at the time of appointment and will be updated after mutual discussions.
  3. Bhawan administrator will be called upon to address different administrative tasks. Must be willing to accept changes in duties.

General Description of Duties:

  1. Maintain scheduled office hours at the Bhawan. May be required to open and close the Bhawan.
  2. Support facilitate JCNC communications (between members, committee, with outside parties, answer phones, voicemails, emails, etc.)
  3. Organize and maintain JCNC documents into a filing system (Policies Procedures, Facility maintenance, Financial records, Pathshala (Education), Membership, Committee members volunteers, Technology, Private Events, Religious programs, etc.)
  4. Maintain master schedule and room reservation system working with all departments
  5. Support and maintain inventory records for facility equipment, supplies, religious material, etc. working with respective VP/Co-VP of the department
  6. Maintain a schedule record of maintenance for all equipment in the Bhawan working with VP/Co-VP of the facility. Work with vendors to perform regularly scheduled maintenance
  7. Facilitate Financial management working with VP/Co-VP of Finance and volunteers (record of pledges, collections, tax receipts, etc.)
  8. Support Private Event department by showing the facility to prospective customers, contract management, and schedule working with VP/Co-VP of Private Events
  9. Support Education department in its smooth operation of various education activities at JCNC
  10. Perform any other tasks as assigned by the President.

Personal Conduct Responsibilities:

  1. All conduct, behavior and activities must be in accordance with Jain principles, rules and guidelines at the temple in particular and outside in general.
  2. Display a level of honesty and integrity commensurate with an administrator.
  3. Be sincere in your work with care, diligence and with full attention to details.
  4. Respect Volunteers and visitors alike.
  5. Support in keeping the Bhawan neat and clean by putting away all items taken out for any program to its proper storage place.
  6. Follow JCNC personnel policies and procedures.

Compensation Benefits:

  1. Compensation will be based on qualifications and performance. Paid only for the actual hours worked.
  2. The benefits are offered as per JCNC HR policy.
  3. No vacation is accrued for the first year. Will be granted paid flex leave/holiday (pro-rated on the basis of actual hours worked) of 40 hours per year of full-time equivalent, after one year of employment is completed.
  4. A 90-day probationary period applies.
  5. The employment is “at-will” employment and can be terminated at any time.

 JCNC reserves the right to modify these duties and responsibilities as necessary by notifying the employee in writing.

President’s New Year Message

posted Dec 31, 2019, 10:54 PM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra,


Happy New Year 2020!!! As we celebrate end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020; I wish Sakal Sangh Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.


Year 2020 is a leap year --  the 20th year of the 3rd millennium, the 20th year of the 21st century, 20th year of Jain Bhawan and the 1st year of the 2020s decade -- what an auspicious beginning of the term of new EC!!!


The American Dream is alive because of the grit and determination of the people of this great nation. We, the Jains, are very progressive and enterprising, and my EC will continue to strengthen that spirit. We will tirelessly work to build character of NexGen Jains through rich and vivid religious, cultural, linguistic and technology programs.


For the sake of our future generations, it is incumbent upon all of us to have vibrant JCNC. To that end, EC will diligently work to chalk out plans to take JCNC to the next level. I assure everyone that throughout the year we will regularly and proactively communicate with the community.  


I sincerely appreciate dedication of the newly elected EC members to serve the community. I also recognize the support of each and every volunteer whose tireless and selfless service make JCNC events successful. A BIG Thank You to all “Sevaks” and look forward to your continued dedications.


As your “Pramukh Sevak”, it will be my endeavor that EC deliver the highest quality programs and services to the community.


Once again, Happy New Year……


Biren Shah

JCNC President

M: (408) 206-9049

Email: president@jcnc.org 


posted Dec 10, 2019, 9:46 PM by JCNC Technology

JCNC Senior mixer group has a monthly meeting at JCNC Auditorium, on Saturday 12/14/2019

All senior citizens in JCNC community are welcome to attend the meeting. No registration fee or formality. 


10:30 AM to 11:00 AM     Stavans, Bhakti etc.

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM     New Members Introduction and members’ Participation

12:00 PM to 12:15 PM     Presentation of Annual Activity report

12:15 PM to 12:30 PM     Birthdays and Anniversary Celebrations

12:30 PM to 01:00 PM     Yoga

01:00 PM to 02:00 PM     Lunch

Please note Senior Mixer meeting in January 2020  will be on second Saturday of the month 01/11/2020

JCNC Senior Mixer Coordinators
Mr. Nitin Shah 408 406 2283
Mr. Ramnik Gohel 510 299 1766

[JCNC] Religious Events coming up in next two week [12/2/2019 - 12/15/2019]

posted Dec 2, 2019, 11:03 PM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Dec 2, 2019, 11:05 PM ]

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 NameDateDayStartEnd

Snatra Pooja in observance of Maun Ekadashi (Temple)12/8/2019Sunday10:00 AM11:30 AM
Bi Weekly Bhavana (Rang Mandap)12/13/2019Friday8:00 PM9:30 PM
Bhaktamar Path (Rang Mandap)12/14/2019Saturday10:30 AM12:00 PM
Aalochna Bhakti and Swadhyay (Shrimad Tradition) (Bhakti Area)12/15/2019Sunday2:00 PM4:00 PM

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

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