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JCNC SHALA - Two announcements on Shala Calendar & Shala Day Camp/Sleepover (April 28/29)

posted Apr 23, 2018, 9:43 AM by JCNC Technology

Pranaam & Jai Jinendra !


Please see Two announcements below for details on schedule for remainder of Shala Calendar & Shala Day Camp/Sleepover:




April 28 (Sat) & April 29 (Sunday): Shala Day Camp & Sleepover.

Apr 28: Day Camp: 10.00 AM to 7.00 PM  - ALL Kids Day Camp (Kids 1st graders and lower will check out at 7.00 PM).

Apr 28 – to Apr 29 10.00 AM: Sleep Over: 7.00 PM Saturday, to 10.00 AM (Sunday). Sleepover is for 1st graders and older. Parent for 1st grader will stay for sleepover.


April 29th (Sunday) is regular Senior Shala starting at 10.10 AM. Senior Shala is ON. Students in Sleepover are requested to bring fresh change of clothes/towel, toiletries and other personal items and will freshen up at temple in the morning. Sleepover students will have a scrumptious breakfast in the morning and then attend Senior shala. For Senior Shala on 29th April no changes to timings.


May 6th Sunday: Is Regular Senior Shala. No changes to Timings.


May 13th Sunday: Is Regular Junior Shala. No Changes to Timings.


May 20th Sunday: Senior Shala with Extended Timings: Jain Shala 10.10 to 12.00 Noon; Snack: 12.00 – 12.30 PM Hindi/Guj Shala 12.30 PM – 2.30 PM.

For May 20th we are extending Senior Shala hours to allow additional time to catch up on teaching as this year we missed some classes.


May 27th Sunday: Is Regular Junior Shala. No Changes to Timings.


Jun 3rd (Sun): Is Regular Senior Shala. No changes to Timings.


June 10th Shala Graduation for both Junior and Senior Shala (also Last day of Shala).





This year Shala Day Camp/Sleep over promises to be exciting, fun and a great learning experience. Thanks to our talented volunteers the following activities have been confirmed and more being planned. Kids will have plenty to choose from for a great experience:


Parents, During Day Camp ….please encourage your kids to participate in Little Einstein’s Show and Tell - bring their science project to Day Camp and plan for a 2 -3 minute presentation on stage. (Details Below).

Email education@jcnc.org if your Little Einstein is going to participate, name and short detail (2 -3 sentences) of project that will be presented.



Theme: Dharma & Science.



When: Saturday April 28th 10.00 AM to Sunday April 29th 10.00 AM.


Day Camp: Saturday April 28th 10.00 AM to 7.00 PM.

Sleepover: Saturday March 28th, 10.00 AM to Sunday March 29th, 10.00 AM.



If you have not done already, Please register at 123Signup, Link Provided Below. During registration, Please select 'Add guest’ to enter your kids name, payment can be done with Credit Card or Check.



Following Activities are Confirmed:


Little Einstein’s Show and Tell:

All our Little Einstein’s are invited to bring a hands on science project/display that they may have done at school, other events, science Olympiads etc. The project needs to be a hands on project, object, device, and they will come on stage and present to the group for 2-3 minutes on how they created their project and what they learnt from it.


·               Bristlebot Robot: Kids will build a miniature robot and learn about mechanics, and building. If needed younger kids will be partnered with older kids to help in the building of the robots.

·               Car Kits: Kids will build different types of cars for example, Pinewood Derby Car, and battery operated Propeller cars, depending on age group and skill level. Kids will learn mechanics and race cars.

·               Chemistry Lab: Hands on experiments with materials such as PH strips, paper chromatography.

·               Towers: In this hands on activity kids will be challenged to build a tall tower using challenging construction materials. Tallest tower wins!!.

·               Art & Crafts: Various hands on art and craft activities where kids will build different items such as Kaledioscope, molding using polymer balls etc. (activities depending on age group).

·               Environmentalism and Aprigraha: An interactive presentation based on Jain principles, philosophy, and our role in environmentalism.

·               Darshan, Pooja, Short Jain Stories.

·               Bhavana

·               Yoga



Saturday March  28th  Breakfast & Kids Check in 9.30 AM to 10.00 AM.

10.00 AM activities start.

Day Camp Kids Check Out: Saturday March 28th, 7.00 PM.

Sleep Over Kids Check Out: Sunday March 29th, 10.00 AM.


Day Camp: is for All Kids. Day camp activities will conclude at 5.00 PM for Kids younger than 1st Grade. Parents will need to pick up kids no later than 7.00 PM.

Kids will enjoy Yummy, Lunch, Afternoon Snack and Dinner.


Sleep Over: Sleep over is for Kids Grade 1 and older. One parent for Grade 1 kid will need to stay with kid for sleep over and also help out and volunteer/chaperone. Sleepover kids will stay at temple beyond 5.00 PM and will participate in other activities.

For Shala Sleepover, kids need to bring notebook, pen/pencils pillow, blanket, sleeping bag, towel, personal toiletries items. Please label all items with kids names.


In addition to the Day camp meals, Kids will enjoy breakfast on next day.


Registration fees are same for Day Camp/Sleep Over. $15 for members, $18 for Non-Members.


We are looking for sponsors for Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon Snack and Breakfast. 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. or email education@jcnc.org



Events subject to change depending upon resource availability.


Looking forward to an exciting and fun filled event!!

The US Presidents Volunteer Service Award for JCNC Youths - Enrollment deadline extended to April 25th, 2018

posted Apr 19, 2018, 10:14 PM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra, Jai Mahavir!

As announced earlier, we have started the new year (2018-19) of our highly successful program ‘The US Presidents Volunteer Service Awards’ (PVSA) for JCNC youth age 13 to 19. This program was launched new in 2017 by JCNC 2017 Executive Committee and five youth volunteers from our community were honored during the Mahavir Janma Kalyanak event of 2018

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 (Updated)
  • Open to all JCNC member families. We encourage you to review the eligibility criteria before you apply (link at the bottom).
  • Children between 13 -19 years of age as of 31st Mar 2018 are qualified.
  • This is a yearly program, registration is now open for the calendar year from Mar 2018 – Feb 2019. Last date to enroll is extended to Apr 25th, 2018..
  • Awards will be presented in Apr/May 2019 during major JCNC events for all successful participants in Mar 2018 – Feb 2019 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 13 to 15
50 – 74
75 – 99
100 +
Age 16 to 19
100 – 174
175 – 249
250 +
Minimum Age for enrollment will be considered as of March 2018.
**Applicable a
ge-group for award Level and required hours (whether Age 13-15 or Age 16-19) will be determined per volunteer's age as of Feb , 2019
***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 late April/Early May to go thru with much more detail, including work assignments, the roles, and responsibilities, the 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, VP Technology) 
Kiran Shah
 (Co-chair, Ex VP PR) 
Hetan Shah (VP PR) 
Sudhanshu Jain (President)

A working committee of volunteers is being formed and will include the above members and multiple youth volunteers. The email address of this committee is: serviceawards@jcnc.org

Shri Laghuraj Swami (Prabhushriji) Dehotsarg Din Celebration Friday 20-Saturday 21 April 2018

posted Apr 17, 2018, 11:17 AM by JCNC Technology

Jain Center Of Northern California

    Shri Adinathay Namah: 

 Friday, April 20 and SaturdayApril 21, 2018
        Shri Laghuraj Swami(Prabhushri ji) Dehotsarg Din Celebration 
Jai Jinendra,
Jai Prabhu,

JCNC is celebrating Shri Laghuraj Swami’s (Prabhushriji)  Dehotsarg Din ’ on Friday, 20th April 1.30-4.30pm with 36 samadhi maran mala kram and Saturday, 21st April 2018 from 2.00pm to 4.30 pm as per the following schedule followed by Sadharmik Vatsalya Dinner sponsored by Shri Bhulabhai Vanmalibhai Parivar, San Carlos.
Sri Prabhushriji had himself expressed the very high importance for this Tithi. and had even said by doing the AtmaSiddhi Bhakti on this auspicious day can earn the Fal Rashi of doing 1000 fasts (Upavas)
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 for Sadharmik Vatsalya. it is a must.
(Please Note that it is a catered Dinner, not volunteers based cooking. So can not be added or changed at the last minute. So RSVP is a must by 2pm 4/19/18.)
The program outlines are as follow:

1. Friday: 20th, April
1.30pm to 4.30pm Nityakram followed by 36 Samadhi Maran Mala Kram
Followed by Tea with Light snacks -Dining Hall

2. Saturday: 21st, April. 2.00 to 4.30pm 
Followed by Sadharmik Vatsalya Dinner sponsored by Shri Bhulabhai Vanmalibhai Patel Parivar, San Carlos.

2:00 pm   Nityakram 
  • Shri Atmasiddhi Shashtra Bhakti
  • "Virah Pado - Bhakti"
  • Swadhyay
  • Aarti-Mangal Divo: Sponsorship 101.00/Arti,  51.00/Mangal Divo. (Multiple sponsors)
4:30 pm      Sadharmik Vatsalya (must RSVP with Roger Patel rogerpatel10@gmail.com)
For more information please contact Pramod Patel at (650) 596-8820 or pramodpatel@yahoo.com

Religious Events coming up this week [04/12/2018 - 04/25/2018]

posted Apr 16, 2018, 10:03 AM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra and Pranam,

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

Event # 1:
What: Bi-weekly Bhavna led by Pravinbhai Turakhia
Date:  FridayApril 13th, 2018
Time:  8:00 PM
Sponsor: Rakhi & Prachin Ranavat in loving memory of late Basantraj Surana 
               Nakaro $101 (Multiple sponsors are welcome)

Event # 2:
What: Chaudas Pratikraman – Deravasi Tradition
Tithi: Chaudas
Date: Sunday, April 15th, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM

Event # 3:
What:  Pakhi Pratikraman  Sthanakvasi tradition (Gujarati)
Tithi:  Pakhi (Poonam and Amas)
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM

Event # 4:
 Snatra Puja
Date:  Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Time:  10:00 AM
Sponsor: Nakaro $101  (Multiple sponsors are welcome)

Upcoming Events

April 27th, Friday      –  JCNC Bi-weekly Bhavana  @ 8:00PM (Nakaro - $101 ) 

April 28thSaturday  –  JCNC Monthly Musical Abhishek  @ 6:45AM 

April 29thSunday      Chaudas Pratikraman Swetamber Deravasi Tradition 6:00 PM 

April 29th, Sunday    –  Pakhi Pratikraman Sthanakvasi Tradition @ 6:30 PM 

May 5th, Saturday    –  JCNC Bi-weekly Snatra Puja  @ 10:00AM (Nakaro - $101 ) 

JCNC - Community Health Fair (Saturday April 14th)

posted Apr 11, 2018, 9:41 PM by JCNC Technology

SAT APRIL 14 2018




Bombay Jam - Dance Fitness session

10:00 to 10:30 AM

Blood Test

10:30 - 2 pm


10:30 - 2 pm


11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 1:30

CPR Training

11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 1:15

Health Info Sessions

10:30, 11:15, 12:00




10:30,  12:30.. 3 sessions (bring your yoga mats)

Please sponsor and Register Today

Health Session Schedule

10:30 AM – Health 3.0
11:45 AM – Advance Directive
12 Noon – Sleep Apnea & Snoring

Yoga Sessions – For heart health and Sleep Apnea
10:30 AM, 11:15 AM and 12 Noon

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum $2500

Gold $1001

Silver $501 – Aarisha Dental

General - $101

Blood testing kits only $51 for 5 kits

Lunch: Please RSVP (one per family) - click here

Volunteering: We are requesting our community members to volunteer for this event - click here

Session Details:

Bombay Jam: Dance music fitness session for a total body workout.

CPR Training: Conducted by Milpitas Fire Department, this will be a demonstration of how to perform CPR in an emergency. This is NOT a certification class..

Yoga Session: The yoga at the health fair will be focussing on breathing, Asanas to open up the Chakras with emphasis on the heart chakra. This should also help with sleep issues

Sleep Apnea & Snoring: Snoring can lead to problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart stroke and sudden cardiac death.

Sleep Apnea can be of the obstructive (usually caused by a restriction of the airways) or central (caused by a lapse in the signals to breath from the brain) type.

We are thankful to South Asian Heart Center for helping us arrange this Health Fair, Doctors, and other medical professionals and volunteers who have donated their valuable time to be at the JCNC Health Fair 2018.


Bring your dental X-Rays if you would like to have them looked at.

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

JCNC - Community Health Fair (Saturday April 14th)

posted Apr 3, 2018, 9:55 AM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 10:58 PM ]

Click here to register for the health fair. 

Sponsorship Opportunities -

Please contribute in support of this great cause 

Platinum $2501

Gold $1001

Silver $501 – Aarisha Dental

General - $101

Blood testing kits only $51 for 5 kits

Lunch: Please RSVP (one per family) - click here

Volunteering: We are requesting our community medical professionals and other members to come forward and volunteer for this event.

  1. Healthcare Professionals Volunteer sign up - click here
  2. General Volunteer sign up - click here

Introducing Tithi / Date or General donation signup.

posted Mar 31, 2018, 10:15 PM by JCNC Technology

Introducing Tithi / Date or General donation signup.
(A day of your choice - Temple Expenses in your name. Your name will be displayed on TV at Jain Bhavan and on the JCNC website).

Please click this link, to signup for following General Donations

  • Tithi Sign up - @$351 each
  • Lifetime Support -  @$351 each 
  • Dollar a Day -  @$351 each 
  • Jiv Daya - Any Amount
  • General Donation - Any Amount 
  • Sadharmik Vatsalya - Any Amount 

Shri Mahaveer Janma Kalaynak Program Flyer

posted Mar 30, 2018, 3:05 PM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 3:09 PM ]

Bhagwan Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Grand Celebrations (Sunday, Apr 1st) - Please RSVP

posted Mar 30, 2018, 3:00 PM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 3:10 PM ]

Jai Jinendra & Pranam,

Bhagwan Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Grand Celebrations preparation is going through its final touches. 

This time education team has done special planning and preparation to amaze the community. 

Please don't miss the opportunity and mark your calendar.

Also, Don't forget to RSVP 

Meal coupon pickup available from 10:30 AM onwards. Please note, meal coupon system will be enforced for lunch and dinner.

Event Details:

When: April 1st, 2018 (Sunday)

Location: 722 South Main Street, Milpitas, CA

High-Level Schedule: 





7:30 AM


9:00 PM

Temple opens

7:45 AM


9:00 AM

Ayambil Parna

8:00 AM


10:00 AM

Abhishek & Shri 1008 Mahavir Swami Panch Kalyanak Puja

7:45 AM




9:30 AM


10:30  AM


10:00 AM



Shirmad Bhakti

12:00 PM


1:30 PM

Sadharmik Vatsalya (Lunch) <<< Special food preparation by MIBA team

1:15 PM


5:00 PM

Cultural Program and Organization Updates <<<  For detailed CULTURAL EVENT schedule <-- click here

5:15 PM



Early Aarti

5:45 PM


7:00 PM

Sadharmik Vatsalya (Light Dinner)

Sponsorship Opportunity: Please generously participate and take Dharma Laabh! Multiple sponsorships are welcome in all areas. 

  • Platinum Sponsor $3001
    • Bahut-bahut Anumodna of MIBA Parivaar for thier generous donations
  • Gold Sponsor - $2001
  • Silver Sponsor - $1001
  • Other Sponsors:
  • $101 - Shri 1008 Mahavir Swami Panch Kalyanak Puja Signup
  • $101 - Swamivatsalya Donation
  • $101 - General Donation 


Additional signup for all donation buckets will also be taken on the spot during the event. 


Parking Advice: We have made elaborate parking arrangement for the day at following three locations. Please make a note and plan accordingly. For more information, please see the attached map.

  • Parking P1 – Open lot next to Gym/Montessori Building (lot - 612 S. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 )
  • Parking P2 – Open lot with fence next to New India Bazar (lot - 526 S. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035)
  • Parking P3 – Milpitas Library parking structure on 4th floor ONLY (lot - 160 North Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 )
    • During the event, we are also planning to run the regular shuttle between 4th floor Milpitas Library (Parking P3 in attached Map) and Derasar. Please leverage this facility. This facility will be available non-stop from noon (12 pm onwards) till the end of the program.
    • Milpitas Library Pick-up/Drop-off Location: 4th floor 
    • JCNC Pick-up/Drop-off location: Main street outside the temple (near the cross-walk)


Complete Program Flyer 

For any questions, please email president@jcnc.org or pr@jcnc.org

Upcoming Religious Events [ 03/28/2018 - 04/02/2018 ]

posted Mar 27, 2018, 10:36 PM by JCNC Technology

Jai Jinendra and Pranam,

We are pleased to announce the following Upcoming Religious Events for the actual Mahavir Janma Kalyanak day & Ayambil Oli. Please plan to attend and take dharma laabh!


What:  Shri Mahavir Swami Panch Kalyanak Puja Digambar tradition

Date:    Thursday, March 29, 2018 (actual Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Day)

Time:   7:15 AM onwards

Program Details :

             - Darshan Stuti and Mangalashtak followed by  garbh and janam kalayank stuti 
             - Abhishek followed by Shri Dev Shastra puja, Shri 1008 Mahaveer Swami panch kalyanak puja, Solah Karan puja, Shanti Paath and Visarjan


What:  Snatra Puja Shwetamber Deravasi tradition

Date:    Thursday, March 29, 2018 (actual Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Day)

Time:   9:00 AM onwards

Event # 3:
What:  Chaudas Pratikraman Shwetamber Deravasi tradition
Tithi:   Chaudas
Date:  Friday, March 30, 2018
Time:  6:00 PM

Event # 4:
What:  Pakhi Pratikraman  Sthanakvasi tradition (Gujarati)
Tithi:   Pakhi (Poonam and Amas)
  Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time:  6:30 PM

Event # 5:
What:   Siddhachakra Maha Pujan followed by Sadharmik Vatsalya Dinner
Date:      Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time:     1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (followed by Dinner)
  Dinning Hall

Event # 6:

Date:     Friday, March 23 - Saturday March 31, 2018
Reminder: Please do not forget to sign up at Jain Bhawan or Online at
                    Ayambil Oli Registration Form

Event #7:
What:  Parna for Ayambil Oli Tapasvis (all 9 days)
    Sunday, April 1, 2018

Time:     7:45 AM 
 Dinning Hall

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