16.09.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 16.09.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/Shibirs
  • Smt. Taralaben's Class on Shravak Achar - 9/16-9/18
  • Children Tapasvi Recognition Forms
  • Nomination Forms for EC & BOD Elections
  • Navpad Ayambil Oli - 10/8-10/16
  • Wellness Challen

Ongoing Programs | Sept - Oct 2016






Start Time

Daily Ashtprakari Puja


 7:30 AM

Aarti-Mangal Divo


 8:15 PM


 7:30 PM


Daily in the morning


Chaudus Pratikraman


 6:30 PM (Weekday)

 6:00 PM (Weekend)

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

10/1 (First Saturday of Lunar Month)

 9:00 AM

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


 7:30 PM

JCYC,JSG Pathshala,

Adult Swadhyay,Sutra Class

9/25 (First Class)

10:00 AM

Weekly Evening Swadhyay

Every Mon,Tue & Thu


Shri Adhyatmsar Granth


 By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)

14 Gunasthanak


 By Hasendrabhai
 (8.30 to 10.00 PM)

Shrimad Rajchandra Vachnamrut


 By Rameshbhai
 (8.30 to 10:00 PM)

Shri Yogshatak Granth


 By Girishbhai (8.00 PM)


  • NOTE: The first Pathshala class will begin on 09/25/2016



Life Time Tithis




  • 9/16  Gala Rajeev & Darshana - Punyatithi of Shital Gala (daughter of Shantilal & Rajul Gala)
  • 9/20  Shah Jagrut & Darshana - Birthday of Mahika Shah
  • 9/23  Modi & Shah family - Birthday of Nagindas Modi
  • 9/27  Shah Kaushal & Bhavi - For their sister Purviben Shah.
  • 10/4  Modi & Shah Family - Taruben Anilkumar Parikh-Punyatithi
  • 10/28 Modi & Shah Family - Arunaben Rajnikant Modi-Punyatithi

Send a photograph of your loved one to Kinal Modi at kinalmodi12@yahoo.com. Please contact Ketan Parekh at Ketan.Parekh@JainCenter.net for information, questions or any pledges.




Upcoming Events




  • Chaitya Paripati - Sunday,Sept 18, 2016.
  • Navkar Mantra Bhasya Jaap Anusthan - Saturday, Sept 24, 2016.
  • Seminar On Peace Strategies From Diverse Religions and Traditions - Sunday, Oct 2, 2016.
  • Sasvati Ayambil Oli - Sat/Sun, Oct 8-16, 2016.
  • Dhan Teras, Kali Chaudas, Diwali - Fri - Sun, Oct 28 -30, 2016.
  • Besatu Varsh-New Year - Mon, Oct 31, 2016.




Dignitary Visits/Shibirs




  • Friday - Sunday, Sept 16th - 18th: Lectures by Smt Taralaben Doshi.
  • Saturday, Sept 24th: Navkar Mantra Bhasya Jaap Anusthan by Jayshreeben Doshi




Smt. Taralaben Doshi's Class on Shravak Achar (શ્રાવક આચાર) September 16-18, 2016



We are happy to announce that Smt. Taralaben Doshi is with us during this weekend.

Her class will be on "Shravak Achar" (શ્રાવક આચાર) during this weekend.
Venue:Aradhana Hall of Jain Center
Day                Date                              Timings
Friday            9/16/16                       08:30 - 10:00 pm 
Saturday        9/17/16                      10:00-  11:30 am
Sunday          9/18/16                       10:00 -  11:30 am.
Please participate with this class as she will be with us for a short period. 
If you want to take her to your house for a meal, please contact:
Dr. Maliniben Shah at 562-640-0623, Savitaben Mehta at 714-898-3156 or 
Yogesh Shah at 909-952-9585.




Tapasvi Recognition Form For Children



The Jain Center Of Southern California would like to recognise all the children who did Tapascharya during Paryushan. Please see the attached Tapasya form. This form will be available at the Center also. Children who meet the criteria listed in the children's form should send their details to Ashok Savla at ashoksavla630@yahoo.com.

Please CLICK HERE for the form.

 NOTE: Provide information by Sunday, September 18, 2016

Please call Ashok bhai Savla on 626-372-4246, if you have any further questions.




Nomination Forms For EC & BOD Elections For JCSC



Jai Jinendra,

At the end of this year 201​6​, there are 1​ Board of Director and ​7​ Executive Committee 
​ Members​ positions getting vacant.  As Jain Center is growing bigger with lot more activities, we need a lot of help and support from the community members in accomplishing our goals. We need dedicated individuals to lead the Jain Center towards much bigger, better and eventful center. 
Jain Center has announced a 3 member Nomination Committee which will see the entire process of Nomination for all these positions as follows:

1) Vipin Vadecha ​-​ Chairperson
2) ​Prerana Udani  and
3) ​Dharmesh Shah.

There are 2 forms attached to this email for BOD and EC positions, which also contain the instruction for filling up these forms.

Please CLICK HERE for the EC Nomination Form
Please CLICK HERE for the BOD Nomination Form

These forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads section of the Jain Center website: http://www.jaincenter.​org​

A completed Nomination form should be received on-line (JCSC Website), by regular mail, fax or E-mail at the address shown on the form. A printed copy of the same form will be available at the temple with our Pujari Ji - Amrish Bhai. All forms should be received by Monday, September 26, 2016. Mailed forms should be post-marked latest by Thursday, September 22, 2016. Forms received after Monday, September 26, 2016 midnight as well as nominations from the floor will not be accepted. A candidate may voluntarily withdraw from consideration by communicating in writing with any member of the Nomination Committee on or before Thursday, October 06, 2016. All received forms will be confirmed via email and displayed on Jain Center website - www.jaincenter.org.

We have also made arrangements so that people can submit their forms electronically from our website. To submit your forms electronically, please click on the link below and fill your details and the position you are applying for. The Nomination committee will automatically receive these forms and process them.​  http://jaincenter.org/nomination-announcement.php

A confirmation will be sent by email upon receipt of the nomination form. Orientation manual will be emailed to all candidates after all nomination forms are received. Orientation manual has standard operating procedures and bylaws.

If there are more candidates than the open positions, nomination committee will hold a meeting with all candidates to meet each other and exchange views. This meeting, if necessary, will be held at 8:30 PM on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in Jain Center office. Notification will be sent.

 If you have questions or need further information, please feel free to contact any of the following nomination Committee members:

1) Vipin Vadecha, Chairperson, 

909-896-7618 (C),  909-861-2677 (R)  E-mail: vadechav(at)gmail.com 

2) Prerana Udani     714-225-7354 (C)      E-Mail: pudani(at)aol.com

3) Dharmesh Shah  562-569-6113 (C)     E-Mail: dkshah_99(at)yahoo.com




Navpad Ayambil Oli - October 8-16, 2016



One of the most auspicious religious festivals is soon approaching on Saturday-Sunday, 8th-16th, October 2016 which signifies the days of Ayambil Oli, where we have approximately 50 people doing the full 9 days of Ayambil Oli and about 125 to 150 people doing Ayambil on weekends. 
9:30am onwards: Navpadji Puja on Saturday, October 15,2016

We hereby present you an opportunity to sponsor the upcoming 9 days of Ayambil Oli. Sponsorship opportunities are as follows:  

  • $250 for each weekday Ayambil Sponsorship 
  • $500 each for Saturday and Sunday Ayambil Sponsorship 
  • $101 for Snatrapuja 
  • $51 for Puja (Total of 9 available) 
  • Asthprakari Puja, Aarti, Mangal Divo, Shahti Kalash per Ghee boli. 

Grocery purchases, cooking, serving and cleaning for the entire Oli will be done by Jain Center volunteers and part-time hired help. We encourage all members to come forward and sponsor this auspicious occasion. As per our policy we shall try and accommodate as many sponsors as possible.
Please sign up on sign board which day you are going to do Ayambil, this will help us for proper management.  
Please contact:  




Wellness Challenge - Do A Set Of Balance Exercises Every Day



For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to "do a set of balance exercises every day." The whole purpose of this challenge is to increase your heart rate, exercise your heart muscles, and build your endurance. Cardio exercises are very important to keep your heart strong and healthy. They also help lower your cholesterol, burn fat, and reduce your risk of getting heart disease. Please keep in mind to choose an exercise that you are comfortable with and also practice warming up, stretching, and cooling down for these activities. Always make sure you are properly hydrated during these activities and carry sufficient water with you.  If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here.






Kinal Modi
Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California

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