23.09.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 23.09.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Upcoming Events
  • Dignitary Visits/Shibirs
  • Nomination Forms for EC & BOD Elections
  • Adult Swadhyay Class Synopsis
  • Navpad Ayambil Oli - 10/8-10/16
  • Wellness Challenge
  • TCCOP & ACC Update


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)

 9:40 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


  • 9/23  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


  • 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


  • Saturday, Sept 24th: Navkar Mantra Bhasya Jaap Anusthan by Jayshreeben Doshi



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



Sunday Adult Swadhyay Synopsis from Shree Girishbhai Shah


The Sunday Adult Class will be conducted by Girishbhai Shah on Pathshala Sundays from 10:00 am to Noon.

For details of the class please CLICK HERE.



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:

  •     Divyaben Gangar(for Ayambil matters) on 714-283-0323 or at ngangar@gmail.com
  •     Padma Shah (for Puja matters) on 714-670-7854 or at padmashah9@gmail.com



Wellness Challenge - Refrain from Having Desserts and Sweets for a Week


For the upcoming weekly challenge, we are challenging the participants to "refrain from having desserts and sweets for a week." Nutrition and medical experts agree that Americans eat too much sugar, and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend cutting back on the sweet stuff. If you reduce the amount of sugar you eat, you may have more energy, lose weight or stay at a healthy weight more easily, see your triglycerides drop, have fewer dental cavities and even look younger. If you are interested in learning more and participating, click here. 



TCCOP & ACC Update for August 2016


Our efforts of serving the community is continuing with your gracious support. We added few more projects this year and had very good support from the community.

We are continuing our routine of serving weekly breakfasts and monthly dinners, providing groceries, and visiting lonely patients. We have also started serving breakfast to Mental Health Association of Orange County once a month.
We have started to serve breakfast in Pasadena since March 2016. If anyone is interested in volunteering  please contact us.  
We want to thank our sponsors for last month:
1. Anonymous
2. Bina & Mukesh Doshi
3. Anonymous
4. Anonymous
5. Naina Patel for sponsoring Dinner at Long Beach Church.
6. Anonymous for donating a pallet of grocery to Giving Children Hope Organization
7. Neeta Jobalia for donating grocery to the shelter.
We can help you celebrate yours or other family member's birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions meaningfully, by sponsoring an event in their honor! Also, if you want to help us in any of our projects please contact us.

Thank you in advance for your contributions. 

Please call 714-856-4256 or contact any of us at the following:


Kinal Modi
Public Relations


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