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JAINA Convention 2021 - Last Day To Register for Just $5

JCNC President
 

Jain Center of Northern California

722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA 95035

Live Darshan 24/7 here 

Jai Jinendra, Pranam!

REGISTER Today! JAINA Convention 2021

Today – Feb 28 is last day to REGISTER just for $5

DATE & TIME

1st July – 6th July 2021

 

As you know every two years JAINA hosts a biennial JAINA convention. It is a premier event that brings the Jain community together where more than 5,000 Jains gather from across the world.

 

In the face of all the turbulence that the last year has caused throughout the world, the theme of the 2021 convention is “Jainism: A Resilient Path to Peace.”

 

Convention has an impressive list of speakers and unique cultural shows. One of the major highlights of 2021 conventions is "Virtual Tirthdham Darshan". Convention will be virtually broadcasted across the globe, including to the USA, Canada, India, UK, UAE, Australia, and more.

 

I encourage Sakal JCNC Sangh to wholeheartedly participate in the virtual convention by registering today. Please click on the link blow and take advantage of early bird registration.

  

https://www.jainaconvention.org/user-registration/

 

Please forward this email to your family members and friends and encourage EVERYONE to register today paying a nominal fee of $5.

 

From March 1 Registration Fee will go up……Take advantage of the low fee TODAY!!!!

Sincerely,
Biren Shah,

JCNC President

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M: (408) 206-9049

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JCNC Newsletter: http://www.jcnc.org/Newsletter 


Monthly Navkar Jaap - February 27, 2021

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Monthly Navkar Jaap - February 27, 2021


Shri Adinathay Namah: 

Namaskar Maha mantraka, ratan karu dei chitt
Mantra anadi kaak ka, kare Atmka hit
Divya dhwani navkar ka, hridaye dhyavu dhyan
Karma mel savi dhoyke, Pavu Siddhpad sthan.
 
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Pranam and Jai Jinendra,

After spending most of  2020 in lockdown due to Covid19, let's have a fresh start with mantradhiraj Namokar Mantra Jaap and get immersed into it and secondly, Valentine's day has just passed but let's continue to celebrate it - "Prabhu saathe Preet", Rishabh Jineshwar Pritam Mahro re......(Bhakti)

Please invite your family members and friends to participate and to make it a memorable event.

When: Saturday, February 27

From: 10.00 to 11.15 am

Virtual Venue: https://tinyurl.com/JCNCFeb2021Navkar

Led By: Pravin bhai Turakhia

Sponsored by: Mudra and Kirti Shah, Walnut Creek.

Multiple sponsorships for $101. Please donate generously

Please take dharmalaabh by participating, attending it, and also sponsoring the event.



Hetan Shah & Ravi Shah

VP & Co-VP Public Relations & Membership

For any questions, please contact us @ pr@jcnc.org

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JCNC Weekly Update (Feb 24 - March 2)

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722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA

JCNC Bhavan and Temple is open

Live Darshan 24/7 here 

 

Jai Jinendra,

The PR team is glad to present the following updates for the week of Feb 24 - March 2.

***** Please note that no gatherings are allowed in the temple until further update. *****

 

Darpan Newsletter February 2021

Team Darpan is pleased to present the refreshed and content rich February publication of Darpan Newsletter. Enjoy reading the latest issue of Darpan. Click on the link for Feb Darpan.

February 2021 Darpan.pdf

 

Inviting Self-nomination from US Born or Raised Adults for Board Position

Please forward this e-mail and encourage your adult children to file self-nomination.

A religious service organization like JCNC, needs to have all segments of the community participating in its activities. One segment of our community that is not proportionately active in our organization is NextGen (those born and/or raised here). It is this group whose children are the heirs to our legacy. They all need to see the Bhawan as their place of spiritual growth and community.


That is why, JCNC Board has decided to add three (3) representatives from the US Born and/or Raised Young Adults as non-voting members of the Board. We believe it will give us an unique opportunity to hear their vision of the future and how they want to impart our religious culture to their children. This will be a great opportunity for both the NexGen and BOD to learn and build future aspirations together,

 

We urge you to seriously consider this opportunity and participate in the workings of JCNC Board. If you are between the age of 25 and 55 years old and born or raised (at least from age 13) in the USA, please self-nominate yourself for a JCNC Board as a non-voting member in one of the three categories:

 

1 (one) BOD Position in age group 25 to 34

1 (one) BOD Position in age group 35 to 44

1 (one) BOD Position in age group 45 to 55

 

We believe your life experiences in the USA will provide us a key insight in serving our complete community in most progressive ways and help you and your children rooted in our religion and culture. Please note that if you are not a member of JCNC in your own name, you will need to become a member before being accepted to the position.

 

Please send an email application to Jyoti Vora, BOD Secretary at bodsecretary@... with following information:

 

a)      Full Name and Address

b)      Email and Mobile number

c)      Date and place of Birth, If not born in the USA, age at which you entered the USA.

d)      Identify age-group

e)      Membership status – Life Member. Annual Member, Family Member, or future member.

f)       Statement in max 300 words  

 

Last date for submitting self-nomination is March 12, 2021.

 

Religious Team Update

Monthly Navkar Jaap - February 27, 2021


Shri Adinathay Namah: 

Namaskar Maha mantraka, ratan karu dei chitt

Mantra anadi kaak ka, kare Atmka hit

Divya dhwani navkar ka, hridaye dhyavu dhyan

Karma mel savi dhoyke, Pavu Siddhpad sthan.

Pranam and Jai Jinendra,

After spending most of  2020 in lockdown due to Covid19, let's have a fresh start with mantradhiraj Namokar Mantra Jaap and get immersed into it and secondly, Valentine's day has just passed but let's continue to celebrate it - "Prabhu saathe Preet", Rishabh Jineshwar Pritam Mahro re......(Bhakti)

Please invite your family members and friends to participate and to make it a memorable event.

When: Saturday, February 27

From: 10.00 to 11.15 am

Virtual Venue: https://tinyurl.com/JCNCFeb2021Navkar

Led By: Pravin bhai Turakhia

Multiple sponsorships for $101. Please donate generously

Please take dharmalaabh by participating, attending it, and also sponsoring the event.

We invite you to sponsor and participate in our monthly events. Upcoming events are: 

  • Snātra Pujā (March 6: contact Parag bhai Shah)

  • SIGN UP: Bhaktāmar Pāth: Community recitation (March 13: contact Ashok bhai Sethi)

  • Bhāvnā (March 19, contact Anju ben Shah)

  • Navkār Jāp (March 27, contact Yash bhai Doshi - (213) 595-8382) 

Upcoming major religious event schedule:

March 20, SaturdayCha Gāu Yātrā celebration (actual day - March 26)

  • March 21, Sunday, to March 28, Sunday – Ashtānhika Parva

  • March 27, Saturday – Chaumāsi Chaudas 

  • March 27, Saturday – Moti Chaudas Bhakti


JCNC invites you all for Chha Gau Bhav Yatra. We request your active participation and sign ups for preparing and exhibiting replicas at home are now open.

 

Signup at https://tinyurl.com/chagau2021

 

Padmesh Parekh & Dr. Nikunj Mehta

VP & Co-VP of Religious ProgramsFor any questions, please contact us @ religious@...

 


Hetan Shah & Ravi Shah

VP & Co-VP Public Relations & Membership

For any questions, please contact us @ pr@jcnc.org

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Invitation for Compassionate California Webinar

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Invitation for Compassionate California Webinar

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 09:00am - 10:30am

 

Silicon Valley Interreligious Council invites you to a Webinar on Compassionate Communities of California by the Charter For Compassion.

Join us Wednesday, February 24, for a presentation from Compassionate California about the work being done in the STATE of CALIFORNIA to promote, grow and model compassion. Hear State Senator Dave Cortese and Assembly member Ash Kalra message on Compassionate California.

Hear from 7 of California’s Compassion hubs:
** Compassionate Capital REGION and their Communities in the Sacramento Area
** Similarly, 4 Compassionate COUNTIES - Santa Clara, Monterey, San Bernardino & San Diego Counties
** And 2 nearby Compassionate CITIES, both successful City-Community partnerships, with different operating models - Pomona & Rancho Cucamonga.
All are unique with successes and gifts to share across the many sectors. Register here for this free presentation focused on Compassionate California.

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Hetan Shah & Ravi Shah

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For any questions, please contact us @ pr@jcnc.org

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Prayer Meeting - Smt. Indiraben Kasudia

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Jai Jinendra,

With great sorrow and a heavy heart, we are grieving the loss of Smt. Indiraben Kasudia, mother of Lina Pravin Turakhia, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 18th, 2021 at Surat, India.
Death is inevitable but the soul is immortal and pure in its original form. It just changes a body according to it's karma. We pray, wherever her soul is, it rests in absolute peace and gets the sharnu of panch parmeshthi Dev to get out of the cycle of Birth and Death and attain Nirvana.

In view of the current situation, a prayer meeting is organized on Zoom with the link provided at the end.

Requested to join in time please.

USA: 20 Feb '21,
Saturday 7.30 to 8.30pm   PST
                  9.30 to 10.30pm CST
                10.30 to 11.30pm  EST

India: 21 Feb.'21, Sunday at 9.00 am to 10am

Pranam
Lina n Pravin Turakhia, Fremont
Drs Pallavi n Mukur Petrolwala, Surat 
Gunvanti n Niketan Kasudia, Chicago
Ila n Pankaj Kasudia, Chicago

Mintu Turakhia is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Password: 888888

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +18333021536,,99356773813# or +16507249799,,99356773813#   
    Meeting ID: 993 5677 3813
    Password: 888888
    SIP: 99356773813@...
    Password: 888888


Hetan Shah & Ravi Shah

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JCNC Weekly Updates (Feb 17 - Feb 24)

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Jai Jinendra,


The PR team is glad to present the following updates for the week of Feb 17 - Feb 24.

 

Cultural Team Update

JAINA 2021 Annual Convention –Team participation from JCNC-Proposal submission


The July 2021 JAINA Convention is opening the Cultural Show to international participants for the first time, and expanding it to include all forms of performing art. Irrespective of what part of the world you are in, JAINA is inviting individuals or groups to participate and showcase their performance  at the convention. Our JCNC proposes to showcase impactful team entries for the same.


If you wish to participate, please submit your team proposal for the performance by February 25, 2021 by clicking here. Please email cultural@... for any questions.




Education Team Update

Mahavir Janma Kalyanak (MJK-2021) virtual program 

JCNC Education team is very excited to announce the Mahavir Janma Kalyanak (MJK-2021) virtual program to be held on April 18th 2021 (Sunday).

 

We humbly request all JCNC Shala kids and community members to enthusiastically participate in this event and help JCNC make its first virtual MJK event a grand success. Please submit the google form in the link below to register your performances for MJK-2021.

 

Link to MJK-2021 Performance Registration - https://tinyurl.com/y3rtpoqu

 

Guidelines for performance - 

1.    All themes should adhere to Jain values and principles

2.    This is a virtual event - video recordings of the performances will be required

3.    Deadline to submit registration form - Feb. 28, 2021 by 11:59 PM PST

4.    Deadline to submit video recordings - Mar. 31, 2021 by 11:59 PM PST

5.    Maximum of 25 entries on a first come, first serve basis will be accepted

6.    Maximum of 3 adult performances from JCNC Senior Mixer and other adults from JCNC community

7.    Minimum number of participants per group is 4  

8.    One participant can participate in maximum of 2 performances

9.    Performance using songs should be Jain religious or folk/non-movie songs.

10.  Performance type Time limits (max) - Song/Music/Dance up to 5 mins. Skit/Musical up to 10 mins.

 

Kavitaben Parekh, is the primary contact for this cultural program. For any questions or clarifications, please contact Kavitaben Parekh at pparekh6@....

 

Being a virtual event we want to bring varied content to the community. We look forward to ideas for group dance / skit / musical performances based on Jain (religious / folk / social) themes as in past years. We will share further information and program timeline in another email.

              

Looking forward to your wholehearted participation in the MJK-2021 event!

 

Elocution Competition on MJK-2021 Virtual Program

JCNC Education team in coordination with JCNC Cultural team is very excited to bring to you an Elocution competition for our young generation.

 

Link to the details for participation and registration for this event is below –

 

https://forms.gle/d3Kn6EYfhwLmf34f6

 

Please use the form in the link above to register as a contestant for the Elocution contest being held on 18th April 2021 as a part of the Mahavir Janma Kalyanak (MJK) celebration program.

 

Event Details –

·        Competition is comprised of 2 Groups –

·        Group I - School Grades 5, 6 & 7

·        Group II - School Grades 8, 9 & 10

·        Language of presentation can be English, Hindi or Gujarati. Participant cannot contest in more than one language

·        Duration of speech 3 minutes

 

Deadline to register for this event – Saturday February 27th, 2021

 

Please email Sharad Dadbhawala cultural@... for any questions.

              

Looking forward to your wholehearted participation in the MJK-2021 event!




Adult Swadhyaya - Yogdrushti Samuchchay

Topic: JCNC Adult Swadhyaya, “Yogdrushti Samuchchay”

Time: Feb 21, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94610886415?pwd=anVJK2p0Uy9RZmVDb05zZXloZWd2UT09

Meeting ID: 946 1088 6415

Passcode: 510510



Hetan Shah & Ravi Shah

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PLEASE SIGN UP: Chha Gāu Siddhāchalji Yātrā Utsav

JCNC Religious
 


 

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722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA

JCNC Bhavan and Temple is open

Live Darshan 24/7 here 

 

Jai Adinathji!    Jai Rishabdevji!   Jai Kesariyaji!

Chha Gāu Siddhāchalji Yātrā Utsav (Falgun Sudi 13)

Special Virtual Celebration in JCNC Community

Saturday, March 20,  9:00 AM

Please mark your calendar!!


Pranam and Jai Jinendra 


In the strong and young JCNC tradition of Chha Gāu Yātrā, we are preparing for a special celebration again this year. With the continuing pandemic conditions, we are not expecting full normalcy to arrive any time soon. Large gatherings will, therefore, not be possible.


Let’s create a festival atmosphere that is safe and bring together the entire community

Let’s celebrate with family, friends, and neighbors

Let’s personalize the celebration in our own unique way

This auspicious event is being conducted by Pandit / Vidhikar  Shri Rupesh bhai Vora and team from Mumbai. 


When: Saturday, March 20

From: Starting at 9:00 AM

Virtual Venues: Zoom and Youtube Live


Sponsors: Sanghpati sponsorship is available

Sign up for Toonk replicas at your home: https://tinyurl.com/chagau2021


As part of this yatra we will be doing 3 complete and 6 mini Chaitya Vandan and which will be recited by children who have learned them. Click here and complete a form to register your child for reciting Chaitya Vandan


Please participate and help make this program memorable for everyone.


We invite you to sponsor our monthly events. Upcoming events and their coordinators are: 


Please note that no gatherings are allowed in the temple until further update.


Upcoming major religious event schedule:

  • March 21, Sunday, to March 28, Sunday – Ashtānhika Parva

  • March 27, Saturday – Moti Chaudas Bhakti

  • April 19, Monday, to April 27, Tuesday - Chaitra Āyambil Oli


Padmesh Parekh & Dr. Nikunj Mehta
VP & Co-VP of Religious Programs
For any questions, please contact us @ religious@...

 

 

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JCNC Covid=19 Resources:  http://www.jcnc.org/home/covid19

JCNC Newletters: http://www.jcnc.org/Newsletter

 


Correction to mail sent yesterday.

JCNC PR
 

Jai Jinendra,
 
Yesterday we released a weekly communication. This email corrects the URL for Virtual Venue of Bhavana.

 

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722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA

JCNC Bhavan and Temple is open

Live Darshan 24/7 here 

 

 

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Pranam and Jai Jinendra 


The last 12 months have been a difficult time for our community and the whole world. Religious programs are particularly badly hit and we have seen a dramatic reduction of activity, participation and communal observance. 


With an aim to restore our community’s religious spirit, JCNC is inviting the Sakal Sangh for its next monthly virtual Bhavna, for all of us to be immersed in the pure bhav of bhakti and devotion.  


There will also be special announcements regarding our upcoming Cha Gau Bhav Yatra program. 


When: Friday, February 12

From: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Virtual Venue: https://tinyurl.com/JCNCFebBhavna2021


Sponsors: In observance of Shri Ramesh and Smt. Rajul Vira’s wedding anniversary by Amit, Sneha, Nivriti and Nirvaan.

Led By: Nitul bhai Haria and team


Multiple sponsorships for $101. Please donate generously


We invite you to sponsor our monthly events. Upcoming events and their coordinators are: 


Please note that no gatherings are allowed in the temple until further update.


Upcoming major religious event schedule:

  • March 20, Saturday – Cha Gau Yatra celebration (actual day - March 26)

  • March 21, Sunday, to March 28, Sunday – Ashtanhika Parva

  • March 27, Saturday – Moti Chaudas Bhakti

  • April 19, Monday, to April 27, Tuesday - Chaitra Ayambil Oli

 

Hetan Shah & Ravi Shah

VP & Co-VP Public Relations & Membership

For any questions, please contact us @ pr@jcnc.org

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JCNC Weekly Update (Week of Feb 10 - Feb 16)

JCNC PR
 

Jai Jinendra,


The PR team is glad to present the following updates for the week of Feb 10 - Feb 17

 

Monthly Bhavna February 12, 2021

The last 12 months have been a difficult time for our community and the whole world. Religious programs are particularly badly hit and we have seen a dramatic reduction of activity, participation and communal observance. 

With an aim to restore our community’s religious spirit, JCNC is inviting the Sakal Sangh for its next monthly virtual Bhavna, for all of us to be immersed in the pure bhav of bhakti and devotion.  

When: Friday, February 12

From: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Virtual Venue: https://tinyurl.com/JCNCBhaktiBhavna  

Sponsors: In observance of Shri Ramesh and Smt. Rajul Vira’s wedding anniversary by Amit, Sneha, Nivriti and Nirvaan.

Led By: Nitul bhai Haria and team

Multiple sponsorships for $101. Please donate generously

We invite you to sponsor our monthly events. Upcoming events and their coordinators are: 

  • Navkar Jap (February 27, contact Yash bhai Doshi) 

  • Snatra Puja (March 6: contact Parag bhai Shah)

  • Bhaktamar Path (March 13: contact Ashok bhai Sethi)

  • Bhavna (March 19, contact Anju ben Shah)

Please note that no gatherings are allowed in the temple until further update.


Upcoming major religious event schedule:

  • March 20, Saturday – Cha Gau Yatra celebration (actual day - March 26)

  • March 21, Sunday, to March 28, Sunday – Ashtanhika Parva

  • March 27, Saturday – Moti Chaudas Bhakti ( Contact Roger bhai Patel)

  • April 19, Monday, to April 27, Tuesday - Chaitra Ayambil Oli


Cultural Corner

We have two exciting events coming up.

  1. JCNC Cultural team is very happy to introduce as part of  MJK along with Shala performances a Elocution Content on 18th  April 2021. Elocution contest related communication along with age group requirements will follow soon. So start thinking about the topics.


  1. JAINA Convention related Cultural presentations from our Center-Request for proposals from members

    1. The 2021 JAINA Convention team is really excited to invite members or groups from your Sangh to participate in the Cultural Program at the 21st Biennial JAINA Convention Program. You may be already aware that this year the JAINA Convention is going to be hosted virtually (online) as a result, we will be hosting Jains not only from North America but from across the globe. This is going to be the first-ever global online JAINA Convention. Also, for the first time, we’re opening the cultural show to international participants and expanding it to include all forms of performing art.

    2. The people or group registering for this doesn’t need to be part of any group or affiliated with any Jain Center to sign up.

    3. Anyone interested in joining JCNC to participate at the JAINA annual convention cultural show, please reach out to Shard Dadbhawala, VP and Kamlesh Jain, Co VP Cultural. Email cultural@... 


Education Team Update

Mahavir Janma Kalyanak (MJK-2021) virtual program 

JCNC Education team is very excited to announce the Mahavir Janma Kalyanak (MJK-2021) virtual program to be held on April 18th 2021 (Sunday). 

We humbly request all JCNC Shala kids and community members to enthusiastically participate in this event and help JCNC make its first virtual MJK event a grand success. Please submit the google form in the link below to register your performances for MJK-2021.

Link to MJK-2021 Performance Registration - https://tinyurl.com/y3rtpoqu

Guidelines for performance - 

  1. All themes should adhere to Jain values and principles

  2. This is a virtual event - video recordings of the performances will be required

  3. Deadline to submit registration form - Feb. 28, 2021 by 11:59 PM PST

  4. Deadline to submit video recordings - Mar. 31, 2021 by 11:59 PM PST

  5. Maximum of 25 entries on a first come, first serve basis will be accepted

  6. Maximum of 3 adult performances from JCNC Senior Mixer and other adults from JCNC community

  7. Minimum number of participants per group is 4  

  8. One participant can participate in maximum of 2 performances

  9. Performance using songs should be Jain religious or folk/non-movie songs.

  10. Performance type Time limits (max) - Song/Music/Dance up to 5 mins. Skit/Musical up to 10 mins.

Kavitaben Parekh, is the primary contact for this cultural program. For any questions or clarifications, please contact Kavitaben Parekh at pparekh6@....

Being a virtual event we want to bring varied content to the community. We look forward to ideas for group dance / skit / musical performances based on Jain (religious / folk / social) themes as in past years. We will share further information and program timeline in another email.

Additionally, JCNC Education team is working with JCNC Cultural team to bring to you an Elocution competition for our young generation. Full details for participating in this event to follow in an upcoming email by middle of February.

              

Looking forward to your wholehearted participation in the MJK-2021 event!

 

Virtual Shala Day Camp 2021

Hope most of you had a great time participating in Shala Day Camp held in 2019 with activities like Robotics, Drones, Science, Technology, Games and Religious Activities. Continuing with a similar theme of Science, Technology and Games, JCNC Education is announcing the Virtual Shala Day Camp 2021. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic circumstance, the event is planned to be held online.

When: Saturday, March 6th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

This year the Day Camp promises to be a fun-filled day with activities in various diverse areas:

  • Science technology.

  • Games

  • Art / Crafts

Day Camp is for kids in shala grades KG and up. Kids of grade KG - 2 may require some help by a parent during the activity.

Charges for the event are as below - 

  • Members – $10

  • Non-Members – $15

This Shala day camp will provide an opportunity for Shala kids to participate virtually in activities along with their friends.

Please register at the 123Signup link provided below.

https://www.123signup.com/register?id=kxtgk

During registration, select 'Add guest’ to enter your kid's name. Credit Card payments are accepted. We will need volunteers for help in different virtual activities. Please let us know of your availability by providing your contact information while completing the registration.

Registration for the event will close on Feb 14, 2021 11:59 PM PST. The event is subject to change depending upon volunteers’ availability.

We will share the Virtual Shala Day Camp 2021 activity schedule soon.

Please consider donating for this and other Shala events. You can donate online for JCNC Education at - http://www.jcnc.org/donate

Please email education@... if you have any questions or need more information.

Looking forward to an exciting and fun-filled event!





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JCNC Weekly Update (Week of Feb 3rd - Feb 9th)

JCNC PR
 

Jai Jinendra,


The PR team is glad to present the following updates for the week of Feb 3rd - Feb 9th.


Open EC Position – Apply Today 

 

Co VP of Facilities Administration [1 Year Term] (1 Seat)

 

We seek application from the JCNC Life Members in good standing for consideration to the open EC position: Co VP of Facilities Administration [1 Year Term] (1 Seat).

 

For Roles and Responsibilities, click link: http://www.jcnc.org/contact-us/jcnc-policies---new

 

For eligibility requirements for EC position please refer to the Third Amended Bylaws or click link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ttBRhjWV8vl3ofcOPTCi8lheEgXcdoAp/view Please submit nomination via e-mail to president@... and pr@... by no later

than February 21, 2021.

 

Your e-mail response must have the following information:

1. Prior Experience (if any) working in the Executive Committee, Board of Director or

as a JCNC member: (5 lines only)

____________________________________________________________________________

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2. Any other relevant experience outside JCNC (5 lines)

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Requirements to be considered for the position: 21 years of age or older and JCNC Life member in good standing.


JAINA Convention 

Register Now for the 2021 JAINA Convention!


The JAINA Executive Committee and the 2021 JAINA Convention Board are wholeheartedly excited to invite you, your family and your friends from around the world to join us on “The Resilient Path to Peace” at the virtual 21st Biennial JAINA Convention from July 1-6, 2021.


Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Convention Board and various committees have been hard at work to ensure that this virtual convention is a once-in-a lifetime experience. And for the first time ever, this convention is open to the entire world to attend! No matter where in the world you are, you’ll still be able to enjoy this unique experience. With sessions available on-demand, even if you can’t attend a scheduled session you can still go back and watch it afterwards.


We are proud to host speakers such as Jainacharya Ratnasundersurishwarji Maharaj Saheb, Rashtrasant Shree Namramuniji Maharaj Saheb, Brahma Kumari Sister Shivaniji and motivational speaker Rahul Kapoor Jain. Soon we will be confirming a few more exceptional Speakers.


This convention will feature sessions and activities for all age groups, such as:

  • Enlightening discourses by world renowned scholars and spiritual leaders

  • Exclusive sessions by the Young Jains of America, Young Jain Professionals, 

and Jain Connect

  • Jain Academic Bowl (JAB) and International JAB

  • Jains Got Talent

  • 2-Night Cultural Program

  • Many more programs to be announced!


We encourage you to take advantage of our special pricing of only $5 before prices increase to $25 by clicking on the link below or visiting www.jainaconvention.org.

Register Now

To get the latest updates on the 21st Biennial JAINA Convention, follow us on social media @JainaConvention.

 


Education Team Update

Mahavir Janma Kalyanak (MJK-2021) virtual program 

JCNC Education team is very excited to announce the Mahavir Janma Kalyanak (MJK-2021) virtual program to be held on April 18th 2021 (Sunday).

 

We humbly request all JCNC Shala kids and community members to enthusiastically participate in this event and help JCNC make its first virtual MJK event a grand success. Please submit the google form in the link below to register your performances for MJK-2021.

 

Link to MJK-2021 Performance Registration - https://tinyurl.com/y3rtpoqu

 

Guidelines for performance - 

1.    All themes should adhere to Jain values and principles

2.    This is a virtual event - video recordings of the performances will be required

3.    Deadline to submit registration form - Feb. 15, 2021 by 11:59 PM PST

4.    Deadline to submit video recordings - Mar. 31, 2021 by 11:59 PM PST

5.    Maximum of 25 entries on a first come, first serve basis will be accepted

6.    Maximum of 3 adult performances from JCNC Senior Mixer and other adults 

from JCNC community

7.    Minimum number of participants per group is 4  

8.    One participant can participate in maximum of 2 performances

9.    Performance using songs should be Jain religious or folk/non-movie songs.

 

Kavitaben Parekh, is the primary contact for this cultural program. For any questions or clarifications, please contact Kavitaben Parekh at pparekh6@....

 

Being a virtual event we want to bring varied content to the community. We look forward to ideas for group dance / skit / musical performances based on Jain (religious / folk / social) themes as in past years. We will share further information and program timeline in another email.

 

Additionally, JCNC Education team is working with JCNC Cultural team to bring to you an Elocution competition for our young generation. Full details for participating in this event to follow in an upcoming email by middle of February.

              

Looking forward to your wholehearted participation in the MJK-2021 event!

Virtual Shala Day Camp 2021

Hope most of you had a great time participating in Shala Day Camp held in 2019 with activities like Robotics, Drones, Science, Technology, Games and Religious Activites. Continuing with a similar theme of Science, Technology and Games, JCNC Education is announcing the Virtual Shala Day Camp 2021. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic circumstance, the event is planned to be held online.

When: Saturday, March 6th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

This year the Day Camp promises to be a fun-filled day with activities in various diverse areas:

  • Science technology.

  • Games

  • Art / Crafts

Day Camp is for kids in shala grades KG and up. Kids of grade KG - 2 may require some help by a parent during the activity.

Charges for the event are as below - 

  • Members – $10

  • Non-Members – $15

This Shala day camp will provide an opportunity for Shala kids to participate virtually in activities along with their friends.

Please register at the 123Signup link provided below.

https://www.123signup.com/register?id=kxtgk

During registration, select 'Add guest’ to enter your kid's name. Credit Card payments are accepted. We will need volunteers for help in different virtual activities. Please let us know of your availability by providing your contact information while completing the registration.

Registration for the event will close on Feb 12, 2021 11:59 PM PST. The event is subject to change depending upon volunteers’ availability.

We will share the Virtual Shala Day Camp 2021 activity schedule soon.

Please consider donating for this and other Shala events. You can donate online for JCNC Education at the link below - 

http://www.jcnc.org/donate

Please email education@... if you have any questions or need more information.

Looking forward to an exciting and fun-filled event!


Cultural Corner

We have two exciting things coming up.

  1. JCNC Cultural team is very happy to introduce as part of  MJK along with Shala performances a Elocution Content on 18th  April 2021. Elocution contest related communication along with age group requirements will follow soon. So start thinking about the topics.


  1. JAINA Convention related Cultural presentations from our Center-Request for proposals from members

    1. The 2021 JAINA Convention team is really excited to invite members or groups from your Sangh to participate in the Cultural Program at the 21st Biennial JAINA Convention Program. You may be already aware that this year the JAINA Convention is going to be hosted virtually (online) as a result, we will be hosting Jains not only from North America but from across the globe. This is going to be the first-ever global online JAINA Convention. Also, for the first time, we’re opening the cultural show to international participants and expanding it to include all forms of performing art.

    2. The people or group registering for this doesn’t need to be part of any group or affiliated with any Jain Center to sign up.

    3. Anyone interested in joining JCNC to participate at the JAINA annual convention cultural show, please reach out to Shard Dadbhawala, VP and Kamlesh Jain, Co VP Cultural. Email cultural@... 


JCNC Adult Swadhyaya, "Yogdrushti Samuchchay"

Time: Feb 7, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/92649570080?pwd=Ti9weUl2QUVZQllHUk43Q3FQOVRydz09

Meeting ID: 926 4957 0080 | Passcode: 510510


Health Update

All You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine 

- With Dr. Manoj Jain


Jain Center of Northern California joined hands with Jain Center of Southern California, and other Sister California Jain Centers, and presents an educational and eye-opening event - "All You Need To Know About COVID-19 Vaccine" with the renowned physician Dr. Manoj Jain, MD MPH, who is an infectious disease physician, a writer, a professor at the Emory University, and a national leader in healthcare quality improvement and Medical Advisor for the State of TN. Dr. Jain writes regularly for the Washington Post, and the Commercial Appeal (Memphis newspaper).


Dr. Jayesh Shah, President of the Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC) will provide information about the Vaccine availability, schedule, etc., to the audience.


JCSC Tech Team will provide information about its Technology Assistance Program for Seniors. 


Please don't miss this opportunity! Join this Virtual Event! You could send your questions to us in advance at pr@.... Having your questions in prior to the event will help us manage the event effectively. Thank You!


Event Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021

Event Time: 3 PM PST

Zoom Event Link: https://is.gd/jcsclive

If you are unable to join Zoom for any reason, please join the event via YouTube (below link)

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jcsclive 


Event Sponsored By:

  • Jain Center of Southern California (JCSC)

  • Jain Center of Northern California (JCNC)

  • Jain Society of San Diego (JSSD)

  • Jain Center of Greater Sacramento (JCGS)

  • Jain Temple of Los Angeles (JTLA)

  • Sanatan Temple

  • Gujarati Society of Southern California

  • Joy of Share 


Hetan Shah & Ravi Shah

VP & Co-VP Public Relations & Membership

For any questions, please contact us @ pr@jcnc.org

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Reminder: JCNC-JAINA Directors 2021 - Request for Nominations

JCNC Elections
 

JAINA Directors From JCNC

 

 REQUESTING SELF NOMINATIONS FOR ‘JAINA DIRECTOR’

 

 

We are requesting self-nomination from the JCNC community for appointment as one of the three JAINA Directors from JCNC per qualification and eligibility requirements as outlined below.

 

Please click to fill and submit this Online Form with a statement in 200 words or less and your picture by 8pm February 2, 2021. JCNC-JAINA Director Nomination Committee reserves the right to invalidate the nomination in case of incorrect, incomplete, or illegible entries.

 

Each Center appoints one, two or three JAINA Directors. Three JAINA directors are appointed by JCNC. The appointed JAINA directors shall serve for a term of 2 years. Term period for this nomination shall be April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023.

 

Please contact JCNC-JAINA Director nomination committee at elections@... for any questions.

 

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JCNC Qualification and Eligibility requirements for appointment as JAINA Director:

Any JCNC life member or qualified benefactor who is twenty-one (21) years of age or older, in good standing and being of sound mind and body to perform the duties of the Director position, may run for election to a JAINA Director position.  The nominee must have previously served on JCNC BOD or EC for a minimum of two years.

 

Per JAINA By-laws, the nominee should be local and should live within 60 miles radius of JCNC to be eligible to be JAINA director.

 

Some of JAINA meetings are expected to be attended by JAINA directors in person. JCNC/JAINA does not provide any financial support for the nominee to attend JAINA meetings. Nominees for JAINA director should be willing to take care of any such expenses himself/herself.

 

Roles/responsibilities of JCNC Appointee as JAINA Director:

  1. Representing JCNC at JAINA.
  2. Updating at least 2 times a year on the activities, programs and events that would benefit the membership.
  3. Promoting at JCNC jointly with EC applicable programs and initiatives which will directly benefit the membership.
  4. Present to the EC any good practices that are available in other centers.
  5. Be actively involved with the BOD RC to invite scholars and dignitaries.
  6. Train the community Director.
  7. JCNC directors to JAINA represent JCNC BOD/EC/Community. They must have to comply with broader JCNC policies and not their personal beliefs.
  8. JCNC directors to JAINA have to actively participate in JAINA activities and have to attend 4 JAINA meetings per year.
  9. JCNC directors to JAINA have to provide updates to JCNC BOD about the details of meetings and ask for BOD guidance for any issues that don't have any set guidelines.
  10. Shall conform to the JCNC Code of Conduct and shall comply with all rights, obligations and responsibilities as outlined under these Bylaws.
  11. The JCNC director to JAINA should be local to the JCNC area.

 

Place of Meetings of JAINA Directors

JAINA Meetings shall be held as per policies/guidelines from JAINA.

 

JAINA Rules for JAINA Director:

 

The Board of Directors shall be the highest authority of the Federation and shall set policies and develop long term plans of the Federation. The Board will form the general body of the Federation.

 

Member Associations shall submit nominations for their directors to the Executive Committee of the Federation. A nominated director must be a member of the nominating Member Association and must maintain a household in the metropolitan area or within 60 miles radius of the center of activities of that Member Association.

 

Only one person from a family residing in the same household shall be nominated as director.

 

The nominated directors shall serve for a term of 2 years that begins on 1st of April of the odd calendar year and ends on the 31st of March of the next odd calendar year.

 

Please visit www.jaina.org for additional information such as JAINA constitution, by-laws, roles and responsibilities, policies, and guidelines.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER I SUBMIT NOMINATIONS?

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  • JCNC-JAINA Director Nomination Committee will contact nominees after Nomination period is over to confirm nominations.
  • Confirmed Nominations will be sent to JCNC BOD and EC . If more than three nominations are received, three nominees will be selected by the majority of votes by the current JCNC BOD members.
  • If less than three nominations are received by the published deadline, the nomination committee will directly reach out to eligible and qualified JCNC community members to consider them to serve as a JAINA director.                                        

 Attached: Link to fill out the Form

Best Regards,

JCNC-JAINA Directors Nomination Committee 2021

Jyoti Vora (Chair), Biren Shah, Hetan Shah, Pravin Turakhia, Umesh Sagar, Bijal Vakil (Legal Counsel)


JCNC Sunday Adult Swadhyaya continuing on January 31 st , 10AM via ZOOM

JCNC PR
 

Jai Jinendra,
 
We trust you and your loved ones are safe during this challenging pandemic.
 
As you all know, the JCNC Sunday Adult Swadhyaya usually conducted on the 2nd floor in Sthanak/Bhakti Area is continuing via Zoom Video Conference from 10 to 11:15 AM on the coming Sunday, January 31 st , and every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of every month consistent with Senior Jaina Shala 2020-21 Schedule.
 
The pdf file of the last swadhyaya (01/17/2021) on Yogdrashti Samuchchay can be accessed via the following link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xZmoUWc7VDRXBB42FUR1flBNe_FWiF5Y/view?usp=sharing
 
Zoom Conference Call Information:

Topic: JCNC Adult Swadhyaya - आचार्य हरिभद्रसूरी रचित "योगदृष्टि समुच्चय"
Time: Jan 31 st , 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

FYI, February Swadhyaya Sessions are: Feb 7 and Feb 21 st  at 10 am – please mark your calendar.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97573070208?pwd=c2VEellNMjN3YVhRSXBMK2xEcDl5QT09
Meeting ID: 975 7307 0208
Passcode: 510510
 
Brief Description of the Swadhyaya Topic:
हमारे स्वाध्याय का विषय आचार्य हरिभद्रसूरी रचित "योगदृष्टि समुच्चय" है। उनकी रचनाओंमें “योगदृष्टि समुच्चय” जैनयोग का अन्यन्त
महत्त्वपूर्ण ग्रन्थ है। यह ग्रन्थ संस्कृत में है और उसमे २२८ श्लोक है। आचार्य हरिभद्र ने आत्मा के विकास-क्रम को योग पद्धति पर एक
नए रूप में विश्लेषित किया है। इस ग्रन्थ में मित्रा, तारा, बला, दीप्रा, स्थिरा, कान्ता, प्रभा और परा - इन आठयोगदृष्टिओं का विस्तृत
वर्णन है। इसमें योग-साधकों के उपकार हेतु उन्होंने इच्छायोग, शास्त्रयोगऔर सामर्थ्ययोग स्वरूप व्यक्त किया है और अंत में योग के
अधिकारी के रूप में गोत्रयोगी, कुलयोगी, प्रवृत्तचक्रयोगी और सिद्धयोगी - इन चार योगियों का वर्णन किया है। आचार्यहरिभद्र ने इस
ग्रन्थ पर १०० पद्य प्रमाण वृति लिखी है जो ११७५ श्लोक परिमाण है।
 
Be safe, and please take extra measures of protection.
 
Best regards & Pranaam,
 
Harendra Shah
Kamlesh Mehta
Cell: (408) 839-8996
 
श्री बृहत्कल्पभाष्य में कहा है: “नवि अत्थि न वि अ होही, सज्झाय समं तवो कम्मं" अर्थात "स्वाध्याय के समान दूसरा तप न
अतीत में था, न कोई वर्तमान में है और न भविष्य में होगा। "
तप के बाह्य (६) और अभ्यन्तर (६) भेद है और "स्वाध्याय" अभ्यन्तर तप है।
"ज्ञानक्रियाभ्याममोक्षः" अर्थात "ज्ञान और क्रिया (आचरण) के सम्यग संयोग से मोक्ष प्राप्ति है।"

Hetan Shah & Ravi Shah
VP & Co-VP Public Relations & Membership

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Virtual Shala Day Camp 2021 (March 6, 2021)

JCNC Education
 

Jain Center of Northern California

722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA 95035

Jain Bhawan and Temple is CLOSE.

Live Darshan 24/7 here 

Jai Jinendra!

 

Hope most of you had a great time participating in Shala Day Camp held in 2019 with activities like Robotics, Drones, Science, Technology, Games and Religious Activities. Continuing with a similar theme of Science, Technology and Games, JCNC Education is announcing the Virtual Shala Day Camp 2021. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic circumstance, the event is planned to be held online.

 

When: Saturday, March 6th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

 

This year the Day Camp promises to be a fun-filled day with activities in various diverse areas:

  • Science technology.
  • Games
  • Art / Crafts

Day Camp is for kids in shala grades KG and up. Kids of grade KG - 2 may require some help by a parent during the activity.

 

Charges for the event are as below - 

 

  • Members – $10
  • Non-Members – $15

This Shala day camp will provide an opportunity for Shala kids to participate virtually in activities along with their friends.

 

Please register at the 123Signup link provided below.

 

https://www.123signup.com/register?id=kxtgk

 

During registration, select 'Add guest’ to enter your kid's name. Credit Card payments are accepted. We will need volunteers for help in different virtual activities. Please let us know of your availability by providing your contact information while completing the registration.

 

Registration for the event will close on Feb 12, 2021 11:59 PM PST.

 

The event is subject to change depending upon volunteers’ availability.

 

We will share the Virtual Shala Day Camp 2021 activity schedule soon.

 

Please consider donating for this and other Shala events. You can donate online for JCNC Education at the link below - 

 

http://www.jcnc.org/donate

 

Please email education@... if you have any questions or need more information.

 

Looking forward to an exciting and fun-filled event!

 

Pranaam,
Nishant Sabadra & Nayan Jain 
VP & Co-VP of Education - JCNC 2020 - 2021
 

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Education emails and Shala information are sent via PR department. Please subscribe to JCNC Groups mailing list to receive Education, Shala information as well as other Temple related announcements.

To Subscribe send email to main+subscribe@jcnc.groups.io

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JCNC COVID-19 Resources:  http://www.jcnc.org/home/covid19
JCNC Newsletter: http://www.jcnc.org/Newsletter
 

 

 


JCNC Temple Reopening announcement - TEMPLE IS NOW OPEN

JCNC Facilities
 


 

 

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722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA

JCNC Bhavan is now OPEN

Live Darshan 24/7 here   




Jai Jinendra,


There is some good news today! Our temple is now OPEN, as of 01/26/2021, for darshan on our regular schedule (M-F: 7:30 am – 1:30 pm & 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm; Sat/Sun & Holidays: 7:30 am – 9:00 pm). The California State and Santa Clara county has moved to Purple Tier, with businesses allowed to open indoor operations at 20%.

Jain bhavan will remain open for darshan ONLY. No other activity is permitted. Please follow all printed and posted signs. Following are the Rules of entry inside the Bhawan*:

·       ENTER only through the back / east door per signs posted.

·       ALWAYS STAY on the “blue Wait here” signs. You will get ten (10) minutes at the mulnayaks

·       Do not enter the facility if you have COVID-19 symptoms;

·       Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from others, including when in line;

·       Face coverings required to enter (except if 6 years of age or under or medically inadvisable);

·       Do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact. No activities, like Dhoop, Divo, Darpan, Chamar, Chaitya Vandan, Counting Mala OR any other such rituals inside the temple.

Please respect our simple and self-managed process that allows everyone the maximum opportunity to visit the temple.

Happy Indian Republic Day.

Thanks,


Executive Committee,

Dev Gandhi – Facility Department

 

Note:

* This guidance remains effective till Santa Clara County’s Public Health order is in effect.

* JCNC is short of staff and volunteers, so please cooperate.

 

 

JCNC Mailing List: https://jcnc.groups.io/g/main/join

JCNC Member Enroll/Renewal:  http://www.jcnc.org/Membership

JCNC Covid=19 Resources:  http://www.jcnc.org/home/covid19

JCNC Newsletter: http://www.jcnc.org/Newsletter

 

 

 


Darpan - January 2021 Publication

JCNC President
 

Jain Center of Northern California

722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA 95035

Due to COVID JCNC Bhavan and Temple is closed

Live Darshan 24/7 here 

Jai Jinendra,

We are pleased to publish January 2021 Darpan, official JCNC eNewsletter.

In this publication of Darpan you will find information about BOD, EC, and BOD Committees; major religious programs date, Save the Date - Cha Gau Yatra, Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, Shala Day camp; JCNC-JAINA Directors nomination; Open EC Position; upcoming JAINA convention etc.   

Over the past one year we received many suggestions. Thank You. One common theme was to increase the frequency of Darpan. You Spoke, We Heard. Your Darpan team has decided to publish Darpan every month.

Enjoy reading January 2021 Darpan. 

Click or copy link in browser: http://www.jcnc.org/Newsletter

Regards,

Biren Shah

JCNC President

(408) 206-9049

president@...

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JCNC Newsletter: http://www.jcnc.org/Newsletter

 


JCNC Shala Cultural Program presents Bhagwan Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Virtual Celebration (Sunday 04/18/2021)

JCNC PR
 

Jain Center of Northern California

722 S. Main St, Milpitas CA 95035

Jain Bhawan and Temple is CLOSE.

Live Darshan 24/7 here 

Dear JCNC Members,

Jai Jinendra!

 

JCNC Education team is very excited to announce the Mahavir Janma Kalyanak (MJK-2021) virtual program to be held on April 18th 2021 (Sunday).

 

We humbly request all JCNC Shala kids and community members to enthusiastically participate in this event and help JCNC make its first virtual MJK event a grand success. Please submit the google form in the link below to register your performances for MJK-2021.

 

Link to MJK-2021 Performance Registration - https://tinyurl.com/y3rtpoqu

 

Guidelines for performance - 

  1. All themes should adhere to Jain values and principles
  2. This is a virtual event - video recordings of the performances will be required
  3. Deadline to submit registration form - Feb. 15, 2021 by 11:59 PM PST
  4. Deadline to submit video recordings - Mar. 31, 2021 by 11:59 PM PST
  5. Maximum of 25 entries on a first come, first serve basis will be accepted
  6. Maximum of 3 adult performances from JCNC Senior Mixer and other adults from JCNC community
  7. Minimum number of participants per group is 4
  8. One participant can participate in maximum of 2 performances
  9. Performance using songs should be Jain religious or folk/non-movie songs.

 

Kavitaben Parekh, is the primary contact for this cultural program. For any questions or clarifications, please contact Kavitaben Parekh at pparekh6@....

 

Being a virtual event we want to bring varied content to the community. We look forward to ideas for group dance / skit / musical performances based on Jain (religious / folk / social) themes as in past years. We will share further information and program timeline in another email.

 

Additionally, JCNC Education team is working with JCNC Cultural team to bring to you an Elocution competition for our young generation. Full details for participating in this event to follow in an upcoming email by middle of February.

              

Looking forward to your wholehearted participation in the MJK-2021 event!

 

Pranaam!

Nishant Sabadra                       Nayan Jain

VP of Education                        Co-VP of Education

 JCNC Mailing List: https://jcnc.groups.io/g/main/join

JCNC Member Enroll/Renewal:  http://www.jcnc.org/Membership

JCNC COVID-19 Resources:  http://www.jcnc.org/home/covid19

JCNC Newsletter: http://www.jcnc.org/Newsletter

 



Hetan Shah & Ravi Shah

VP & Co-VP Public Relations & Membership

For any questions, please contact us @ pr@jcnc.org

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JCNC-JAINA Directors 2021 - Request for Nominations

JCNC Elections
 

JAINA Directors From JCNC

 

 REQUESTING SELF NOMINATIONS FOR ‘JAINA DIRECTOR’

 

 

We are requesting self-nomination from the JCNC community for appointment as one of the three JAINA Directors from JCNC per qualification and eligibility requirements as outlined below.

 

Please click to fill and submit this Online Form with a statement in 200 words or less and your picture by 8pm February 2, 2021. JCNC-JAINA Director Nomination Committee reserves the right to invalidate the nomination in case of incorrect, incomplete, or illegible entries.

 

Each Center appoints one, two or three JAINA Directors. Three JAINA directors are appointed by JCNC. The appointed JAINA directors shall serve for a term of 2 years. Term period for this nomination shall be April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023.

 

Please contact JCNC-JAINA Director nomination committee at elections@... for any questions.

 

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JCNC Qualification and Eligibility requirements for appointment as JAINA Director:

Any JCNC life member or qualified benefactor who is twenty-one (21) years of age or older, in good standing and being of sound mind and body to perform the duties of the Director position, may run for election to a JAINA Director position.  The nominee must have previously served on JCNC BOD or EC for a minimum of two years.

 

Per JAINA By-laws, the nominee should be local and should live within 60 miles radius of JCNC to be eligible to be JAINA director.

 

Some of JAINA meetings are expected to be attended by JAINA directors in person. JCNC/JAINA does not provide any financial support for the nominee to attend JAINA meetings. Nominees for JAINA director should be willing to take care of any such expenses himself/herself.

 

Roles/responsibilities of JCNC Appointee as JAINA Director:

  1. Representing JCNC at JAINA.
  2. Updating at least 2 times a year on the activities, programs and events that would benefit the membership.
  3. Promoting at JCNC jointly with EC applicable programs and initiatives which will directly benefit the membership.
  4. Present to the EC any good practices that are available in other centers.
  5. Be actively involved with the BOD RC to invite scholars and dignitaries.
  6. Train the community Director.
  7. JCNC directors to JAINA represent JCNC BOD/EC/Community. They must have to comply with broader JCNC policies and not their personal beliefs.
  8. JCNC directors to JAINA have to actively participate in JAINA activities and have to attend 4 JAINA meetings per year.
  9. JCNC directors to JAINA have to provide updates to JCNC BOD about the details of meetings and ask for BOD guidance for any issues that don't have any set guidelines.
  10. Shall conform to the JCNC Code of Conduct and shall comply with all rights, obligations and responsibilities as outlined under these Bylaws.
  11. The JCNC director to JAINA should be local to the JCNC area.

 

Place of Meetings of JAINA Directors

JAINA Meetings shall be held as per policies/guidelines from JAINA.

 

JAINA Rules for JAINA Director:

 

The Board of Directors shall be the highest authority of the Federation and shall set policies and develop long term plans of the Federation. The Board will form the general body of the Federation.

 

Member Associations shall submit nominations for their directors to the Executive Committee of the Federation. A nominated director must be a member of the nominating Member Association and must maintain a household in the metropolitan area or within 60 miles radius of the center of activities of that Member Association.

 

Only one person from a family residing in the same household shall be nominated as director.

 

The nominated directors shall serve for a term of 2 years that begins on 1st of April of the odd calendar year and ends on the 31st of March of the next odd calendar year.

 

Please visit www.jaina.org for additional information such as JAINA constitution, by-laws, roles and responsibilities, policies, and guidelines.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER I SUBMIT NOMINATIONS?

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  • JCNC-JAINA Director Nomination Committee will contact nominees after Nomination period is over to confirm nominations.
  • Confirmed Nominations will be sent to JCNC BOD and EC . If more than three nominations are received, three nominees will be selected by the majority of votes by the current JCNC BOD members.
  • If less than three nominations are received by the published deadline, the nomination committee will directly reach out to eligible and qualified JCNC community members to consider them to serve as a JAINA director.                                        

 Attached: Link to fill out the Form

Best Regards,

JCNC-JAINA Directors Nomination Committee 2021

Jyoti Vora (Chair), Biren Shah, Hetan Shah, Pravin Turakhia, Umesh Sagar, Bijal Vakil (Legal Counsel)

 


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PLEASE APPLY: Hiring Part-time Pujari

JCNC Religious
 

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Padmesh Parekh & Dr. Nikunj Mehta
VP & Co-VP of Religious Programs
For any questions, please contact us @ religious@...


JCNC Sunday Adult Swadhyaya continuing on January 17th, 10AM via ZOOM

JCNC PR
 

Jai Jinendra,

We trust you and your loved ones are safe during this challenging pandemic.

As you all know, the JCNC Sunday Adult Swadhyaya usually conducted on the 2nd floor in Sthanak/Bhakti Area is continuing Zoom Video Conference from 10 to 11:15 AM on the coming Sunday, January 17th, and every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of every month consistent with Senior Jaina Shala 2020-21 Schedule.

The pdf file of the last swadhyaya (01/03/2021) on Yogdrashti Samuchchay can be accessed via the following link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S9sq0x6Sfw-pMsrZKy-71NdKctGYg1jd/view?usp=sharing

Zoom Conference Call Information:
Topic: JCNC Adult Swadhyaya - आचार्य हरिभद्रसूरी रचित "योगदृष्टि समुच्चय"

Time: Jan 17 th , 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Every 2 weeks on Sun, until January 31 st , 2021
Jan 17, 2021 10:00 AM
Jan 31, 2021 10:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97573070208?pwd=RmNESWJmbnhHWVFQcFYzOGxhKytMdz09
Meeting ID: 975 7307 0208
Passcode: 832954


Brief Description of the Swadhyaya Topic:
हमारे स्वाध्याय का विषय आचार्य हरिभद्रसूरी रचित "योगदृष्टि समुच्चय" है। उनकी रचनाओंमें “योगदृष्टि समुच्चय” जैनयोग का
अन्यन्त महत्त्वपूर्ण ग्रन्थ है। यह ग्रन्थ संस्कृत में है और उसमे २२८ श्लोक है। आचार्य हरिभद्र ने आत्मा के विकास-क्रम को योग पद्धति
पर एक नए रूप में विश्लेषित किया है। इस ग्रन्थ में मित्रा, तारा, बला, दीप्रा, स्थिरा, कान्ता, प्रभा और परा - इन आठयोगदृष्टिओं
का विस्तृत वर्णन है। इसमें योग-साधकों के उपकार हेतु उन्होंने इच्छायोग, शास्त्रयोगऔर सामर्थ्ययोग स्वरूप व्यक्त किया है और
अंत में योग के अधिकारी के रूप में गोत्रयोगी, कुलयोगी, प्रवृत्तचक्रयोगी और सिद्धयोगी - इन चार योगियों का वर्णन किया है।
आचार्यहरिभद्र ने इस ग्रन्थ पर १०० पद्य प्रमाण वृति लिखी है जो ११७५ श्लोक परिमाण है।


Be safe, and please take extra measures of protection.
 
Best regards & Pranaam,

Harendra Shah
Kamlesh Mehta
Cell: (408) 839-8996

श्री बृहत्कल्पभाष्य में कहा है: “नवि अत्थि न वि अ होही, सज्झाय समं तवो कम्मं" अर्थात "स्वाध्याय के समान दूसरा तप न
अतीत में था, न कोई वर्तमान में है और न भविष्य में होगा। "
तप के बाह्य (६) और अभ्यन्तर (६) भेद है और "स्वाध्याय" अभ्यन्तर तप है।
"ज्ञानक्रियाभ्याममोक्षः" अर्थात "ज्ञान और क्रिया (आचरण) के सम्यग संयोग से मोक्ष प्राप्ति है।"


Hetan Shah & Ravi Shah

VP & Co-VP Public Relations & Membership

For any questions, please contact us @ pr@jcnc.org

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PLEASE APPLY - JCNC Religious Committee & Religious Volunteer Groups (2021)

JCNC Religious
 

Jai Jinendra and Pranam,

We are very thankful to the current Religious Committee for their exceptional contributions (tan, man and dhan) to our Dharma during the extraordinary year that was 2020.

We are pleased to announce that we have now started the process to reinstitute JCNC Religious Committee (RC) for 2021. This email describes its role and responsibilities of its members. We invite you to inform us of your interest in serving on this committee and serve the Jain Center for Religious programs.

We are also pleased to announce the formation of the five Tradition Volunteer Groups (TVG) to augment the JCNC Religious Committee. Each TVG may consist of 3-7 volunteers who would work with the respective RC members to plan, prepare for, and carry out events of the respective tradition. 

We welcome you to send an email to religious@... indicating your interest and the tradition you would like to represent at the latest by January 23rd, 2021. We plan to finalize the religious committee through this process by January 25th, 2021.

Your elected Religious Program officers are very keen to offer as many religious programs virtually and in a pandemic-safe manner for every tradition as the RC can help with. Your creative, inspiring, and energetic participation will bring much needed spiritual engagement in 2021

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you. 
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I. JCNC Religious Committee:
The following describes role, committee composition, and responsibilities:

1.      
Role:  The role of the JCNC Religious Committee is to provide advice to the VP and Co-VP of Religious Programs on religious policies and procedures and to provide support in planning and execution of the religious programs.

2.      Committee Composition:  The committee will be comprised of the following members:
    a.      VP of Religious programs (Chair of the Committee)
    b..      Co-VP of Religious Programs (Co-Chair of the Committee)
    c.      Immediate Ex-VP of Religious Programs
    d.      President of EC is the observer and guide to this sub committee.
    e.      Ten members represents as follows:
        (i).       Two persons representing each of the five traditions (Digambar, Shwetambar Murtipujak, Sthanakwasi, Terapanthi and Shrimad Rajchandra Mumukshus)
        (ii).      Both persons representing a tradition should be very familiar with the procedures and processes associated with and follows the tradition. 

3.      
Committee Member Duties & Responsibilities:
    a.      Attend monthly Religious Committee meeting (missing 2 consecutive meetings will be treated as having resigned from the committee and will be replaced. Attendance by phone conference will be treated as present).
    b.      Take initiative and responsibility in planning events, help prepare for events, and execute events in a timely manner. Religious events are the most important activities at Jain Bhawan and committee members are expected to take                       ownership of two or more events. They are responsible to achieve fulfill the expectations to the satisfaction and standards practiced at JCNC.
    c.      Follow the established policies and procedures at JCNC while being cognizant that JCNC caters to multiple traditions and practicing one tradition should not violate other tradition’s practices.
    d.      Members should not impose or enforce their personal views that are not commonly practiced in their tradition.
    e.      Members MUST show undisputed and uncompromising respect to each of five traditions.
    f.       Members of the committee must actively participate and/or lead cross-tradition activities.
    g.      All JCNC programs must comply with all of federal, state, county and city laws and rules regulations.
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II. JCNC Tradition Volunteer Groups:
Five “Tradition Volunteer Groups” (TVG) will be formed to augment the JCNC Religious Committee. 
 
1.      Role:  Work with the Religious Committee to help prepare and execute various religious programs of the respective traditions. For cross tradition programs, we will create an event team from these volunteers.  
 
2.      Group Composition:
    a.      Five groups are: Swetambar Murtipujak Group, Digambar Group, Shrimad Rajchandra Group, Sthankvasi Group Terapanth Group.
    b.      Each TVG may comprise of 3-7 volunteers who would volunteer for events of the respective tradition.
 
3.      Volunteer Duties & Responsibilities:
    a.      Support help in event planning, coordination and execution for a timely delivery of assigned responsibilities and tasks.
    b.      No regular meetings to attend but attend event meetings for the event that they have signed up for.
    c.      Follow the established policies and procedures at JCNC while being cognizant that JCNC caters to multiple traditions and practicing one tradition should not violate other tradition’s practices.
    d.      Volunteers should not impose or enforce their personal views that are not commonly practiced in their tradition.
    e.      Each volunteer MUST show undisputed and uncompromising respect to each of five traditions.


Padmesh Parekh & Dr. Nikunj Mehta
VP & Co-VP of Religious Programs
For any questions, please contact us @ religious@...

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