26.12.2014 ►JCSC ►New Year's Snatra Puja and Mahavir Janma Kalyanak

Posted: 26.12.2014

Jain Center of Southern California

Ongoing Programs | January 2015




Start Time

Chaudus Pratikraman

1/4, 1/19

6:30 p.m. (weekday)
6:00 p.m. (weekend)

JCYC Pathshala
Adult Swadhyay on Tatvarthadhigam Sutra

1/4, 1/18, 1/25

9:40 a.m.

Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


7:30 p.m.

Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap


9:30 a.m.

JSG Class B
Nav Tatva Saral Parichay


10:00 a.m.

Daily Asthprakari Puja


7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.


Daily in the morning


Weekly evening Swadhyay

Every Mon - Thurs

8:30 p.m.


Shri Adhyatmsar Granth

By Shri Girish bhai


Choud Gunasthanak

By Hasendra bhai


Shrimad Rajchandra Vachanamrut

By Ramesh bhai


No Swadhayay


Aarti-Mangal Divo


8:15 p.m.


7:30 p.m.


Review our JCSC calendar for all upcoming events. 



Upcoming Events


Thu., January 1:  New Year Snatra Puja and Jaap. We will be celebrating the new year with Snatra Puja followed by Swamivatsalya. Jaap will start at 9:00 a.m.
Click here to RSVP

Please contact Padma Ben (714) 670-7854 to pledge for Snatra Puja ($251).

Sat., January 31: Dhyan Shibir will to be held on January 31, at JCSC. Please RSVP and select which meals you and your family will participate in so we can avoid the wastage of food. If you want to RSVP for more than three people, please utilize a new RSVP form. Click here to RSVP



Life Time Tithis


January 2015
1/1  Vadecha Vipin & Jyoti - Punyatithi of Lilavatiben Devshibhai Vadecha
1/13 Shah Nilesh & Krina - Dedicated to Vimlaben Ratilal
1/20 Parekh Ketan & Bhavna - dedicated to Kamlaben Parekh
1/21 Shah Kamlaben K Shah & family - Dedicated to Kirtichandra N Shah
1/24 Sheth Harshad & Bharti - Memory of Shri Harshadbhai Sheth
Send a photograph of your loved one to Narendra Maniar at n_maniar(at)yahoo.com. Please contact Ketan Parekh at Ketan.Parekh(at)JainCenter.net for information or questions.



New Year's Snatra Puja and Swamivatsalya Lunch


We will be having a New Year's Snatra Puja on Thursday, January 1st. Details are as follows: 

  • 9:30 a.m.: Jaap and Navkar Dhoon
  • 10:00 a.m.: Snatra Puja, immediately following the Jaap
    • Snatra Puja Sponsored by: Jyoti and Vipin Vadecha
    • Gheebolis for Aarati, Mangal Divo and Shanti Kalash
  • Swamivatsalya: Immediately following the Snatra Puja

Sponsorship for Swamivatsalya is available. Please contact Hemendrabhai Doshi at 
213-448-7722 for partial or full sponsorship. Any donations are welcome.

Please click here to RSVP for Swamivatsalya lunch. Please RSVP by Sunday, December 28th.

Please contact Padmaben Shah at (714) 670-7854 for any questions on Jaap and Snatrapuja.

Please make sure to RSVP if you plan to participate in Swamivatsalya. We had a great response for last time and we would like to continue to do the same as it is our responsibility and obligation. 



Observing Drop-Off and Fire Zones


Please do not park your vehicles in the fire zones (red curb areas) or drop-off and pickup zone (white curb areas). 
We understand that we do not have enough parking for everybody at large gatherings. By parking in the fire zone, you are restricting emergency vehicle pathways. In an event of an emergency, this can be disastrous. Not observing these laws, it may cost lives. You do not want to be the cause for this. Every second is important in an emergency situation. 
Drop-off zones were created so people can drop-off and pick-up passengers, especially kids and elders. It is an inconvenience if individuals continue to park in these areas. 
If you see anybody parking in the red or white zones, please kindly remind them not to park there. These zones were created for specific reasons. Thank you for understanding.



Mahavir Janma Kalyanak 2015
Guidelines for Cultural Program


Mahavir Janma Kalyanak (MJK) Cultural Program will be celebrated at JCSC on Sunday, April 5, 2015. We need to make sure that we are ready for an entertaining and professional program. Deadline to submit/register for participation is Sunday, January 4, 2015. Register by sending an email to the contacts below by the deadline. We will email confirmation.

Groups that wish to perform at the cultural program need to review the following guidelines:

  1. No movie songs. Also, please do not repeat songs/routines from performances of that day or past 3 years.
  2. Minimum number of 5 participants. No solo items.
  3. A participant can only participate in 1 performance.
  4. Number of plays will be limited to 3 and will be decided after the audition.
  5. If you are planning a skit/drama, please discuss with Komal & Kokila your draft and stage/AV set-ups, etc. before the first rehearsal.
  6. Time limit for dance/song is 5 minutes and for skit/drama is 10 minutes. We highly encourage singing talents.
  7. Each and every item will go through a selection process by the Selection Committee.
  8. Original song recording will have to be submitted and tested by the Jain Center AV System. No pre-recording for skit/vocal.
  9. The order of the items will not be based on age of the children.
  10. Please decide a leader for each item and submit your entry with the details of leader name, phone number, email address and a list of each participant with correct first and last names.

Other Important Dates:
Audition: Sunday, January, 18th 2015 @ 1:15 pm
First rehearsal: Sunday, February, 22nd 2015 @ 1:15pm
Dress rehearsal: Sunday, March 29th, 2015 @ 1:15pm

Please register your entry with Komal Desai or Kokila Doshi.

Komal Desai at 949-784-4800 or ppdkpdspd(at)yahoo.com
Kokila Doshi at 714-851-6685 or kdoshi31(at)yahoo.com



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ACC Tender Care Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) December Update


Our efforts of serving the community is continuing with your gracious support.

It is our pleasure to let the community know that JCYC Toddlers (3 and 4 years old) join hands with TCCOP in collecting and donating money for blankets and bringing smile to those less privileged students during the holidays. All of the Toddlers were excited and understood the meaning of caring and giving back. Our community members and friends helped in fulfilling the 'Wish Lists' of the students from Buena Park and Placentia Schools. On behalf of the students, TCCOP thanks all those that participated in this years 'Wish List' project.

We will continue our our weekly routine of serving breakfast and monthly dinners, providing groceries, and visiting patients that may be lonely.

We want to thank our sponsors from last month:

  1. Renu and Dilip Shah
  2. Anonymous
  3. Jyoti and Dhiren Shah
  4. Shaina Shah (daughter of Minal and Sanjay Shah) for groceries for the Buena Park shelter 
  5. Ila and Prakash Doshi for sponsoring Dinner at Long Beach
  6. Ila and Viresh Mehta for a Pallet of food for needy children to Giving Children Hope

We can celebrate yours or other family member's birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special occasions meaningfully by sponsoring an event or 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:
Smita Doshi: smitadoshi(at)gmail.com
Sachi Jain: sachijain311(at)gmail.com
Darshna Shah: dshsh50(at)gmail.com
Jayana Shah: jsdesigner(at)cox.com
Prafulla Shah: prafullashah(at)hotmail.com

Vipin Vadecha
for the office of Public Relations
Jain Center of Southern California

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