08.01.2016 ►JCSC ►Weekly News

Posted: 08.01.2016

Jain Center of Southern California

In This Issue

  • Ongoing Programs
  • Upcoming Events
  • Life Time Tithis
  • Evening Swadhyay Timing Change
  • JCYC Winter Camp 2015
  • Mahavir Janam Kalyanak 2016 Program Guidelines
  • Wellness Challenge
  • TCCOP & ACC Update

        Evening Swadhyay, JCYC Winter Camp 2015, MJK 2016 Program Guidelines ,Wellness Challenge, TCCOP Update...

        Ongoing Programs | Jan 2016




        Start Time

        Daily Asthprakari Puja


         7:30 AM

        Aarti-Mangal Divo


         8:15 PM


         7:30 PM


        Daily in the morning


        Chaudus Pratikraman

        1/8 (Magsar Vad 14)
        1/22 (Posh Sud 14)

         6:30 PM (weekday)

         6:00 PM (weekend)

        Monthly Snatra Puja and Navkar Mantra Jaap

        1/16 - First Saturday of Lunar Month

         9:00 AM

        Monthly Bhavna Bhakti


         7:30 PM

        JCYC/JSG/Pathshala/Adult Swadhyay


         9:40 AM

        Weekly Evening Swadhyay

        Every Mon,Tue & Thurs

         8:00 PM



        Shri Adhyatmsar Granth


         By Girishbhai

        Shripal Raja's Raas


         By Girishbhai

        Shri Yogshatak Granth


         By Girishbhai



        Upcoming Events



        • Saturday – 9th January 2016 | Shri Parshvnath Janam Diksha Kalyanak Puja / Ekasna

        Snatra Puja - 9:30 am onwards, nakaro $101
        Aarti, Mangal Divo & Shanti Kalash - Ghee Boli.
        Parshvanath Kalaynak Pujas  followed  by Snatra Puja (total 8 pujas)  - each puja nakaro $51
        Ekasana - 12:30 pm onwards, sponsorship available.
        For Snatra Puja and Kalyanak Pujas participation contact Padmaben Shah at
        714 670 7854
        For Ekasna sponsorship (full - $501 or partial) contact  Geetaben  Khona at
        714 872 7283



        Life Time Tithis


        • 1/13 Shah, Nilesh & Krina - Shah Vimalben Ratilal
        • 1/19 Sheth, Samir Komal and Hitesh Kajal - Death anniversary of Shri Satish Mehta
        • 1/20 Parekh, Ketan & Bhavana - Punyatithi of Kamalaben  Nathalal Parekh
        • 1/21 Kamlaben K. Shah and Family - Kirtichandra N. Shah
        • 1/24 Sheth,Harshad and Bharti - In 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.




        Evening Swadhyay Timing Change


        The weekday Swadhyay classes conducted by Respected Girishbhai (currently every Monday,Tuesday and Thursday) will now start at 8:00 PM and conclude at 9:30 PM. This is half an hour earlier than the previous time of 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM.
        The time for Hasendrabhai's and Rameshbhai Khandar's class will be decided after consultation with them  when those resume.
        The time for Aarti & Mangal Divo will remain unchanged till further notification.




        JCYC Winter Camp - 2015 - Photos available Now


        JCYC Winter camp 2015 was held at the Pali Camp and Retreat from Dec 18 to Dec 21, 2015. It was a big success with a lot of snow and lot of fun!! The topic of learning was "Festivals of India' and each group of 10 students were supposed to come up with their own festival! It was mandatory for all participants to perform during the Talent show. We had more than 50 items running over 4 hours. 
        We took a lot of pictures. These are now posted on the JCYC Facebook page. Please click on the link below and 'Like' the page. These will be made available on the Jain Center website also soon.




        Mahavir Janam Kalyanak 2016 Program Guidelines


        MJK Cultural Program will be celebrated at the Jain Center of Southern California on Sunday, April 24, 2016. We need to make sure that we are ready for a good, entertaining and professional program for that day. Deadline to submit/register for participation is Sunday, January 17th 2016. Registration is by email only to the contacts below by the deadline.  Groups that wish to perform at the cultural program need to review and follow these guidelines:

        1) No movie songs OR repeat performances of that day or past 3 years.

        2) Minimum # of 5 participants. No Solo items.

        3) A participant can only participate in 1 performance.

        4) Number of plays will be limited to and will be decided after the audition.

        5) If you are planning a skit/drama, be prepared to:

        • Have the complete main idea/synopsis ready at audition.
        • Discuss your complete draft and stage/AV set-ups, etc. on 1st Rehearsal.
        • Mandatory complete practice run with stage props and AV on April 3rd.

        6) Time limit for Dance/song is 5 minutes and for Skit/Drama is 10 minutes. We highly encourage singing talents.

        7) Submit your song along with your entry, as it is on a first come basis, so it gets locked for your group.

        8) Original song disk will have to be submitted and tested by the Jain Center AV System by 1stRehearsal. No Pre-recording for skit/vocal.

        9) The order of the items will not be based on age of the children.

        10) Please decide your group lead and submit your entry with the details of Lead Name, phone#, email address and a list of each participant with correct first and last names.

        11) Each and every item will go through a selection process. Once your entry is approved you may not switch its category (Dance to Skit OR Vice Versa). If for any reason the guidelines are not followed and/or benchmarks not met during any of the dates mentioned below, you will have the option of withdrawing your entry or performing during Paryushan or other events.

        Other dates are:

        Audition: Sunday, January, 24th 2016 @ 1:15 pm (Dance 1-2 min) (Skit 3-4 min)

        1st rehearsal: Sunday, March, 13th 2016 @ 1:15pm (Dance 4-5 min) (Skit 7-8 min)

        Skit/Drama Run: Sunday, April 3rd 2016 @ 1:15pm (Skit 100%)

        Dress rehearsal: Sunday, April 17th, 2016 @ 1:15pm (All 100%)

        Please register your entry via email with:

        Komal Desai - ppdkpdspd@yahoo.com   (Call 949-784-4800)  OR
        Kokila Doshi - kdoshi31@yahoo.com       (Call 714-851-6685)




        Wellness Challenge - Get A  Physical Exam Or Health Screening


        For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to "get a physical exam or a health screening.” The physical exam is an essential part of any doctor's visit. Surprisingly, though, there are no absolutes in a routine physical. A good doctor may be thorough or brief, but he or she will spend time listening to your concerns and providing counseling for your particular needs. For more information and to participate in the challenge, click here.




        TCCOP & ACC Update


        Tender Care Community Outreach Program (TCCOP) & ACC (Anekant Community Center)
        December Update.
        Our efforts of serving the community is continuing with your gracious support. We added a few more projects this year and had very good support from the community.
        We are continuing our weekly routine of serving breakfast and monthly dinners, providing groceries, and visiting lonely patients.We have started serving breakfast to Mental Health Assoociation of Orange County once a month. 
        We want to thank our sponsors for last month:
        1. Anonymous
        2. Mayuri & Mukesh Shah
        3. Smita & Vikram Doshi
        4. Renu Dilip Shah
        5. Sayunkta & Ishwar Shah
        6. Jaya Group for sponsoring Dinner at Long Beach Church.
        7. Annonymus for providing Breakfast and needed items for Mental Health Assoication   santa Ana.
        8.Mona Gandhi for donating a pallet of grocery to Giving Children Hope
        9. Dollyben Jhaverri (Rajul Vasa) for providing grocery to shelter in Buena Park.

        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@gmail.com
        Sachi Jain:sachijain311@gmail.com
        Darshna Shah: dshsh50@gmail.com
        Jayana Shah: jsdesigner@cox.com
        Prafulla Shah: prafullashah@hotmail.com





        Kinal Modi
        for the office of Public Relations

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