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JCA Celebrates 2017 Deepawali Festival

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

JCA NY 2017 Paryushan & Das Lakshana Maha Parv - Newsletter

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bhagwan Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Celebrations - Sunday, April 9, 2017 - Please Register

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Jai Jinendra,
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
We are in final countdown moments of the biggest celebration event on the JCA NY calendar. Please ensure that your day is clear for spirituality and celebration with our Sangh. Join us to celebrate and support the artistic work of our 250+ performers who have prepared 15 memorable programs, followed by Swamivatsalya with the entire community.
Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Celebrations and Cultural Program
Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017
Time: Cultural Program Starts at 1:30 PM Sharp
Swamivatsalya: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: John Bowne High School
63-25 Main St, Flushing, NY 11367
Map
Please click here to register yourself and family members for Swamivatsalya so JCA can make proper food arrangements > Registration
We are grateful to the following members who have whole heartedly provided the Sponsorship for this special event.
Adinath Jinalaya Dadawadi Group
Sthanak Group Vijayabaa Sheth Parivar
Dr. Usha ben & Dr. Dilip bhai Mukhtyar Mrs. Kamini ben Kiran bhai Lal (Shah)
Madhu ben Chandrakant bhai Sheth
C/O Pooja ben Nivant bhai Sheth
Shraddhanjali Indian Arts Academy
Dr. Neetaji & Sh. Pramodji Jain Siddharth & Shaurya
C/O Mrs. Amita Jigar Doshi
Friends of late Dr. Mayur Kothari
in his memory
Nigotia family in memory of Kashish Nigotia
Mrs. Naliniji, Mr. Ashish & Mrs. Archana Jain in memory of Ashokji Jain Mrs. Chandra ben Manu bhai Shah Parivar
Mrs. Rita ben Dinesh bhai Javeri Parivar Mrs. Nina ben Salil bhai Manilal Parivar
Aadi, Pradnya, Tejas Shah & family Mrs. Neeta ben Kumar bhai Javeri Parivar
Nihar, Nishi, Akshal & Aashi Shah
C/O Mrs. Komal Ritesh Shah
Rishi, Khushi, Mohit, Nyasa
C/O Mrs. Dimple Jeetesh Shah
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact members of Executive Committee or Board of Trustee for sponsorships.
Please view the JCA NY 2016 - Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Celebrations Video & Photo Album by clicking the below images.
View Video View Photo Album
Jain Center of America Jain Center of America
Thank you all for your support.
With Regards,

Board of Trustees
Executive Committee
Jain Center of America, NY

Bhagwan Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Celebration 2017 - Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017
Jai Jinendra,
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
We are pleased to inform you, that this year we will be celebrating Bhagwan Mahavir Janma Mahotsav cultural program on the actual day of the festival. Please save the date and venue as follows and join the Sangh celebration.
Rehearsal
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM Onwards
Location: John Bowne High School (63-25 Main St, Flushing, NY 11367) Map
Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Celebrations and Cultural Program
Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017
Time: Cultural Program Starts at 1:30 PM Sharp
Swamivatsalya: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: John Bowne High School (63-25 Main St, Flushing, NY 11367) Map
Please click here to register yourself and your family members for Swamivatsalya so JCA can make proper food arrangements >> Registration
Please Click here to download Sponsorship Form or call JCA Temple for additional info >> Sponsorship Form
Please click here for the link to Participation Form >> Participation Form
You can also print and submit hard copy of the Participation Form at the JCA office.
We cordially invite all JCA members with family and friends to support all of our young participants performing in these cultural programs.
Please note that all the the participants or their families should be registered members (life or yearly) of JCA. Please visit JCA Website for additional information.
We request all our members to wholeheartedly contribute to ensure the continuing success of this great tradition. Sponsorship opportunities are available. You can sponsor food, trophies, hall facility, videography/photography, audio/DJ, rehearsal and other expenses.
Please contact JCA Manager at 718-478-9141 or anyone from EC or BOT for sponsorships or any other suggestion towards the success of Mahavir Bhagwan Janma Kalyanak 2017.
With Regards,
JCA Board of Trustees
JCA Executive Committee

Bhagwan Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Celebration 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Jai Jinendra,
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
Bhagwan Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Mahotsav 2017 is planned to be celebrated in the month of April 2017. Continuing with our tradition, we are looking forward to bring to you this celebration with devotion and cultural program from our younger generation. Please find below the link of the participation form for the same. Kindly fill this and submit the same, latest by February 28, 2017. This will allow us to plan for the event and give enough practice to the participants to put up a great performance.
We look forward to active participation as in the past and request that you come and celebrate this great event with all of us.
Please click here for the link to Participation Form >> Register
Please view the JCA NY 2016 - Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Celebrations Video & Photo Album by clicking the below images.
View Video View Photo Album
Jain Center of America Jain Center of America
Thank you all for your support.
Board of Trustees & Executive Committee
Jain Center of America, NY

JCA Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday, December 11, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dear Fellow Members of JCA,

Jai Jinendra

We are re-scheduling the Annual General Body Meeting to Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM at our Temple, 43-11 Ithaca Street, Elmhurst NY 11373. Our goal is to ensure as many members of our community can attend, and as such, this is the reason for rescheduling our meeting. The alternate date (in case of inclement weather) is Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM at our temple.

The meeting will commence at 2:00 PM sharp. However, in the absence of a quorum, the meeting will start at 2:30 PM, as per the JCA Constitution.

The Agenda for the General Body Meeting is as follows>

• Prayer
• Activities of JCA - Reports by Chairman/President
• Annual Report - Secretary/ Administrator
• Financial Statements for the year 2015 - CFO/Treasurer
• Explanation of the budget for 2017 & approval by the General Body - CFO
• Any other matter related to JCA (should be approved for discussion by Chair)

Lunch will be served starting at 12:00 PM in our Bhojanshala.

If you wish to present any other issues or concerns at the General Body Meeting, please write, fax or e-mail the Secretary, Chairman or JCA Manager before November 30, 2016.

The 2015 JCA financial statements and the 2015 JCA General Body minutes will be available on the JCA website and at the temple from December 1, 2016 onwards. Mr. Manojkumar Mehta, JCA Manager, will show a copy of the accounts or minutes upon request. Please feel free to contact him.

Participation at the meeting is a privilege and duty of all members of JCA and your attendance at the meeting would be greatly appreciated.

This letter has also been sent via email to members, posted on the JCA website and posted on the JCA notice board.

We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

Sincerely,

Apurva Shah, Secretary

Apurva Shah - Secretary | 646- 420-9642 | apurva.shah1@gmail.com
Mehul Shah - Chairman | 917-864-0904 | mehldshah64@gmail.com
Manojkumar Mehta - Manager | 718-478-9141 | Fax - 718-478-9144 | jcamanager@yahoo.com

JCA Celebrates 2016 Deepawali Festival

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Jai Jinendra!
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
Wish you Happy Deepawali and a Prosperous New Year.
Jain Center of America will be celebrating our 2016 Deepawali Festival from Saturday October 29, Sunday October 30, and Monday October 31, 2016.
Deepawali has a very special significance in our Jain religion - on this day Bhagwan Mahaveer, our 24th Jain Tirthankar, attained Nirvan or Moksh at Pavapuri and the following day, his chief disciple Ganadhara Gautam Swami attained Kevalgyan, which begins our Jain New Year - Veer Samvat 2543.
For 2016, Deepawali festival, JCA has scheduled following programs at the temple:
Kalichaudas Day - Saturday, October 29, 2016
24 hrs Akhand Jaap - Starts @ 8:00 AM on Saturday, October 29th, 2016
(2nd Floor)
Ends @ 8:00 AM on Sunday, October 30th, 2016
(Please participate and give your names to JCA Manager with available time slot.)
Chaudas Pakkhi Pratikraman - Starts @ 6:00 PM (3rd Floor)
Deepawali Day - Sunday, October 30, 2016
Snatra Puja & Guatam Swami Pujan - @ 8:30 AM (2nd Floor)
Nakro for Snatra Puja - $51
(5 families can participate, only 2 members will be allowed per family)
    Followed by Gautam Swami Pujan - $51 per Pujan
(Need 24 sponsors for different 24 Pujan's, 5 families can participate per Pujan and only 2 members will be allowed per family) Gautam Swami Pujan will be performed by Shri Sureshbhai Doshi.
Shri Adinath Jinalay Nirvaan Ladoo Puja - Starts @ 9:30 AM (3rd Floor)
Murti Abhishek, Puja, Nirvaan Laadu & Aarti followed by Swamivatsalya
Deepawali Swamivatsalya Sponsorship is $501, needs minimum 6 sponsors.
New Year Day - Monday, October 31, 2016
JCA Dwaar opening by Nakro - @ 6:00 - 6:15 AM
Main Dwaar - $501
Mahavir Swami Temple - $251
Sthanak Hall - $251
Adinath Temple - $251
Shrimad Hall - $251
Dadawadi Temple - $251
    Note: Maximum 3 families can participate, and requested to be on time at 6:00 AM.
Prakshal Puja - @ 6:30 AM (2nd Floor)
Dadawadi Nirvaan Ladoo Puja - Starts @ 6:30 AM (2nd Floor)
Ladoo offering ceremony followed by Gautam Raas and Shatrunjay Raas.
New Year Navsmaran and Manglik - @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (2nd Floor Upashray)
First New Year Puja - @ 9:00 AM
Lucky draw for first Puja will be done after Manglik at Upashraya, 2nd floor.
(Please give your names for the lucky draw for the first Puja, at the JCA office. 3 Bhagyashali Parivaar will be able to take the laabh of first Puja.)
* Puja clothes is a MUST to take part in the First Puja.
New Year Snatra Puja - @ 9:30 AM
Nakro is $101 per family
(5 Families can take laabh for Snatra Puja and no more than 4 members per family).
Navakarshi - @ 9:00 AM (4th Floor)
Please contact JCA Office to sponsor Navakarshi and Swamivatsalya on the first day of the New Year.
Future Events:
Gyan Pancham - Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Gyan Puja at 2nd floor Upashray, followed by Ekashna at 4th floor Bhojanshala. Ekasana Sponsorship - $251
Navkar Mahamantra Poojan - Sunday, November 6th, 2016
Chomasi Chaudas - Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Patt Darshan and Bhaav Yaatra followed by Ekasana.
Ekasana Sponsorship - $251
(This year Kartikeya Purnima is falling on Monday, therefore Patt Darshan and Bhaavyatra will be organized on Sunday).
Kartikeya Purnima Day - Monday, November 14th, 2016
108 Parasnath Poojan - Sunday December 4th, 2016
We look forward to the participation of Sakal Sangh.
Thanks and Regards,
Jain Center of America, NY

JCA NY Pathshala Classes Registration

Friday, October 7, 2016

JCA NY Chaitya Paripati to Toronto, Canada

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Jai Jinendra,

Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,

We are happy to inform you that this year we have planned following for Chaitya Paripati:

Date & Time:         
Saturday, October 1st, 6:00 AM to Sunday October 2nd night

Destination:          
Toronto (Canada), Buffalo (NY, USA)

Details:            
Our final destination is Jain Society of Toronto, Canada via Buffalo


Fine print:

1. Since this trip is travelling to Canada and coming back to USA - a valid US passport, valid Green Card or a multiple entry US and Canada visa is required.

2. Before committing to the trip, kindly ensure you fulfill the documentation requirements and submit copies of your documents along with the Chaitya Paripati registration form.

3. Original documents and their validity will be checked at the time of commencement of the trip.

We request your cooperation and understanding in the matter for a hassle free and enjoyable trip with Sakal Sangh.

More details and forms will be send out to all the members in email. Forms will also be available at JCA office during Paryushan Parva.

We look forward to the participation of Sakal Sangh.

Thanks & Regards,

Board of Trustees & Executive Committee

Jain Center of America, NY

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Shree Jirawala Parshvanath Pratishtha Maha Kumbh Arrival, Sangh Visit & Samuhik Samayik

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Shri Mahavirswami Derasar Paryushan Mahaparva Schedule

Thursday, September 10, 2015
SHRI MAHAVIRSWAMI DERASAR PARYUSHAN MAHAPARVA SCHEDULE
VYAKHYANKAR: Shri Pravin J. Sanghvi
Date           Event        Time        Place





THURSDAY, Sep 10th, 2015
(SHRAVAN VAD 13)
PARYUSHAN MAHAPARVA
PRARAMBH

SNATRA PUJA
BHAKTI BHAVNA
VYAKHYANMALA
EKASANA
PRATIKAMAN
BHAKTI BHAVNA
AARTI, MANGAL DIVO
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
10:00 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
BHOJANSHALA, 4th FL
LIBRARY, 3rd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
TEMPLE, 2nd FL





FRIDAY, Sep 11th, 2015
(SHRAVAN VAD 13)

SNATRA PUJA
BHAKTI BHAVNA
VYAKHYANMALA
EKASANA
PRATIKAMAN
BHAKTI BHAVNA
VYAKHYANMALA
AARTI, MANGAL DIVO
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
8:45 PM to 10:30 PM
10:30 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
BHOJANSHALA, 4th FL
LIBRARY, 3rd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
TEMPLE, 2nd FL





SATURDAY, SEP 12TH, 2015
(SHRAVAN VAD 14)
GHEE BOLI - SWAPNA DARSHAN
DAY (SANGH CHANDLA, DORI
PAKDWANU DANKA
WAGADWANU,
BHAGAWAN NA MATA – PITA)
KALPASUTRA GHEE BOLI

SNATRA PUJA
BHAKTI BHAVNA
VYAKHYANMALA
EKASANA
PRATIKAMAN
BHAKTI BHAVNA
AARTI, MANGAL DIVO
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
10:30 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
BHOJANSHALA, 4th FL
LIBRARY, 3rd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
TEMPLE, 2nd FL





SUNDAY, SEP 13TH, 2015
(SHRAVAN VAD 30)
KALPASUTRA VORAVANU
SWAPNA DARSHAN CEREMONY

SNATRA PUJA
BHAKTI BHAVNA
VYAKHYANMALA
SWAPNA DARSHAN
EKASANA
PRATIKAMAN
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
2:00 PM ONWARDS
3:00 PM ONWARDS
6:30 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
QUEENS COLLEGE
QUEENS COLLEGE
TEMPLE, 2nd FL





MONDAY, SEP 14TH, 2015
(BHADARVA SUD 01)
MAHAVIR JANMA KALYANAK
VANCHAN DAY
BESTA MAHINA

BHAKTAMAR, PUJA
BHAKTI BHAVNA
VYAKHYANMALA
EKASANA
PRATIKAMAN
BHAKTI BHAVNA
AARTI, MANGAL DIVO
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
10:00 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
BHOJANSHALA, 4th FL
LIBRARY, 3rd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
TEMPLE, 2nd FL





TUESDAY, SEP 15TH, 2015
(BHADARVA SUD 02)
BARSA SUTRA GHEE BOLI
BOOK DISTRIBUTION (7:00 PM)

SNATRA PUJA
BHAKTI BHAVNA
VYAKHYANMALA
EKASANA
PRATIKAMAN
BHAKTI BHAVNA
AARTI, MANGAL DIVO
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
10:00 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
BHOJANSHALA, 4th FL
LIBRARY, 3rd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
TEMPLE, 2nd FL





WEDNESDAY, SEP 16TH, 2015
(BHADARVA SUD 03)
BARSA SUTRA GHEE BOLI

SNATRA PUJA
BHAKTI BHAVNA
VYAKHYANMALA
EKASANA
PRATIKAMAN
BHAKTI BHAVNA
AARTI, MANGAL DIVO
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
10:00 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
BHOJANSHALA, 4th FL
LIBRARY, 3rd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
TEMPLE, 2nd FL





THURSAY, SEP 17TH, 2015
(BHADARVA SUD 04)
SAMVATSARI MAHAPARVA DAY
KSHAMPANA DAY

SNATRA PUJA
BARSA SUTRA DARSHAN/
BARSA SUTRA VANCHAN/
GYAN POOJA/
PHOTO DARSHAN/
KSHAMPANA VYAKHYAN
LADIES W/YOUNG KIDS
SAMVATSARI PRATIKAMAN
LADIES AND GENTS
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM




9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

4:00 PM ONWARDS
TEMPLE, 2nd FL




UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL

TBA





FRIDAY, SEP 18TH, 2015
(BHADARVA SUD 05)

TAPASVI/SAKAL SANGH
PARNA
8:00 AM ONWARDS
ELMHURST HALL





During Payurshan from SEP. 10TH to SEP. 18th, 2015 - Bhojanshala is available ONLY for people observing
Ekasana.





ANGI & PRABHAVN
The Nakro for daily Angi during Paryushan Mahaparva is USD 71/- Nakro for Angi for Mahavir Jayanti (Day 5) and the Samvatsari Day is USD 151/-. During Paryushan Mahaparva, for sponsoring Prabhavana at any religious day, morning or evening, please contact executive committee members and Temple Office. Nakro for each Prabhavana is $71/- for every day and $151/- for Mahavir Janam Day (Day 5) and Kshamapana Day.


EKASANA DURING PAYURSHAN
JCA is carrying out Ekasana during Paryushan starting from Thursday, Sep 10th to Wednesday Sep 16th, 2015. No Ekasana on Samvatsari day – Thursday, September 17th, 2015 and Friday, September 18th 2015 . We request all Sadharmik Brothers & Sisters to take Laabh of Ekasana Tapasya on 4th FL Bhojanshala, so please provide your name to the JCA Office at least a day in advance so, we can prepare the food accordingly and serve you better.

Nakro for Sponsoring Ekasana is Min. $501/-. Your generous donation will be highly appreciated and it will be
announced in the Sangh.

Regular Bhojanshala at JCA will be closed during PAYURSHAN.

About Shri. Pravin J. Sanghavi
He comes from Walkeshwar, Mumbai. He has had his Dharmik education for 6 years of complete course at Mehsana Pathsala. 5 Pratikaman, 9 Smaran, 4 Prakran, 3 Bhashya, 6 Karmagranth, Panchsangrah, Kshetra Samas, BrihadSanrahani, Tatwarth with Arth. He has experience of 30 Years of teaching as Dharmik teacher, 11 Years at Babu Amichand Panama Adeshwar Jain Temple, Walkeshwar, Mumbai and 9 Years at Shripal Nagar Jain Temple, Walkeshwar, Mumbai. Number of students studying at present - 400. Book written by Pravinbhai - Sutrarthsar Aatma Uddhar (2 Pratikaman Arth). Pravinbhai has done Payurshan Aradhana done at various places including Japan, Singapore, Houston (USA), Dubai, Bangkok (Thailand), New York (USA) & Israel.


Regards,
Jain Center of America

Shri Mahavirswami Derasar Paryushan Mahaparva Schedule

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Shri Mahavirswami Derasar Paryushan Mahaparva Schedule
SCHOLARS: Shri Lalitbhai Dhami, Shri Nipun Shah & Shri Ankit Shah
Date           Event        Time        Place
Thursday, AUG 21st, 2014
(SHRAVAN VAD 11)
PRE-PARYUSHAN
VYAKHYANMALA
8:00PM - 10:00 PM TEMPLE, 2nd FL





Friday, AUG 22nd, 2014
(SHRAVAN VAD 12)
PARYUSHAN MAHAPARVA
PRARAMBH

SNATRA PUJA
BHAKTI, VYAKHYANMALA
VYAKHYANMALA
EKASANA
PRATIKAMAN
BHAKTI, VYAKHYANMALA
AARTI, MANGAL DIVO
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
10:00 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
BHOJANSHALA, 4th FL
LIBRARY, 3rd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
TEMPLE, 2nd FL





Saturday, AUG 23rd, 2014
(SHRAVAN VAD 13)
GHEE BOLI FOR SWAPNA DARSHAN
DAY (SANGH CHANDLA, DORI
PAKDWANU DANKA
WAGADWANU,
BHAGAWAN NA MATA – PITA)
KALPASUTRA GHEE BOLI

SNATRA PUJA
BHAKTI, VYAKHYANMALA
VYAKHYANMALA
EKASANA
PRATIKAMAN
BHAKTI, VYAKHYANMALA
VYAKHYANMALA
AARTI, MANGAL DIVO
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
8:45 PM to 10:00 PM
10:00 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
BHOJANSHALA, 4th FL
LIBRARY, 3rd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
TEMPLE, 2nd FL





Sunday, AUG 24th, 2014
(SHRAVAN VAD 14)
SWAPNA DARSHAN
CEREMONY

SNATRA PUJA
BHAKTI, VYAKHYANMALA
VYAKHYANMALA
SWAPNA DARSHAN
EKASANA
PAKKHI PRATIKAMAN
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
3:00 PM ONWARDS
3.00 PM ONWARDS
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
QUEENS COLLEGE
QUEENS COLLEGE
QUEENS COLLEGE





Monday, AUG 25th, 2014
(SHRAVAN VAD 30)
KALPASUTRA VORAVANU

SNATRA PUJA
BHAKTI, VYAKHYANMALA
VYAKHYANMALA
EKASANA
PRATIKAMAN
BHAKTI, VYAKHYANMALA
AARTI, MANGAL DIVO
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
10:00 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
BHOJANSHALA, 4th FL
LIBRARY, 3rd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
TEMPLE, 2nd FL





Tuesday, AUG 26th, 2014
(BHADARVA SUD 01)
MAHAVIR JANMA KALYANAK
VANCHAN DAY
BESTA MAHINA
BOOK DISTRIBUTION

BHAKTAMAR,SNATRA PUJA
BHAKTI, VYAKHYANMALA
VYAKHYANMALA
EKASANA
PRATIKAMAN
BHAKTI, VYAKHYANMALA
AARTI, MANGAL DIVO
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
10:00 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
BHOJANSHALA, 4th FL
LIBRARY, 3rd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
TEMPLE, 2nd FL





Wednesday, AUG 27th, 2014
(BHADARVA SUD 02)

SNATRA PUJA
BHAKTI, VYAKHYANMALA
VYAKHYANMALA
EKASANA
PRATIKAMAN
BHAKTI, VYAKHYANMALA
AARTI, MANGAL DIVO
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
10:00 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
BHOJANSHALA, 4th FL
LIBRARY, 3rd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
TEMPLE, 2nd FL





Thursday, AUG 28th, 2014
(BHADARVA SUD 03)
BARSA SUTRA GHEE BOLI

SNATRA PUJA
BHAKTI, VYAKHYANMALA
VYAKHYANMALA
EKASANA
PRATIKAMAN
BHAKTI, VYAKHYANMALA
AARTI, MANGAL DIVO
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
10:00 PM
TEMPLE, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
BHOJANSHALA, 4th FL
LIBRARY, 3rd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
TEMPLE, 2nd FL





Friday, AUG 29th, 2014
(BHADARVA SUD 04)
SAMVATSARI MAHAPARVA DAY
KSHAMPANA DAY

SNATRA PUJA
BARSA SUTRA DARSHAN/
BARSA SUTRA VANCHAN/
GYAN POOJA/
PHOTO DARSHAN/
KSHAMPANA VYAKHYAN
LADIES W/YOUNG KIDS
SAMVATSARI PRATIKAMAN
LADIES AND GENTS
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM




9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

4:00 PM ONWARDS
TEMPLE, 2nd FL




UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL
UPASHRAYA, 2nd FL

TBA





Saturday, AUG 30th, 2014
(BHADARVA SUD 05)

TAPASVI/SAKAL SANGH
PARNA
8:00 AM ONWARDS
BHOJANSHALA, 4th FL





During Payurshan from Aug. 22nd to Aug. 28th, 2014 - Bhojanshala is available ONLY for people observing Ekasana.





ANGI & PRABHAVN
The Nakro for daily Angi during Paryushan Mahaparva is USD 71/- Nakro for Angi for Mahavir Jayanti (Day 5) and the Samvatsari Day is USD 151/-. During Paryushan Mahaparva, for sponsoring Prabhavana at any religious day, morning or evening, please contact executive committee members and Temple Office. Nakro for each Prabhavana is $71/- for every day and $151/- for Mahavir Janam Day (Day 5) and Kshamapana Day.


EKASANA DURING PAYURSHAN
JCA is carrying out Ekasana during Paryushan starting from Friday, Aug 22nd to Thursday Aug 28th, 2014. No Ekasana on Samvatsari day – Friday, August 29th, 2014. We request all Sadharmik Brothers & Sisters to take Laabh of Ekasana Tapasya on 4th FL Bhojanshala, so please provide your name to the JCA Office at least a day in advance so, we can prepare the food accordingly and serve you better.
Nakro for Sponsoring Ekasana is Min. $501/-. Your generous donation will be highly appreciated and it will be announced in the Sangh.
Regular Bhojanshala at JCA will be closed during PAYURSHAN.


SAKAL SANGH PARNA
Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at JCA Itahaca Temple, 4th Fl., starting at 7:30 AM.
SPONSORS: Dineshbhai & Ritaben Jhaveri | Vijayaba Mulchand Sheth Parivar | Group of JCA Members (Gujarati Sthanak Group) | Ujwalaben Shah | Kanchanben Ratilal Doshi | Ek Sadgrahsta
  •  MEMBERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING PARNA FOR 2014 & 2015 SHOULD GIVE THEIR NAMES TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND JCA OFFICE.
  •  NAKRO FOR SPONSORING PARNA FOR 2014 & 2015 IS $1,501/- PER SPONSOR.


AYAMBIL OLI
Ayambil Oli starts from Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 & ends on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014. Parna for Ayambil Oli is on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at JCA Bhojansala 4Fl @ 8:30 AM.
SPONSORS: Jyotsanaben Hasmukhbhai Shah | Purviben Manishbhai Sanghavi.
MEMBERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE EVENT, SHOULD GIVE THEIR NAMES TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS.





Regards
Jain Center of America

Policy for Navkar Mantra JAAP

Monday, February 10, 2014

Jai Jinendra

Members have requested clarification of the policy regarding conducting JAAP in JCA after death of their family member, relative or friend.

JCA Board of Trustees and Executive committee have agreed to the following policy:

1. JCA will allow any member to do Navkar Mantra JAAP in the memory of their family member, relative or a friend after death
2. JAAP can take place  only (15) fifteen days after death
3. JAAP for such matters only will take place in the JCA Basement
4. JCA will send email regarding this matter upon request from the member or family member
5.There will be no posting of this event on JCA notice Board on any floor
6.There will be no conveyance or announcements of any condolences in JCA in this event
7.No pictures/photo of anyone including Gurus/Scholars will be allowed to be displayed at the event
8.Such event can be held any day of the week except on Sunday after 3.00 PM only
9. No food will be allowed to be served in JCA on such event
10. JCA has thoughtfully discussed this matter to satisfy all religious matters of the five tradition in JCA
11. JCA requests members to follow above guidelines


On behalf of Board of Trustees and Executive Committee
Jawahar A. Shetti
Chairman
Jain Center of America,NY

YJP > Join YJP for 2 Events

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jai Jinendra !

We encourage all our young professionals between the age of 24-42 years to attend the two upcoming events organized by Young Jain Professionals in the NY metro area.

Regards
Jain Center of America

Pursue Your Dreams and Unleash the Power Within: A Seminar with Mitesh Kapadia

As we are entering this New Year with a zeal to achieve goals and pursue our dreams, let's explore together the ways we can truly transform our lives and accomplish our dreams. To help us do that, inspirational speaker Mitesh Kapadia will focus on refining one's own personality, by tackling destructive habits and to pursue a life of purpose and fulfillment by finding Our Truth and Transform Our Life by Living it.

Come join us at this unique workshop as we discuss how various Jain teachings can provide us the tools to make a lasting transformation and obtain unprecedented happiness.

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Berges Institute - North Room, 23 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
Cost:  Free!

We have limited spots, so please RSVP today. For more information go to our Facebook event or contact us by email.

YJP Northeast Winter Retreat 2014: Unplug from daily life. Connect with your soul




Join YJP from March 7-9 to unwind at the rustic Race Brook Lodge. This cozy lodge is the perfect location for a retreat filled with networking, educational sessions and social activities. The lodge is just minutes away from Catamount Ski Area where we will be enjoying the snow one last time before the season ends!

DATES: March 7 (Friday evening) to March 9 (Sunday afternoon)
LOCATION: Race Brook Lodge and Catamount Ski Area

Interested? Register today!
Visit Facebook Events       Email YJP for more information
 
Pricing & Transportation


Registration Price (includes lodging & meals):
$155 (Now - Feb. 10)
$175 (Feb. 11- Mar. 3)
Age: 24-42
Early Bird Registration ends February 10th at 11:59pm EST, so register ASAP!

Optional Activity Prices:
$75 - Lift Ticket + Rental + Lesson (beginner trails only)
$39 - Lift Ticket (all trails)
$34 - Ski/Snowboard Rental
$10 - 1.5 Hour Lesson

Carpools will be arranged from Boston, New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

YJA > Registration for the 2014 YJA Convention is now OPEN!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Jai Jinendra !

We request all our members to encourage their children between the age of 14-29 years to attend 2014 YJA Convention in Washington, DC during the July 4th weekend.

Regards,
Jain Center of America

Jai Jinendra !
Registration for the 2014 YJA Convention is now OPEN and we want you to be among the first to register!
Register today to lock in your early bird pricing discount. And 1 out of the first 150 to register will win a brand-new iPad Air.
Space is limited this year, so don't delay!

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE 2014 YJA CONVENTION

Convention Details

Who:

You and your friends (ages 14-29) interested in Jainism

When:

Thursday, July 3rd - Sunday, July 6th

Where:

Crystal Gateway Marriott Located at 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA

Registration Fees:

Click for Registration Fees & Deadlines 1 out of the first 150 to register will win a brand-new iPad Air!

More Info:

Please visit our Convention Website Or e-mail reghelp@yja.org - we're here to help!

Get Excited:

2014 YJA Convention - Register Today!

We hope to see you at #YJA14!

General Body Meeting on Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Jai Jinendra!

Jain Center of America, New York invites you to attend the Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at our Temple, 43-11 Ithaca Street, Elmhurst, N.Y. 11373. The alternate date (in case of inclement weather) is Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:00PM at our temple.

The meeting will commence at 2:00 PM sharp. However, in the absence of a quorum, the meeting will start at 2:30 PM, as per the JCA Constitution.

The agenda for the General Body Meeting is as follows:

  • Prayer
  • Activities of JCA - Reports by Chairman/President
  • Annual Report - Secretary/ Administrator
  • Financial Statements for the year 2012 - CFO/Treasurer
  • Explanation of the budget for 2014 & approval by the General Body - CFO
  • Lake Success progress report
  • Any other matter related to JCA (should be approved for discussion by Chair)

If you wish to present any other issues or concerns at the General Body Meeting, please write, fax or e-mail the Secretary, Chairman or JCA Manager before November 30, 2013.

The 2012 JCA financial statements and the 2012 JCA General Body minutes will be available on the JCA website and at the temple from December 1, 2013 onwards. 

Lunch will be served starting at 12:00 pm in our Bhojanshala.

Participation at the meeting is a privilege and duty of all members of JCA and your attendance at the meeting would be greatly appreciated.

This letter has also been sent via email to members, posted on the JCA website and posted on the JCA notice board.

We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

Sincerely,
Robin Shah, Secretary
Tel: 917-749-6892
Email: robin_shah@yahoo.com

Shri Adinath Jinalaya

Friday, September 18, 2015
DAS LAKSHAN MAHA PARVA 2015
Under The Spiritual Guidance of Dr. Abhay Khushalchand Dagade





Date           Program        Time
Friday, Sep 18th
Das Lakshan Prarambh
Panchmi
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
1:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:45 PM





Saturday, Sep 19th
Chatmi
Abhishek & Parv Pooja & Shanti Vidhan
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
1:00 PM
2:30 PM





Sunday, Sept 20st
VIDHAN
Saptami
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
1:30 PM
2:30 PM





Monday, Sept 21st
Ashtami
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
12:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:45 PM





Tuesday, Sept 22nd
Navmi
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
12:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:45 PM





Wednesday, Sept 23rd
Dhoop Dashmi
Abhishek & Parv Pooja, Dhoop Dashmi Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
1:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:45 PM





Thursday, Sep 24th
Gyaras
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
12:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:45 PM





Friday, Sept 25th
Baras
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
1:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:45 PM





Saturday, Sept 26th
Teras
Youth Led Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Special Pravachan for Paathshala kids;Aarti
9:30 AM
1:00 PM
2:30 PM





Sunday, Sept 27th
Anant Chaturdasi
Das Lakshan Vidhan
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Shri Das Lakshan Mandal Vidhan
Swamivatsalya
Pravachan & Samayik & Aarti
Saamuhik Kshamapana
9:00 AM

1:30 PM
3:00 PM
5:00 PM





Monday, Sept 28th
Poornima
Abhishek & Nitya Pooja
Samuhik Tapasvi Parna
9:00 AM
10:00 PM





During this Mahaparva, we will be having discourses on Das Dharm , Karm Siddhant & Principle of Jain Dharma to enrich our understanding & practice of important Jain Principles.





DAILY PAATHSHALA CLASSES in English.





You are encouraged to come to the temple everyday during this spiritual and educational Maha Parva to maintain our great Jain heritage for yourself and your children.





Those who wish to participate in the Pooja & Vidhan’s must bring their Shudh Dhoti Dhupta, Keshari Sari’s and Mala & Mukut.





MEMBERSHIP
To become a member of JCA, please fill out a form and give it at the Temple’s office or to any Executive Member
Life Membership - $301.00
Annual Membership - $51.00





AYAMBIL OLI
Ayambil Oli starts from Monday, October 19th, 2015 & ends on Tuesday, October 17th, 2015. Parna for Ayambil Oli is on Wednesday, October 18th, 2015 at JCA Bhojansala 4Fl @ 8:30 AM.
MEMBERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING THE EVENT, SHOULD GIVE THEIR NAMES TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS.





BHOJANSHALA
REQUEST FOR TITHI SPONSORS for OUR BHOJANSHALA
USD 251/- Only
For Any Day of your Choice
Birthdays • Marriage Anniversary • Any other memorable event of your life
In fond memory of your loved ones
Please contribute generously to HONOR your days with OUR SANGH





CHAITYA PARIPATI
Detail information about Chaitya Paripati will be announced as soon as we finalize the details. Form will be send thru email and will be kept in JCA Temple. We will be leaving for Detroit on Saturday, Oct 10th 2015 and returning on Monday, Oct 12th 2015.





About Shri Dr. Abhay Dagade
Professionally working as a Family Physician for last 30 years Dr. Abhay Dagade has studied many ancient Granthas such as: the Chhaha Dhala, Tatwarth Sutra, Ratna Karandak Shravakachar, Samaysar, etc. He has been arranging and conducting Swadhyaya classes twice a day in Shri Parshwanath Digambar Jain Mandir in Kopargaon. He worked as the chief of Digambar Jain Samaj in Kopargaon from 1999-2001. He helped with the construction of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu Chaityalaya. He arranged and conducted the Panchkalyanak Pratishtha Mahotsav there as well. He has given lectures on various topics in many different cities.
Regards,
Jain Center of America

Shri Adinath Jinalaya

Saturday, August 30, 2014
DAS LAKSHAN MAHA PARVA 2014
Under The Spiritual Guidance of Brahmacharini Vijaya Kumari Didi





Date           Program        Time
Saturday, Aug 30th
Das Lakshan Prarambh
Panchmi
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
1:00 PM
2:30 PM





Sunday, Aug 31th
SHANTI VIDHAN
Abhishek & Parv Pooja & Shanti Vidhan
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
1:00 PM
3:30 PM





Monday, Sept 1st
Saptami
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
12:30 PM
2:30 PM





Tuesday, Sept 2nd
Ashtami
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
12:30 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM





Wednesday, Sept 3rd
Navmi
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
12:30 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM





Thursday, Sept 4th
Dhoop Dashmi
Abhishek & Parv Pooja, Dhoop Dashmi Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
1:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM





Friday, Sep 5th
Gyaras
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
12:30 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM





Saturday, Sept 6th
Baras
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Bhavana & Aarti; Pravachan & Paathshala
9:30 AM
1:00 PM
2:30 PM





Sunday, Sept 7th
Teras
Youth Led Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Swamivatsalya
Special Pravachan for Paathshala kids;Aarti
9:30 AM
1:00 PM
2:30 PM





Monday, Sept 8th
Anant Chaturdasi
Das Lakshan Vidhan
Abhishek & Parv Pooja
Shri Das Lakshan Mandal Vidhan
Swamivatsalya
Pravachan & Samayik & Aarti
Saamuhik Kshamapana
9:00 AM

1:30 PM
3:00 PM
5:00 PM





Tuesday, Sept 9th
Poornima
Abhishek & Nitya Pooja
Samuhik Tapasvi Parna
9:00 AM
10:00 PM





During this Mahaparva, we will be having discourses on Prashnottatar Ratnamalika by Raj Rishi Amoghvarsh Muni along with virtues of Das Dharm, Karm Siddhant & Principle of Jain Dharma to enrich our understanding & practice of important Jain Principles.





DAILY PAATHSHALA CLASSES in English.





You are encouraged to come to the temple everyday during this spiritual and educational Maha Parva to maintain our great Jain heritage for yourself and your children.





Those who wish to participate in the Pooja & Vidhan’s must bring their Shudh Dhoti Dhupta, Keshari Sari’s and Mala & Mukut.





Regards
Jain Center of America

Policy for Navkar Mantra JAAP

Monday, February 10, 2014

Jai Jinendra

Members have requested clarification of the policy regarding conducting JAAP in JCA after death of their family member, relative or friend.

JCA Board of Trustees and Executive committee have agreed to the following policy:

1. JCA will allow any member to do Navkar Mantra JAAP in the memory of their family member, relative or a friend after death
2. JAAP can take place  only (15) fifteen days after death
3. JAAP for such matters only will take place in the JCA Basement
4. JCA will send email regarding this matter upon request from the member or family member
5.There will be no posting of this event on JCA notice Board on any floor
6.There will be no conveyance or announcements of any condolences in JCA in this event
7.No pictures/photo of anyone including Gurus/Scholars will be allowed to be displayed at the event
8.Such event can be held any day of the week except on Sunday after 3.00 PM only
9. No food will be allowed to be served in JCA on such event
10. JCA has thoughtfully discussed this matter to satisfy all religious matters of the five tradition in JCA
11. JCA requests members to follow above guidelines


On behalf of Board of Trustees and Executive Committee
Jawahar A. Shetti
Chairman
Jain Center of America,NY

YJP > Join YJP for 2 Events

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jai Jinendra !

We encourage all our young professionals between the age of 24-42 years to attend the two upcoming events organized by Young Jain Professionals in the NY metro area.

Regards
Jain Center of America

Pursue Your Dreams and Unleash the Power Within: A Seminar with Mitesh Kapadia

As we are entering this New Year with a zeal to achieve goals and pursue our dreams, let's explore together the ways we can truly transform our lives and accomplish our dreams. To help us do that, inspirational speaker Mitesh Kapadia will focus on refining one's own personality, by tackling destructive habits and to pursue a life of purpose and fulfillment by finding Our Truth and Transform Our Life by Living it.

Come join us at this unique workshop as we discuss how various Jain teachings can provide us the tools to make a lasting transformation and obtain unprecedented happiness.

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Berges Institute - North Room, 23 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
Cost:  Free!

We have limited spots, so please RSVP today. For more information go to our Facebook event or contact us by email.

YJP Northeast Winter Retreat 2014: Unplug from daily life. Connect with your soul




Join YJP from March 7-9 to unwind at the rustic Race Brook Lodge. This cozy lodge is the perfect location for a retreat filled with networking, educational sessions and social activities. The lodge is just minutes away from Catamount Ski Area where we will be enjoying the snow one last time before the season ends!

DATES: March 7 (Friday evening) to March 9 (Sunday afternoon)
LOCATION: Race Brook Lodge and Catamount Ski Area

Interested? Register today!
Visit Facebook Events       Email YJP for more information
 
Pricing & Transportation


Registration Price (includes lodging & meals):
$155 (Now - Feb. 10)
$175 (Feb. 11- Mar. 3)
Age: 24-42
Early Bird Registration ends February 10th at 11:59pm EST, so register ASAP!

Optional Activity Prices:
$75 - Lift Ticket + Rental + Lesson (beginner trails only)
$39 - Lift Ticket (all trails)
$34 - Ski/Snowboard Rental
$10 - 1.5 Hour Lesson

Carpools will be arranged from Boston, New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

YJA > Registration for the 2014 YJA Convention is now OPEN!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Jai Jinendra !

We request all our members to encourage their children between the age of 14-29 years to attend 2014 YJA Convention in Washington, DC during the July 4th weekend.

Regards,
Jain Center of America

Jai Jinendra !
Registration for the 2014 YJA Convention is now OPEN and we want you to be among the first to register!
Register today to lock in your early bird pricing discount. And 1 out of the first 150 to register will win a brand-new iPad Air.
Space is limited this year, so don't delay!

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE 2014 YJA CONVENTION

Convention Details

Who:

You and your friends (ages 14-29) interested in Jainism

When:

Thursday, July 3rd - Sunday, July 6th

Where:

Crystal Gateway Marriott Located at 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA

Registration Fees:

Click for Registration Fees & Deadlines 1 out of the first 150 to register will win a brand-new iPad Air!

More Info:

Please visit our Convention Website Or e-mail reghelp@yja.org - we're here to help!

Get Excited:

2014 YJA Convention - Register Today!

We hope to see you at #YJA14!

General Body Meeting on Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Jai Jinendra!

Jain Center of America, New York invites you to attend the Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at our Temple, 43-11 Ithaca Street, Elmhurst, N.Y. 11373. The alternate date (in case of inclement weather) is Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:00PM at our temple.

The meeting will commence at 2:00 PM sharp. However, in the absence of a quorum, the meeting will start at 2:30 PM, as per the JCA Constitution.

The agenda for the General Body Meeting is as follows:

  • Prayer
  • Activities of JCA - Reports by Chairman/President
  • Annual Report - Secretary/ Administrator
  • Financial Statements for the year 2012 - CFO/Treasurer
  • Explanation of the budget for 2014 & approval by the General Body - CFO
  • Lake Success progress report
  • Any other matter related to JCA (should be approved for discussion by Chair)

If you wish to present any other issues or concerns at the General Body Meeting, please write, fax or e-mail the Secretary, Chairman or JCA Manager before November 30, 2013.

The 2012 JCA financial statements and the 2012 JCA General Body minutes will be available on the JCA website and at the temple from December 1, 2013 onwards. 

Lunch will be served starting at 12:00 pm in our Bhojanshala.

Participation at the meeting is a privilege and duty of all members of JCA and your attendance at the meeting would be greatly appreciated.

This letter has also been sent via email to members, posted on the JCA website and posted on the JCA notice board.

We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

Sincerely,
Robin Shah, Secretary
Tel: 917-749-6892
Email: robin_shah@yahoo.com

Sthanak News

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


“Sthanak News”




Celebrating “Paryushan Mahaparva”




FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH THRU FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH 2015.




DAILY MORNING & EVENING DISCOURSE IN HINDI & GUJRATI AT THE TEMPLE. DAILY STHANAK PRATIKRAMAN WILL BE HELD AT




JCA TEMPLE DURING PARYUSHAN MAHAPARVA




FROM: (SHARP) 6:45 onwards




IN HINDI- 3RD FLOOR (ADINATH JINALAYA)




IN GUJARATI – CELLER.




Please consult JCA newsletter for further information.




APPROXIMATE – SUNRISE: 6:26AM & SUNSET: 7:00PM







*** SAMVATSARI PRATIKRAMAN IN HINDI ***




DAY & DATE: FRIDAY, SEPT 18TH. TIME: 5:00PM SHARP




PLACE: JCA TEMPLE, 2ND FLOOR, STHANAK.







*** SAMVATSARI PRATIKRAMAN IN GUJARATI ***




DAY & DATE: FRIDAY, SEP 18TH. TIME: 5:30PM SHARP




PLACE: AMERICAN LEGION HALL (WILLISTON POST-144)
730 WILLIS AVENUE, WILLISTON PARK, NY-11596







Direction to Knights of Columbus Hall:




From - LIE (495): Take Exit-37 (Willis Ave.) and drive towards South. (OR)




Grand Central Pkwy (or Norther Pkwy): Take Exit-28 (Willis Ave.) and drive towards South.







PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING COORDINATORS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:




SUNIL DAGA - 917 513 4437, SHWETA KOTHARI – 646 725 5022
ULKA KOTHARI – 516 314 7517, HASMUKH PARIKH – 646 276 3434





Regards,
Jain Center of America

Sthanak News

Thursday, August 14, 2014


“Sthanak News”




Celebrating “Paryushan Mahaparva”




AUGUST 22ND THRU 29TH 2014.




DAILY MORNING & EVENING DISCOURSE IN HINDI & GUJRATI AT THE TEMPLE. DAILY STHANAK PRATIKRAMAN WILL BE HELD AT




JCA TEMPLE DURING PARYUSHAN MAHAPARVA




FROM: (SHARP) 7.00PM TO 8.00PM




IN HINDI- 3RD FLOOR (ADINATH JINALAYA)




IN GUJARATI – CELLER.




Please consult JCA newsletter for further information.




APPROXIMATE – SUNRISE: 6.31AM & SUNSET: 7.40PM







*** SAMVATSARI PRATIKRAMAN IN HINDI ***




DAY & DATE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH. TIME: 5.00PM SHARP




PLACE: JCA TEMPLE, 2ND FLOOR, STHANAK.







*** SAMVATSARI PRATIKRAMAN IN GUJARATI ***




DAY & DATE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH. TIME: 5.00PM SHARP




PLACE: KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS (New Hyde Park), 1000 Marcus Avenue, NHP, NY 11040.




Tel: 516 352 2852







Direction to Knights of Columbus Hall:




FROM LIE (495) – Take Exit 34 (New Hyde Park Road) and go towards South – Turn left on Marcus Avenue.




FROM GRAND CENTRAL PARKWAY – Take Exit-26 S (New Hyde Park Rd) & go towards South – Turn left on Marcus Ave.





Regards
Jain Center of America

Policy for Navkar Mantra JAAP

Monday, February 10, 2014

Jai Jinendra

Members have requested clarification of the policy regarding conducting JAAP in JCA after death of their family member, relative or friend.

JCA Board of Trustees and Executive committee have agreed to the following policy:

1. JCA will allow any member to do Navkar Mantra JAAP in the memory of their family member, relative or a friend after death
2. JAAP can take place  only (15) fifteen days after death
3. JAAP for such matters only will take place in the JCA Basement
4. JCA will send email regarding this matter upon request from the member or family member
5.There will be no posting of this event on JCA notice Board on any floor
6.There will be no conveyance or announcements of any condolences in JCA in this event
7.No pictures/photo of anyone including Gurus/Scholars will be allowed to be displayed at the event
8.Such event can be held any day of the week except on Sunday after 3.00 PM only
9. No food will be allowed to be served in JCA on such event
10. JCA has thoughtfully discussed this matter to satisfy all religious matters of the five tradition in JCA
11. JCA requests members to follow above guidelines


On behalf of Board of Trustees and Executive Committee
Jawahar A. Shetti
Chairman
Jain Center of America,NY

YJP > Join YJP for 2 Events

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jai Jinendra !

We encourage all our young professionals between the age of 24-42 years to attend the two upcoming events organized by Young Jain Professionals in the NY metro area.

Regards
Jain Center of America

Pursue Your Dreams and Unleash the Power Within: A Seminar with Mitesh Kapadia

As we are entering this New Year with a zeal to achieve goals and pursue our dreams, let's explore together the ways we can truly transform our lives and accomplish our dreams. To help us do that, inspirational speaker Mitesh Kapadia will focus on refining one's own personality, by tackling destructive habits and to pursue a life of purpose and fulfillment by finding Our Truth and Transform Our Life by Living it.

Come join us at this unique workshop as we discuss how various Jain teachings can provide us the tools to make a lasting transformation and obtain unprecedented happiness.

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Berges Institute - North Room, 23 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
Cost:  Free!

We have limited spots, so please RSVP today. For more information go to our Facebook event or contact us by email.

YJP Northeast Winter Retreat 2014: Unplug from daily life. Connect with your soul




Join YJP from March 7-9 to unwind at the rustic Race Brook Lodge. This cozy lodge is the perfect location for a retreat filled with networking, educational sessions and social activities. The lodge is just minutes away from Catamount Ski Area where we will be enjoying the snow one last time before the season ends!

DATES: March 7 (Friday evening) to March 9 (Sunday afternoon)
LOCATION: Race Brook Lodge and Catamount Ski Area

Interested? Register today!
Visit Facebook Events       Email YJP for more information
 
Pricing & Transportation


Registration Price (includes lodging & meals):
$155 (Now - Feb. 10)
$175 (Feb. 11- Mar. 3)
Age: 24-42
Early Bird Registration ends February 10th at 11:59pm EST, so register ASAP!

Optional Activity Prices:
$75 - Lift Ticket + Rental + Lesson (beginner trails only)
$39 - Lift Ticket (all trails)
$34 - Ski/Snowboard Rental
$10 - 1.5 Hour Lesson

Carpools will be arranged from Boston, New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

General Body Meeting on Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Jai Jinendra!

Jain Center of America, New York invites you to attend the Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at our Temple, 43-11 Ithaca Street, Elmhurst, N.Y. 11373. The alternate date (in case of inclement weather) is Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:00PM at our temple.

The meeting will commence at 2:00 PM sharp. However, in the absence of a quorum, the meeting will start at 2:30 PM, as per the JCA Constitution.

The agenda for the General Body Meeting is as follows:

  • Prayer
  • Activities of JCA - Reports by Chairman/President
  • Annual Report - Secretary/ Administrator
  • Financial Statements for the year 2012 - CFO/Treasurer
  • Explanation of the budget for 2014 & approval by the General Body - CFO
  • Lake Success progress report
  • Any other matter related to JCA (should be approved for discussion by Chair)

If you wish to present any other issues or concerns at the General Body Meeting, please write, fax or e-mail the Secretary, Chairman or JCA Manager before November 30, 2013.

The 2012 JCA financial statements and the 2012 JCA General Body minutes will be available on the JCA website and at the temple from December 1, 2013 onwards. 

Lunch will be served starting at 12:00 pm in our Bhojanshala.

Participation at the meeting is a privilege and duty of all members of JCA and your attendance at the meeting would be greatly appreciated.

This letter has also been sent via email to members, posted on the JCA website and posted on the JCA notice board.

We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

Sincerely,
Robin Shah, Secretary
Tel: 917-749-6892
Email: robin_shah@yahoo.com

Shrimad Rajchandra Satsang Mandal

Saturday, September 5, 2015
SHRIMAD RAJCHANDRA SATSANG MANDAL
Date       Time        Event





September 20th 2015

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Swadhyay & Celebration of Pujya Brahmachariji's Birthday
October 25th 2015

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Celebration of Shri Atmasiddhi Rachna Din & PP Prabhushriji' Birthday
November 22nd 2015

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Celebration of Param Krupalu Dev's Janma Jayanti
December 20nd 2015

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Satsang- Swadhyay with Bhakti
                                                        (P.S. The aforementioned dates are tentative & subject to change.)
Other Important Events:-
Saturday, Sept. 05      Pujyashri Brahmchariji's Birthday (Janmastmi).
Sept. 10 to Sept.18     Shri Paryushan Maha Parva.
Wednesday, Oct. 28    Shri Atmasiddhi Rachna Din & PP Prabhushriji's Janma Divas.
Nov. 09 to Nov. 12     Shri Deepavali Aradhana (36 Mala daily for Samadhi Maran as per Kram).
Wednesday, Nov. 25   Param Krupalu Dev's Janma Jayanti (Kartiki Purnima).


For any additional information please contact the following persons:
Shri Mukesh Ajmera (718) 423-6148 (Res)
Shri Chandresh Panchamia (516) 437-8092 (Res), (917) 749-8798 (Cell)
Regards,
Jain Center of America

Shrimad Rajchandra Satsang Mandal

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Shrimad Rajchandra Satsang Madal

August 17 Celebrating the 125th Birth Anniversary of Pujyashri Brahmacharji. Gunanuvad Bhakti & Satsang Swadhyay.
September 21 Swadhyay on Shri Vachnamrutji.
October 12 Celebrating Shri Atmasiddhi Rachna Divas & Param Pujya Shri Laghurajswami Birth anniversary
observed. Special Program - Shri Atmasiddhi Sastra Parayan (Recital)
November 9 Celebrating the 147th Birth Anniversary of Param Krupaludev Shrimad Rajchandra. Special Bhakti & Swadhyay.
December 14 Swadhyay on Shri Vachnamrutji.
(P.S. The aforementioned dates are tentative & subject to change.)
Other Important Events:-
  •   Shri Paryushan Aradhana Days - August 22 to August 29, 2014.
  •   Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra Rachna & P.P. Shri Laghurajswami Birth Day- October 9, 2014.
  •   Shri Diwali Samadhi Maran Aradhana Days- October 21 to October 24, 2014.
  •   Shri Param Krupaludev’s Birth Anniversary Day - November 06, 2014 (Dev Diwali).


Regards
Jain Center of America

Policy for Navkar Mantra JAAP

Monday, February 10, 2014

Jai Jinendra

Members have requested clarification of the policy regarding conducting JAAP in JCA after death of their family member, relative or friend.

JCA Board of Trustees and Executive committee have agreed to the following policy:

1. JCA will allow any member to do Navkar Mantra JAAP in the memory of their family member, relative or a friend after death
2. JAAP can take place  only (15) fifteen days after death
3. JAAP for such matters only will take place in the JCA Basement
4. JCA will send email regarding this matter upon request from the member or family member
5.There will be no posting of this event on JCA notice Board on any floor
6.There will be no conveyance or announcements of any condolences in JCA in this event
7.No pictures/photo of anyone including Gurus/Scholars will be allowed to be displayed at the event
8.Such event can be held any day of the week except on Sunday after 3.00 PM only
9. No food will be allowed to be served in JCA on such event
10. JCA has thoughtfully discussed this matter to satisfy all religious matters of the five tradition in JCA
11. JCA requests members to follow above guidelines


On behalf of Board of Trustees and Executive Committee
Jawahar A. Shetti
Chairman
Jain Center of America,NY


Jai Jinendra
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters

Members have requested clarification of the policy regarding conducting JAAP in JCA after death of their family member, relative or friend.

JCA Board of Trustees and Executive committee have agreed to the following policy:

1. JCA will allow any member to do Navkar Mantra JAAP in the memory of their family member, relative or a friend after death
2. JAAP can take place  only (15) fifteen days after death
3. JAAP for such matters only will take place in the JCA Basement
4. JCA will send email regarding this matter upon request from the member or family member
5.There will be no posting of this event on JCA notice Board on any floor
6.There will be no conveyance or announcements of any condolences in JCA in this event
7.No pictures/photo of anyone including Gurus/Scholars will be allowed to be displayed at the event
8.Such event can be held any day of the week except on Sunday after 3.00 PM only
9. No food will be allowed to be served in JCA on such event
10. JCA has thoughtfully discussed this matter to satisfy all religious matters of the five tradition in JCA
11. JCA requests members to follow above guidelines


On behalf of Board of Trustees and Executive Committee
Jawahar A. Shetti
Chairman
Jain Center of America,NY

Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Celebrations 2014 - Participation Form

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Jai Jinendra !!

Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Mahotsav 2014 is planned to be celebrated in April of this year. We are looking forward to bring to you this celebration with lot of devotion and cultural program from our kids. Attached please find the form for the same. Kindly fill this and submit to any member of EC or JCA manager latest by February 16, 2014.This will allow us to plan for the event and give enough practice to our kids to put up a great performance.

We look forward to active participation as in the past and request that you come and celebrate this great event with all of us.

Please click here to download the participation form.

Thanks & Regards,

Jain Center Of America

YJP > Join YJP for 2 Events

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jai Jinendra !

We encourage all our young professionals between the age of 24-42 years to attend the two upcoming events organized by Young Jain Professionals in the NY metro area.

Regards
Jain Center of America

Pursue Your Dreams and Unleash the Power Within: A Seminar with Mitesh Kapadia

As we are entering this New Year with a zeal to achieve goals and pursue our dreams, let's explore together the ways we can truly transform our lives and accomplish our dreams. To help us do that, inspirational speaker Mitesh Kapadia will focus on refining one's own personality, by tackling destructive habits and to pursue a life of purpose and fulfillment by finding Our Truth and Transform Our Life by Living it.

Come join us at this unique workshop as we discuss how various Jain teachings can provide us the tools to make a lasting transformation and obtain unprecedented happiness.

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Berges Institute - North Room, 23 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
Cost:  Free!

We have limited spots, so please RSVP today. For more information go to our Facebook event or contact us by email.

YJP Northeast Winter Retreat 2014: Unplug from daily life. Connect with your soul




Join YJP from March 7-9 to unwind at the rustic Race Brook Lodge. This cozy lodge is the perfect location for a retreat filled with networking, educational sessions and social activities. The lodge is just minutes away from Catamount Ski Area where we will be enjoying the snow one last time before the season ends!

DATES: March 7 (Friday evening) to March 9 (Sunday afternoon)
LOCATION: Race Brook Lodge and Catamount Ski Area

Interested? Register today!
Visit Facebook Events       Email YJP for more information
 
Pricing & Transportation


Registration Price (includes lodging & meals):
$155 (Now - Feb. 10)
$175 (Feb. 11- Mar. 3)
Age: 24-42
Early Bird Registration ends February 10th at 11:59pm EST, so register ASAP!

Optional Activity Prices:
$75 - Lift Ticket + Rental + Lesson (beginner trails only)
$39 - Lift Ticket (all trails)
$34 - Ski/Snowboard Rental
$10 - 1.5 Hour Lesson

Carpools will be arranged from Boston, New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

YJA > Registration for the 2014 YJA Convention is now OPEN!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Jai Jinendra !

We request all our members to encourage their children between the age of 14-29 years to attend 2014 YJA Convention in Washington, DC during the July 4th weekend.

Regards,
Jain Center of America

Jai Jinendra !
Registration for the 2014 YJA Convention is now OPEN and we want you to be among the first to register!
Register today to lock in your early bird pricing discount. And 1 out of the first 150 to register will win a brand-new iPad Air.
Space is limited this year, so don't delay!

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE 2014 YJA CONVENTION

Convention Details

Who:

You and your friends (ages 14-29) interested in Jainism

When:

Thursday, July 3rd - Sunday, July 6th

Where:

Crystal Gateway Marriott Located at 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA

Registration Fees:

Click for Registration Fees & Deadlines 1 out of the first 150 to register will win a brand-new iPad Air!

More Info:

Please visit our Convention Website Or e-mail reghelp@yja.org - we're here to help!

Get Excited:

2014 YJA Convention - Register Today!

We hope to see you at #YJA14!

General Body Meeting on Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Jai Jinendra!

Jain Center of America, New York invites you to attend the Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at our Temple, 43-11 Ithaca Street, Elmhurst, N.Y. 11373. The alternate date (in case of inclement weather) is Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:00PM at our temple.

The meeting will commence at 2:00 PM sharp. However, in the absence of a quorum, the meeting will start at 2:30 PM, as per the JCA Constitution.

The agenda for the General Body Meeting is as follows:

  • Prayer
  • Activities of JCA - Reports by Chairman/President
  • Annual Report - Secretary/ Administrator
  • Financial Statements for the year 2012 - CFO/Treasurer
  • Explanation of the budget for 2014 & approval by the General Body - CFO
  • Lake Success progress report
  • Any other matter related to JCA (should be approved for discussion by Chair)

If you wish to present any other issues or concerns at the General Body Meeting, please write, fax or e-mail the Secretary, Chairman or JCA Manager before November 30, 2013.

The 2012 JCA financial statements and the 2012 JCA General Body minutes will be available on the JCA website and at the temple from December 1, 2013 onwards. 

Lunch will be served starting at 12:00 pm in our Bhojanshala.

Participation at the meeting is a privilege and duty of all members of JCA and your attendance at the meeting would be greatly appreciated.

This letter has also been sent via email to members, posted on the JCA website and posted on the JCA notice board.

We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

Sincerely,
Robin Shah, Secretary
Tel: 917-749-6892
Email: robin_shah@yahoo.com

Dadavadi – Paryushan Parva 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015
DADAVADI – PARYUSHAN PARVA 2015
Under the spiritual Guidance of
Dr. (Prof.) Dharam Chand Ji Jain
Well known Scholar of Jainism from India and Chief Editor of Jinvani





Date           Time        Event
Sep. 11th - Sep. 18th
(Daily)



Friday, Sep 18th

Saturday, Sep 19th
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
6:45 PM – 7:45 PM
8:00 PM to 9:45 PM
9:45 PM
4:30 PM – Onwards
5:00 PM – Onwards
7:30 AM
Snatra Puja
Morning Pravachan
Daily Pratikraman
Evening Vyakhyan
Arti & Mangal Divo
Samvatsri Pratikraman - Mandir Tradition 4 FL.
Samvatsri Pratikraman - Sthanak Tradition 2 FL.
Samuhik Parna (4th Fl. Temple)





Notes:
  1. All programs are scheduled to be held at Ithaca Street Temple.
  2. Swapana Darshan and Bhagawan’s Janam Celebration will be observed on September 13th. Please consult JCA’s news-letter for details.
  3. Contacts:
    Mrs.Ratna Nahar (201 527 0353) / Mrs. Suman Bafana (718 997 7816). Shri Surender ji Jain (718 896 0312), Shri Sunil ji Daga (917 513 4437), Mrs. Shweta Kothari (201 482 8003), Shri Sanjeevji Samdadaria (718 275 6137)





About Shri Dr. (Prof.) Dharam Chand Ji Jain
Dr. Jain is Professor of Sanskrit at Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. He also has stronghold in Prakrit language. His thrust area of interest is Jainism and Buddhism. He has done extensive research work on epistemology and logic in Jainism and Buddhism. He also takes active interest in other schools of Indian philosophy and sanskrit literature. He has served as the HoD, Sanskrit (2009-2012) and as founding director of Buddhist Studies Center, J N Vyas University (2006-2011). He is a chief editor of Jinvani- monthly Jaina Journal/magazine since October 1994. He also edited another bimonthly Jaina Journal - Swadhyay Shiksha (1988-2002). He has edited more than 25 books on Jainism and Buddhism. He has chaired sessions in various national and international seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences.
Regards,
Jain Center of America
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Dadavadi –Paryushan Parva 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014
DADAVADI –PARYUSHAN PARVA 2014
Aradhana
Under the spiritual Guidance of
Upadyaya Shri Yashaji Maharaj sa
and
Sadhvi Shri Rohiniji Maharaj sa.





Date           Time        Event
Aug. 22nd - Aug. 29th
      (Daily)
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
6:45 PM onwards
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
10:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Snatra Puja
Morning Pravachan
Daily Pratikraman
Evening Vyakhyan
Arti & Mangal Divo





Friday, August 29th
4:30 PM – Onwards
5:00 PM – Onwards
Samvatsri Pratikraman - Mandir Tradition 4th FL.
Samvatsri Pratikraman - Sthanak Tradition 2nd FL.





Saturday, August 30th
7:30 AM
Samuhik Parna





Notes:
  1. All programs are scheduled to be held at Ithaca Street Temple.
  2. Swapana Darshan and Bhagawan’s Janam Celebration will be observed on Sunday, August 24th. Please consult JCA’s news-letter for details.





Regards
Jain Center of America

Policy for Navkar Mantra JAAP

Monday, February 10, 2014

Jai Jinendra

Members have requested clarification of the policy regarding conducting JAAP in JCA after death of their family member, relative or friend.

JCA Board of Trustees and Executive committee have agreed to the following policy:

1. JCA will allow any member to do Navkar Mantra JAAP in the memory of their family member, relative or a friend after death
2. JAAP can take place  only (15) fifteen days after death
3. JAAP for such matters only will take place in the JCA Basement
4. JCA will send email regarding this matter upon request from the member or family member
5.There will be no posting of this event on JCA notice Board on any floor
6.There will be no conveyance or announcements of any condolences in JCA in this event
7.No pictures/photo of anyone including Gurus/Scholars will be allowed to be displayed at the event
8.Such event can be held any day of the week except on Sunday after 3.00 PM only
9. No food will be allowed to be served in JCA on such event
10. JCA has thoughtfully discussed this matter to satisfy all religious matters of the five tradition in JCA
11. JCA requests members to follow above guidelines


On behalf of Board of Trustees and Executive Committee
Jawahar A. Shetti
Chairman
Jain Center of America,NY

YJP > Join YJP for 2 Events

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jai Jinendra !

We encourage all our young professionals between the age of 24-42 years to attend the two upcoming events organized by Young Jain Professionals in the NY metro area.

Regards
Jain Center of America

Pursue Your Dreams and Unleash the Power Within: A Seminar with Mitesh Kapadia

As we are entering this New Year with a zeal to achieve goals and pursue our dreams, let's explore together the ways we can truly transform our lives and accomplish our dreams. To help us do that, inspirational speaker Mitesh Kapadia will focus on refining one's own personality, by tackling destructive habits and to pursue a life of purpose and fulfillment by finding Our Truth and Transform Our Life by Living it.

Come join us at this unique workshop as we discuss how various Jain teachings can provide us the tools to make a lasting transformation and obtain unprecedented happiness.

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Berges Institute - North Room, 23 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
Cost:  Free!

We have limited spots, so please RSVP today. For more information go to our Facebook event or contact us by email.

YJP Northeast Winter Retreat 2014: Unplug from daily life. Connect with your soul




Join YJP from March 7-9 to unwind at the rustic Race Brook Lodge. This cozy lodge is the perfect location for a retreat filled with networking, educational sessions and social activities. The lodge is just minutes away from Catamount Ski Area where we will be enjoying the snow one last time before the season ends!

DATES: March 7 (Friday evening) to March 9 (Sunday afternoon)
LOCATION: Race Brook Lodge and Catamount Ski Area

Interested? Register today!
Visit Facebook Events       Email YJP for more information
 
Pricing & Transportation


Registration Price (includes lodging & meals):
$155 (Now - Feb. 10)
$175 (Feb. 11- Mar. 3)
Age: 24-42
Early Bird Registration ends February 10th at 11:59pm EST, so register ASAP!

Optional Activity Prices:
$75 - Lift Ticket + Rental + Lesson (beginner trails only)
$39 - Lift Ticket (all trails)
$34 - Ski/Snowboard Rental
$10 - 1.5 Hour Lesson

Carpools will be arranged from Boston, New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

YJA > Registration for the 2014 YJA Convention is now OPEN!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Jai Jinendra !

We request all our members to encourage their children between the age of 14-29 years to attend 2014 YJA Convention in Washington, DC during the July 4th weekend.

Regards,
Jain Center of America

Jai Jinendra !
Registration for the 2014 YJA Convention is now OPEN and we want you to be among the first to register!
Register today to lock in your early bird pricing discount. And 1 out of the first 150 to register will win a brand-new iPad Air.
Space is limited this year, so don't delay!

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE 2014 YJA CONVENTION

Convention Details

Who:

You and your friends (ages 14-29) interested in Jainism

When:

Thursday, July 3rd - Sunday, July 6th

Where:

Crystal Gateway Marriott Located at 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA

Registration Fees:

Click for Registration Fees & Deadlines 1 out of the first 150 to register will win a brand-new iPad Air!

More Info:

Please visit our Convention Website Or e-mail reghelp@yja.org - we're here to help!

Get Excited:

2014 YJA Convention - Register Today!

We hope to see you at #YJA14!

General Body Meeting on Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Jai Jinendra!

Jain Center of America, New York invites you to attend the Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at our Temple, 43-11 Ithaca Street, Elmhurst, N.Y. 11373. The alternate date (in case of inclement weather) is Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:00PM at our temple.

The meeting will commence at 2:00 PM sharp. However, in the absence of a quorum, the meeting will start at 2:30 PM, as per the JCA Constitution.

The agenda for the General Body Meeting is as follows:

  • Prayer
  • Activities of JCA - Reports by Chairman/President
  • Annual Report - Secretary/ Administrator
  • Financial Statements for the year 2012 - CFO/Treasurer
  • Explanation of the budget for 2014 & approval by the General Body - CFO
  • Lake Success progress report
  • Any other matter related to JCA (should be approved for discussion by Chair)

If you wish to present any other issues or concerns at the General Body Meeting, please write, fax or e-mail the Secretary, Chairman or JCA Manager before November 30, 2013.

The 2012 JCA financial statements and the 2012 JCA General Body minutes will be available on the JCA website and at the temple from December 1, 2013 onwards. 

Lunch will be served starting at 12:00 pm in our Bhojanshala.

Participation at the meeting is a privilege and duty of all members of JCA and your attendance at the meeting would be greatly appreciated.

This letter has also been sent via email to members, posted on the JCA website and posted on the JCA notice board.

We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

Sincerely,
Robin Shah, Secretary
Tel: 917-749-6892
Email: robin_shah@yahoo.com