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JCA NY Scholars Lecture Series by Rahul Kapoor Jain on Live an Extra Ordinary Life – A Jain Approach

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jai Jinendra,

We are fortunate to have Mr. Rahul Kapoor Jain give a Motivational Lecture at our Jain Center of America, in Queens, NY.

He is a highly regarded Motivational Speaker from India that talks about integrating Professional & Family Life with a Jain Way of Life.

He was a speaker at the JAINA Convention in Atlanta and highly appreciated by our Young as well as Professional Adults.

Speaker: Mr. Rahul Kapoor Jain
Subject: A] Work Life Balance
B] Live an Extra Ordinary Life – A Jain Approach
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2015  
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue: 2nd Floor Sthanak Hall | Jain Center of America, NY
Lunch: Swamivatsalya following the Lecture

A] Work Life Balance:

In the blind race to chase power, popularity, pleasure and wealth people seem to have forgotten the art of living. The unhealthy choices that people make in favor of work eventually complicate relationships, increase stress and affect their productivity both at home and at workplace.

This inspirational talk brings in a fresh paradigm to this new-age problem. Laced with insights from our ancient Indian & Jain scriptures, modern day scientific discoveries, interesting statistics, relevant live examples, well timed humor and high impact emotional touch makes this program worth its while for anybody who is seeking happiness both at work and in life.

B] Live an Extra Ordinary Life – A Jain Approach:

Today, where the principle of 'survival of the fittest' is being advocated in the world we still practice 'respect for everyone’s right to live' with compassion being the central theme of all our actions. In a world, where people are breaking all rules of integrity in the name of growth, Jainism, still guides us on the path of universal justice. Such is the brilliance of Jainism, a religion that we have earned due to our past karmas.

However, with all the distractions that exist in the world, there is always a need to reinvent the manner in which we present Jainism to our people, especially the youth. This program does exactly that with its strong thought provoking logical explanations and plenty of live examples, exercises and well timed introspections.

About Rahul Kapoor Jain

He is an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Presenter and Author. In the last 15 years, he has founded 3 companies and 2 charitable trusts. As a speaker, he has transformed over 100,000 lives and conducted sessions for more than 200 clients across 10 countries. He is a guest faculty at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB). Rahul Kapoor Jain

Rahul has authored a book 'Work Wise – Lessons in Excellence for Young Professionals published by Times Group Books. Junior Chamber International conferred him with Outstanding Young Persons of India Award in 2010. Rahul was also the official host for Royal Challengers Bangalore - DLF IPL 3, 4 & 5.

Rahul has impacted over 15,000 Jainsters through his initiative Jain Youth Leadership Forum (JYLF).

Motivational Speaker

• Transformed over 1 Lakh people from various backgrounds.

• Conducted over 2,000 sessions for more than 150 clients which includes over 50 'Fortune 500 Companies'.

• Conducted sessions in 10 countries that includes Australia, Dubai, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand & Nepal.

• Guest faculty at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (one of the top 25 B-schools in the world).

• Been a TEDx Speaker.

Please Click Here for Detailed Profile of Rahul Kapoor Jain. Detailed Profile

With Regards,

JCA Board of Trustees

JCA Executive Committee

18th Biennial JAINA Convention from July 2-5, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

18th Biennial JAINA Convention

Jai Jinendra !
JAINA cordially invites all of you with family and friends to attend the  18th Biennial JAINA Convention to be held in Atlanta, Georgia from July 2nd to July 5th, 2015. It's a premier event to bring the Jain community of North America together and will be hosted by Jain Society of Greater Atlanta. The theme of this convention is Jainism: World of Non-Violence and it will showcase the Jain principles of non-violence and how it continue to make the world a better place to live.

More than 3,000 people have already Registered - a record in 35 years of JAINA Conventions history! We are expecting over 4,000 attendees.

Over 1,000 Hotel rooms have been booked already. Please note hotel room will be booked through Convention website only either during the registration process or afterwards by modifying your Travel Request.

Registration Fee is only $199/adult and $169/youth - goes up after May 15, 2015.

For the first time as Prime Minister, Shree Narendra Modi will deliver a 25 minute Video Key Note Speech  targeted specially for the JAINA 2015 Convention and the Jain Diaspora in North America.

Acharya Chandanaji, Gurudev Shree Rakeshbhai Zaveri, Gurudev Chitrabhanuji and Pramodaji, Roop Chandraji Maharaj, Shree Manekmuniji, Shree Bhattarakji, Acharya Shree Lokesh Muniji, Swami Shree Shrutpragnyaji, Shree Chandrasen Guruji and many more scholars and dignitaries have accepted invitations to attend the convention.

Key Note Speakers - Andrew Young and Congressman John Lewis - Civil Rights leaders with Dr. Martin Luther King
CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS:
•  Religious & spiritual discourses by prominent sadhu, sadhvis & scholars
•  Programs on improving Quality of Life
•  Entrepreneurship and Professional Networking
•  Family and Community Reunions
•  Separate programs for Jain Networking Forum and Jain Milan
•  Kids Club at no charge for age group 5 to 13 years
•  Delicious Jain and Vegan Food
•  Accommodations at convention area hotels with discounted group rates
•  Convention Center near the Airport with free shuttle – 15 min. from Downtown
•  Walking distance hotels from Convention center
VARIETY OF ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMS:
•  Unique Bollywood Style Entertainment
•  Return of acclaimed "Jains Got Talent" Entertainment Show
•  Cultural Program featuring performers from North American Jain Centers
•  Garba-Raas for all age groups
WORLD-CLASS LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:
•  Atlanta Jain Temple (JSGA)
•  CNN Tower and Studios
•  World of Coke
•  Georgia Aquarium
•  Stone Mountain Park
•  Martin Luther King Jr. Center
Register online at www.convention.jaina.org or for manual registration please call 313-215-5158

Clear your calendar and start planning your trip with your family and friends to attend the next JAINA Convention in Atlanta, Georgia from July 2nd to July 5th, 2015.

For the most current information please visit us on: www.convention.jaina.org and like our Facebook page for updates, Facebook.com/JAINAConvention2015
                                                                          

We look forward to welcoming you in Atlanta.

Thanks and Regards,
JAINA

Jain Center of America, NY
For information on the JAINA Convention please visit convention.jaina.org
Please find below some details of youth programming at the JAINA 2015 Convention.
KIDS CORNER

The Opening Parade of Jain Centers is on Friday, July 3rd. All children are invited to come enjoy the parade with their parents and families! Kid's Club check-in will start at 12:45pm after lunch. Youth Activities Programming Committee is working around the clock to make sure your 2015 JAINA Convention experience is unforgettable. We are planning fun filled activities, dancing, hands on activities, workshops and seminar sessions like building self-confidence. LEARN MORE!

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Youth activities are being developed to fulfill on the following intentions. The first is for youth to increase their understanding of Jain spirituality and principle awareness through a theory and real-world experience. These sessions will improve leadership skills by engaging Jain youth with individuals with technical expertise, to inspire and motivate Jain youth. Throughout the convention they will create long lasting friendships to strengthen the youth network into the next generation. LEARN MORE!

JAIN MILAN

(Ages 21 - 40)

JAIN NETWORKING FORUM

(Ages 21 - 40)

YOUNG JAIN PROFESSIONALS

(Ages 21 - 40)

JAIN MILAN

Jain Milan provides an opportunity for Jain youth throughout North America and around the world to meet in person, to make friends, to engage in networking, to develop business contacts and to possibly find a life partner. Jain Milan sessions are facilitated in as many ways possible through Ice-breakers, interactive sessions, Mixers, Meet & Greet Events Relationship Workshops, Garba/Raas and Lake Cruise. * Details to come.

JAIN NETWORKING FORUM

JNF is open to young Jains, who are interested in social networking and provides a strong network of young Jains through social and spiritual activities. JNF activities utilize attendees' diverse backgrounds and interests to build friendships and carry Jain dharma into the next generation. JNF ensures to increase awareness through interactive sessions that relate Jain theory to real-world issues; and provide sufficient social opportunities to strengthen the network.
LEARN MORE!

YOUNG JAIN PROFESSIONALS

YJP is open to young Jains, who are interested in professional networking and provides a strong network of young Jains through professional activities. YJP activities utilize attendees' diverse backgrounds and interests to build friendships, and carry Jain dharma into the next generation. YJP increases awareness through interactive sessions that relate Jain theory to real-world issues; improve professional skill set with individuals in similar fields to be inspired & motivated.** Details to come.

JCA 10th Pratishta Anniversary Celebrations from June 6-21, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Jai Jinendra,
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
It is with great pleasure we would like to invite you to the 10th Pratishtha Anniversary of our temple and 5th Pratishtha Anniversary of our Ashtapd Tirth. Here is a quick synopsis of our events and bolis and draw for the various days of the event. We are very thrilled to announce that we have received permission from NYC and local precinct to do a Rath Yatra, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon. Please come and join us - so we can do prabhavna of our Bhagwan, spread the principle of Ahimsa and Anekantvada and thank the local community around us. We request you to actively participate in the events and seek your volunteer time for the same. Please give your names for volunteer to JCA manager or President.
EVENTS
Saturday, June 6, 2015, 5:00 PM onwards - Swamivatsalya followed by Bhakti Bhavna
Sunday, June 7, 2015, 10:00 AM - Sthanak and Dada Guru Dev Tradition Celebrations followed by Swamivatsalya
Saturday, June 13, 2015 9:00 AM - Rath Yatra followed by Swamivatsalya
Sunday, June 14, 2015, 9:00 AM - Mahavir Swami Temple Celebrations, Dada Guru Dev Tradition Celebration, Dhwajarohan on 2nd and 4th floor at 12:39 PM followed by Swamivatsalya
Sunday, June 14, 2015, 1:30 PM - Shrimad Rajchandra Tradition Celebrations
Monday, June 15, 2015, 9:30 AM - Adinath Jinalaya Celebrations followed by Swamivatsalya
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 9:00 AM - Shri Ashtapadji Pratishtha Celebrations with Dhwajarohan at 12:39 PM followed by Swamivatsalya
RATH YATRA EVENT
We are planning to organize a march of our kids in the rath yatra. Please give names of kids ages 12 - 17 to Nareshbhai Shah 646-382-7744 by Sunday, May 31, 2015.
The following are available through a lucky draw for $251. We request that all amounts should be paid in full for the draw in the temple office by Sunday, June 7, 2015 - as draw will be taken out at 1:00 PM on that day.
Rath Sarathi - 1 Adult + 1 Child
Rath left side chair front  - 1 Adult/Child
Rath left side chair back - 1 Adult/Child
Rath right side chair front - 1 Adult/Child
Rath right side chair back - 1 Adult/Child
Chhadidar with colorful umbrella - back - 1 Adult/Child
Ramvan Divo behind Rath in ladies - Family
14 Swapana to 14 ladies - this draw is $101 - 14 Adult/Child
Ghodia Parnu In colorful trolly - Family
Dharavali Karwani in front of Rath - Family
Indra Dhwaja - Family
The following are available through e-boli. Please send in your boli only to Mehulbhai Shah at mehuldshah64@gmail.com and Nitin Ajmera at najmera@hotmail.com by Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Nitin will then notify the participants for the opening of the bid by 8:00 PM that day. The higher bolis will then be submitted to Mehulbhai Shah and Nitin Ajmera at above email address by Monday, June 8, 2015 at 10:00 PM. The highest boli will take the laabh. In case, same amount is for boli by 2 family, a draw will be taken out and the laabharthi will be announced on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM.
Rath Ma Bhagavan Laine Beswanu : 2 people only, starting boli at $5,001
Bhagavan Parent in 1 open car with umbrella : Family, starting boli at $2,501
Indra Indrani in 1 open car with umbrella : Family, starting boli at $2,501
Bhagavan ne Pokhawanu : Family, starting boli at $2,501
MAHAVIR SWAMI TEMPLE CELEBRATIONS
The dhwaja for the 10th anniversary celebration will be done by a draw for $251. We humbly request that the amounts should be paid in full for the draw in the temple office by Sunday, June 14, 2015 Noon - as draw will be taken out at 12:15 PM on that day for dhwaja aarohan at 12:39 PM. Details of other nakro will come soon.
ASHTAPADJI PRATISHTHA CELEBRATION
The following are available through e-boli. Please send in your boli only to Mehulbhai Shah at mehuldshah64@gmail.com and Nitin Ajmera at najmera@hotmail.com by Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Nitin will then notify the participants for the opening of the bid by 8:00 PM that day. The higher bolis will then be submitted to Mehulbhai Shah and Nitin Ajmera at above email address by Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10:00 PM. The highest boli will take the laabh. In case, same amount is for boli by 2 family, a draw will be taken out and the laabharthi will be announced on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM.
Pooja of Shri Adinath Bhagwan, placement of chatra, bhamandal and flower
Pooja of Shri Ajitnath Bhagwan, placement of chatra, bhamandal and flower
Pooja of Shri Sambhavnath Bhagwan, placement of chatra, bhamandal and flower
Pooja of Shri Shantinath Bhagwan, placement of chatra, bhamandal and flower
Pooja of Shri Parshwanath Bhagwan, placement of chatra, bhamandal and flower
Pooja of Shri Mahavir Bhagwan, placement of chatra, bhamandal and flower
For all other 18 bhagwan, the laabh of pooja and placement of chatra, bhamandal and flower is by a draw of $501. The dhwaja also is for $251 by draw. We humbly request that all amounts should be paid in full for the draw in the temple office by Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 9:00 AM - as draw will be taken out following the same on that day.
Looking forward to seeing you all and please participate in full spirit with all Tan, Man and Dhan.
Thanks & Regards,
Board of Trustees & Executive Committee
Jain Center of America, NY

JCA NY Rath Yatra on June 13, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

RathYatra

Jai Jinendra,
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
We would like to bring to your kind attention that the preparations for the Rath Yatra are in full swing. Naresh T. Shah is leading the team of volunteers to pull through a beautiful ensemble of Jain Principles and Philosophy. We are going to have our Rath Yatra on June 13, 2015 at our Ithaca Street Temple.
The Yatra will have a beautiful Indra Dhwaja, 4 Floats, a Band, Dholi, 3 open cars, live music and our beautiful rath with our Arihant Bhagwan in them. The floats are being developed / created with beautiful themes of Non Violence, Namokar Mantra, Ashtapad and stories that depict Jain Faith. The dress for Sarathi, Chhadidar, Bhagwan's father and Indra will be provided by JCA. All other persons sitting in Rath should be in Pooja Cloths and without shoes. We will be starting sharp at 9:00 AM - as we have to finish our route by 12 Noon Sharp.
The enthusiasm of the seniors, volunteers, Art Gallery, Religious coordinators and temple's employees is beyond what we could have asked for, to put this up in such a short time. What we are now waiting to ensure is that the weather turns out beautiful, and why not, it is a yatra of our Bhagwan - so the Meghkumar Dev will take care of what they have to !!!!!
We request your active participation and want you to be part of this event. We are requesting the following dress code:
Boys above age 8 - White
Girls above age 8 - White
Children below age 8 - Beautiful colorful Indian attire
Men - Dress in Formal Indian Ehtnic Wear as Indras
Women - Dress as Indranis, do I need to explain this
RATH YATRA EVENT
We are planning to organize a march of our kids in the rath yatra. Please give names of kids ages 12 - 17 to Nareshbhai Shah 646-382-7744 by Sunday, May 31, 2015.
The following are available through a lucky draw for $251. We request that all amounts should be paid in full for the draw in the temple office by Sunday, June 7, 2015 - as draw will be taken out at 1:00 PM on that day.
Rath Sarathi - 1 Adult + 1 Child
Rath left side chair front  - 1 Adult/Child
Rath left side chair back - 1 Adult/Child
Rath right side chair front - 1 Adult/Child
Rath right side chair back - 1 Adult/Child
Chhadidar with colorful umbrella - back - 1 Adult/Child
Ramvan Divo behind Rath in ladies - Family
14 Swapana to 14 ladies - this draw is $101 - 14 Adult/Child
Ghodia Parnu In colorful trolly - Family
Dharavali Karwani in front of Rath - Family
Indra Dhwaja - Family
The following are available through e-boli. Please send in your boli only to Mehulbhai Shah at mehuldshah64@gmail.com and Nitin Ajmera at najmera@hotmail.com by Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Nitin will then notify the participants for the opening of the bid by 8:00 PM that day. The higher bolis will then be submitted to Mehulbhai Shah and Nitin Ajmera at above email address by Monday, June 8, 2015 at 10:00 PM. The highest boli will take the laabh. In case, same amount is for boli by 2 family, a draw will be taken out and the laabharthi will be announced on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Rath Ma Bhagavan Laine Beswanu : 2 people only, starting boli at $5,001
Bhagavan Parent in 1 open car with umbrella : Family, starting boli at $2,501
Indra Indrani in 1 open car with umbrella : Family, starting boli at $2,501
Bhagavan ne Pokhawanu : Family, starting boli at $2,501
We look forward to your active participation, as we strongly believe that there can be nothing more important than being part of a rath yatra in which our Bhagwaan is the main honor.
Thanks & Regards,
Board of Trustees & Executive Committee
Jain Center of America, NY

Special General Body (GB) Meeting on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Dear Fellow Members of JCA,
Jai Jinendra!
Jain Center of America, New York invites you to attend the Special General Body (GB) Meeting on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at 2:00 PM at our Temple, 43-11 Ithaca Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373.
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.
Recently, a letter was sent to JCA members regarding the Lake Success approval information and details regarding the project (including cost estimates and expected future maintenance costs).
Please review by clicking this letter in detail prior to the meeting.LETTER
The agenda for the Special General Body Meeting is as follows:
•  Prayer
•  Lake Success approval report and details of the project by Chairman
•  Possible decision whether to proceed or not to proceed for the project as it is currently approved
This is a special General Body meeting for the Lake Success Temple Project to discuss the approval of the project and to come to a conclusion for the presently approved project. Please note discussion in this meeting will be strictly limited to the Lake Success project as it is currently approved. No other matters or subjects will be entertained in this meeting.
If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding the Lake Success project and wish to discuss it in the General Body meeting, you must send your questions or concerns in writing and in advance so that they can be discussed properly. These questions or concerns must be sent in writing to the Secretary, Chairman or JCA Manager via fax or e-mail before April 20, 2015.
This is a very important matter for all members. Participation at the meeting is a privilege for and duty of us as members of JCA and, therefore, 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.
Regards,
On behalf of JCA Board of Trustees

Jawahar A. Shetti
Chairman

Jain Center of America, NY - Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Donation

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Jai Jinendra,
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
Earthquake in Nepal is a major disaster and has caused substantial human casualty and damage. It has affected Kathmandu and nearby regions. We are the followers of Bhagvan Mahavir and practitioners of Jivdaya. We cannot ignore the need and help required by our brothers and sisters in Nepal.
Jain Center of America has collected funds for many disasters and has sent funds to help. Many organizations always send help to disaster areas in the world and many have always helped disasters relief in India.
Jain Center of America NY requests members to send their donation, tax deductible, checks made to Jain Center of America NY for JCA Nepal Earthquake Fund 2015. You can give checks to JCA Manager. Or you can simply go to JCA’s website www.nyjaincenter.org and donate online.
JCA will make sure these funds will be distributed properly and will reach needy people of Nepal.
JCA has pledged $2,001 donation to the Nepal Earthquake fund.
Please send your help whatever you can.JCA NY Earthquake Fund Donation
With Regards,
Jawahar A. Shetti
JCA Chairman

JCA Board of Trustees
JCA Executive Committee

Mahaveer Janma Kalyanak Celebrations on Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mahaveer Janma Kalyanak Celebrations on Sunday, April 26, 2015

Jai Jinendra!

Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,

Each year, JCA organizes the Cultural Program to celebrate Mahaveer Bhagwan Janma Kalyanak in which over 1,500 to 2,000 Jains along with their families from around the Tri State area attend to celebrate the religious festivities and cultural programs. We are pleased to have the opportunity to organize this incredible event for all the community to take part in again.

We invite you to participate in our Annual 2015 JCA Mahaveer Jayanti Cultural Program. Please come with family and friends to celebrate this auspicious occasion and our Jain heritage! Please bring the entire family so they can enjoy the beautiful cultural programs performed by our youths.

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time: Cultural Program Starts at 2:00 pm Sharp
Swamivatsalya: Snacks: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 
Dinner:  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Martin Van Buren High School (Hillside, Queens, NY) Map

Please visit JCA Website for additional information. We cordially invite all JCA members with family and friends to support all of our young participants performing in these cultural programs.

Sponsorship Form We request all our members to contribute wholeheartedly to ensure the success of this great tradition. Sponsorship opportunities are available. You can sponsor food, trophies, hall facility, videography etc. Please Click on Sponsorship Form to download form or call JCA Temple for additional info.

 

We are very thankful to everyone who has joined in making Mahaveer Bhagwan Janma Kalyanak program as well as other JCA events so successful with your efforts and generous contributions. We look forward to your support for all JCA's programs throughout the year. With your continued support we are able to celebrate our great Jain traditions as well as pass on our heritage to our future generations.

Please feel free to contact anyone of us or speak with the JCA Manager at 718-478-9141 for any suggestions or to make a contribution towards the success of Mahaveer Bhagwan Janma Kalyanak 2015.

Please visit www.nyjaincenter.org to learn more about JCA’s Latest News, Upcoming Events and much more.

Thank you for your time and support and we look forward to having you at this auspicious event.

With Regards,

Jawahar A. Shetti

JCA Chairman

JCA Board of Trustees

JCA Executive Committee

Diksha Ceremony of Nishaben Kapashi On Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015
Jai Jinendra
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
Many of you have attended the Bahuman celebration for USA born, Diksharthi Nishaben Kapashi at our Jain Center and listened to her tell why and how she has reached this religious decision of taking Diksha. The program went very well, some of you may have missed this once in a lifetime celebration.
JCA has posted this memorable video and photo album on the JCA website, so that you will have chance to watch and listen how Nishaben followed this pious path. I request all our JCA Members to take time out and watch with family and children.
Her family has requested and invited all JCA members to attend this Diksha Ceremony of Nishaben at Tirth Sammetshikharji on January 18, 2015. They will make all arrangements at Sammetshikharji once you arrive. Please click on the link to view the Diksha Patrika from Nishaben's family.
Please view the Diksha Patrika and Bahuman Ceremony Video & Photo Album by clicking the below images.
View Diksha Patrika

View Diksha Patrika
View Bahuman Video

View Bahuman Video
View Bahuman Photo Album

View Bahuman Photo Album
Thanks and Regards
On behalf of Board of Trustees and Executive Committee,
Jawahar A. Shetti
Chairman
Jain Center of America, NY

Jain Center of America Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday, Dec 7, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Dear Fellow Members of JCA,
Jai Jinendra
Jain Center of America, New York invites you to attend the Annual General Body Meeting on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM at our Temple, 43-11 Ithaca Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373. The alternate date (in case of inclement weather) is Sunday, December 14, 2014 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 2013 - CFO/Treasurer
•  Explanation of the budget for 2015 & approval by the General Body - CFO
•  Discussion of the celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of the Temple
•  Lake Success Project approval status report only
•  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, 2014.
The 2013 JCA financial statements and the 2013 JCA General Body minutes will be available on the JCA website and at the temple from December 1, 2014 onwards. Mr. Manojkumar Mehta, JCA Manager, will show a copy of the accounts or minutes upon request. Please feel free to contact him.
Lunch will be served starting at 12:00 PM in our Bhojanshala.12:00 PM
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 | 917-749-6892 | robin_shah@yahoo.com
Jawahar A. Shetti - Chairman | 201-387-0577 | jayconstruction@yahoo.com
Manojkumar Mehta - Manager | 718-478-9141 | Fax - 718-478-9144 | jcamanager@yahoo.com

Panch Kalyanak Puja on Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
Jai Jinendra!
In the memory of late Ninaben Shah, devoted JCA Member and Pujari, on her one month Tithi, Prafulbhai Shah & family along with Jain Center of America have organized a Panch Kalyanak Puja on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Mahavirswami Temple at Jain Center of America, Ithaca Street.
The Vidhikarak is Sureshbhai Doshi and will perform the Panch Kalyanak Puja.
Please be there to pray for the departed soul.
For more details please contact Jain Center of America.
Regards,
Jain Center of America