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Sanskar 2013 - Thanks to All Our Supporters

Friday, November 1, 2013

Jai Jinendra!

Jain Center of America would sincerely like to acknowledge and thank all our supporters for their generous donation for Sanskar 2013.


Yogesh Kumar & Dipti Ben Shah - $5,000
Amit & Bhavna Shah - $5,000
Vijaydev Mistry Foundation Inc. - $3,000
Ashok & Nirmala Sancheti - $3,000


Anu & Anand Jain
Hansa & Padam Kala
Kamini & Robin Shah
Kasliwal Family
Kavita & Bhupendra Mookim
Kushal Sacheti
Mirdula & Kumarpal Shah
Mita & Mehul Shah
Neena & Sunil Jain
Padma & Jawahar Shetti
Pandya Family
Purvi & Sandeep Shah
Ritu & Vicky Tongya
Shilpa & Sanjay Kothari
Soignee & Rajiv Kothari
Sweta & Paresh Jain
Twinkle & Nimesh Shah


Alpana & Alok Jain
Anshu & Vinit Sethi
Beena & Navneet Kothari
Bina & Cherryl Shah
Chandra & K.K. Mehta
Deepti & Pankaj Jain
Hemchand Bardia
Ketki & Pranav Shah
Nalini & Ashok Jain
Neeta & Pramod Jain
Nina & Salil Manilal
Preeti & Parag Vora
Rajul & Alok Mehta
Prachi & Chinmay Jain
Rishita & Sarju Shah
Ritu & Ashish Ajmera
Rupa & Shrenik Doshi
Sampurna & Yasvant Jain
Savita & Dharmendra Hirawat
Shanu & Basant Jain
Shefali & Nitin Ajmera
Sunil Doshi & Vipul Shah
Sunita & Rajesh Shah
Surbhi & Vineet Pandya
Suresha J Mehta
Shakuntala & D.C. Hirawat
Meenaxi & Heemansu Shah
Frank Minerva

We also thank all our coordinators and volunteers for all the hard work they put in making this a memorable program. Special thanks to all members who joined in for the event, your presence made it to be grand success.

Thanks & Regards
Jain Center of America

Upcoming Events & Bhojanshala Sponsors (Sunday, October 27, 2013)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jai Jinendra!

Following programs are scheduled at the Jain Center of America:

Asho Vad Atham (8) - Sunday, October 27, 2013:

  • Adinath Jinalaya WeeklyPuja  @ 10:00 AM at Adinath Jinalaya 
  • Dadawadi Monthly Puja   
    • Snatra Puja @ 8:30 AM at Mahavir Swami Temple  
    •  Puja  @ 9:30 AM at Dadawadi Temple

A sincere request for all our members to participate and have Dharam Labh.

Bhojanshala Sponsors
Tithi-Dadawadi Puja

Name of Sponsors Date Occasion
Shri Anand & Anu Jain Sept 30, 2013 Birthday-Anand Jain
Shri Mehul-Mita Shah
Shri Mayur-Payal  Shah
Oct 02, 2013 Birthday-Payal M Shah
Shri Dilip & Priti Jain Oct 12, 2013 Wedding Anniversary-Dilip & Priti Jain
Shri Anand & Anu Jain Oct 16, 2013 Birthday-Alok Jain
Shri Shailesh Khona Oct 16, 2013 Birthday-Shailesh Khona
Shri Mehul-Mita Shah
Shri Mayur-Payal  Shah
Oct 17, 2013 Birthday-Saunak M Shah
Shri Mahendrakumar Shah Oct 23, 2013 Birthday-Aditi Shah
Shri Ashokji & Nirmalaji Sancheti Oct 27, 2013 Dadawadi Puja
Shri Sunilji & Kalpanaji Jain Oct 27, 2013 Dadawadi Puja
Shri Ajayji & Amitaji Jarchur Oct 27, 2013 Dadawadi Puja

JCA Tithi Sponsorship:

  • Every Sunday since 2006, JCA has joyfully served food to all Sadharmiks without any charge.
  • You can support this tradition by donating $251 for a Tithi, which could be for any occasion you wish.
  • You can also sign up to volunteer time in kitchen will help JCA to serve better.

Thanks & Regards
Jain Center of America

Sanskar 2013 - JCA Fundraising Program on Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jai Jinendra!

Jain Center of America (JCA) presents Sanskar 2013 on October 20, 2013.

"A delicate & dynamic display of Indian Classical dance form that represents India's artistic heritage"

Queensboro Performing Arts Center (QPAC)
222-05, 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364

Limited tickets still available !!
Please contact Nilesh Shah @ (201)936-5237
Click here for more details.

We look forward to seeing you all at the event.

Thanks & Regards
Jain Center of America

Jain Centers of America organizes Jain Academic Lecture Series at Shri Siddhachalam Jain Tirth From Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Jain Center of America (JCA) recently hosted an intensive three day JAIN Academic Lecture Series at Shri Siddhachalam Jain Tirth from Friday - June 28, 2013 to Sunday - June 30, 2013 . There were more than 65 participants of all age groups for this academic lecture series and it was a wonderful, one of a kind learning opportunity for both young adults and parents to learn about the core tenets of this great philosophy.

This biennial event started in 1981 has become a unique socio-religious event for the entire Jain community of North America. Our Jain Monks, Bhattaraks, Scholars, and Dignitaries from all over graced the occasion. The 17th JAINA Biennial Convention will take place in Novi, MI - a suburb of Detroit in Partnership with Jain Society of Greater Detroit in July 2013. The Theme for the 2013 Convention is “Jainism - The Global Impact”. All the Jains are requested to mark their calendars from July 4 - 7, 2013.

The topics of study had been thoughtfully chosen to dive deeply and clarify many common questions about Jain philosophy with simultaneous sessions in English & Hindi.

The English Sessions were led by Jeffery D. Long, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, in Pennsylvania. Prof. Long received his Ph.D. in the philosophy of religions from the University of Chicago Divinity School in the year 2000. His Ph.D. thesis was on Plurality and Relativity – the Jain Principle of Anekantavad. He is also the author of one of the top selling books on Jainism on Amazon.com - Jainism: An Introduction. He recently delivered the Keynote Address at "Jain Anekantvad and Pluralism Across the Dharma Traditions: A Panel Discussion" held at Claremont Lincoln University, CA.
The Hindi Sessions were conducted by Pandit Mahesh Kumar, who was Head Lecturer at Shri Jain Shraman Sanskriti Sansthan, Jaipur, India. Panditji has conducted several similar sessions in cities across India, in Thailand, as well as many cities in the USA including New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston and the 2013 JAINA Convention in Detroit.

Both scholars discussed the following three topics in detail which are some of the most central concepts of Jainism. Detailed lecture materials in binders were provided to the attendees.

a)     Karma and Its Importance in the Jain Path

b)    Anekantavad - The Jain Philosophy of the Diversity of Worldviews

c)     Living a Jain Way of Life in today’s world