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Deepawali Festival 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
Jai Jinendra,
Happy Deepawali and a Prosperous New Year.
For 2014 Deepawali festival, JCA scheduled following programs at the JCA temple. Click here to view Newsletter  for more details.
Dhanteras Day - Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Kalichaudas Day - Wednesday, October 22, 2014
12 hrs Akhand Jaap starts @ 7:00 PM at (2nd Floor) - please participate and give your names to JCA Manager with available time slot.
Chaudas Pakkhi Pratikraman  starts @ 7:00 PM at (3rd Floor)
Deepawali Day - Thursday, October 23, 2014
Snatra Puja @ 7 AM (2nd Floor)
Nakro for Snatra Puja, $101 - (5 sponsors and no more than four members per family). 
Shri Adinath Jinalay Nirvaan Ladoo Puja starts @ 9:30 AM at (3rd Floor)
New Year Day - Friday, October 24, 2014
Pakshal Puja @ 6:30 AM (2nd Floor)
Navsmaran and Manglik @ 7:30 AM (2nd Floor)
Please give your names for the lucky draw for the first Puja at the JCA office. Lucky draw for first Puja will be done after Manglik at Upashraya, 2nd floor. 5 Families can take labh for Snatra Puja. Nakro is $101.00 per family.
Navakarshi @ 9:00 AM (4th Floor)
Please contact JCA Office to sponsor Navakarshi on the first day of the New Year.
Dadawadi Nirvaan Ladoo Puja starts @ 6:30 AM (2nd Floor)
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Gautam Swami Puja @ 10:30 AM (2nd Floor) followed by Swamivatsalya
Members can bring your own Prathima or laminated photo of Gautam Swamiji. Nakro for the puja is $11.
Sunday, October 26th, 2014
Snatra Puja @ 8 AM (2nd Floor)
Lecture by Diksharti Nishaben Kapashi @ 10:30 AM followed by Bahumaan. (2nd Floor)
Swamivatsalya @ 1 PM (4th Floor)
Please refer to the 2014 JCA Deepawali Newsletter for more details and future events.
A sincere request for all members to attend and participate in Deepawali programs.
Best Regards,
Jain Center of America, NY

Art Gallery - Skill Training Workshops for Childrens and Adults, Followed by Unique Exhibition of Making Auspicious Palasanas for Aagam Granths on Sunday 5th, 12th, 19th October, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
Jai Jinendra,
With immense pleasure we would like to bring to your notice that Art Gallery is once again bringing skill training workshops for childrens as well as adults, followed by unique Exhibition of making Auspicious Palasanas for Aagam Granths (a piece of cloth embroidered with various stitches to cover Jinvani and Aagam Granths).
Our own Mrs. Padma Shetti, Mrs. Poonam Jain and Mrs. Shweta Jain have volunteered to teach children and adults various stitches. This will help children and members to learn the skills and then they can use their creativity to create these Auspicious Palasnas.
We will be teaching multiple styles of embroideries, quilting, patch work, knitting, crochet to mention few.
Our Workshops are on:
Sunday, 5th Oct from 10 AM - 1 PM in Cellar
Sunday, 12th Oct from 10 AM - 12 PM on 4th Floor
Sunday, 19th Oct from 10 AM - 1 PM in Cellar
Please submit your names to any of the following coordinators:

Ms. Shefali Ajmera: 516-857-7528
Ms. Suman Bafna:  718-997-7816
Ms. Jaimini Shah:  516-427-5227
Ms. Reshma Shah:  718-205-0463
Thank You,
Art Gallery Team,
Jain Center of America, NY

Tapasvis Bahuman and Music Program @ JCA Temple

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
Jai Jinendra !!
JCA invites Sakal Sangh for a Tapasvis Bahuman and Music Program by well known singer, Shri Kumar Chatterjee. JCA request all Tapasvis to give your name to JCA Office and attend the event with family members.
Event: Tapasvis Bahuman and Music Program
Date: Sunday, September 28th @ 7 PM
Swamivatsalya starts @ 5:30 PM
Location: JCA Temple, 2nd Fl.
Hope to see you all.

Thanks and Regards,

Jain Center of America

Chaitya Paripati - Schedule and Rules (Saturday, September 20th - Sunday, September 21st)

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters,
Jai Jinendra !!
Are you ready for the Tirth Yatra? It's less than a week and we want to make sure you pick up your ticket and aware of some Rules/Regulations for the Yatra. We have 275 members and 5 buses for the Yatra: 1 bus from Hicksville, 1 bus from Floral Park, 1 bus from Sunnyside and 2 buses from Ithaca Street.
Please Pick your bus ticket from the Temple.

Bus Pick-up/Drop-off Locations and Coordinator contact:

Hicksville: From Goldman Brothers,  183 Broadway Hicksville,  NY 11801. (Intersection of W. Old Country Rd and Rt 107)
Contact: Nimesh (Bunty) Shah @ 516-702-0804 ~ Chandrakant Shah @ 516-232-7579

Floral Park: 260th street Union Tpke Junction (front of Waldbaum Shopping Mall)
Contact: Rajesh Shah @ 646-361-3637 ~ Nitin Ajmera @ 516-849-1929

Sunnyside: 44-22 Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside, NY 11104
Contact: Ritesh Shah @ 646-269-0958 ~ Nirav Shah @ 646-269-0950

JCA: Ithaca street temple.
Contact: JCA office @ 718-478-9141~ Rajmohan Kothari @ 917-535-7170 ~ Sanjeev Samdaria @ 917-881-9736

Below are the tentative schedule for the Yatra and request everyone to follow it.

Saturday, September 20th
  6:00 AM -  Check-in time @ Bus location
  6:30 AM -   Departure from Union Tpke and Ithaca St. (6:15 AM from Hicksville)
  8:30 AM -   Arrive Siddhachalam - Chaitya Vandan, Puja, Darshan & Breakfast
11:00 AM -   Depart from Siddhachalam to PittsburghTemple
  2:00 PM -   Rest Area Break (Lunch packet will be served)
  5:00 PM -   Arrive Pittsburgh Temple - Darshan, Bhakti Bhavna & Dinner
  7:00 PM -   Depart from Pittsburgh to Hotel
10:00 PM -   Arrive Holiday and Hampton Inn Hotel for night stay
Sunday, September 21st
  8:00 AM -   Depart Holiday and Hampton Inn Hotel to Cleveland Temple - Breakfast in Hotel only
  8:30 AM -  Arrive Cleveland Temple - Chaitya Vandan, Puja, Darshan
11:00 AM -   Lunch
12:00 PM -  Depart Cleveland Temple to NY
  3:00 PM -  Rest Area Break
  6:00 PM -  Rest Area Break (Dinner packet will be served)
10:00 PM -  Arrive in NY
Rules to follow:
1.  Be on time and observe the schedule so we can complete the Yatra as per plan.
2.  Take all your required medicines.
3.  Pack minimum Clothes/Jewelry in a small bag.
4.  Do Not damage bus or hotel property. You will be liable for your action. Please keep them clean including Bus Restroom.
5.  Jain Center of America, Trustees and Executive Committee will not be held responsible for any kind of lost property and/or personal injury
to anyone at any time during the entire Yatra.
6.  JCA Executive Committee will reserve all rights to change/modify Yatra at any time without prior notice, as and if required.
7.  Room assignment are done by Hotel Management according to your request. Jain Center of America will not be held responsible for any
room allotment.
8.  No car will be allowed to park inside the JCA parking area for members who are travelling in this yatra.

We need sponsors for the Bus, Water and Food/Snacks, which can be done as an individual or in a group. Your kind co-operation in this matter will be highly appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you in the Yatra.

Thanks and Regards,

Jain Center of America

Adinath Temple

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Swapna Darshan Ceremony on Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Date & Time: Sunday, August 24th, 2014, 3:00 PM ONWARDS
Place: Queens College, The City University of NY, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY 11367
Sponsors: Swamivatsalya:- Mr. Kanak and Mrs. Prabha Golia & family; Dr. Ajay and Dr. Smita Lodha & family.
We are still looking for Sponsors so any Members who are interested in sponsoring the event (Individual or Joint), should give their names to the Executive Committee Members and/or JCA Office.
Gheeboli will be held for Swapna Darshan, Sonani Mala (Gold Chain) and Motini Mala (Pearl Chain). Following 5 Swapnas and its Sonani and Motini Mala will be given thru a DRAW. There will be donation of $151/- for one entry to the DRAW. All names will be kept in draw. First draw will take place for 5 Swapna Darshan; Second draw will be for 5 Sonani Mala and third draw will be for 5 Motini Mala. You can have as many entries as you want by donating $151/- for each entry. You will have maximum 15 chances to get Swapna draw. However the winning entry will not be eligible for the next draw. Please participate generously and give your names to any of the committee members on or before the time of lucky draw on Saturday Aug 23, 2014. Draw will take place before the Swapna Darshan Ceremony starts. Bhagyashali who takes the Ghee Boli of Mata Pita of Lord Mahavir should arrive at the hall at 2:30 PM as the Vargoda procession will start at 3.00 PM sharp.

With Regards,

Jain Center of America


Friday, August 22, 2014

Mahavir Temple

Thursday, August 21, 2014