JCYC Winter Camp Registration Starts

This is to announce that the registration for the JCYC Winter Camp 2014 has started. This year Winter Camp will be a 4-day-3-night camp, starting on Fri  December 19, 2014 up to Mon, December 22, 2014. The Camp will be held at the Mile High Pines Camp, Agelus Oaks.


Cost of Registration

Cost per person is $150 (non-refundable) until, November 9, 2014. From November 10 the fee will be $175 (non-refundable). Last day of registration is November 23, 2014.

JCYC incurs a total charges of approx $200 for each participant and so we welcome additional donations. Jain Center will consider reduction in fee for families in financial hardship, and it will be completely confidential. Please call Sailes Jain on 714-529-5874.

Please make sure that your home and cell numbers for the parents are correct and you have given an emergency contact other than the parent’s phone numbers. Also, there will be a mandatory Parent Meeting where the registration of the children will be confirmed. If the parents do not come to the meeting, the child’s spot will be given over to the waiting list.

Buddy System

Buddy system will be in place, so please make sure that you provide the name of your buddies so that we can keep all of them in the same room. Also, a set of friend should provide a single buddy list so that it can cause minimum confusion.

Please visit http://jcyc.nuksjain.com for complete details. Only online registration is available or you can stop by the reception desk in the Post Office building.

If you have any queries, please call:

Pinal Doshi at 562-644-3457 or
Kamal Jain 949-333-9540 or
Sailes Jain at 714-529-5874 or
Narendra Jain at 310-345-8580

Salient Points:

Total spots available: 100
Last day to register: November 23, 2014
Early Bird Registration Ends: November 9, 2014
Minimum Age: 9 Years as on December 31, 2014
Maximum Age: 18 Years as on December 31, 2014
Registration Fee: $150 upto Nov 9, 2014, $175 after that.

JCSC Wellness Challenge – Week 20

For the upcoming weekly challenge we are challenging the participants to “Eat 1 serving of leafy green vegetables daily.” Greens are the number 1 food you can eat regularly to help improve your health. That’s because leafy vegetables are filled with fiber along with vitamins, minerals, and plant-based substances that may help protect you from heart disease, diabetes, and perhaps even cancer. Here is a list of the top leafy vegetables: Kale, Collards, Swiss chard, Spinach, Mustard greens, Broccoli, Red and Green Leaf and Romaine Lettuce, and Cabbage.

Healthy Cooking Tips & Useful Links

Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body’s Blood Sugar Controls

Healthy Recipes

Cranberry Spinach Salad

Easy Vegan and Jain Cheesecake

View Cookbook

Dr. Nandita Shah’s visit to Google to talk about the benefits of a vegan diet. The link to youtube video is: https://snt149.mail.live.com/ol/# Dr. Nandita Shah is the Founder, Director, and a trustee of SHARAN. She founded SHARAN in 2005 with the vision of helping people connect to animals and nature in order to heal themselves and the planet.

Vegetarian, Vegan, & Gluten-Free Cooking 

A website dedicated to Vegetarian and Gluten-free options by Anjali Lalani. She is the daughter of Prathibha & Late Mahendra Desai – Desai Construction. A great website with recipes and forward to all who are interested in Wellness and Veganism.

Leafy Greens Rated

The Importance of Eating Your Greens

BMI & WHR Calculator

Connection between food and disease – YouTube Video

Blood Pressure/Hyper Tension

Cholesterol/Cardiac Risk

Diabetes – Healthy Food Habits

Bone Density – Learn what Bone Density is & why it’s important?

Lecture (with Q&A) on Medicare by Suren Shah

Date: October 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Medicare  is quite complex and people have an opportunity to make changes to their medicare coverage during Oct 15 thru Dec 7 effective the following year.

This one hour presentation will cover the following topics in detail. There will be a follow up Q&A session.

1. What is Medicare and who is qualified.
2. What are the different parts of Medicare and what is covered.
3. What are my Medicare choices. How can I make changes.
4. Annual enrollment (Oct 15 – Dec 7). Why these days are important.
5. Low Income subsidy programs, who can benefit.
6. Who we are (no cost to you) and how we help

The Council on Ageing is a charitable org and partly funded by grants from state agencies, donation, etc.  There are nine specific programs to support seniors and low income families in Orange county by Council on Aging. I am significantly involved with one of these called HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy)  This is NO COST public service.  During the weekdays, I volunteer at the HICAP call center in Santa Ana where we counsel via phone as well as In person. Some of our Jain Family have benefited with this service.

About Suren Shah
Suren is our community member and has devoted his retired life to learn and educate seniors the INS and OUTS of various financial Programs & options available to seniors, Disabled and others. He is a certified and accredited consular providing help with Medi-Cal, Food Stamps, Utility Assistance, Rx Extra Help, etc. and does all his work on voluntary basis.

JCSC Connect – Volume 1, Issue 3

It is our pleasure to bring you the third issue of JCSC Connect.

Thanks to the continued enthusiastic response from our readers and writers, the third issue contains 30 pages of articles that you will find interesting and inspiring.

Here are some highlights:

  • Information about JCYC Committee selection process and interview of pathshala teacher Jiten Vasa in the Young Generation section
  • Importance of Bhakti Marg in the Devotion section
  • A continuing story –  “Dharmakathanuyog” in the Education section
  • Two articles by compassionate, dedicated JCSC volunteers in the Compassion section
  • An article about a Nobel Peace Prize nominee in the Inspiration section
  • A story about introspection in the Transformation section
  • A new section “Spotlight” which honors the JCSC Audio / Video team
  • Upcoming events at JCSC
  • …and more!

We would love to get feedback from you about the magazine. Please send us an e-mail at JCSC.Connect@gmail.com.

Thanks again for all your support.

– JCSC Connect Team

You can view the full magazine below, or by downloading here.