JCYC Pathshala

The JCYC Pathshala program consists of the following classes.

  • Principles of Jainism:This is mandatory for all students from age 3 to 18.
  • Gujarati or Hindi Language:This is mandatory for students ages 7 and up.
  • Cultural/Life Balance Classes:Students between age of 15-18 yrs can take this class if they have completed language course.
  • Class Times on Pathshala Days:
                 9:30 am Samuh Prathna
    10:00 - 11:15 am Religion Class
    11:30 - 12:45 pm Language/Culture/Life Balance Class
  • Sutra Class: This is an optional class available to students 7yrs and older. Classes are held on Zoom (virtually) on non-pathshala days. Please see Sutra Class dates in table below. Students can choose one of two tracks. Please enroll as part of pathshala registration.
    • Chaityavandan Vidhi (Shwetambar)
    • Jin Darshan Vidhi (Digambar)

PATHSHALA 2023-2024

The Jain Center Youth Council (JCYC) Pathshala program follows the school calendar. Classes are held in person every other Sunday between September and June each year. The 2023-2024 pathshala year will begin with the first class on August 27. Children that are 3 Years or older on August 31 of that year to be eligible to enroll in Pathshala classes. Please note that pathshala classes will be held in-person at the Jain Center.

Registration will be halted between August 14 - 26, for two weeks prior to start of class to allow for class assignments. It will resume on first day of class on August 27


Annual Registration Fee:

Early registration fee (through July 13th): $100 per child

Regular fee (from July 13th to Aug 13th): $125 per child

Aug 27th onwards: $150 per child

Pathshala & Sutra Class Dates 2022-23


The next class will be held on

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

August 27th, 2023
September 10th, 2023
October 8th, 15th & 29th, 2023
November 5th & 19th, 2023
December 3rd & 10th, 2023
January 7th & 21st, 2024
February 11th & 25th, 2024
March 10th & 24th, 2024
April 14th & 21st, 2024
May 5th & 12th, 2024
June 2nd & 9th, 2024


The next class will be held on


January 6th 2024

9:00AM - 10:00AM

September 30th, 2023
October 14th & 28th, 2023
November 4th & 18th, 2023
December 2nd & 9th, 2023
January 6th & 20th, 2024
February 10th & 24th, 2024
March 9th & 23rd, 2024
April 13th & 27th, 2024
May 4th & 18th, 2024
June 1st & 8th, 2024

Mandatory Parent Engagement

Parents are required to provide volunteer service in two ways:

1. Parent Sponsored Lunch: Sponsoring and organizing lunch with a group of 14-15 other families on one pathshala day. Please select one pathshala day on which your family will sponsor and organize lunch.

2. Parent Volunteer Service: At least one parent must provide volunteer service on one pathshala day other than their chosen lunch sponsorship day. On their volunteer service day, one or both parents will make themselves available between 9:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m to help with simple activities guided by the Pathshala administration team. No preparation or additional spend of money will be required for the volunteer service by parents. For any additional questions please email [email protected].

Jain Center of S. California and the pathshala program is run entirely by volunteers. We thank all the parents for their support to help the program run smoothly.

Pathshala Newsletter

August 2023
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