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 2022-2023

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 2022-2023 pathshala year will begin after Paryushan Parv/Das Lakshan, with the first class on September 18. 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.

Annual Registration Fee:

Early bird fee through July 15, 2022: $75 per child

July 15 – September 1, 2022: $125 per child

Sept 18, 2022 onwards: $175 per child

To complete class assignments for the new school year, registration will be paused from September 2-17, 2022. Registration will resume on September 18.

Pathshala & Sutra Class Dates 2022-23


The next class will be held on


June, 04th 2023

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

September 18th, 2022
October 2nd, 16th & 30th, 2022
November 13th & 20th, 2022
December 4th & 11th, 2022
January 8th & 22th, 2023
February 5th, 12th & 26th, 2023
March 12th & 26th, 2023
April 16th & 30th, 2023 (MJK: 4/9)
May 7th & 21st, 2023
June 4th & 11th, 2023


The next class will be held on


May 6th 2023

9:00AM - 10:00AM

September 24th, 2022
October 8th & 22th, 2022
November 5th & 19th, 2022
December 3rd & 10th, 2022
January 14th & 28th, 2023
February 11th & 25th, 2023
March 4th & 18th, 2023
April 8th & 22th, 2023
May 6th & 27th, 2023
June 10th & 17th, 2023

Snack Duty

Every family whose children attend Pathshala is required to participate in snack duty on any one pathshala day. This involves setting up the lunch area, serving lunch, wrapping up and cleaning of the area.

Please select your preferred pathshala date to volunteer for snack duty when you register your child for the pathshala year.

Preparation of the snack will be managed by the JCSC management. The Snack Menu has been decided by keeping in mind all Jain Principles and the students' preferences.

Families that included snack fee of $200 with their registration payment for the pathshala year 2020 or 2021 will not be required to pay the snack fee again when registering their children for pathshala year 2022-2023

However, we welcome families open to making the snack fee payment again as an additional donation to the Jain Center. The additional contribution is much appreciated and would further help cover the rising cost of food served on Pathshala days.

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