And the moment of the path is a sort of jhāna moment. So in any case at the moment of even stream-entry path, jhāna as part of sammāsamādhi is present.
The question should be asked about the importance of mundane jhāna prior to the path.
"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."