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Kerala Association of New Jersey [KANJ]

SINCE 1979

KANJ is a registered non-profit, non-religious organization, provides a platform for the Kerala community to come together as a whole to celebrate our culture and traditions. We organize events with the intention of maintaining our rich heritage and providing our children an opportunity to get a glimpse of our culture. KANJ charity wing has played a major role in organizing events to help the less fortunate here in the United States as well as our brothers and sisters from God's Own Country. The future of our community is through our children, realizing that KANJ provides a platform for our youth to come together not only through traditional events but through programs that align with the interest of our younger members.

Upcoming Events

  • Malabar Gold & Diamonds KANJ ONAM 2022
    Sep 17, 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
    EBPAC, 200 Rues Ln, East Brunswick, NJ 08816, USA
    Onam Sadhya, Chenda Melam, Pookalam, Stage Shows by renowned artists, and opportunity to meet other Malayalees. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - USE CODE GENERAL, PREFERRED, GENERAL_SINGLE OR PREFERRED_SINGLE FOR A 10% DISCOUNT ON RESPECTIVE TICKETS. Free Entry: Kids below 5 years with valid Kids Ticket.

About Us

  • Formed in 1979 with the purpose of bringing together Indians of Kerala origin living in New Jersey to maintain the rich heritage and to provide their children an opportunity to get a glimpse of our culture.

  • Registered in the Newark hall of records as a non-profit organization.  The inaugural meeting of the association was conducted in the Grace Church Hall in Orange NJ on May 12th 1979.

  • Kerala Association of New Jersey (KANJ), is one of the largest and oldest Indian Associations in America.  KANJ continues to grow in its 40th year, while spreading the culture of the beautiful state of Kerala through popular events and activities.

  • KANJ stands for the integrity and unity of New Jersey Keralites. It seeks to promote the culture of Kerala, the southernmost state of India. It preserves Kerala traditions in American soil for future generations to discover, share, and follow.

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Trustee Board

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James George

TRUSTEE BOARD CHAIRMAN

KANJ Executive COMMITTEE

2022

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Joseph Idicula

PRESIDENT

Sophia Mathew

GENERAL SECRETARY

Biju Ettumgal

TREASURER

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Vijesh Karat

VICE PRESIDENT

Vijay K Puthanveetil

JOINT SECRETARY

Nirmal Mukundan

JOINT TREASURER

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Preetha Veettil

CULTURAL SECRETARY

Robert Antony

CHARITY AFFAIRS

Salim V Muhammed

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

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Shijo Thomas

PUBLIC & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Bevan Roy

YOUTH AFFAIRS

John George

EX-OFFICIO

Send us a message

Get in touch with Kerala Association of New Jersey to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

24 Bloomingdale Dr 2c, Hillsborough, NJ, 08844

Call Us: +1 ‪(908)-458-6879‬

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