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Kerala

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.

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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Upcoming Events

  • KANJ Volunteering
    KANJ Volunteering
    Sat, Mar 09
    Middlesex College
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Middlesex College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08837, USA
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Middlesex College, 2600 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08837, USA
    Volunteering Opportunity for Kids above Age-10.
  • Art Exhibition
    Art Exhibition
    Sat, Mar 16
    Maxson Middle School
    Mar 16, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Maxson Middle School, 920 E 7th St, Plainfield, NJ 07062, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Maxson Middle School, 920 E 7th St, Plainfield, NJ 07062, USA
    Art Exhibition - A free event to exhibit your arts during the KGT-24 - Youth Festival Event.
  • KGT'24 - KANJ Youth Festival
    KGT'24 - KANJ Youth Festival
    Sat, Mar 16
    Maxon Middle School
    Mar 16, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    Maxon Middle School, 920 E 7th St, Plainfield, NJ 07062, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    Maxon Middle School, 920 E 7th St, Plainfield, NJ 07062, USA
  • KANJ College Prep Program
    KANJ College Prep Program
    Sat, Mar 23
    Cedar Hill Preparatory School
    Mar 23, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    Cedar Hill Preparatory School, 152 Cedar Grove Ln, Somerset, NJ 08873, USA
    Mar 23, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    Cedar Hill Preparatory School, 152 Cedar Grove Ln, Somerset, NJ 08873, USA
    A Career counseling event for the Malayalee Youngsters in NJ.
  • KANJ Pattulsavam 2024-  A Musical Extravaganza!!  Come Celebrate with Rimi Tomy, Biju Narayanan, Sreenath & Team
    KANJ Pattulsavam 2024-  A Musical Extravaganza!!  Come Celebrate with Rimi Tomy, Biju Narayanan, Sreenath & Team
    Sat, Apr 13
    Woodbridge High School
    Apr 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Woodbridge High School, 1 Samuel Lupo Pl, Woodbridge, NJ 07095, USA
    Apr 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Woodbridge High School, 1 Samuel Lupo Pl, Woodbridge, NJ 07095, USA
    Kerala Association of New Jersey (KANJ) is excited to bring you an amazing concert!
 The multi-genre singers with their team of talented artists is all set to shock the music circuit right here in our very own New Jersey!! Have you booked your tickets yet? Seats are limited!! Reserve them now
  • KANJ 5K 2024 - Lacing Up for a Cause
    KANJ 5K 2024 - Lacing Up for a Cause
    Sat, May 04
    Johnson Park
    May 04, 2024, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Johnson Park, Johnson Park Rd, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    May 04, 2024, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Johnson Park, Johnson Park Rd, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    A KANJ event to benefit the homeless.
  • KANJ NextGen Picnic
    KANJ NextGen Picnic
    Sat, Jul 20
    Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park
    Jul 20, 2024, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park, Port Reading Ave, Sewaren, NJ 07077, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park, Port Reading Ave, Sewaren, NJ 07077, USA
    An event for the KANJ NextGen kids to meet and socialize with their peers and have some fun. For any questions please reach out to Kidsclub@kanj.org

KANJ EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

2024

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Baiju Varghese

President

Tom Nettikkadan

General Secretary

Nirmal Mukundan

Treasurer

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Sophia Mathew

Vice President

Kurshid Basheer

Joint Secretary

Tom Varghese

Joint Treasurer

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Daya Shyam

Cultural Affairs

Georgi Samuel

Charity Affairs

Jijeesh Thottathil

Public & Social Affairs

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Krishna Prasad Embanath

IT Officer

Resmi Vijayan

Media and Communications

Aslam Hameed

Sports Affairs

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Anup Mathews Raju

Youth Affairs

Vijesh Karatt

Ex Officio

Trustee Board

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Deepti Nair

Trustee Board Chairperson

Contact Us

General Information: info@kanj.org

President: president@kanj.org

NextGen Kids Club: kidsclub@kanj.org

Environment Group: environment@kanj.org

Career Guidance: careercounseling@kanj.org

Youth Festival / KANJ Got Talentkanjgottalent@kanj.org

Sports Club: sports@kanj.org

Website / KANJ IT Queries: itgroup@kanj.org 

Call Us: +1 ‪(908)-458-6879‬

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