Arya Samaj of New Jersey
The seed for Arya Samaj in New Jersey was planted in January, 1982 when Rajinder and Jyoti Gandhi invited the members of Arya Samaj of Suburban Nrew York for havan at their home in Ridgewood. Arya Samaj of New Jersey (initially called Arya Samaj of Bergen County) had its first public gathering on August 1, 1982 at 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood. Nearly four decades later, the Samaj continues to serve as a welcoming and compassionate extended family, offering weekly havan satsangs as well as children and youth classes. Annual cultural events are held to celebrate Hindu holidays and festivals. The credit for nurturing, sustaining and lifting this venerable and vibrant institution to greater heights, goes to the continuous, selfless and untiring efforts of all volunteers and generous donors.