The South Jersey Tamil Association (SJTA) is 501(c) certified, non-Profit, charitable, Socio-Cultural, secular organization that was formed with the objective of fostering culture and popularizing Tamil language literature and Indian mythologies among the new generation of children. The Tamil language is one of the ancient languages and it is spoken in Tamil Nadu (a state in India), Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. There are Tamil speaking people who are settled all over the globe.
Our charter includes activities to help
• Promote Tamil language and culture
• To provide a forum for the future generation Tamils to participate, learn and grow in the rich heritage of the Tamil language and culture.
• Teach the Tamil language to the younger generation
• Teach Indian mythologies/ epics and stories.
• Organize cultural events like dance, drama, and music
• Provide an opportunity for families to connect with each other sharing similar culture and values.
• To foster the commitment to the promotion of Tamil Values, Art and Language including Indian culture.
• Conduct competitions to foster the love for Tamil literature among students.
• Time and resources permitting, participate in voluntary activities in the South Jersey region.
SJTA, as of today, has about 80 members and is expected to grow in future.
Membership to SJTA is open to all those who are interested in Tamil language and organizing, participating and enjoying cultural, social and entertainment programs conducted by and for the Tamil community.
The association provides means and mechanisms for many talent displays. It also provides a great place to nurture social contacts. To help facilitate this we organize about 4 to 6 cultural programs per year.
- Pongal Vizha (Tamil harvest festival)
- Tamil New Year (In April around Tamil New Year)
- Diwali Festival (In Oct or Nov around Diwali)
- Annual Picnic (One in early July and another in late August)
- Charity events