|In a meeting on December 18, 1987 the local sangat of Mercer County decided to setup a Sikh Religious Association in the Hamilton area. The association was named the Central Jersey Sikh Association (CJSA), Inc. The association put most of its energy into organizing regular Kirtan programs and holding classes for children in Sikh History, Gurmukhi and Shabad Kirtan. Kirtan Diwans were held in Sangat member’s homes at least once a month.
CJSA has come a long way since its birth in 1987. In 2001, CJSA completed the construction of a beautiful Gurudwara in Washington Township in New Jersey. The first diwan in the new Gurudwara was held on March 11, 2001. Currently, diwans are held every Friday evening and every Sunday. Classes are held regularly in Sikh Studies, Punjabi, Shabad Kirtan, and Gurbani. With the grace of God, the dream held by a handful of Sikhs in Mercer County in 1987 has now become a reality.