During the 1970’s our community in the United States experienced an unprecedented growth and transformation. New waves of immigrants, escaping the economic, political, and social uncertainties of the Middle East, settled in the New York Metropolitan area. As these new immigrants struggled to build new lives for themselves and their families, they yearned for the community, friendships, and the cultural activities they left behind.
Soon, an idea to establish a cultural and social organization based on ones in the Middle East started to take form. By 1974, an ad hoc committee was established to bring this idea to fruition. Membership grew rapidly, so did the efforts to find suitable center and a constitution for the organization. The name of the organization, The Aramaic American Association Inc., was formally approved and later confirmed in the constitution.
Our mission is to promote the cultural heritage, and identity of the Aramaen people, while preserving our written and spoken Aramaic language.
Post Address: 168 Rochelle Ave., Rochelle Park, NJ