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Kokila Chandarana
B: 1944-12-00
D: 2018-01-15
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Chandarana, Kokila
Niranjanaben Sukhadia
B: 1933-05-11
D: 2018-01-11
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Sukhadia, Niranjanaben
Sumanbhai Patel
B: 1956-06-01
D: 2018-01-11
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Patel, Sumanbhai
James Wilhelm
B: 1932-11-05
D: 2018-01-04
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Wilhelm, James
Dianne Noto
B: 1953-11-17
D: 2018-01-02
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Noto, Dianne
Manubhai Patel
B: 1934-07-27
D: 2017-12-26
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Patel, Manubhai
Azat Hovhannisyan
B: 1960-03-21
D: 2017-12-25
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Hovhannisyan, Azat
Sarala Goyal
B: 1923-12-12
D: 2017-12-22
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Goyal, Sarala
Bikash Panigrahi
B: 1958-05-06
D: 2017-12-12
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Panigrahi, Bikash
Sharon Adney
B: 1957-09-03
D: 2017-12-12
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Adney, Sharon
Vivek Goindi
B: 1979-05-08
D: 2017-12-12
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Goindi, Vivek
Yatin Ghosh
B: 1934-10-12
D: 2017-11-28
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Ghosh, Yatin
Charu Patel
B: 1936-11-06
D: 2017-11-28
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Patel, Charu
Prem Nandiwada
B: 1950-04-03
D: 2017-11-20
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Nandiwada, Prem
Hee Young Ahn
B: 1960-07-10
D: 2017-11-15
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Ahn, Hee Young
Balakrishnan Narayanaswamy
B: 1934-03-10
D: 2017-11-09
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Narayanaswamy, Balakrishnan
Jayant Pandejee
B: 1937-05-29
D: 2017-11-06
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Pandejee, Jayant
Sunil Dhavalikar
B: 1958-07-19
D: 2017-10-22
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Dhavalikar, Sunil
Sharon Perkins
B: 1959-11-14
D: 2017-10-10
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Perkins, Sharon
Glenn Moore, III
B: 1946-10-27
D: 2017-10-01
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Moore, III, Glenn
Lorraine Rouse
B: 1928-03-25
D: 2017-09-27
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Rouse, Lorraine

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Houses of Worship

 

 

Christine Cuoco, Manager of Ruby Memorial, is closely involved with many of the houses of worship in New Jersey. It's a natural outgrowth of her dedication to serving the congregational members of the Coptic Orthodox Church, as well as the Hindu temples, Sikh Gurdwaras and Buddhist temples located throughout the state. For your convenience, she's added this web page listing not only the South Asian temples but also the Coptic Churches located in the Garden State. If you have questions about what you see here, or would like to add or modify a listing, please contact Christine Cuoco at 862-368-2626.

Hindu Temples in New Jersey

No one can possibly ignore the most recent addition to the already long list of Hindu temples: there's been so much written and said about the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville which is the home of 15 sacred statues (murtis). Journalist Carol Kuruvilla, author of the New York Daily News 2014 online article "PHOTOS: Stunning Hindu Temple in New Jersey is one of the Largest in America".

It's been described as "a living breathing house of God" by a spokesperson of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminara Sanstha, also known as BAPS; which is “a socio-spiritual Hindu organization with its roots in the Vedas". This is the sixth traditional BAPS mandir in North America that is made completely of stone.  Ms. Kuruvilla writes of its inherent beauty:

“The intricately carved temple features 98 pillars and two large domes made from Italian marble, encased in a larger building to protect it from the Northeast’s volatile weather. Nearly every foot of the temple is decorated, from the mosaic stone floors to a ceiling carved with lotus flowers. There are 44 representations of the elephant god Ganesh in the building and 236 images of peacocks." It's truly a serene and sacred space:

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

112 N Main Street

Robbinsville NJ 08561

Tel: (609)-918-1212

http://www.baps.org/Global-Network/North-America/Robbinsville.aspx

 

Wikipedia's "Hindu Temple" offers a reader an insightful look at the significance, meaning, forms and designs of the mandir, using the words of George Michell, author of The Hindu Temple: An Introduction to its Meaning and Forms (1988), who described it as "a space and structure designed to bring human beings and gods together. It functions as a place of transcendence, where man may cross over from the world of illusion to one of knowledge and truth." Each of the following Hindu mandirs offers visitors the same remarkable opportunities to learn, grow, and find greater peace:

Durga Mandir

4240 Route. 27

Princeton, NJ 08540

http://www.durgamandirnj.org

 

Jeeyar Asramam

222 Dey Road

Cranbury, NJ 08512

Tel: (609) 297-8797

http://www.jetusa.org

 

Sri Guruvayurappan Temple (Sri Krishnaji Mandir)

31 Wooleytown Road

Morganville, NJ 07751

Tel: (732) 972-5552

Email: devotees@hatcc.org

 

Ananda Mandir

269 Cedar Grove Lane

Somerset, NJ 08873

Tel: (732) 873-9821

http://www.anandamandir.org

Radha Krishna Temple

Address: 357 Lawrence Station Road

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Tel: (609) 737-1986

http://www.radhakrishnatemple.us

 

Sai Pariwar Inc.

2300 US Route 1 North

Suite # 103, 2nd floor

North Brunswick, NJ 08902

(Commerce Blvd, Doc 2, Johnson & Johnson Building)

Tel: (732) 940-0075 / Guruji: (732) 306-9365

Email: info@saipariwar.org

 

Chinmaya Vrindavan

95 Cranbury Neck Road

Cranbury, NJ 08512

Tel. (609) 655-0404

http://www.chinmayavrindavan.org

 

Ved Mandir

1 Ved Mandir Drive,

Milltown, NJ 08850

http://www.vedmandir.org

 

Trimandir

630 South Middlebush Road

Franklin, NJ 08873

Tel: (877) 505-3232, ext: 1020

http://www.trimandir.org

 

Sadhu Vaswani Center

110 Ryders Lane

East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Tel: (732) 658-5299

http://www.sadhuvaswanicenter.us

 

Gayatri Chetna Center

240 Centennial Avenue

Piscataway, NJ 08854

Tel: (732) 357-8200

http://www.gayatricenter.org

 

Hindu Temple and Cultural Society of USA, Inc.

Sri Venkateswara Temple (Balaji Mandir) and Community Center

1 Balaji Temple Drive

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Tel: (908) 725-4477

http://www.venkateswara.org

 

Gurdwaras

The word "Gurdwara" has a beautiful translation: it is the "gateway through which the Guru can be reached". There are a number of Gurdwaras in our state, where you can not only find community, but obtain religious literature and instruction and receive the nutritional offerings of the Langar, the community kitchen which provides free meals to anyone who needs physical sustenance.

 

CJSA Gurdwara Sahib

116 N Main St

Windsor, NJ 08561

Tel: (609) 799-7918

Giani Ji: (609) 371-6188

http://www.cjsanj.org

 

Dashmesh Darbar Gurdwara Sahib

800 Port Reading Ave

Port Reading, NJ 07064

Tel: (732) 541-6000

http://www.dashmeshdarbarnj.org

 

Gurdwara Bridgewater

Washington Valley Rd

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Tel: (908) 658-9805

http://www.gssa.us

 

Central Jersey Sikh Association

PO Box 3113,

Mercerville, NJ 08619

Tel: (609) 799-2143

http://www.cjsanj.org

 

Sikh Sabha of New Jersey

PO Box 1655

Hightstown, NJ 08520

Tel: (609) 587-3131

http://sikhsabha.org

 

Buddhist Temples in New Jersey

 

incense in Buddhist TempleOne look at Wikipedia's "List of Buddhist Temples" and you'll quickly realize there are literally thousands of Buddhist temples around the world. Here in New Jersey, there are dozens; each a reflection of the basic principles of Buddhist architecture–which evolved alongside that of Hindu temple design. Here is an abbreviated list of the Buddhist temples in New Jersey. If you have questions or would like to suggest an addition to our list, please get in touch with us by email using the form on our Contact Us page, or call the Manager of Ruby Memorial, Christine Cuoco, directly at (862)368-2626.

 

New Jersey Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center

4299 Route 27

Princeton, NJ 08540

Tel: (732) 821-9346

http://www.njbv.org

 

America Burma Buddhist Association

63 Gordons Corner Road

Manalapan, NJ 07726

Tel: (732) 792-1484

Email: contact@mahasiusa.org

http://www.mahasiusa.org

 

Buddhist Sangha of South Jersey

401 N. Kings Highway

Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Tel: (609) 953-9215

Email: wslyons@yahoo.com

http://www.buddhistsangha.tripod.com

 

Cold Mountain Sangha Zen

1322 Martine Avenue

Plainfield, NJ 07060

Tel: (908) 668-4413

Email: kurt.spellmeyer@rutgers.edu

http://coldmountainzen.org

 

Chinese Chan Buddhism

789 Jersey Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Tel: (732) 249-1898

Email: chiuwang@msn.com

http://www.ddmba-nj.org/ddmba_NJ/default.asp

 

Dharmachakra Buddhist Center

Kadampa

2933 Vauxhall Road

Vauxhall, NJ 07088

Tel: (973) 847.5421

Email: info@meditatenj.org

http://www.meditatenj.org

 

Dharmachakra Buddhist Center

New Kadampa Tradition (NKT)

203 Parker Avenue

Maplewood, NJ 07040

Tel: (973) 847-5421

http://www.meditationinessex.org

 

Empty Hand Zen Group

Soto Zen Buddhism

22 Lackawana Plaza

Montclair, NJ 07042

Tel: (908) 672.8782

http://www.emptyhandzen.org/affiliated-groups

 

Heart Circle Sangha Zen

451 Hillcrest Road

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Tel: (201) 445-1874, ext. 3

http://www.heartcirclesangha.org

 

Kwan Chao True Buddhist Temple

1612 Frontage Rd.

Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Tel: (856) 795-3055

 

Mahayana Sutra and Tantra Center

93 Smith Street

Howell, NJ 07731

Tel: (732) 364-8719

http://www.mstp.us/mstc

 

New Jersey Buddhist Vihara

4299 Route 27 South

Princeton, NJ 08540

Tel: (732) 821-9346

http://www.njbv.org

 

Original Mind Zen Sangha

291 Witherspoon Street

Princeton, NJ 08542

Tel: (609) 375-8936

http://www.originalmindzen.com

 

Pine Wind Dharma Center

863 McKendimen Road

Shamony, NJ 08088

Tel: (856) 786-4150

http://www.jizo-an.org

 

Tashi Lhunpo Buddhist Temple

12 Kalmuk Road

Howell, NJ 07724

(732) 363-6012

http://www.olnagazur.org

 

Coptic Churches in New Jersey

Candle with Coptic Christ

The first Coptic Orthodox church in our state was St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, in Jersey City. It was founded in 1970; today there are fifteen other parishes in New Jersey alone; over two hundred Coptic Orthodox churches in the United States. St. George & St. Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church, also in Jersey City, was the second Coptic Orthodox church established here.
 
 

St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church

433 Riva Avenue 

East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Tel: (732) 821-5310 

http://www.saint-mary.net  

 

St. Moses & St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church

40 Davidson Road East

Piscataway, NJ 08854

Tel: (973) 234-4807

http://www.smaachurch.org

 

St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church 

132 Hwy 34 South

Holmdel, NJ 07733

Tel: (732) 332-1052

http://www.saintmina-holmdel.org

 

Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mark

427 West Side Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07304

Tel: (201) 333-0004

http://www.saintmark.com

 

St. George & St. Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church

835 Bergen Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Tel: (718) 979-9729

http://www.stshenoudajc.org  

 

St. Mary & St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church

211 US Hwy 206

Hillsborough, NJ  08844

Tel: (877) 719-4122

http://www.smsanj.org

 

St. Mary & St. Stephen Coptic Orthodox Church

82 Main Street

South River, NJ 08882

https://www.facebook.com/SMSSCC

 

Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church

7 Church Road

Howell, NJ  07731

Tel: (732) 740-3527

http://www.archangelmichaelchurch.net

 

 

 

Christine Cuoco and the staff of Ruby Memorial are committed to serving Hindu, Sikh, and Buddhist; Coptic Orthodox; as well as all Christian families after a death. For them, this responsibility means they must create and maintain strong, lasting relationships with the administrative staff and congregations of the many houses of worship in New Jersey. Only then, and together, can Christine and her staff better serve the needs of the people they are committed to serving. "Working together," notes Christine, "we provide compassionate end-of-life care, while at the same time, honoring their chosen spiritual path." Christine invites you to call her at (609)448-4717, (862)368-2626 to discuss the specific needs of your situation. She can assist you with every aspect of final care. If you'd like to learn more about Christine and Ruby Memorial prior to contacting her, we suggest you read "A New Resource". You can also view our gallery of facility images on the Our Facilities page.

 
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