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Culture

Narts Dance Ensemble

The Narts Dance Ensemble (NDE) is a Circassian, Adygha dance troupe located in Wayne, New Jersey sponsored by The Circassian Benevolent Association. It is the only performing Circassian dance ensemble located in the United States. Also known as the Cherkes, the ensemble consists of 150+ kids from ages about 5-28 years old! Our goal is to demonstrate the arts and traditions of our homeland and flourish Adigha culture through dance and music.

Education

Amin Samkough Sunday School

The Amin Samkough Sunday School is a non-profit religious and cultural school run every Sunday. Students will learn about the ideals of Islam as well as Circassian History and Language.

Organization

Executive Board

Hakan Cinaz

President

Jan Bachok

Vice President

Harun Ates

Board Member

Laura Karden

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Dana Wojokh

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Ayad Khogal

Board Member

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Hamid Shubak

Board Member (IMAM)

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Kamar Tsay

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Berrin Altan

Board Member (Treasurer)

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Council

Marj Samkough

Chairman

Zack Barsik

Vice Chairman

Abdin Karden

Council Member

Ilker Sezen

Council Member

Suha Kurmanov

Council Member

Nawras Said

Council Member

Rosa Janbourah

Council Member

Tamer Mamkej

Council Member

Audit Members

Vacant

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Vacant

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Amir Issa

Audit Member

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